NAMM 2018: Bass titan Marcus Miller's 'Little Marcus' amp head revealed

NAMM 2018: It's almost exactly a year since Markbass announced a collaboration with bass heavyweight Marcus Miller at last year's NAMM. Now, for 2018, the Italian bass specialist is ready to reveal the fruits of their partnership, the Little Marcus bass head.

As a renowned jazz composer, AAA session ace and sideman to the likes of Herbie Hancock and Miles Davis, virtuoso bassist Marcus Miller needs little introduction, while Markbass head honcho Marco De Virgiliis has an estimable track record in lightweight, portable, powerful and great sounding bass heads and cabinets. Virgiliis describes the joint development as "not just an endorsement but a dream come true".

The Little Marcus offers two EQs; EQ 1 is a fairly standard five-pot affair, while EQ2 harnesses all-new Old School and Millerizer filters. Old School tends towards vintage tone, as you'd expect, while the Millerizer 5-12 Hz band pass filter will find favour with the slap merchants amongst you.

Little Marcus is available now, RRP €675/£599.

INPUT: impedance 500 Kohm, max. voltage 9 Vpp
EFFECT RETURN: impedance 33 Kohm, max. voltage 10 Vpp

ULTRALOW: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 65Hz)
LOW: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 180Hz)
MID: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 500 Hz)
HIGH MID: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 1.4 KHz)
HIGH: Level ±16 dB (Freq. 3.8 KHz)

OLD SCHOOL: Variable LOW PASS From 20KHz to 200Hz
MILLERIZER: 5-12 KHz BAND PASS Filter (Level 0 /+10 dB)

LINE OUT: balanced XLR, max. voltage 20 Vpp
EFFECT SEND: unbalanced, max. voltage 20 Vpp (pre-EQ)
TUNER OUT: unbalanced, max. voltage 2 Vpp
SPEAKER OUT: speakon/1/4" combo 

WEIGHT: 5.29 lbs / 2.4 Kg
OUTPUT POWER: 500W RMS @ 4 ohms / 300W RMS @ 8 ohms
POWER REQUIREMENT: 100/120V; 230V; 240V - 50/60Hz (Voltage is factory preset according to region of sale)


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