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Gallien Krueger 700 rb

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by grisa, Mar 30, 2014.


  1. grisa

    grisa

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    Hi guys,

    I can't find any review on this head. 700 RB II yes but I understand the difference is significant. Some guy is flogging it for $750AUD and I have a mind to go and test it out, just wondering if I should bother. It's likely to be quite old and with 380W may not be all I hope for. I play in a 7 piece r'n'b soul, and funk band. Any thoughts?

    Cheers

    :hyper:
     
  2. Primakurtz

    Primakurtz Registered Nihilist

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    I have one, and it is a great amp. However, I paid $200 US for mine; I wouldn't pay more than $350 AUS for one.
     
  3. nogoodwithnames

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    I have no idea what $750AUD equates to in USD, but I will leave the price up to you. The 700rb is a great amp, and it may not be super high wattage but its still crazy loud. I use mine with a loud drummer and loud quitar and have never even come close to running out of headroom.
     
  4. somegeezer

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  6. felixxx

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    He said 700RB not 700RB II.
     
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Don't just TalkBASS - PlayBASS! Supporting Member

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    I've had two of them over the years, they are, indeed, great amps and should be plenty loud enough for what you want to do.
     
  8. IPYF

    IPYF

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    Then you wouldn't get one in Australia. 800RBs go for $700-800 here when in the US I'm told they can be had for next to nothing.
    I'm selling my 1001ii and I'm not taking less that $800 for it.
     
  9. Tractorr

    Tractorr Supporting Member

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    Wow, that sucks because the currency is pretty close at the moment. I paid just over $300 for a 700rbii recently.
     
  10. IPYF

    IPYF

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    It's not about currency. It's an entirely different marketplace. GK and Ampeg gear has always been sold at a high pricepoint here and is comparatively rare.

    I'm told you can get a secondhand SVT for $1000 in the US whereas over here you'd be looking at about $2300 for one in fair condition.
     
  11. moruiz

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    Hi bro. I just payed 600$ to a guy in Melbourne for a GK 700RB II and a Fender RT1000. Both in a SKB hard case.

    I think that price is a little high for just a head.

    In terms of the head. Amazing!
    Get a nice cab and it will do your 7 piece RnB act, no sweat.
     

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