OK, so my hunt for a new rig came to a conclusion today!!
I knew I wanted a GK rig, based almost exclusively on recommendations from my fellow TB’ers, but I couldn’t find anything local to demo…
So finally this morning I called friend of mine (who also plays bass) from Full Compass, to ask his opinion, and to see if he’d ever tried one. Well low and behold, Full Compass is a GK dealer, and had quite a bit in stock!
I don’t think my feet hit the ground 3 times as I flew to the car.
I played through this rig, and I was floored…sounded just sweet. I initially had been wanting two Neo 212-II cabs and a MB800, but they had this Neo 412 on clearance (still new) and the price was just too good to not consider.
Though I had wanted the MB800 initially, I’m glad I tried the 1001RB-II because it was just what the doctor ordered, and seemed to compliment this cabinet wonderfully. Here they are!
After getting it home, and really airing it out (my neighbors REALLY
hate me now), I have 2 observations.
-This amp & cab faithfully reproduce my “naked” bass tone quite nicely, even with the volume up quite a bit, no farting, no rattling and no real unwanted noise, just clean glorious BASS!!
have to watch your volume on this thing, or it will friggen knock your head off (in a good way).
I didn't even have the master at "12 o'clock" and it was WICKED LOUD, I can't wait to try it out in a rehearsal/live setting, my guitar players are just going to love
me now... Now, just a couple questions.
This amp has a cooling fan on top, it didn’t kick on during my session at home, but it was only about 10mins, and only at moderate volume. I assume this fan engages on a “as needed” basis, and I simply didn’t work the amp hard enough to require the fan to cool it down. Or is the fan suppose to run all the time?
I’d like to get a rack case for this amp, but should I get a 4-space case and mount it in the center position with a space above and below for cooling. Or would a standard 2-space case allow for enough cooling potential for that fan to be effective. Suggestions Please.