Post Number: 54
|Posted on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 1:23 pm: |
Has anyone else tried one of these. I like this little combo.
Post Number: 55
|Posted on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 1:46 pm: |
When I saw John McLaughlin in Sept. his bassist Hadrien Feraud an 8/10 setup that really sounded nice.
Post Number: 166
|Posted on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 1:53 pm: |
I've used a MarkBass Traveller 102 Combo (one of the original, "boutique" ones, Before the Deal with Guitar Center), for a couple of years. I think they sound great, and won't kill you lugging them around. I've not heard the new ones, like you have pictured, but I imagine they're pretty close. They seem really transparent,don't add a lot of coloration, so if it doesn't sound good, it's cuz yer bass doesn't. If you would like some more info you may be interested in before you buy one, shoot me an e-mail.
Good luck, TTY, Mike, Tho
(Message edited by 5stringho on November 23, 2007)
Post Number: 56
|Posted on Friday, November 23, 2007 - 2:41 pm: |
I have the combo pictured above and play my Orien through it. Everyone I know really digs it. Plus it fits in my Saab....
Post Number: 1
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 5:05 am: |
Sorry this is my first posting. i'm a complete newbie to this forum biz! I've been playing my Rogue V through a Markbass rig for the last 6 months & can honestly say it's the best my alembic has ever sounded. They really don't colour the sound one bit unlike the authoritive Eden tone i had for the previous 8 years and carrying them around is a doddle thanks to the NEO speakers. Every bass speaks with its own identity now...so i'm sold!
Post Number: 910
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 5:52 am: |
"When I saw John McLaughlin in Sept. his bassist Hadrien Feraud an 8/10 setup that really sounded nice."
Funny he was using Ampeg when I saw him here. I also noticed John McLaughlin was using a small amp on stage with the tags still on it. I guess they are having the back lines provided for them locally.
Post Number: 673
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 8:09 am: |
I know that is usually the case. My friend just came off tour and his backline was supplied until he hit the west coast where the gear came out of storage. I also know that local Ash and GC stores are given lists from producers for local shows esp. when the artists are endorsees. If I knew then what I know now about gear!
Post Number: 5714
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 4:06 pm: |
Hi Steve; welcome to the board!
Post Number: 58
|Posted on Saturday, November 24, 2007 - 6:05 pm: |
This is Hadrien's info from the MarkBass site.
Hadrien Feraud is one of the rising young stars of the bass world. He was born in Paris on August 16, 1984. His parents, both musicians, immersed him early in many different musical styles including rock 'n' roll, blues, funk, new wave, traditional and jazz. After brief flirtations with guitar and drums, he became curious about the bass—and at age 12, hearing Jaco Pastorius with Weather Report sealed his fate. As he dedicated himself to his new love, Hadrien also discovered other players such as Dominique Dipiazza (who also became a friend), Victor Bailey, Christian McBride, Anthony Jackson, Matthew Garrison, Gary Willis, Richard Bona and others.
In 2001, Hadrien played at the “Basse Contre Basse” concert in memory of double bass player François Jenny-Clark. Joined by Bireli Lagrene and Sylvain Luc on guitars and Franck Agulhon on drums, Hadrien was quickly noticed by the star-studded audience which included Richard Bona, Garcia Fons, Dominique Dipiazza and the Moutin brothers.
The next year Hadrien formed a power trio called Le Cartel, with Jim (guitarist) and Jon (drummer) Grandcamp. Bireli Lagrene invited the group to play at the “Night of the Musicians,” at the Trianon Palace in Paris, and after that the band went on to play on various stages in France and abroad.
Eager to meet other bass players, Hadrien decided to compete at the Euro Bass Day in Verona in 2003 and was selected as a finalist; he also took first prize at the French national contest “Haut les basses” in 2004.
Hadrien has shared stages with such names as Rido Bayonne, Sheik Tidiane, Marc Berthoumieux, Jean Marie Ecay, Mokhtar Samba, Dominique Dipiazza, N'guyene Le, Thierry Eliez, Flavio Boltro, Paban Das Baul, Bireli Lagrene and Andre Ceccarelli.
In 2005, John McLaughlin invited Hadrien to play on two tracks for his album Industrial Zen. This collaboration will continue this year, when Hadrien joins McLaughlin for an American tour starting in September.
In 2007 Hadrien released his self-titled debut album as a solo artist, and recorded with Chick Corea for an upcoming release. Hadrien Feraud is quickly earning his place in the international brotherhood of bass virtuosos!
"I first played Markbass because of the great tone I got with a CMD 102P combo, but also because it was a small, very lightweight combo with tons of power!" Hadrien enthuses. "In fact, it’s all we need as bass players! There’s no complication with a Markbass head: you plug it in and it works immediately. I often go to gigs with only my SD800 head in a backpack. That's another reason I play Markbass—you can go everywhere with your own sound."
Post Number: 1496
|Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 12:02 pm: |
I saw and spoke with Hadrien at Bass Day UK 2 weeks ago. He's an astounding bassist and areally nice, humble guy to chat with. At the timme, he was playing through a markbass 6x10 which sounded great. At other times, I've heard their 1x10 combo which sounded very thin. It was that experience that sold me on EBS. Their bigger speaker cabinets sound much fuller but to my ears, they seem to be tuned more for funk and slapping than rock.
Post Number: 1497
|Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 12:13 pm: |
Here's a pic of hadrien with his ken smith..
Post Number: 60
|Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2007 - 5:44 pm: |
Yeah, that was the bass he had when I saw him...