Blown GK800RB

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jonly, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. jonly


    Oct 3, 2005
    Springfield, il
    Due to a freak accident involving falling cardboard boxes and a shorted speaker cable, I have blown my 800RB. The output was shorted, the amp distorted and blew a fuse. It blew the replacement fuse on power up so I unplugged it.
    I have called all of my local music shops and they don't work on them locally, so I am trying to find a good technician to send this guy to. It has been very reliable for the last 10+ years and I need to make sure that it will be taken care of. If anyone has insight on a great technician please let me know, no matter where I have to ship it to.
  2. i would think the best bet would be to send it to GK.
    i paid a TECH who just boxed it up and send it to GK.
    cut on the middle man.
  3. jonly


    Oct 3, 2005
    Springfield, il
    how long was it gone?
    should I call the gk sales number on Monday or is there a better method to get ahold of them?
  4. Tel: 209-234-7300

    cell em up
    ask for the tech dept.
    they will let you know...

    mine was gone for a awhile, but i beleive that was full thelocal techs fault.
    im pretty sure once GK got it, it was fixed in a timley manner.
  5. jonly


    Oct 3, 2005
    Springfield, il
    thanks, todd.
  6. winston

    winston Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    Berkeley, CA
    Several years ago the boost circuit in my '87 400RB needed repairs --local amp techs "fixed" it but did not solve the problem. I dropped it off at the GK factory for repairs (I live about an hour away). Less than a week later they had it done, for a very reasonable price--they even replaced the a missing voicing filter "chiclet" switch--and charged me only for labor. It's worked perfectly, through many gigs and rehearsals, ever since.