MARKBASS CMD 121H BASS AMPLIFIER
Italy’s Markbass makes all sorts of bass amps in all sorts of price ranges, from tiny combos to impressive stacks. The CMD 121H combo is resigned to be a great multi-purpose, ultra-flexible amp for those who need the crispness of an all-solid-state design along with plenty of volume.
MUSIC MAN BH-500 AMP & 810 BS CABINET
Music Man’s amplifier range was used by many respectable names back in the day, but they’ve been unavailable for three decades. Unavailable, that is, until Markbass/DV Mark designed Marco De Virgiliis hit up Ernie Ball Music Man’s Sterling Ball by email one day proposing his company bring these classic designs back. “I have been approached about re-introducing the Music Man Amps so many times I have lost count,” Ball says. And re-introducing the amp line is exactly what they have done.
TC ELECTRONIC BH800
TC Electronic’s BH250 bass amp was a truly innovative piece of gear. A lightweight, full-featured micro bass head with an onboard tuner and the company’s TonePrint technology for loading signature effects from a roster of world-class players and experts. Perhaps its streamlined controls made some players long for just a little bit more while maintaining the portability and usability of the amp, and a little more power never goes astray. How about bumping it up to 800 watts?
MARKBASS BLACKLINE JB (JEFF BERLIN) BASS COMBO
Renowned bassist — is ‘Jazz God’ too strong a term?- Jeff Berlin has long been a fan of Markbass products, and bass players around the world already use his signature Jeff Berlin CMD 151 combo on gigs every night. Now there’s a new option for students looking for a reliable combo, again at an affordable price and with the stamp of approval of Mr. Berlin himself. This model features the exact same circuitry as the Little Mark 250 Black Line head with the addition of a single 200 watt 15″ speaker. Berlin and Markbass designed the amp to meet the needs of Berlin’s students at his Players School of Music in Florida, as evidenced by the nice big badge on the speaker grille.