Frank Gambale Combo 112 - User Manual
1) Read these instructions;
2) Keep these instructions;
3) Heed all warnings;
4) Follow all instructions;
5) Do not use this apparatus near water;
6) Clean only with a dry cloth;
7) Install in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
8) Do not install near any heat sources such as radiators, heat registers, stoves, or other
apparatuses (including amplifiers) that produce heat;
9) Protect the power cord from being walked on or pinched, particularly at plugs, convenience
receptacles, and the point where they exit from the apparatus;
10) Only use attachments/accessories specified by the manufacturer;
11) Unplug this apparatus during lightning storms or when unused for long periods of time;
12) Refer all servicing to qualified service personnel. Servicing is required when the apparatus
has been damaged in any way, such as when the power-supply cord or plug is damaged,
liquid has been spilled or objects have fallen into the apparatus, or when the apparatus has
been exposed to rain or moisture, does not operate normally, or has been dropped;
13) “Warning: to reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not expose this apparatus to rain
or moisture; and objects filled with liquids, such as vases, should not be placed on this
14) The socket outlet shall be installed near the equipment and shall be easily accessible;
15) The power cord must be unplugged prior to servicing
1) Lire ces instructions;
2) Conserver ces instructions;
3) Suivre tous les conseils d’utilisations;
4) Suivre toutes les instructions;
5) Ne pas utiliser cet appareil au bord de l’eau;
6) Nettoyer uniquement avec un chiffon humide;
7) Ne pas bloquer le système de ventilation. Installer conformément aux instructions du fabricant;
8) Ne pas installer l’appareil près d’une source de chaleur tel qu’un radiateur, un fourneau, ou bien
un autre appareil qui produit de la chaleur;
9) Protéger le cordon d’alimentation afin qu’il ne soit pas piétiné ou écrasé tout particulièrement au
niveau des fiches, des prises de courant femelles, et des parties qui sortent de l’appareil;
10) Utiliser uniquement les accessoires recommendés par le fabricant;
11) Ne pas branché l’appareil en cas d’orage accompagné d’éclairs. Le débrancher en cas de non
utilisation prolongée;
12) S’adresser à un service assistance agréé si l’appareil a subi des dommages, si le cordon
d’alimentation ou la fiche a été endommagé, si un liquide a été renversé sur l’appareil ou bien si
un object est tombé dans l’appareil, si ce dernier a été exposé à la pluie ou à l’humidité, s’il ne
fonctionne pas correctement ou s’il est tombé;
13) “Avertissant: pour réduire le risque du feu ou de décharge électrique, n’exposez pas cet appareil
à la pluie ou l’humidité et les objets remplis de liquides; tels que des vases, ne devraient pas
être placés sur cet appareil”;
14) La prise de courant doit être installée près de l’appareil et doit être facilement accessible;
15) La fiche principale doit être débranchée avant toute opération d’entretien
For warranty and service information, please contact your local DV Mark distributor (contact information available at For more technical information, please visit us at
and fill out the form on the Contact Us page. We hope you enjoy your amplifier and use it to make great music!
“The Lightning Flash with arrowhead symbol within an equilateral triangle, is intended to alert the user to the presence of uninsulated “dangerous voltage” within the product enclosure that may be of
sufficient magnitude to constitute a risk of shock to persons.”
“The exclamation point within an equilateral triangle is intended to alert the user to the presence of important operating and maintenance (servicing) instructions in the literature accompanying the
A Word from Marco De Virgiliis
Thank you for choosing DV Mark!
We are very excited to have you join us for an exciting new chapter in the history of guitar amplification. In less than 10 years, we have succeeded in making
Markbass the world’s leading bass amp brand, using technology to better serve the needs of bassists: great tone, reliability, versatility/flexibility, and light weight.
Now it’s time for guitarists to have their turn!
The classic tones guitarists have come to know and love over the last few decades are worthy of great respect. We have designed our amps with a great reverence
for these sounds. We’re not trying to start a revolution in guitar tone… because guitarists don’t want or need that.
However—there are some important areas where the classic amplifiers can be greatly improved upon, to better suit the needs of guitarists:
The first is reliability—and we are very proud of the high quality standard that we’re able to offer thanks to our 100% Made in Italy production, state-of the-art
testing and quality control facilities, top-quality components, and innovative technology that makes it easy to monitor the condition of your amp and its tubes. You
need to be able to always trust your amp… and we understand that!
The second is flexibility. One example of this is DV Mark’s patent pending Continuous Power Control feature (included on our 40W heads and combos), which
allows you to adjust the power incrementally, setting the power at anywhere between 1 and 40W. This means you can get the tone you want at the volume you need;
so you can use the same amp for everything, from larger gigs, to smaller gigs, right down to bedroom practicing—and never sacrifice your tone!
The third is light weight. Many of you have seen your bass players easily loading in and out of gigs with their lightweight Markbass gear, while you struggle
with a heavy 2x12 combo or 4x12 cabinet. It’s time you enjoyed the same benefits of lightweight gear! Especially if you play a lot, the weight of your gear is a real
factor. Once you learn that DV Mark allows you to get killer tone at a fraction of the weight… there’s no going back.
We hope you will enjoy your new guitar amp, and we invite you to contact us any time with your comments and questions, at [email protected]
Thanks again, and good music!
Marco De Virgiliis
1) INPUT – Connect your guitar to this input using a standard ¼” shielded instrument cable.
CLEAN CHANNEL (solid state)
2) GAIN – This knob sets the gain level of the CLEAN channel. This is a solid state channel that provides clean amplification without
distortion, even at high volumes.
3) LOW – This knob controls the amount of low frequencies in your sound. When you’re starting to explore sounds on the amp, avoid
boosting the lows too much as this can reduce your attack and muddy your sound—especially as you turn up the gain.
4) MID – The Mid control regulates the midrange frequencies, and is an important part of your tone shaping. The frequency range it boosts
or cuts has a big effect on the character of your sound. For a more “scoopy” tone, lower the mids. Turn up this knob for more focused attack
and better pitch definition.
5) HIGH – The High knob controls the amount of high frequencies in your sound. It can produce unwanted noise (hiss) or pickup feedback
when really cranked, so it’s best to avoid extreme settings.
6) PRESENCE – The Presence knob controls high frequencies, above those controlled by the High knob. It’s an effective and useful part
of the amp’s tone controls. Turn up the Presence for crisp, sparkling clean sounds, crunchy rhythm sounds and aggressive riffs; lower it for
darker, rounder sounds and focused single-note lead tones.
7) MASTER – This control is the master feed from the end of the CLEAN preamp channel to the solid state power stage. It allows you
to obtain a wide range of sounds/colours in relation to the gain setting—for example, very low-gain sounds at high volumes, or high-gain
sounds at low volumes.
8) GAIN – This knob sets the gain level of the LEAD channel. This is a tube channel that features four ECC83 preamp tubes. This control
will determine the amount of drive or saturation in your sound, ranging from crunch to overdriven lead sounds, or anywhere in between.
9) LOW – see (3).
10) MID – see (4).
11) HIGH – see (5).
12) PRESENCE – see (6).
13) MASTER – This control is the master feed from the end of the LEAD preamp channel to the solid state power stage. Thanks to the
independent Master controls for each channel, you can perfectly balance the levels of your CLEAN and LEAD sounds.
14) RIVERBERO – Level control for the onboard Accutronics® spring reverb.
15) PRE OUT / AMP IN – This loop is wired between the preamps and the power amp, and its level is optimized to match well with
most quality effect-processing devices. Simply connect the Pre Out jack to your processor’s input, and connect the output of your processor
to the Amp In jack. You can also use the Pre Out to send to another power amp, recording device, DI, etc.
16) FSW – 1/4” STEREO jack for connecting a DUAL footswitch for switching between the Clean and Lead channels, and for turning the
RIVERBERO on and off.
17) CLEAN / LEAD SWITCH – This channel selector switches between the Clean and Lead channels. Channel-switching can also
be controlled by the “Clean/Lead” footswitch that can be plugged into the combo’s top panel (17): the channel selector switch is disabled when
a footswitch is connected to the footswitch jack.
18) ON/OFF – This switch delivers AC power to the amp. Make sure the unit is grounded; all three terminals of the AC power plug must
be connected to avoid any injury to the user or damage to the unit. DV Mark amps and combos are manufactured to be used in the country
where they have been sold, and are factory preset to that country’s voltage. So make sure you’re sending the correct voltage to your amp
before you connect it to AC power.
19) SPEAKER OUTS – You can connect an extension speaker cabinet to this combo using a 1/4” speaker cable (do not use an
instrument cable). These outs are in parallel, the combo’s internal speaker impedance is 16 ohms, and the total minimum load is 4 ohms. So
before connecting an external speaker, make sure its impedance is not less than 6 ohms.
20) AC Power Socket – Make sure the unit is grounded; all three terminals of the AC power plug must be connected to avoid any
injury to the user or damage to the unit. DV Mark amps and combos are manufactured to be used in the country where they have been sold,
and are factory preset to that country’s voltage. So make sure you’re sending the correct voltage to your amp before you connect it to AC power.
Preamps: solid state (CLEAN) / tube (LEAD)
Preamp tubes (LEAD channel): 4x ECC83
Power amp: solid state
Power output: 85W @ 16 ohms; 150W @ 8 ohms;
250W @ 4 ohms
Channels: Two
. . . . . . . . . . Gain - Master - Presence (for each channel)
. . . . . . . . . . Riverbero (applies to both channels)
EQ controls: Low - Mid - High (for each channel)
Speaker outputs: Two; minimum load: 4 ohms
Power Requirement:
(Voltage is factory preset according to region of sale)
100V; 120V; 230V; 240V
DV Mark amps/combos are manufactured to be sold and used
in the country of purchase, and they are factory preset to that
country’s voltage. Due to homologation issues, the voltage may
not be changed.
Speaker size: 1x12” B&C Neodymium DV Mark Custom
Speaker power handling: 150W (AES standard);
impedance: 16 ohms
Dimensions: 476 x 432 x 308 mm / 20.31” x 18.15” x 10.98”
Weight: 11,7 kg / 25.79 lbs
Power Out
Product specifications are subject to change without notice
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