Igor Saavedra was recently featured in the cover story of Bajos y Bajistas magazine, and fellow Markbass artist Dany Noel was also profiled.
Here are some excerpts from the Saavedra interview, translated from Spanish:
Q: You´re working with Markbass; what do these amps offer you?
A: "Indeed, my entire amplification system is Markbass, a wonderful Italian company, consisting of great and beautiful people that I think right now is making the best equipment for the electric bass market for many reasons, but mostly sound quality, portability, weight, price and reliability. If you add and weigh all these factors in my opinion there is no brand that comes this close to what the Americans call "value". I say this after having had the good fortune to have previously been sponsored by some of the other companies in this field. In fact, while I was being sponsored by another prestigious company, I became convinced that I should change brands for all these reasons, and that was how I ended up at the Markbass door and they were incredibly welcoming to me, and it gets even better day after day."
Q: Can you describe your set up?
A: "My set up for live is actually very simple. I have a Markbass Little Mark Tube 800 head that delivers 800W RMS into 4 ohms. Along with it I use two cabinets for different applications (do not ever use together for reasons of impedance) the Standard 104HF at 4 ohms for big concerts, and the Traveler 102P 8 ohms for presentations in smaller clubs. I have also some Markbass pedals that I put to good use in my home studio to create sounds and in my experience, they are amazing."
Lorenzo with three drummers : Roberto Gualdi, Maxx Furian and Stefano Bagnoli.
Jennifer Young in the studio showing off her Markbass MoMark Amplifiers!
Evan and Dana layin it down in the studio, featuring the Super Synth pedal.
Canadian Markbass artist Rich Brown playing through the Little Mark Tube 800 and New York 604 cabinets.
Maurizio Rolli solo bass tune powered by: Fbass BN5 custom - Markbass Momark LMK - Markbass "Riverbero"
Jeff's column on Bass Guitar magazine is a great chance for readers to ask him questions about bass playing and music theory.
Finland's Riffi magazine has reviewed the Markbass Big Bang head, saying it is "one of the finest in its class"
Jennifer Young has been featured on the cover of Bass Musician magazine's February issue.
Jeff Berlin is interviewed in the last issue of Czeck Rep's Muzikus magazine.
Markbass Artist Lorenzo Feliciati has been nominated by CriticalJazz.com as "Artist of the Year 2012"
In this in-depth interview (translated from Polish), Maurizio discusses his background, his style, bass playing, and his gear.
"Great to see a company listening to their users and taking some ideas onboard."
Italian magazine Chitarre reviews the Big Bang on its November 2012 issue.
Premier Guitar magazine has reviewed the Big Bang in its December 2012 issue. "This amp has an analog quality that coats the highs and attack—almost as if there’s a post-EQ “warmth” circuit that processes the tone."
Premier Guitar has reviewed the MB7 Booster pedal in its October issue's pedal feature.
Bass Player magazine has reviewed the Big Bang in its October 2012 issue. "With its headroom, tone controls, and extra features, the Big Bang is sure to make a lot of noise when it hits."
France's Bass Part magazine have reviewed the Combo 121 Lite: "This amp will be the first choice for many jazz, funk, reggae or modern pop players."
Spanish magazine Bajos y Bajistas has included interviews with Markbass artists Igor Saavedra and Dany Noel in their latest issue.
Norway's MP magazine has reviewed the TTE 500 and New York 151 RJ, praising the rig for its sound, build quality, light weight and value.
UK's Guitar & Bass magazine has reviewed the Bass Tube Marker, finding "the sort of warmth you really would associate with an overdriven valve amp."
Bass Player magazine's June 2012 issue features a review of the Randy Jackson signature rig.
The latest issue of Spanish magazine Bajos & Bajistas features Markbass artists Michael Manring and Fernando Lamadrid
Bass Player magazine has reviewed the latest release from Markbass artist Lorenzo Feliciati.
Australia's Mixdown magazine included the Little Mark Rocker 500 and the TTE 500 in a recent amp survey, and had lots of good things to say!
Tom Kennedy has been featured on the cover of Bass Musician magazine's March issue--which also includes a story on Evan Marien.
Lorenzo discusses versatility, bass virtuosity, gear, and his new projects, Naked Truth and the Neon Karma Trio.
Italian bass shredder and Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza, interviewed in Guitar Club
"If you are in need of an amp that sounds great, has an awesome tone, and the reliability of a solid-state power amp, then the TTE 500 is well worth checking out."
"The AC 121’s sound is big and three-dimensional. ...The straight acoustic tone is very rich and detailed, with lots of air around the high end and plenty of tight bass."
England's iGuitar webzine has reviewed the new Randy Jackson signature model head and cabinet.
Lorenzo Feliciati is interviewed in the October issue of Italy's Strumenti Musicali, discussing his new project, Naked Truth.
"Advances in technology and an investment in quality materials mean you can pack a heck of a lot of wallop into a small enclosure."
"It's built like a tank and it has a lot of tonal variety and personality lurking beneath its trio of controls."
"This little yellow beastie has just one calling in life: to thicken up your low end and make you funky."
“The TTE 500 is an incredibly dynamic amp... strikes the perfect balance between tube tone and solid-state reliability.”