Cab for GK 1001RB

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Brendan Richko, Jun 18, 2020.

  1. Brendan Richko

    Brendan Richko

    Sep 14, 2014
    I found a GK 1001RB series 1 for dirt cheap. Firstly, how is this amp? Any known issues? Also, what kind of cab should I get for it. I dont wanna spend over $250 for one if possible. Any suggestions?
  2. el jeffe bass

    el jeffe bass

    Nov 22, 2013
    New Mexico
    I had one that I used with an Ampeg 610HLF. It sounded great and was as loud as I would ever need. As far as a cabinet for it you might look for a deal on a good used 4x10 or 1x15 depending on your tastes.
  3. 1bassplayinfool

    1bassplayinfool -Nowhere Man-

    Neo 212 GK cabs sound fantastic with the 1001RB. Ran that setup for a few years.
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  4. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    A $250 budget will likely not give you many quality options. Your best bet is to look for used cabs in your local Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.
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  5. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass Inactive

    Apr 9, 2009
    250 bucks? Look for a used Avatar 410 or 212.
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  6. Chef

    Chef In Memoriam

    May 23, 2004
    Columbia MO
    Staff Reviewer; Bass Gear Magazine
    that 1001 is a tremendously powerful head.
    be careful with whatever cab you end up with.
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  7. Omega Monkey

    Omega Monkey

    Mar 8, 2015
    You MIGHT be able to find something like an SWR Goliath III or IV at the top of your budget. But if you raised it even just to 400 you would open up a LOT of options.
  8. SwitchGear


    Mar 23, 2005
    Sunny Beach
    More than $250 but a CX410 is a good match for that head
  9. Brendan Richko

    Brendan Richko

    Sep 14, 2014
    Just an update. I found a crate be-215l 2x15 cab. 400watts at 4 ohms. And an eden d118 1x18 500watts at 8 ohms. Now I know the gk amp I have runs 380w at 8 ohms and 540w at 4ohms. Both cabs are in the same price range. So which one should I go for?
  10. Warpeg


    Jun 20, 2005
    Personally, I wouldn't enjoy either of those cabs for what I play. What kind of sound are you going for?
  11. Brendan Richko

    Brendan Richko

    Sep 14, 2014
    I'm going for more of a growly midrangish tone. Something to suit my gibson g3.