Can I get some opinions?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OneMeanZ, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. OneMeanZ


    Feb 15, 2009
    Bristol, TN
    Hey guys, I'm piecing together my first cab and head setup.

    It would be a Gallien-Krueger 410BLX-II cab and a Peavey Firebass. I like to play the stoner/doom/psychedelic styles, just wondering if you think this setup will be decent? .

    Thanks for any info/opinions!
  2. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Which GK 8x10?

    Terminological exactitude promotes understanding. :p
  3. yeah that should work.. plenty of watts in to plenty of speakers
  4. OneMeanZ


    Feb 15, 2009
    Bristol, TN
    Any opinions on a Gallien-Krueger 410BLX-II with a Peavey Firebass?
  5. Jay Corwin

    Jay Corwin Supporting Member

    Jan 29, 2008
    Sanborn, NY
    I've never heard a peavey bass amp that I liked, but I think they would sound fine for stoner/doom metal.

    Peavey = inexpensive, loud, and will last forever.
  6. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    Yeh, I don't like your tie.

    Cheeky, but very clean.
  7. ErnieD


    Nov 25, 2004
    I think the line was "I dont like your sweater" anyway..

    Oh and like most everyone else here, I owned a Peavey amp; model Mark VIII or something like that for a few years and its solid gear. I've read many good things on the Firebass amps, do a search n see. Can't speak much on the GK cabs, about 8yrs or so ago; played thru some at GC a while shopping for new cabs with my GK head, hated it. Left store with 2 SWR cabs.

    But I also read good things on the GK cabs and I've heard em sound great at others gigs, so go figure.

    Its all good, solid gear.
  8. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    The Peavey head is fine, and it'll last as long as you want it, but those Backline GK cabs are not so great. That'll be the weak link.
  9. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    I agree. Look elsewhere for the cab. A used Peavey cab might be just the thing.
  10. OneMeanZ


    Feb 15, 2009
    Bristol, TN
    Thanks guys!
  11. Gearhead17

    Gearhead17 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    Mount Prospect, IL
    I agree with those above, the GK BLX cab will be the weak point. I suggest trying to find a used 410 on Craigslist or at a store. Honestly, if you have a speaker that is not very loud, it does not matter what head you use with it - the tone will change, but the cab will only get as loud as it will. The BLX series do not get as loud as the higher model RBH series will get. (More volume, better tone, higher price tag)

    BLX - Stands for "Back Line Series" and represents the budget gear line for GK.
  12. would you consider 15's. dont see the need for a mega punchy sound. the peavy 1x15 cabs start off at a great price and usually have either sheffield or black widow speakers, both excellent.