We kept reading the name of the sender over and over while the sound of magical notes of "Lessons In Love" and "Something About You", as well as "Dune Tune" and "Lying Still" were playing in our heads... absolutely astonished because when you have always been a fan of Level 42 and you receive an email from Mark King, believe us, it is a real special feeling and if he actually asks to become part of our Markbass family, then our emotions just reached levels that words cannot describe.
We knew that Mark had a Markbass head for many years and that he would usually take it with him as a spare during festivals. We never mentioned this publically due to a form of respect and the style of business that distinguishes us but now we can announce our honor and pleasure to have him part of our family! We immediately exchanged some emails while he was travelling back from Quebec then followed up with a telephone nice conversation.
We had sent him our new Little Mark Vintage with a standard 104HR. We were confident that he would appreciate our last Markbass jewel but receiving this feedback is even more exciting:
“Say hello to my new studio rig. It’s the new Little Mark Vintage Gold Line head, and it sounds amazing. Loads of punch, and bags of tone. I’m a very happy boy, and can’t wait to get it out on the road. Thank you Marco.”
Markbass is no doubt one of the most important brands in the world and there are some that may believe that our collaborations with top-players are based on strong marketing strategies, negotiations, contracts etc... but very simply these are driven by emotions and passion, the features, our features that take us by the hand the first day we start and lead us always!
It appeared to be a normal weekend... but it turned into something special… Welcome Mark!
Markbass Artist ALBERTO BOLLATI plays "Technical Difficulties" by Racer X.
Markbass artist Mohini Dey with MB Kimandu 5 Richard Bona signature bass.
Here is a little video of the bonus track on remix/remaster of Bromberg Plays Hendrix on Mack Avenue/Artistry Music that I just simply call "Jimi." I hope you enjoy it!
Here the latest video from Markbass top-artist Evan Marien, where he's playing the bass part that he recorded on the new Tigran Hamasyan song 'Levitation 21', using the direct out of his Nano Mark 300! Enjoy and share! Marco de Virgiliis
This video is worth to be watched entirely as it features all the kind words and thoughts we received from our artists during this tough period. That gives us the strenght to go through it, thank you! Music is our life, the universal way to express ourselves! #markworldartistsforitaly
"Salamanders in The Sun" by Steve Vai played by Markbass Artist Lorenzo Feliciati (Bass), Gianni Rojatti (Guitars), Jeff Bowders (Drums) and Enrico Sesselego (Electric and Acoustic guitars, mix and mastering).
Markbass top-artist Stu Hamm plays his interpretation of Led Zeppelin classic "Going To California" using his STU Amp 1000 and MB Classic 152 SH cabinet.
Markbass artist Marco Micheli plays "In Your Own Sweet Way" solo using his Markacoustic AC 101H combo. Doublebass by Cristiano Scipioni captured by a dynamic mic SM58 and David Gage Realist pickup directly connected to the two channels of the AC 101H. product info: http://www.markbass.it/product-detail/ac-101-h/