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No more GAS!!!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by Gunnerhea86, Nov 23, 2013.


  1. Gunnerhea86

    Gunnerhea86

    Jul 29, 2009
    After years of trying every brand of amplification under the sun, I am finally satisfied with this classic rig. A 1985 GK 800rb, an Ampeg 810e, and a Sansamp Bass Driver. Tonal bliss! ImageUploadedByTalkBass1385229972.359194.jpg
     
  2. shawshank72

    shawshank72 Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2009
    Canada
    That is a very fine choice.
    Beware of the GAS, sometimes it still lays in waiting.
     
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  4. B-string

    B-string Gold Supporting Member

    Classic! Awesome pairing.
     
  5. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps
    Black/maple Precision...nice!

    Enjoy!
     
  6. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    Ha! I use an 810e and a 400RB! You really don't need the sansamp but if you must!
     
  7. musicman666

    musicman666

    Sep 11, 2011
    ca
    Just want to add that this particular pairing sounds fantastic to my ears! Something about GK amps and sealed cabs!
     
  8. Gunnerhea86

    Gunnerhea86

    Jul 29, 2009
    Thanks everyone, it truly is an amazing setup.
     
  9. Gunnerhea86

    Gunnerhea86

    Jul 29, 2009
    I just use it to add some drive/grind.
     
  10. Great rig... but GAS elimination? not possible.
     
  11. Gunnerhea86

    Gunnerhea86

    Jul 29, 2009
    This is the first time I've been completely content on the amplification side of things. Now I can focus on GASing for more basses! Prehaps a fiver or a fretless. :bassist::bassist::bassist:
     
  12. You are deff on to something here...
    I gigged an Ampeg 410 and GK400rb, many many times, for many years... and loved it !

    Awesome work OP ! Enjoy :)
     
  13. Interceptor

    Interceptor Supporting Member

    Mar 29, 2005
    Madison, WI
    You're not alone. I've been using a GK MB500 together with one or two SVT210AV cabs and have never been happier with my tone.
     
  14. ghostfather

    ghostfather

    Oct 26, 2013
    I played a GK800rb through a fridge at a rehearsal space last month and I couldn't stop grinning. So good.
     
  15. basspipe

    basspipe Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Pennsylvania
    Interesting, I've been really wondering what some of my old fav amps would sound like through some of new Bergie cabs:

    NV115 or CN212 with either SWR SM400 or the 800RB?

    I'm really thinking the 800RB would rock either of these.
     
  16. basspipe

    basspipe Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Pennsylvania
    Now you got me thinking I want a GK 800RB!!!

    With a Bag End 1x15 stack?

    Thanks for the Sunday morning GAS ;)
     
  17. AdamR

    AdamR Supporting Member

    Sep 24, 2007
    Bethel CT
    Disclosures:
    Endorsing Artist: VF Cables, Dirtbag Clothing
    Great choice !
     

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  18. MyMusic

    MyMusic

    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    I have to agree with being gas free. I have a few amps, a few cabs and a few basses. Happy with them all. Maybe someday I will get a fretless. But I am officially gas free!!!!!!
     
  19. Gunnerhea86

    Gunnerhea86

    Jul 29, 2009
    I'm quite certain the 800rb would sound amazing atop any quality cab. Before the Ampeg, I had it powering a single SWR Big Ben 1x18. It sounded great, just not quite what I was looking for.






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