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Gallien Krueger need opinion

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by ted schardt, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. ted schardt

    ted schardt

    Apr 2, 2018
    I have an opportunity to purchase a 1001rb with a 4x12 GK cab for extremely cheap it is in almost new condition ...i am new to GK stuff so any opinions from you pros out there, I'm somewhat of a beginner i do know about the head but not sure about the 12s for bass anyone use 12s ? ....thanks
    Last edited: Jan 11, 2019
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  2. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Killer rig. Better than 9/10's of the rigs around here. If you don't mind the big cab, get it.
  3. Spidey2112


    Aug 3, 2016
    What are you waiting for? Do it.
  4. Wasnex


    Dec 25, 2011
    RB1001 is a serious pro-level amp! Always best to try before you buy to make sure you like the amps unique voicing...many do. The 412 cab is pretty rare...you sure it's not a 410? GK has made several 410s and not all of them are great. The 410RBH was designed to work with the RB series amp's biamp capability. It is a great sounding and robust cab, but extremely heavy at 96lbs.
    alaskaleftybass and BrentSimons like this.
  5. thisSNsucks

    thisSNsucks Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Yonkers, NY
    I had that very rig a long time ago.

    Just make sure your place has a strong foundation. No cracks. That rig will cause some earth shaking.
  6. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    An excellent rig but likely overkill for most situations. As long as you have the room and don't mind the weight I say go for it. The RB series are all great and GK's 12" speaker based cabs are all pretty great. never heard the 4X12 but can't imaging it being anything other than great.
  7. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    That rig will ROCK!
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  8. Hard to beat rig.
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  9. joel406


    Dec 27, 2013
    Two very awesome and very “heavy” pieces of equipment.

    Will they sound good?

    Oh hale yes!

    I used to have a 1001 rbii. My fingers went numb if I had to carry it to far. So rack mounting is suggested.

    But that 412 cab GK makes is basically an SVT style cab. It does sound better than any SVT but it’s a a fridge.

    I prefer 410 cabs and an MBF-800 now. Sounds better than what your looking at and I can just use one 410 for small situations and both of them for big ones.

    That 412 will be to much for a lot of situations. Small bars will be out of the question.

    Oh you could use it but dayum.

    You’ll never turn up past one.
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  10. Gallien-Krueger is one of the most respected and popular brands in BassWorld. But as with any equipment purchase, your experience and opinion may vary from others. Best to try it out for yourself to discover if it is the right rig for you.
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  11. LiquidMidnight


    Dec 25, 2000
    I played through a backlined GK 4x12 Neo once. It was a beast of a cab.
  12. wave rider

    wave rider

    Jan 5, 2005
    Real deal rig, I hope you have bought it already.

    I have only good things to say about my 1001ii and have only read good things about the 4x12.
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  13. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Carrying the 1001 by those little handles would hurt, carrying it in a padded over-the-shoulder bag is much better.
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  14. TomB

    TomB Supporting Member

    Aug 24, 2007
    Lucky you!
  15. FronTowardEnemy

    FronTowardEnemy It is better to go unnoticed, than to suck Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2006
    Plainfield Illinois
    As said above.

    Killer rig.

    GK has a unique and awesome tone.
  16. Plucky The Bassist

    Plucky The Bassist ZOMG! I'm back from the dead! Supporting Member

    Jul 30, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Congrats, you will own one of my dream rigs...:crying:
  17. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    I toured with a 100RB-II with 410RBH and 115RBH cabs. Nice sounding rig. I went back to Ampeg because I wanted the classic tube sound but if I was going to use something else, it would be GK. If the price is low enough, buy it!
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2019 at 6:52 AM
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  18. Those 412 cabs are very good and the head is classic GK. If you don’t jump on it someone is gonna get it from under you. I would suggest comparing prices online to be sure you are getting a good used price. Only look at the new price as what it is worth new.
  19. Spirit of Ox

    Spirit of Ox Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2012
    Chelsea Mass
    I have 2 GK heads, an 89 400rb, and a 98 400rb. They are amazing heads and very powerful. The 700rb and 1001rb have more power than you'll need.
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  20. Also.... not sure about the 1001 rb but the rbii is like 22 pounds. That’s pretty dang light in my opinion and if it’s the 412 I’m thinking it is it’s neo speakers and light for a cab that big...

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