Anyone use a GB Neox400 2-10

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Berger912, Sep 4, 2010.


  1. Berger912

    Berger912 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Rockland County, NY
    Hi Tb'ers

    i have a chance to pick up a used Genz Benz Neox400 2-10 combo amp in good shape for around $500. i play a Sterling HS 4 string and use a SWR Super Redhead but i am looking for a little more portable amp for smaller gigs. Does anyone have any experience with this amp and how does the sound compare to the Super Redhead? I know this amp is discontinued so is $500 a decent price? with the wattage being around the same if i really like it it could become my main amp. any advice would be appreciated. I wish some one around Rockland County, NY stocked Genz Benz i have heard so many great things about them but have never gotten a chance to ever play one.

    Peace
    Dave
     
  2. Berger912

    Berger912 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Rockland County, NY
    Anyone???
     
  3. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    genz benz products are usually great, but i'm not at all familiar with that combo.
     
  4. Berger912

    Berger912 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Rockland County, NY
    thank you for the input anyone else have some experience with this combo?
     
  5. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    This was the model upon which the NeoPak 3.5 was based on. It was our early entry into lighter weight combos (which have obviously evolved from here) which ultimately led to the Shuttle and ShuttleMax products. They were very reliable and there are quite a few out there. We still service these and stock all of the parts.

    Here's the owner's manual:

    http://www.genzbenz.com/img/manuals/gb/NEOX400_210T.pdf
     
  6. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    ^^^ How many SWR engineers are telling you about the Redhead on this site?

    Great combo. Played one for not very long many moons ago and was impressed. Have a buddy who has a GBE400 and a airhead Genz 2 X 10 and it is awesome.

    Don't know if I could compare it to a redhead. If I were in your shoes I'd go for it over the Redhead. Mainly because I prefer GB stuff and it's lighter. I used the Redhead at Samash as my reference when playing basses and It's tone was consistent also practiced with one for several months but always felt like I was missing something. Though it is a very competent combo.

    My $0.02. Either one will be a great amp to play out and practice with.:bassist:
     
  7. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
    This is the model on which the NeoPak 3.5 was based. :D
     
  8. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    I see the grammar police are alive and well in CT ;)
     
  9. Berger912

    Berger912 Supporting Member

    Mar 26, 2004
    Rockland County, NY
    AgedHorse

    do you know of a store that carries Genz Benz Bass amps and actually has product in stock that i could try? i am in the 10901 zipcode

    Peace
    Dave
     
  10. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    I run the engineering dept. so this is the best that I can do. You can give them a call or e-mail to see what they have in stock, and what's available for you to play:

    ALTO MUSIC
    329 RTE 59
    AIRMONT, NY, 10952
    Website: altomusic.com

    MUSICAL FULFILLMENT SERVICES
    59 GREENWOOD AVENUE
    REAR ENTRANCE
    MIDLAND PARK, NJ, 07432
    Phone: 201-251-1060 | Fax: 201-689-0220
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.americanmusical.com

    MUSICAL FULFILLMENT
    8 THORTON RD.
    OAKLAND, NJ, 07436
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.americanmusical.com

    MUSICAL FULFILLMENT
    16 WRIGHT WAY
    UNIT A
    OAKLAND, NJ, 07436
    Email: [email protected]
    Website: www.americanmusical.com

    THE MUZIC STORE
    39 CEDAR STREET
    DOBBS FERRY, NY, 10522
    Phone: 914-693-3200
    Email: [email protected]
     
  11. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
    I hope you had a great Holiday.

    My grandmother taught English lit and language arts at Brown. My grandfather was a newspaper editor.

    I write ad copy for an amplifier company. :D
     
  12. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
    You can also check out website for our "Showroom dealers". These are dealers that have agreed to keep core product in stock.
     
  13. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    It's a good thing I design and you write eh?

    Holiday? It's a holiday? I don't get no stinkin' holiday. I'm TD'ing a Smashing Pumpkins show tonight. Load-in at 8am, home at 2am. Makes designing amps feel like pussy work! ;)
     
  14. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    at least you get to look at a cute bass player ;)
     
  15. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    True dat Jimmy... most of you bass players are not so easy on the eyes ;)
     
  16. JimmyM

    JimmyM

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    guilty as charged.
     
  17. hasbeen

    hasbeen Commercial User

    Sep 23, 2004
    Vice President, KMC/JAM USA: Distributor of Ashdown amplification
    you should see me in my kilt!:eek::eek::D
     
  18. agedhorse

    agedhorse Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 12, 2006
    Davis, CA (USA)
    Development Engineer-Mesa Boogie, Development Engineer-Genzler (pedals), Product Support-Genz Benz
    Great show and nice group of guys to work with by the way, worth seeing if you have a chance...
     

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  19. mccartneyman

    mccartneyman

    Dec 22, 2006
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Managing Editor, Bass Guitars Editor, MusicGearReview.com
    I had the NEOX 400 112 and it killed.
     
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