Markbass Mini CMD 121P
Markbass Mini CMD 121P

Mini CMD 121P, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Markbass in the Mini series.

Joe-Rhys 11/11/2011

Markbass Mini CMD 121P : Joe-Rhys's user review

«  a stunning amplifier! »

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Value For Money : Excellent
it is a solid state (transistor) with 300W under the hood.
for the settings, it starts at the top left panel, an entry "balanced input" to an XLR input jack, below, was the instrument input "input", right next to it was a button to "gain "with a mini and a maxi and a blue LED for" clip "that lights up when the gain level is too high or that the cabinet will take a clipping.
it continues to the right with 4 buttons similar, low, mid, low, mid-high and high, with 16 or -16 decibels each.
was then two buttons that are, in my opinion, the nerve center of markbass, VLE (Vintage Loudspeaker Emulator) and VPF (Variable Pre-shape fliter) off with up to max.
to the right of VPF, a yellow button "line out" to the output level of the management of the studio mixer or PA system.
just to his right, a blue LED "on" to indicate the power of the combo.
Finally, a yellow button "master" over and FFT, top right panel, the black button 2 positions "on" to power up the combo.


for my part, found it rather easy to use ...
I have not read the manual since I am testing in the store.
we get all the sounds you want and more!
In fact, I am not very complicated life, I put the 4 buttons "low" "mid-low" "mid-high" and "high" to 12 and I played with the buttons " VLE "and" FFT "and" gain ", nothing more!


I think this combo is suitable for all bass players, they are metal, jazz, blues or rock.
I have never heard an amp capable of such versatility, and I mean it!
with just the two buttons "VLE" and "FFT" on covering all musical needs ... to say it!
I set the gain on the 2nd step (at 10) and, already, it starts to pull the pants!
I loved all the sounds because they are all usable, and transplanted into a sound system, you can imagine the madness!


I have tried one day, and I'm very happy!
I rarely found my account in a low amplification, the only one I liked was when I had my Ampeg B2R Ampeg preamp coupled with my Billy Sheehan signature, it sends the heavy my pig!
I have tried many brands, david eden, nemesis, SWR, Trace Elliot, Ampeg, EBS and other ,.... ....
Me, I loved everything about this markbass except perhaps the price, but the price he must pay for a sound that quality!
I find the quality / price excellent!
I think maybe buy a Markbass but with a lamp in it, because here only gives off a heat of the lamps have!