Markbass Marcus Miller CMD 101 Micro 60 review

Can usable bass combos get any smaller? We take a look at a compact powerhouse that defies all expectations

Markbass Micro 60
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Guitar World Verdict

A very impressive combo, well worthy of investigation, the Micro 60 stacks well with other Markbass cabinets for an easily expandable rig with impressive performance for five-string players. But on its own it's a formidable little amp for its size.


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    Simple, effective, versatile.

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    Good design.

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    Limited output, but this can be addressed with an extra cab.

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With bass amps becoming ever lighter and smaller, the lines of separation between a home practice combo and a functional live amp are becoming increasingly irrelevant. In-ear monitors and minimal backline requirements on gigs are blurring those lines even further. 

This unit from the Marcus Miller range of amplification from Markbass is small, portable, and compact, and although its output rating is limited at 45 watts – or 60 watts with an extension cabinet – it comes equipped with all the necessary features required of a home practice combo. So... is it up to the job?

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