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NAD: Markbass Evo 1

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Excited to give this a spin tonight!

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I play two basses on pretty much every gig, so something that allows me to swap between them with the minimum of fuss is a win in my eyes.

Built-in tuner, boost function and effects all switchable from the MIDI footswitch add to the fun.

I doubt I'll use the mix function much, but it's good to have it available.

Yes, the EQ is fairly limited, but I'm hoping the 12 amp models will provide me with a good core sound for each of my basses and then I can just tweak.

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What are the amp models based on?

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I bought myself one of these a couple of months back, and I must say, I'm really pleased with it :)
I bought mine because I need two separately controlled channels, as I often double up, playing bass guitar and swapping over to EUB or acoustic DB

I really like the sounds I get from it, and each bass I've put through it and every cab combination I use - I get a decent sound. I'm not sure which amp models the 12 pre-set sounds are based on, but they're a great feature, and there's quite an array of tones & sounds. I just play around until I get the "tone" I'm looking for, which varies depending on which bass I'm playing and which cab(s) I'm using.

The only real down-side to the amp IMHO, is that during a typical gig - where it tends to be dark. I can't see which control is which. You can easily see which channel is which, but can't tell which is the "Mid" or "high" control? and hmmm..... is that the "Master" dial, or the Headphone level control? Of course, Over time I'm sure I will just know which is which instinctively.

other than that, I really really like this amp. It has been my favourite head, and it helped me get the sound I want for Bass guitar, and / or upright and swapping between the two is simple

Happy NAD - let us know what you think after some rehearsals & gigs :)

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21 minutes ago, Rich said:

What are the amp models based on?

  1. Markbass Little Mark III
  2. Markbass TTE 500
  3. Trace GP12
  4. G&K RB700
  5. Ampeg SVT-VR
  6. Ampeg SVT-VR Blue Line Plus
  7. Sunn T
  8. Tech 21 Sansamp
  9. SWR Read Head
  10. Fender Bassman
  11. Vox AC120
  12. Marshall Major
2 minutes ago, Marc S said:

I bought myself one of these a couple of months back, and I must say, I'm really pleased with it :)


I bought mine because I need two separately controlled channels, as I often double up, playing bass guitar and swapping over to EUB or acoustic DB

I really like the sounds I get from it, and each bass I've put through it and every cab combination I use - I get a decent sound. I'm not sure which amp models the 12 pre-set sounds are based on, but they're a great feature, and there's quite an array of tones & sounds. I just play around until I get the "tone" I'm looking for, which varies depending on which bass I'm playing and which cab(s) I'm using.

The only real down-side to the amp IMHO, is that during a typical gig - where it tends to be dark. I can't see which control is which. You can easily see which channel is which, but can't tell which is the "Mid" or "high" control? and hmmm..... is that the "Master" dial, or the Headphone level control? Of course, Over time I'm sure I will just know which is which instinctively.

other than that, I really really like this amp. It has been my favourite head, and it helped me get the sound I want for Bass guitar, and / or upright and swapping between the two is simple

Happy NAD - let us know what you think after some rehearsals & gigs :)

Sounds like a very similar situation to me.  Really looking forward to seeing what it can do.

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Yes, Gareth, let us know your thoughts after a gig or two. That head is under my radar as I need two channels too, but need to be able to mix them as I have separate outputs for the magnetic and piezo on my main bass. Working fine with the Ground Stereo Pre as it has the mutes on each channel, but I like to move as little as possible gear...

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Great amp. I had one.

Spend as much time as possible getting used to the controls. Its confusing to how all 4 main outputs work together.

Also, use the software - the compressore on there is by far and away the best compressor I have used.

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