Studio Pre
Top Italian session bassist Paolo Costa has teamed up with Markbass to design a high-quality bass preamp for both studio and live applications. It's the perfect studio tool for recording bassists, combining two channels, "clean" and "amp": CLEAN is a pristine direct channel which features a Pure Parametric Filter EQ for fine-tuning your sound to perfection. The AMP channel provides three types of distortion (two tube-driven and one solid state) to mix in with the clean channel. Personalize your sound with precision with two more EQ controls, variable pre-shape filter (VPF) and high pass filter (so you can apply distortion to only the high end), and push-pull knobs give you the ability to store your distortion settings. The professional compressor on the amp channel helps you tame the edges. The preamp's back-end offers three balanced XLR outputs so you can record each channel separately or together. An indispensable addition to any recording bassist's gear arsenal!
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 ear kit included.

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INPUT

impedance: 500 Kohms, max. voltage: 10 Vpp

CLEAN CHANNEL

GAIN SECTION
Tube: 1xECC83S, gain: 50 dB
SEND/RETURN SECTION
Return impedance: 50 Kohms
Send output impedance: 1 Kohms
Effect loop type: parallel
PURE PARAMETRIC FILTER SECTION
Frequency range: 60 Hz - 2 kHz
Level: +/- 16dB
Q: 0.5 - 8
EQ SECTION
Center frequency: 40 Hz (low), 800 Hz (mid), 4 kHz (high), +/- 16 dB
 

AMP CHANNEL

AMP 1
Tube: 2x ECC83S
AMP 2
Tube: 1x ECC83S
AMP 3
Solid State
COMPRESSOR
On/off switch on front panel
EQ SECTION
Center frequency: 40 Hz (low), 4 kHz (high), +/- 16 dB
FILTERS
VPF (variable pre-shape filter, 380 Hz cut); High-pass filter (20 Hz - 1 kHz, -3 dB)
 

OUTPUTS

AMP LINE OUT
Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
CLEAN LINE OUT
Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
MIX LINE OUT
Balanced XLR, max. voltage 10 Vpp
Unbalanced 1/4", max. voltage 2.5 Vpp
TUNER OUT
Unbalanced 1/4", max. voltage 2.5 Vpp
FOOTSWITCH
Amp channel (on/off) / Pure Parametric Filter (on/off)

OTHER

HEIGHT
3.39 in. / 8.6 cm (2U)
DEPTH
11.9 in. / 30.2 cm
WIDTH
14.5" / 36.8 cm (with rack ears: 19" / 48.3 cm)
WEIGHT
5.9 lbs / 2.7 kg
POWER CONSUMPTION
60W
(Voltage is factory preset according to region of sale)


Product specifications are subject to change without notice
 

Studio Pre | Studio Pre 500 Owner's Manual
MP001.002_STUDIO_PRE_STUDIO_PRE_500_LIGHT.pdf (Size: 2455.7 kb)