Bass Player magazine has sized up the TTE 500 and New York 151 RJ, and loved the rig's tone and features! Here are a few excerpts:
"The Italian-made TTE/151 rig cuts a striking silhouette; the cabinet’s gold piping and the head’s chic script are all class, and the rhino-reminiscent vinyl covering lends the rig a certain brawniness... This is the kind of rig that’s easily carried with a piece in each hand and a gig bag on your back, which wins major style points in my book. Both the head and the cab feel solidly built."
"Markbass has attracted quite a cadre of artists and amateur endorsers with its ability to blend power, tonal flexibility, and portability. All three of these hallmarks are present in the TTE 500... The subtle, musical compressor and 3-band passive tone stack give the TTE a classic vibe, and the colour control (those familiar with the Markbass Little Mark might recognize this as the VLE filter) does a praiseworthy job of nicking the dark, guttural grunt of some prized old bass cabs."
"Those who feel that the best tone is old-school should think long and hard about the TTE 500. Already sold on its charms and ready to lay down some lira? Now that’s amore."
*note that the review incorrectly identifies the TTE 500's power amp as "class D". It is in fact analog, and incorporates the Tube Technology Emulator, which makes it sound more like a tube power amp.
The magazine will be publishing a correction in its next issue.
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Here the full version of "Light behind the Music", the new video from Markbass artist Alfredo Paixao. "Both music and photography are among my greatest passions ... these arts need light to bring out our soul and thanks to Markbass (and Nikon) the world can hear and see my soul." Alfredo Paixao http://www.markbass.it/artist_detail.php?id=40 Video shooting/editing by Alessandro Petrini www.alessandropetrini.com
In this in-depth video interview by Luca Angelici for "Bass Your Life" Markbass artist Mario Guarini shows us his setup!!!
Italian metal bassist and Markbass artist Dino Fiorenza plays his original composition "One Step".
Bass Solo by Markbass user Michal Adamek through the Bass Multiamp S.
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.”