The Lightweight Markbass Traveler 102P 2×10 Bass Speaker Cabinet
Groove on the Move
Are you looking for a portable amp? Comfy to carry around and use? One of the cabs featured in our list of the Best Pro Guitar Amps is the Markbass Traveler 102P, an incredibly light and pretty decent sounding amplifier cabinet. It is probably one of the smallest cabinets out there in the market. Size does matter, but don’t get me wrong as this little mean piece of machinery seems to pack some surprises.
The Markbass Traveler 102P doesn’t really leave you with much to talk about. For our review, we collected a sample of opinions and user reviews, see how they thought about this cab and how it different our opinion. And I tell you, no surprises there. People are happy! This cabinet has the capacity to capture a variety of sounds, whether it is the depth you seek or perhaps it is the loudness that matters. We even found this cabinet to do a pretty decent job with the high sounds and mellow tones. The clarity it has to offer just goes ahead to compliment is overall sound quality and tone strength.
It weighs a mere 33 lbs and as surprised as we were, this little cab actually delivers a pretty decent quality outdoors as well. Recordings, small jams and practicing alone – that’s when it works best. For gigs however, this might not be your best comrade. If you insist of using it (maybe because of the sound you have developed over it), then you will just have to mic it and get yourself a decent set of sound systems to compliment it. When added to the Traveler 151P, it gets a punchy, full range sound perfect for club gigs and other performances, as well as both amateur and professional recordings.
This pro amp is made with high grade poplar, and is glued and screwed with special compounds to increase performance quality and durability. Needless to say, it is best for musicians on the move. Different bands to play with, jam rooms to be at, or whatever your ordeal maybe. If you need a travel companion, this might be it. The only drawback is it sounds weak by itself when playing with the band, so I would not recommend for you to have it on sessions with bigger bands. Sounds tends to get overshadowed or mixed up. Once again, you’ll just have to mic it if you really must have it. So if you’re a solo musician, or need something small and decent for your individual practices or with a small band, then try this one out. At the time of this review, it was priced at £375.39. Prices vary vendor to vendor.
I bought the MARKBASS 102P combo. Then, I picked up the 102P traveler. It is the perfect set up for 2×10’s or 4×10’s, depending on your gig. Many compliments from fellow players, but I have noticed compliments coming from non-musicians alike
I used this as a standalone on a club gig about a week ago. All I got to say is that for those of you who don’t think this little guy can be used as a standalone on a small club gig…..think again!
I would recommend Markbass to any serious bass players. I am using it with my Little Mark Bass 2 and wow!!!! I can carry this thing with one hand it is so lightweight.
Great cab!!! perfect for practice, jam sessions on the go and even small venues. I pair with the traveler 115 for outside gigs or larger venues. it works great!!! i play rock music with dual guitarist.