TTE 500
“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.
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Preamp: Tube
Tube: 3x ECC83 + 1x ECC81 (compressor)

Power Amp:
Analog (TTE: “Tube Technology Emulator”)

Power Supply:
Special Markbass Digital Power Supply

500W @ 4 ohms / 300W @ 8ohms


compressor - colour (tube-driven VLE)

Speakers (2 speakon combo) - Line Out (XLR)

6 kg / 13.23 lbs

The minimum ohm load for all Markbass heads is 4 ohms.

Markbass amps/combos are manufactured to be sold and used in the country of purchase, and they are factory preset to that country’s voltage.
Due to homologation issues, the voltage may not be changed.

The design, features and technical specs of this product are subject to change prior to production.
TTE 500 - User Manual
users_manual_TTE_500.pdf (Size: 1005.8 kb)
September 15, 2011
“The TTE 500 is an incredibly dynamic amp... strikes the perfect balance between tube tone and solid-state reliability.”
November 02, 2011
England's iGuitar webzine has reviewed the new Randy Jackson signature model head and cabinet.
November 15, 2011
"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."
February 08, 2012
The Randy Jackson signature rig receives the maximum 5 star rating in every category, and has been awarded the Guitarist Australia Gold award.
March 15, 2012
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!
May 06, 2012
Bass Player magazine's June 2012 issue features a review of the Randy Jackson signature rig.
May 23, 2012
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.
June 19, 2012
Poland's TopGuitar has chosen the TTE 500 for its editors award.
This month, we talk with American Idol judge Randy Jackson about his career trajectory, and the lowdown on his recent collaborations with Ernie Ball, Music Man, and Markbass. Check out the whole interview here.
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