Originally Posted by Lownote38
the sweet spot when I had a GK 800RB was the trash can. It kept having problem after problem.
The sweet spot for mine was the local Music Go Round. I loved how those horribly noisy opamps flew right out of my garage and changed into cash in my pocket... that I promptly paid rent with.
In all honesty, it served its purpose while I owned it. After the first opamp in the pre fried, I got it fixed. The tech used a much more noisy replacement opamp. After the second time I killed it, I got it fixed and then kept it home. It did not like the heat in the practice space. I sold it because I needed the money.
The real sweet spot was with the preamp section of an Ampeg VT-22 run through its effects loop, mostly to kill the sterile tone I got out of it. Worked great. I used a Peavey 810TX with it and an old Peavey 215 with spray painted cones. I played metal covers at the time. I ran the settings differently depending on which bass I ran through it.