Marshall presents new MB bass amp models
Marshall Amplification displays its MB Series of bass amplifiers with eight new models - four combos, one head and three extension cabinets - that join the MB15 and MB30 models.
Developed and engineered by the company's renowned R&D department, the MB series is the result of end user feedback, plus stringent design, construction and quality control testing.
The new models are:
- MB60: 60-Watt, hybrid 1x12" combo
- MB150: 150-Watt, hybrid 1x15" combo
- MB450H: 450-Watt, hybrid head
- MB4210: 450-Watt, hybrid 2x10" combo
- MB4410: 450-Watt, hybrid 4x10" combo
- MBC115: 300-Watt, 1x15" bass reflex cabinet with H.F. horn
- MBC410: 600-Watt, 4x10" bass reflex cabinet with H.F. horn
- MBC810: 1200-Watt, 8x10" bass reflex cabinet with H.F. horn
Each new amp features two totally independent, footswitchable channels: Classic and Modern. Designed for slap and other modern styles, the Modern channel offers crispness and crystal clarity as well as a built-in, variable compressor. The Classic channel boasts an ECC83 preamp tube and features a Gain control plus a Boost switch, allowing users to dial in exactly the amount of "grit" desired for their tone. To further enhance the tonal versatility of these two channels, the active 3-band EQ on the Modern channel features semi-parametric Mid controls while the passive 3-band EQ on the Classic channel features an adjustable, 3-way mid Voice control.
Additional features provide advanced functionality for today's bass player: a series FX loop, Passive/Active input selection, XLR DI line out (pre or post), built-in limiter, CD/MP3 input and a headphone jack for silent practice.
The MB450H, MB4210 and MB4410 models also offer a footswitchable channel blend facility that has controls for both Blend and Volume, giving the user three unique tonal options that are instantly accessible via the two-way footswitch. Combined Speakon®/ jack sockets further add to the professional feature set of these three units.