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Dagummit, now I have to buy a GK!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by CYoung, Sep 26, 2001.


  1. CYoung

    CYoung

    Nov 30, 2000
    Gainesville, FL
    Went to the local music store yesterday looking at amps, and lo and behold - thay have become a stocking GK dealer. So, I grab a Jazz bass copy and plug into a 400RB/210 combo and crank it up. "Dang, lotsa bass....must have an extension 1x15 cab hooked up....(look behind amp and realize I am on internal 2x10 speakers)....DAMN!" Then I tried the 700RB/210 and it was even better. Now I am craving a GK amp.

    So, are they worth it? How is reliability? I love the sound and plan to buy one very soon.
     
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Shouldn't that be : "Dagnab it!!"
     
  3. Gabu

    Gabu

    Jan 2, 2001
    Lake Elsinore, CA
    I liked my old GK rig. It was only 100w, so I needed more volume to keep up. But the sound was cool. If you dig it, go for it!
     
  4. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Do a search for GK, or Gallien Krueger, within this forum and you'll find many previous posts on this topic. They are very informative.

    You'll find that some members really like the GK tone and others don't. Some members have had problems with GK quality control, particularly on the newer models. Other members, like myself, have not had any problems with their GKs (and I've owned a 400B, 400RB, 800RB & 1001RB). Almost everyone that sent their amp back to GK for service had problems with customer service. Fortunately, none of my amps gave me problems.

    I've been happy with GK amps. I guess I've been lucky as far as not having problems.
     
  5. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    I think you'll find that many of the complaints regarding quality and breakage were made about the 1000RB and the 2000RB, both of which are no longer made, having been replaced by the 1001RB (which I have, and love) and the 2001RB.
     
  6. I own a 700rb head and i've never had a problem with it. The best thing about it is that it is mega lightweight so gettin it to a gig is no problem. And of course the trademark tone...gotta love it
     
  7. The bi amp gk combos are my favorite combo on the planet. Musiciansfriend can have some awesome deals on their stuff and a web site called digibid used to sell tons of it. I agree with the comments about service and QC but if you get an amp and it works for the first 6 months it should work forever or close to it