"This is a really flexible amp that can do it all, whether you just want one really great, finely customized set-and-forget sound for a whole set or whether you need to continually adjust your tone between songs for a covers gig"
Australia's Mixdown magazine has reviewed the LITTLE MARK TUBE 800head in their May 2015 issue.
Here some excerpts:
Some bass players need the crisp and detailed sound of a solid state preamp to give them the most high-fidelity sound possible. Others need the warmth and fatness of a tube preamp to give them those growly, slightly smeared vintage textures. while others need it all wrapped up in a nice little bundle. That’s where the Markbass LM Tube 800 comes in. It’s a tiny little amp head designed to handle all of these sounds and to do it with grace and style.
I got the kind of deep, rounded, slightly fuzzy tones I was looking for pretty much instantly, perfect for vintage rock.
I dialled back the Mix control a little to introduce some of the solid state sound into the mix for more of a modern rock attack
There was a magic zone here where with careful dialling of the high mid control I could summon a whole bunch of Geddy Lee tone
This is a really flexible amp that can do it all, whether you just want one really great, finely customized set-and-forget sound for a whole set or whether you need to continually adjust your tone between songs for a covers gig
It’s also capable of getting plenty loud, which is great news if you play big stages or hate your neighbours.
As part of percussionist Martin Verdonk’s Master Sessions Youtube Channel here the episode about a new exciting project with Markbass Artist Lorenzo Feliciati: Skunk Funk International-a tribute to the music of Brecker Brothers.
Here is Markbass top-artist Michael League performing the song Jan Jan by The Fabulous Counts using his Markbass Casa signature head!
Michael League - Bass
Roosevelt Collier - Lap Steel
Ryan Scott - Guitar
Louis Cato - Drums
Video by Simon C.F. Yu | 2nd Camera by Nikki Birch