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Gk 1001rb Into Fender Pro 810

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

  1. BoboMcNipples

    BoboMcNipples

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    .....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 Supporting Member

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    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

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    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

    BoboMcNipples

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    1001rb II and just the head.....So you're saying it would be fine?
  5. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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

    AdamR Supporting Member

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    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables
    I used mine through a Ampeg 810. Be ready to blow down walls. The 1001RB is louder then my 1000watt Kilo.
  7. BoboMcNipples

    BoboMcNipples

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    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?
  8. RickenBoogie

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    One cable only, and ANY amp can blow ANY cab, more or less. Just plug in and play.
  9. Catbuster

    Catbuster

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    Yeah, but just be ready to flatten a couple city blocks
  10. dukeisdog

    dukeisdog Supporting Member

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    ONLY one cord from amp to cab always. He's saying it's gonna have tons of power! How's it sound?
  11. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    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. ;)
  12. musicman666

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

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    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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