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SOLD Gallien Kreuger 800RB $300

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by dave79, Dec 6, 2012.


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  1. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    Yup, it's missing some knob caps (just use whiteout to mark them if you want) and has a bent area to the heat sink (this does not affect anything). But it works perfectly in every way. A real tank.

    $300 + shipping
    no trades or offers

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  2. 77westy

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    How much shipping to Michigan
    49456
    ??????
     
  3. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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  4. basspipe

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    Bump for one of the greatest amps ever. I still love this amp when used with a Hartke 1x15 and a Hartke 2x10. I used to have a weekly gig that had this set-up as their house rig and it always sounded amazing no matter who was playing it or what bass they were using. Another set-up worth investigating with this GK is with Bag End cabs since their nominal power levels are so nicely matched with the GK's. Try the coaxial 1x15 XD on the bottom and a 1x12D on top in bi-amp mode then call me and say thank you. It's a classic, reliably easy to use, sonic solid sender at a steal when compared to many of the amps out there today for two or three times the price in flashy colors with lots of lights and knobs that really don't deliver what they promise. If you want flash you can have it for as easy as an empty wallet. If you want class with style and substance it's right here for only $300!
     
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  6. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    Thanks for the endorsement, truly one of the all time classic amps.
     
  7. El-Bob

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    what year was this one made?
     
  8. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    Dude...I can't even find a serial
     
  9. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    willing to help with shipping, particularly if it goes to a commercial/business address
     
  10. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    alright, $300 shipped for nearby. CA is not nearby.
     
  11. Standalone

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    Every bass player should regularly gig one of these at some point in their career. I found my tone home with this and the 400RB a few years ago. Reasonably light, too.
     
  12. 6jase5

    6jase5 Mammogram is down but I'm working manually Supporting Member

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    I beg to differ "bump", I mean, if you compare the distance to CA with say Australia it's somewhat nearby.

    Great amp as a main, best ever as a back up.
     
  13. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    I have to disagree since I am stating what is not nearby for me, Australia is WAY closer than Alpha Centauri for instance, but I may also consider the town next to me to not be "nearby". The funny thing is it looks like I'm going to be in California next week...I'm not bringing this on the plane with me though.
     
  14. Standalone

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    Saw Levon Helm at a huge festival here in '09. (Gathering of the Vibes) His bass player had two of these in his rack for his stage rig.
     
  15. Count Bassie

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    If I had the bread I'd buy this amp. I don't, so someone else should. Don't ANY of you guys have jobs??

    Okay just kidding. But why is it still here, like 3 or 4 pages into the classifieds? :eyebrow:
     
  16. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    I'm kind of surprised it's still here too...maybe I should bend the metal straight on the heat sink
     
  17. Count Bassie

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    Bend another one. :p
     
  18. dave79

    dave79 Supporting Member

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    Thanks to a wrench they are reasonable straight now. It was only 3 on the far right end(of photo) and they were just curved a little at the very top. Maybe I should paint them black now.
     
  19. Standalone

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    Some basses kind of play themselves and musical stuff just sort of happens when they're in your hands. I think the original 800RB / 400RB are the same thing-- only in amp form. Musical, dynamic, and forgiving.
     
  20. Count Bassie

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    I had one that was missing an end of the case. No idea about how that happened, I bought it that way. Lost it in some gear-swap trip... since have another one (a '91), but it was deadly! Great amp, no issues, beside having to have an end made for it!
     
  21. dave79

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    Only issue I'm familiar with on this model and the 400rb, is the effects loop needing to be cleaned, or just using a cord to patch between send and receive for the easy fix
     

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