UK set for Markbass 'Big Bang' -
Markbass distributor MSL Professional has announced the imminent availability of the Italian manufacturer's new Big Bang bass amp head in the UK. Building on the reputation that Markbass has already established with its Little Mark heads, Big Bang now raises the bar by taking the concept of compact size, light weight and warm, natural sound to new levels.
Weighing in at just 2.15kg and featuring a solid state preamp and digital power amp, Big Bang delivers 500W of power (at 4ohm) and an impressively huge, warm tone that sets a new standard for what can be expected from a digital amp. Several new features have been added as a result of customer requests, including Aux Input for connecting an iPod or MP3 player to mix with your bass sound and a headphone output with separate level control. When headphones are connected other outputs are automatically turned off, so you can practise almost anywhere without disturbing anyone else. Footswitch control of muting and EQ filters has also been added, allowing instant access to two different EQ settings - great for live situations. Other features carried over from Little Mark include a 4-band EQ, effects loop, level control and pre/post EQ switch for the XLR DI output.