Gallien Krueger 400RB IV (2x10" combo) vs. SWR WorkingPro 2X10C (2006 model)

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  1. Kontrabalers

    Kontrabalers

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    Hi I'm going to buy one of this combos.:help:

    The problem is that in my country there is no possibility to check that new SWR WorkingPro 2X10C.
    I'v already checked Gallien Krueger 400RB IV (2x10") and it sounds...great!! :hyper:.
    Maybe you can advise me what to choose?

    I'm playing both.. bass guitar(5str.) and double bass.
    Various music ,mainly: jazz,funk,fusion,rock..and folk.

    Thanks
  2. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Love the GK. Not a huge fan of the current SWR workingman's stuff. Just doesn't sound as sweet to my ears.
  3. yamaha

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    I tried both. I like the GK, but I love the 2-10C, from the NEW workingpro series, it's so much better than the workingman's series. I'm not sure about a 2-10C with a 5 string though. At high volumes, it seems to struggle just a bit with low notes. Although it's probably the same for the GK. At medium and medium high volumes, the 2-10C is so nice, with or without the sub enhancer. To me the GK 2-10 is more punchy, mid, and less defined, but perhaps sounds just a bit louder. Anyway, that's my two cents.
  4. Vic

    Vic There's more music in the nuance than the notes. Gold Supporting Member

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    Ahhh, ok, all bets are off then. While I do still like the GK stuff quite a bit, I haven't checked one of those out yet, so I guess I can't comment.
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  6. Kontrabalers

    Kontrabalers

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    One more option:

    Eden DC112XLT Bass Combo

    Is it a better choice insted of SWR or Gallien Krueger?
    Thanks for help.
  7. thumpybones

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    I haven't tried the new 400 rb, but I've owned the 1001 for three years and the MB 150 for 10 years, so I'm a big fan. I subbed on "Menopause the Musical" for it's LA run and the amp there was a Workingman's 12. I hated it. Also: It sounds like you answered your own question in your post...
  8. Bassbarbie

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    So where would that be then?......
  9. Kontrabalers

    Kontrabalers

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    Greetings from Poland :D
  10. Bassbarbie

    Bassbarbie

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    Greetings!
    Sorry didn't mean to go off topic.
    I'm watching with interest as I've been considering getting a combo for smaller venues...
    Barb
  11. groov'ster

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    +1 on the Eden combo.....awesome. But maybe a few more $$ than your willing to pay since you've mentioned GK and SWR.
    I like GK stuff and had an old 400RB -210 combo. Great at low to mid volumes, lost alot of lows at high volumes.
    Never played SWR, no comment.

    YMMV.

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