Difference between GK1001RB & GK1001RBII

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by dalley, Dec 8, 2005.

  1. dalley


    Jul 6, 2005
    is the RBII just a newer version or are there differences?
  2. McHack


    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    From what I've seen, there are usually some sort of upgrades when GK does that in thier product line. What the specific differences there are, between the 1001 & 1001 II, I couldnt tell you.
  3. The 1001RB-II has 700 watts instead of 540 watts and has a few reliability fixes.
  4. Fred312b

    Fred312b What if I want to play jazz precisely? Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2002
    Chicago, IL
    it's also supposedly voiced a little differently, for a slightly warmer sound and more low end... and it's cosmetically different to, if looks matter :smug:
  5. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
  6. Squidfinger

    Squidfinger I wish I could sing like Rick Danko.

    Jan 7, 2004
    Shreveport LA
    I thought it was the mark I that had all the reliability issues. I heard the mark II only had one bad batch.
  7. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    That's what he was saying. The II has some reliability fixes over the I. Though, to be truthful, my MK I has had NO issues whatsoever. I have broken knobs off accidentally, and fixing it was super easy. Also, GK's customer service was very easy to deal with! One thing, though, the newer GK's control potentiometers have a bracket that you have to solder along with it, which gives it a more stable connection to the circuit board. If you replace a pot on an older one, you have to cut this part off.