Does this seem like a solid GK rig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gordslinger, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Gordslinger, Only problem I see is I believe that cab is 8 ohms. The G.K. Backline 600 is 300 watts at 4 ohms. So through that cab you're probably only going to get around 180 watts from the head. Playin' in a loud Metal band 180 watts will get eaten up pretty fast. If you go this route your probably going to have to add another 8 ohm cab soon.
  2. I think that there is a Backline 600 in the forsale thread for 200 shipped

    if you got a 4ohm cab I'm sure it would hold up against your bands gear. I played a year in a metal band for about two years with a peavey combo at 300 watts
  3. so it would be fine if I can get another 410 BLX sometime farther down the road?
  4. I would check on ebay or the classified section for a used 4 ohm cab, which would let the backline 600 head run at its full power
  5. 2x4strgkramers

    2x4strgkramers Guest

    Dec 15, 2008
    Yes. Although with the pricing on the 8x10 GLX "Goldline" I have seen those for like $499 or something absolutely rediculous and I belive that is a 4 ohm peice why not just get the extra couple of drivers for very near the same price.

    Go in and haggle. They are discontiuning this cab.

  6. jschall84


    Mar 14, 2007
    fort wayne, in
    Bad MammaJamma
    yeah that'll do
  7. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Yes sir, as long as you don't go under a 4 ohm total load.
    You can run two 8 ohm 410's....or a 8 ohm 410 and a 8 ohm 115....or a "single" 4 ohm 215 cabinet....or a "single" 4 ohm 810 cabinet.
    300 watts will go along way if you give that power enough speakers to move some air with.
    I ran a G.K. 800, (300 watts at 4 ohms), into a 4 ohm Ampeg SVT 810 cab for many years. It was always loud, full and clear.
  8. 2x4strgkramers

    2x4strgkramers Guest

    Dec 15, 2008
    2 8ohm cabs in parellel is a nominal 4 ohm load. I would grab that cabinet combo. The 15 will add some good fundemental low end and the 410 will have a nice creamy mid and high end punch. I would totally rocks that rig and Make sure you get a set of the snap in casters. This way you can roll both the 410 and 115 around. With that backline head you should have a nice sounding combo with enough presence and punch to come through the mix.

    It looks like a good deal to at $350 but I would go for $300 becuase you can always haggle.

  9. Kelly Lee

    Kelly Lee Yeah, I'm a guy! Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2004
    Marana, AZ, USA
    Those cabs paired up with a Backline 600 head should give you plenty of volume. I say go for this setup.
  10. Goose72

    Goose72 Guest

    Dec 24, 2006
    NW Indiana
    I have this head and love it... I run it into 2 Avatar 210s and love the sound and power I get. I don't play in a metal band, but my Pop-punk/atlernative is plenty loud to compare! The head and one cab gets me by for practices but I like to have both there for "moral" support...haha

    I have a friend who uses the BL600 and a 410 Goldline series cab, and it sounds good. It is actually what I used for recording my band's songs, as we did them at his house. This rig is loud! His band is more of a rock/hard rock band that you can find on myspace at The rig sounds great!

    I may recommend an Avatar 410 at 4 ohms, because it will hold up a lot better than what I see the Backline 410 doing...but thats just my opinion. I'm pretty sure the Avatar will have a much higher power handling and a lot higher quality speakers (Emminence Neo's). Look into the company, I love my cabs!
  11. ok so I talked to the guy selling the cabs. He was a guitar player that wanted to be a bassist but it didnt work out so hes selling his bass gear. He played his rig with the same head that i want but he has already sold it, and i dont have any heads. So in order to test it out, what should I do? Since my Peavey amp broke i have been using a sh***y 30 watt crate practice amp, and I dont think plugging that thing into the cabs is the best way to test them, do you guys agree?

    So what should I do, and also if i find a head, what should I look for in the sound when trying out the cabs?
  12. I thought that snap in casters were a great feature on my GK-410RBH but eventually the mounting sleeves broke and the casters would pop out of the inserts as I rolled the cab along sidewalks, alleyways and over door thresholds. I've been far happier with the solid mounted casters I replaced the OEMs with.
  13. low-endz

    low-endz Guest

    Dec 18, 2007
    Miami, FL.
    I use the GK600BL head with a 15" cab paired with one 12" cab or a 210 cab to bring it to 4ohms & I play in a heavy Alt-rock band with a big heavy hitting drummer & a guitarist who uses maxes out the gain in his distortion pedal.

    See if the musicstore guy can cut you a better deal for the two and a 210blx for $730
    I have seen the head sell for as little as $249 new & 410blk go for $269 the 210blx is always @ $199
  14. Joe Nerve

    Joe Nerve Supporting Member

    Oct 7, 2000
    New York City
    Endorsing artist: Musicman basses
    Tough question:

    - Hurry up and buy a head?
    - Borrow a head?
    - Rent a head?
    - Trust the guy that the speakers are fine? They look fine. :)

    Simple check on the speakers would be to crank the amp (both volumes at about 1 o'clock) gradually pushing the master a bit more to see how they respond to your playing style on the lowest notes of your bass. If you use a 600 head I wouldn't push the boost past 3 oclock, and you'd probably be best with it at 12. If it sounds fine to you I'd imagine it is. I'd check each cabinet seperately also.

    Just want to add that the the head is awesome. I use it a lot at 8 ohms and while it does struggle at times, the 180 watts more often than not does the job. With all 300 you won't have any problems.

    Good luck.
  15. shoot-r


    May 26, 2007
    Gord, Guitar Center has the G.K. 600 new for $299.00. They've been having some good sales recently, you may be able to do better than that!
  16. Crockettnj


    Sep 2, 2005
    North NJ
    BL600 is solid, and you can definitely find them for 200 or a scootch less pretty regularly.

    consider the head and a couple of 8 ohm cabs for a more modular useful setup. deals ABOUND now. Look around.