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NAD: Markbass Marcus Limited (Yes the Iron Man one!)

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New amp arrived.

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First thought - ye gods it is punchy! Way more punchy than my Darkglass. To the point that I will be compressing the shite out of it! :D  Far punchier than any other Class D head I've owned.

It's hefty!

 

Second thought - ye gods is it loud! 

Third thought - Fan noise is louder than my Darkglass, but I am trying to relax about such things as in the house I most often use my Helix and studio monitors, and when I'm playing with a drummer nobody will care.

 

And the most important thing to those who think MB amps look child-like... it looks like Iron Man. So you are wrong. 

 

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Very different tone to the Darkglass of course. Only had 5 mins with it at lunch time so far, with my Sandberg Super Light, but those Marcus tones are there, and more old fashioned is easy to dial in too. 

Not a sterile sound either, just clear and warm. I'll try my P bass with flats later.

 

Alas the big band only meets during term times so I've got to wait until September before I get to play it with the band. Looking forward to it though!

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It’s safe to say the slap tone is immense.

Ive got a big band arrangement of Uptown Funk and it just wallops through like an anvil launched by a cannon.

Love it!

 

Touch of compression in it now stops me scaring the children! 

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1 hour ago, Frank Blank said:

What’s that atop the amp, the History Eraser Button?

Line 6 wireless and tuner.

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Now I’ve had it almost a week, I’m loving it.

Almost to the point I’m wondering about selling my M900.

 

P bass with flats needs very different EQ to my Sandberg, and the super low control is great for removing low end mud. Haven’t used the new parametric control a lot yet as I’m getting what I want with the regular EQ.

 

I might get the footswitch so I can turn the EQs on and off for swapping basses. 

 

The gold knobs do need a different colour marker in them though. The position dots are just a gold indent and they disappear in any type of light.

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Posted (edited)

Could be fun jazzing up the amp with some different knobs....

How about one of these for starters?

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Obviously the one thing the M900 does that this won't is provide you with the option of adding some harmonically rich dirt into the mix.

But you could easily fix that with a dirt pedal of your choice.

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I remember the LM2 and LM3 being excellent pedal platforms...a bit like a clean Fender amp is for guitarists. 

I think it looks pretty cool. It stands out. Then again I like Bongo basses. 

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Looks nice. Shiny and heftful - what's not to like!

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Most importantly it isn’t yellow :)

looks a cracking amp!

sorry to hijack the thread a little, the G70 .... does that still suffer from dropouts? Looking for a new wireless system, G70 looks best option but internet reviews scare me....

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3 hours ago, HazBeen said:

Most importantly it isn’t yellow :)

looks a cracking amp!

sorry to hijack the thread a little, the G70 .... does that still suffer from dropouts? Looking for a new wireless system, G70 looks best option but internet reviews scare me....

Firmware updates have helped it enormously.

 

I think a lot of the problems people have with it is they don't read the instructions. They say do a scan every time you use it. Even in familiar places. The unit will pick the clearest freq.

Then it works as well as any other wireless I've had. The scanning only takes 15 seconds or so.

 

Funnily enough I had a few dropouts at home and then slowly noticed they were when my ancient tumble dryer was on! I have no idea why that was a issue but it was.

 

As with all wireless systems you've got to have a cable handy as a backup. 

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On 23/07/2019 at 15:31, fretmeister said:

 

And the most important thing to those who think MB amps look child-like... it looks like Iron Man. So you are wrong. 

 

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