Genz Benz--What's the Buzz??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Rich_Briere, Feb 12, 2005.

  1. Rich_Briere


    Jul 31, 2003
    In spite of the fact that I've been a devoted "Tubie", I'm really enjoying the Genz Benz gear. My Neo400 has me re-thinking the possibility that a SS amp IS capable of sounding the way I need it to and and I'm wondering if there are any other devoted GB fans out there? :) My Sunn 1200 is now on the market--soon to be replaced by the Genz 1200 and their 6x10 cab. I think we have a winner here folks. :hyper:
  2. I have the 610 XB2 and I feel very confident in saying that you're going to love it. It's heavy but surprisingly easy to manuever and the soud more than makes up for any struggle you might have.
  3. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Moderator Staff Member

    Apr 12, 2001
    Olympia, WA
    I recently purchased a GB Series 2 amp. First time I have owned anything from GB. I really, really like this amp. It sounds great! Warm tone, and also bright. I can get the tones I want from it, no problem. I would like to upgrade to a bigger GB soon. Simple to use, and the GB customer service is great. I e-mailed them, and got a nice e-mail back from Jeff Genzler. He is the founder, and builder of the company.

  4. ardorx


    Sep 23, 2004
    Sugar Land, TX
    I have a Genz LS410 and I really like it. It's not heavy, has enough low end and good mids and highs. And I got it brand new for free.
  5. IvanMike

    IvanMike TTRPG enthusiast, Happy, Joyous, & Free. Supporting Member

    Nov 10, 2002
    Middletown CT, USA
    my dealer started carrying GB a while ago. i was very skeptical but after messing with them i was impressed. definitely great for the money and sound good. i really dug the 600 head quite a bit. as far as tube vs ss goes, don't get all hyped about what's in the preamp, just pay attention to how it sounds. no one's going to knock neve, (and all the neve knockoffs like api), thunderfunk, or the avalon U5, (to name a few) and those are all solid state preamps.
  6. Nocturnal

    Nocturnal Abuser of Thunderbird Shaped Objects. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2002
    Chandler, Arizona
    I've been using my GB Series 2 head thru an older 210XB cab for a couple of years. I have no complaints about the sound or reliablity of either.
  7. shotgun GBE1200!! im excited.
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