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Idea for new product: GK preamp pedal

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by DonaldR, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    With Aguilar, Eden, Hartke and Tech21 (just to name a few) wouldn't be a good idea if GK give us a pedal preamp?

    That preamp could have a chain output to drive GK MBP powered cab, an output to drive a power amp and an XLR for FOH. Would be perfect if also phantom powered from XLR.

    Will be good addition to my current setup and will also fit perfectly in my gig bag for no-amp gigs.

    Is RAG still looking TB posts?
    carsonchilders likes this.
  2. I feel like this should be a thing by now.
  3. bassaram


    Dec 31, 2012
    Philadelphia, PA
    I would buy that in a heartbeat. I really like the GK voicing across all their amp lines (I own a backline 115, but I've test driven most of their current-ish amp lineup), and being able to get that in a light, self contained package would be awesome.
  4. +1

    I use mostly GK amps and I can think of a lot of uses for it, esp as DI back up for gigging.
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  6. Especially in conjunction with their new MBP cabs as mentioned, it makes too much sense not to happen.
    friendlybass likes this.
  7. tdub0199


    Mar 4, 2010
    Atlanta, Ga.
  8. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    In the meantime, before they produce such a pedal, you could pick up an MB500. Fits in most gigbag pockets, weighs very little, has the tone!
  9. joelb79

    joelb79 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Lansing, Michigan
  10. jumblemind

    jumblemind I also answer to Bryan Supporting Member

    Aug 27, 2011
    Was about to say, I've seen guys with the MB200 mounted right on their pedalboards.
  11. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

    Interesting idea. Bob still does come around.
  12. rag


    Mar 24, 2003
    Robert A. Gallien, President Gallien-Krueger
    you are a mind reader.
    carsonchilders likes this.
  13. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    Wish they still made to 2001 rackmount pre.
  14. Score!

    And I would like to say that as an electronics hobbyist I have the utmost respect for your designs.
  15. LongHairFreak

    LongHairFreak Supporting The Gold

    Aug 7, 2006
    Twin Cities - MN
    Figure a way to get the 1001RB 'boost' control on board and I'd go there for sure.
    mbelue likes this.
  16. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    It will not work in my current rig effect loop...
  17. DonaldR


    Mar 26, 2012
    I can be a really good beta tester also ;)
  18. bongomania

    bongomania Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Oct 17, 2005
    PDX, OR
    owner, OVNIFX and OVNILabs
    Yes it will.
  19. fasto


    Mar 4, 2007
    Amsterdam, NL
    great idea ... i hope the pedal-design won´t turn out as ugly as the GK Diesel Dawg Bass Overdrive :spit:
  20. Jack


    Sep 6, 2003
    Newcastle, UK
    Bob if this things sounds anything like my old 1001ii or (even better, though less traditionally) my MB Fusion then you can count me in.
  21. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I actually have thought about building a 400/800rb pre section pedal with a friend because I like it so much. One of my regular practice spaces I rent has a mesa boogie diesel cab with a gk400rb and with everything set flat I dial in great sounds with all my passive basses real quick. My Ernieballs take more tweaking though.

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