The Bass Multiamp S offers bassists an incredibly wide range of virtual bass amps, both modern and vintage, along with virtual speaker cabs, micropho...Click To Read More About This Product
Versatile amp lets you enjoy an immense classic and current tone options.
The Bass Multiamp S offers bassists an incredibly wide range of virtual bass amps, both modern and vintage, along with virtual speaker cabs, microphones, studio and stompbox effects, all combined with a powerful power amp...in a practical 2-space rackmountable unit. The Bass Multiamp S features an easy-to-use interface and a stereo 2 X 500W@4ohm Class D power amp. This can be mono-bridged at 1000W (@8 ohms) for the ultimate in lightweight, multi-voiced bass amplification. Weighing in at only 9.5 lb., this two-rack head offers bass players portable and complete tonal control.
Input: ¼" mono
Speaker Outputs: 2 X ¼" mono (left/mono,right), 1 X Locking Speakon
Headphone Output (1/4")
Channels: Solid State / Tube / Vintage
105 Live Mono Factory Presets
105 PA Factory Presets
Controls: Gain /Phones Level / Master
EQ Controls: Low / Mid Low / Mid High / High
Powe Amp: 2 X 500W@4ohm / 300W@8ohm
Bridgeable to 1000W (8 ohms)
MIDI Connections: In / Through
12 Virtual Amps, modeled after classic bass amp tones
Virtual Speaker Cabs and Microphones
Stereo Direct output with ground lift and level switch
15 Built-in programmable effects
Effects Loop (1/4" S/R)
External Memory (SD card*)
USB out (computer interface, software update)
Dimensions: 2U standard rack / depth 12.76"/324 mm
Weight: 9.48lb/4.3 kg
Give your bass a boost. Order today and see where this Markbass amp can take you.
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Comments about Markbass Bass Multiamp S Stereo 600W Bass Head with Effects:
OK, I've been spoiled - been a user of Fractal's Axe-Fx units for guitar for years, which is the Cadillac of digital modellers, but has limitied support for bass amps. So I thought I'd check this head out.
The upside: great, transparent MarkBass sound, and very good modelling of some other classic bass amps; effects seem high quality.
The downsides: 1. limited cab options; 2. Screen interface is clunky, and reviewing/editing/creating patches is tedious and relatively unintuitive.
Basically, digital amp/effect modellers need PC connectivity and PC editors to be useable, IMO. The Multiamp has neither. And you need a MIDI foot controller to use these things, which MB now makes (more $$) but which does not appear to be terribly easy to program and use (just on superficial observation, don't have one). In contrast, the Axe-Fx has a tightly integrated foot controller, software programable, LED indicators for effects on/off, etc. I guess if you only need a few patches tweaked and saved (and never changed) it might not be too bad, but otherwise you'll spend a lot of time setting this up and getting it to work smoothly with a pedal.
I guess my other issue with this head is philosophical: do most bass players really need this many effects? Unlike guitar, bass effects tend to be fairly plain-Jane (compression, maybe octavizer, phaser, chorus), so you're spending a fair chunk of change on a bunch of effects most gigging bassists will never use, it seems. And you still have to buy a cab for it (lots more $$) unless it's for home studio/recording use -- which may be its best application
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