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Gallien Kruger 1001 RB II

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by jiffyjammer1954, Dec 15, 2013.

  1. jiffyjammer1954

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    I bought my 1001 about a month ago slightly used. I chose it based on a ton of positive reviews. I like the amp but this is kind of strange. I play an American fender deluxe jazz V through two cabinets, an SWR Golight 410 and a G K Neo 212. The bottom end is so heavy, I have to turn the bass control all the way down on the amp and my guitar or its overwhelming for most music. On other amps Ive owned I would run all tone controls on the amp and guitar pretty much flat but with this G K I can turn the bass control to more than 9 oclock and the bottom end is so heavy it will pop the speakers with the volume at about half. So if someone knows, is this normal for the 1001 RB to be so bottom end oriented:bassist:? Thanks...Jim
  2. Yurtra

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    Do you have the 4/5 string button pushed in?
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    I had a 1001RB-II for several years and found that the best cabs to use with it are the GK RBH series.
  4. Chef

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    Yurts makes a good point.
    Also, this may be a mixed cab mismatch.
    I generally have the bass on mine at 10-11 o'clock
  5. wardak

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    I have a 1001 with different cabs than that, and use a Tech 21 VT to shape the sound. So I can't help you with your exact setup, but I can say the 1001 has lots more power than I usually need for anything and I can see where the combo of gear you mentioned and maybe how it's used can get you those results. I don't think that flat EQ settings on the 1001 EQ knobs are truly flat output. Try adjusting the EQ *and* volume as needed to get your sound in balance--maybe at a lower volume first and work your way up see when the problems start. Also, how many ohms are those cabs? What kind of condition are your cables in? Yeah check the 4/5 switch. And maybe you need to run the pad too. Also the output stage knobs don't need to be maxed.
  6. Chef

    Chef Moderator Supporting Member

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    flat on GK heads, is, more or less:
    treble at 10 oclock, high and low mid at 1 oclock, bass at 10 oclock.
    This varies a little across models, but is accurate, more or less.

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