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Sensing a theme in the classifieds at the moment...

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Things go in and out of fashion.

 

It's no biggy. I still love MB amps even though I don't own one at the moment.

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It's one of the biggest brands in the industry. You'd expect plenty for sale in the classifieds.

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Although I just looked at the Amps and Cabs for Sale and the first six were all Markbass.

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I really liked my MB amp. When I quit gigging I thought I could still use it as a practice amp (because it was so small and lightweight) but it just energised my small practice room too much. Nice to know I could pick another one up if I ever get the call to arms.

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People see a particular make for sale and they think, "I've got one Id like to sell" so one sale thread can generate more. I saw that with Sadowsky basses a year or so ago.

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Emperor's clothes...

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1 hour ago, stevie said:

It's one of the biggest brands in the industry. You'd expect plenty for sale in the classifieds.

+1^^ Exactly.

Anyone fancy counting up the number of Fender basses currently in the FS? Then add the ones on Gumtree, eBay and being sold used by stores for good measure! 😎 

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I know they’re popular, but the first page was almost all Markbass when I looked - more than I could fit on my phone screen!

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Yeah I noticed the same thing. I have allowed the MB gear I'm selling to slide quietly into the oblivion of the nether pages. I'd rather keep it than sell at a silly price. Its excellent gear and doesn't take up too much room after all. 

 

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I have the lmt500 and am really surprised that one hasn’t sold at £300. Absolute bargain and not too fugly either.

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It’s been mentioned before about other ‘smaller’ brands, and you hear phrases like customers talking with their feet or their wallet. It appears what is sauce for the goose is not necessarily sauce for the gander - Be interesting what the defined popularity to for sale ratio has to be to decide its a trend to mediocrity in a product.

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My 121H traveller may be joining that list soon.  Hardly a fad thing though, had it well over 12 years - it's one of the original traveller cabs before the redesigned them to stack better with other cabs.

Only selling as I've just ordered an active frfr solution to go with my helix and I can't see me ever needing a proper amp and cab again, not to mention, we haven't got the storage space for both!

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I had never heard of markbass before I joined basschat. When I saw the for sale section had a few being offered, I made a few inquires.

Now I own a CMD 121 and the NY cab.

 

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I've noticed a fair amount of MarkBass stuff on sale as well...never played with any personally...

More annoyingly for me though, ever since I ordered a brand new Barefaced SuperTwin on the last week in March, which was just delivered on Monday, there appears to have been quite a number of BF Super12's / SuperTwin's listed...could've save myself a considerable wedge had I waited three or four weeks...!

The Law of Sod...!

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The Amps and cabs for sale section earlier today.

 

Image result for field of sunflowers

 

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On ‎01‎/‎05‎/‎2019 at 11:38, fretmeister said:

I'm very tempted by the Marcus Miller version as a different flavour to my Darkglass.

I tried one of them and compared to my LM3 I had at the time and its is fantastic.

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Yeah, I noticed this last night. It was the same thing with EBS a few years back..... fads in gear come and go..... the EBS stuff had some nice character though.
Never liked Markbass myself (YMMV) so doesn't bother me.

I predict the same for Darkglass in a year or two....

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Just now, cetera said:

I predict the same for Darkglass in a year or two....

Totally agree...I had one of the heads, kept it for less than 2 weeks. Unimpressed. 

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13 minutes ago, TheGreek said:

Totally agree...I had one of the heads, kept it for less than 2 weeks. Unimpressed. 

Come on, let's have a roll call of ALL the D class heads that didn't make the Greek 'cut'? (Will the last Trace Elliot head left standing please switch off the venue lights! 😂)

Did I correctly read you as saying recently on another thread that NO ONE cares about bass tone? In which none of it matters...

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Main problem for me is  I hate the look .Just looks tacky and cheap (in my opinon of course )

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