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Gallien krueger 700mb11 or 800rb?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jpowell, Oct 5, 2008.

  1. jpowell


    Sep 15, 2008
    Will drive a 2x10 and 1x15 or each seperately. Any opinions from those who are familiar with the heads? Thanks for your input...new to the bass amp scene.
  2. will33


    May 22, 2006
    The 800rb is the better amp if you're looking to bi-amp and crossover somewhere in the midrange, has 100watts to the high end of the crossover. The newer GK have a 50 watts high amp which is pretty much a tweeter control. The 800rb is a better balanced system. Ex. 200-300 watts to a 15 playing below 500-600 hz and 100watts driving a mid-top box as opposed to most all of the amp driving a full range cab with a 50 watt amp that amounts to a tweeter control just like the little knob that's on the back of most cabs with a tweeter in them. If you're looking to ignore the little tweeter amp and just set it full-range and view it as a full range bass amp, the newer 700rbII's are a good bit more powerful and the1001rbII's, more powerful than that.
  3. KPAX

    KPAX Banned

    Mar 22, 2005
    I used an 800RB at a gig around five years ago and LOVED the sound. The 800RB just GROWLED awesome.
    Later I bought a 700RBII and 1001RBII thinking I'd get the same sound - I didn't. I struggled to get a sound I REALLY liked for about two years going through various cabs and basses for way too many gigs (over 100).
    I finally went with an SVT Classic and a Peavey VB-2.
    The 700/1001RBII weren't bad but they never sounded as good as the 800RBII to me. I could never get the mids quite right. They always sounded a bit harsh, dark and congested to me. It's hard to describe but the 700/1001RBII just didn't "breathe" right.
    That's my experience.

  4. Big Thump

    Big Thump

    Jun 29, 2005
    North of 49
    I went from an 800rb to a 700rb11 & could'nt be happier I find the 700 to be warmer sounding, I no longer have to use my BDDI to warm things up, & the 700 is warmer than 1001 ,at least at my bands volumes.

    I just hope my 700 is as bulletproof as my 800.

    I played the 800 for over 20 yrs with no probs.
  5. jpowell


    Sep 15, 2008
    Thanks so far for the input. I will not have cabs with horns....I just bought a GK Goldline GLX 2x10 and 1x15. Any more advice? Thanks.
  6. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    Been a Peavey fan for years,recently went GK 700rb and I won't be goin back.LOve the 700rb can find any tone you want!

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