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Gk 1001rb Into Fender Pro 810

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by BoboMcNipples, Nov 15, 2013.

  1. BoboMcNipples


    Jul 10, 2009
    .....Would it work? The gk manual says not to use cabs under 8 ohms, the fender is 4 ohms, but it handles nearly twice the amount of watts the gk puts out. I'm really new to this whole Ohm concept as many would guess, so the question rests: Could it work, and if so, how could I make it work? I got a really good deal on the 810, so I'm hoping there would be some way.
  2. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Per the 1001 RB manual:

    "One 4 Ohm, or two 8 Ohm cabinets on the 540W Amp."

    The 1001RB is the same, infact most all G-K amps are this way. Just plug your 810 into one of the speaker outs and level some buildings! :)
  3. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life. Supporting Member

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Is it the 1001RB?
    Is it the 1001RB II?
    Is it the combo?
    Is it just the head?

    Anyways, B-string is correct:

    700W or 480W Amp Only:
    ¼” speaker output jacks. Impedances Lower than 4 Ohms should not be
    used. Higher impedances such as 8 Ohms, 16 Ohms,
    or No Load are acceptable. One 4 Ohm, one 8 Ohm,
    or two 8 Ohm cabinets are okay. One 4 Ohm and one
    8 Ohm together is not recommended. The internal
    speakers equal an 8 Ohm load.
  4. BoboMcNipples


    Jul 10, 2009
    1001rb II and just the head.....So you're saying it would be fine?
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  6. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Absolutely! I would be more worried about the cab than the amp head :).
  7. AdamR


    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    I used mine through a Ampeg 810. Be ready to blow down walls. The 1001RB is louder then my 1000watt Kilo.
  8. BoboMcNipples


    Jul 10, 2009
    Why should i be worried about the cab? Should i run two 1/4 cables from the head to the cab or just one speakon?
  9. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    One cable only, and ANY amp can blow ANY cab, more or less. Just plug in and play.
  10. Catbuster


    Aug 25, 2010
    Yeah, but just be ready to flatten a couple city blocks
  11. ONLY one cord from amp to cab always. He's saying it's gonna have tons of power! How's it sound?
  12. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Yes exactly. G-K under-rates the power output of their heads and most manufacturers over-rate the power they can take from an amp for bass use. ;)
  13. musicman666


    Sep 11, 2011
    That's going to be a monstrous rig! I sometimes use an old 400rb with an Ampeg 810 and that kills! Wear some plugs!
  14. NWB


    Apr 30, 2008
    Kirkland, WA
    I'd be more worried about his hearing and the structural integrity of the building in which the rig is used.;)

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