Big Bang
Just over a decade ago, Marco De Virgiliis started pioneering small, lightweight amps; the Markbass Little Mark heads started a new era in bass amplification, inspiring many other companies to follow their lead.

Now, you'll be amazed that such a warm, rich and “explosive” sound comes from an amp smaller than our groundbreaking Little Mark heads! And—despite its small size—the Big Bang is packed with extra features that customers have been asking for: aux in, headphone output with level control, plus mute and VLE and VPF filters with footswitch control. Other features, already appreciated by Little Mark users, include a simple and effective 4-band EQ, effects loop, and level control and pre/post EQ switch for the XLR DI output.
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INPUTS
INPUT - impedance 2 Mohm, max. voltage 15 Vpp
AUX IN
EFFECT RETURN  - impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp

CONTROLS
GAIN
MASTER VOLUME
LINE OUT LEVEL
HEADPHONE LEVEL CONTROL

GROUND LIFT - switch on rear panel
PRE/POST EQ - switch on rear panel
MUTE - footswitch

EQUALIZATION
LOW
center frequency: 40 Hz; level: ±16 dB
LOW MID
center frequency: 360 Hz, level: ±16 dB
HIGH MID
center frequency: 800 Hz, level: ±16 dB
HIGH
center frequency: 10 kHz, level: ±16 dB

FILTER SECTION (with footswitch)
VPF (Variable Pre-shape Filter) center frequency 380 Hz (cut)
VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) frequency range 250 Hz-20 kHz (cut)
 
OUTPUT
LINE OUT
balanced XLR, max. voltage 20 Vpp
EFFECT SEND
unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
TUNER OUT
unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
SPEAKER OUT
speakon/1/4" combo, 1/4"
HEADPHONE OUT
 
OTHER
WEIGHT
4.74 lbs / 2.15 kg
DEPTH
10.04 in. / 25.5 cm
WIDTH
8.94 in. / 22.7 cm
HEIGHT
2.56 in. / 6.5 cm
OUTPUT POWER
300W RMS @ 8 ohm, 500W RMS @ 4 ohm
POWER REQUIREMENT
100/120V; 230V; 240V
50/60Hz
(Voltage is factory preset according to region of sale)


NOTES:
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.

Rack ears do not come included with this head.

Product specifications are subject to change without notice
 

BIG BANG Owner's Manual
001.033_BIG_BANG_LIGHT.pdf (Size: 1140.8 kb)
February 23, 2012
The new Big Bang head and MB Mini Series pedals were chosen for "Best of NAMM 2012" awards from Gear Guruz.
Awards
August 31, 2012
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."
Press
November 08, 2012
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."
Press
November 14, 2012
"Great to see a company listening to their users and taking some ideas onboard."
Press
February 13, 2013
Finland's Riffi magazine has reviewed the Markbass Big Bang head, saying it is "one of the finest in its class"
Press
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