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No more GAS!!!

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

  1. Gunnerhea86

    Gunnerhea86

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    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

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    That is a very fine choice.
    Beware of the GAS, sometimes it still lays in waiting.
  3. B-string

    B-string Supporting Member

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    Classic! Awesome pairing.
  4. JimmyM

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    Black/maple Precision...nice!

    Enjoy!
  5. musicman666

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    Ha! I use an 810e and a 400RB! You really don't need the sansamp but if you must!
  6. musicman666

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    Just want to add that this particular pairing sounds fantastic to my ears! Something about GK amps and sealed cabs!
  7. Gunnerhea86

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    Thanks everyone, it truly is an amazing setup.
  8. Gunnerhea86

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    I just use it to add some drive/grind.
  9. jmarcus2

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    Great rig... but GAS elimination? not possible.
  10. Gunnerhea86

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    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:
  11. Pimmsley

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    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 :)
  12. Interceptor

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    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.
  13. ghostfather

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    I played a GK800rb through a fridge at a rehearsal space last month and I couldn't stop grinning. So good.
  14. basspipe

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    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.
  15. basspipe

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    Now you got me thinking I want a GK 800RB!!!

    With a Bag End 1x15 stack?

    Thanks for the Sunday morning GAS ;)
  16. AdamR

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    Great choice !

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  17. MyMusic

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    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!!!!!!
  18. Gunnerhea86

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    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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