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Gallien-Kruger made in USA

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by ThomasG, Apr 17, 2010.

  1. ThomasG

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    Are all of Gallien-Kruger bass amps made in the US or only certain models ? Thanks to my fellow knowlegable tech bass cats.
  2. garp

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    Only certain models. For example, Gallien-Krueger’s Backline Series is manufactured in China.
  3. B-string

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    All "RB" series and Fusion amps are made in California. Backline and MB's in G-K's self owned and operated factory in China. NOTE G-K's factory in China IS owned and under direct control of only Bob Gallien and builds only Gallien Krueger equipment.
  4. ThomasG

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    Thanks for the info. I figured that based on price.
  5. Rockman

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    How does the price of GK make you think its US made? If anything its relatively cheap compared to most other companies.
  6. shaolinwhat

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    I think he meant the difference in price between the RB's and the backlines.
  7. JimmyM

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    with a corresponding drop in quality in the cabs, but not so much with the heads if you ask me. thru a good cab, the backline heads sound pretty good to me.
  8. Vic Winters

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    I have both a BL600 and 1001RB-II. Both sound great, are very reliable and pump out plenty of power. Country of origin has no effect on the quality of the product.
  9. capnsandwich

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    I have a GK MB212 I just got and it's made in China. I also have a GK 700 RBII and a Backline 115 but I have no idea where they're made. The 700 RBII sounds incredible as does the MB 212.
  10. Rockman

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    But the backline cabs are burpy as heeeelllll.
  11. stuandtheju

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    Dunno if this is the correct place to put this.- So I have come across and old GK 200RG guitar head Yep a guitar head. I did not know that GK even made these. I had been under the impression that they had only ever manufactured bass stuff, anyway, I digress. It sounds great has two gain stages on the dirty channel, the clean is to die for! Four band eq and reverb that's as good as any I have ever heard. Though I cannot seem to find out how many watts it is. I would like to know so I can perfectly match the correct cabinet to it without fear of either blowing it or burning out voice coils from under-driving it. Any help would would be appreciated.

    Edit: By the way the plate on the back states it's date of manufacture as 2-1982
  12. jelwood

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    The 200RG is 100 watts RMS, 200 watts program, meaning you should pair it with a cab that handles more than 100 watts. RG stands for "Rackmount Guitar," so yes you are right that it's a guitar amp. Most people don't know that GK made some guitar heads but they did and they have their fans. My cousin had a GK 250 RL guitar head and the cleans were the absolute cleanest cleans I have ever heard.

    P.S. you will never burn out voice coils by under driving a cab...whoever told you that must have been a salesman.
  13. rythmicillusion

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    Anyone know where the cabs are made? I'm coming pretty close to grabbing up a new Neo-212 II.
  14. Ric Vice

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    GK also built a 200MK that had two independent channels and a chorus for Keyboard and a 200RCB head for bass. The EQ section on those bass amps is among my favorites for Double Bass.

    Ric
  15. B-string

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    All cabs and speakers are made in the China plant. Closer to the poplar wood and NEO for the speakers.
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    To answer your question, the top-tier RB series amplifiers are made here, everything else is chinese.
  17. B-string

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    To be clear....the G-K plant in China is staffed with GK employees that are Chinese in the GK owned plant.
  18. will33

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    Ya, I know. It's a little better chinese.:p
  19. Anarchyok

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    The RB series is USA made for the USA market, other countries get RBs that are made in China. This was info GK told me a year ago when I asked.
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    It has no effect on quality but anytime I can help keep ppl in the USA working I do it.

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