“Modern Vintage” may seem to be an oxymoron, but it sums up the unique new TTE 500 well. Current technology is brought together with classic tone concepts in a head that looks and sounds vintage—but features some special adaptations of the innovations that put the Markbass on the map! The classic sound comes from an old-style tube preamp, a tube compressor, a simple 3-band passive EQ section, a “Colour” filter (a tube adaptation of the famous Markbass VLE control), and an innovative Tube Technology Emulator power amp.
Poland's TopGuitar has chosen the TTE 500 for its editors award.
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.
Bass Player magazine's June 2012 issue features a review of the Randy Jackson signature rig.
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!
The Randy Jackson signature rig receives the maximum 5 star rating in every category, and has been awarded the Guitarist Australia Gold award.
"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."
England's iGuitar webzine has reviewed the new Randy Jackson signature model head and cabinet.
“The TTE 500 is an incredibly dynamic amp... strikes the perfect balance between tube tone and solid-state reliability.”