GK 2001RB or Mesa Boogie Titan V12?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by timzrage, Dec 16, 2007.

  1. I'm really leaning towards the Boogie, but there are no authorized dealers in Northern Nevada. Also, from what I understand the Boogies are made to order so I may not even have the option to try it out other than at NAMM.

    I keep hearing positive things about GK's stuff and I know that it's a little cheaper than say the Titan. What do you think? Where is GK made? USA I hope!

    I don't play huge venues but I do get to play on the same bill as Drowning Pool, Diecast, Mushroomhead, etc. so I need to compete!!!! LOL
  2. Oreomeister365

    Oreomeister365 Guest

    May 26, 2004
    State college, PA
    Don't know much about the Titan, I can only say the Gk is extremely loud and made in USA.
  3. treebranch13

    treebranch13 Guest

    Oct 31, 2007
    Mesa will give you a warmer sound. GK will give you that growl it is known for. GK is darn loud, one person even said their 300W is better than some 400W heads he has tried.
    The difference (in essence) is: Solid State (GK) or Tube (Mesa)
  4. willsellout

    willsellout I apologize in advance. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2002
    Fort Wayne, IN
    I don't know but it irritates me that you have to go to so much trouble to find a Mesa anything. I just went through this and went in another direction because I'm not going to chase products down. Mesa isn't that good.

  5. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Yeah, I had to make a three hour road trip with a friend to go to the Mesa store in Hollywood a couple weeks ago. I must say, it was worth the trip. The Titan is an AMAZING amp, the options alone make it so "user friendly" that I'm thinkin of selling my DB750 to buy one...
  6. johnpaulbass


    Nov 2, 2005
    Endorsing Artist: Gr Bass, Pyramid Strings, MPE Audio
    tried both

    recorded with both... ;)

    but my vote THIS Time goes for Gk... it's a loud, clean.. FAT .. great amp...
    the titan is also a good amp... but.. I can't tell you .. there's something that I don't like in this amp... I can't still figure it out..
    although I'm a mesa lover but this head just didn't impress me. I liked the m pulse much more...
  7. JGR

    JGR The "G" is for Gustav Commercial User

    Jun 29, 2006
    President, CEO, CFO, CIO, Chief Engineer, Technician, Janitor - Reiner Amplification
    Haven't tried the Titan yet, but I do have the GK2001 and it's a great amp. As loud or louder than anything else out there, great tone, very solid build quality made right here in the USA. I would imagine it would cut through very well for the type of music you are plaing. Also, it has a lot of versitility in terms of what cabs you can use since you can run each side at 2 ohms or bridged into 4 ohms. You also get a second dirt channel which is cool. It's also a good deal cheaper than the Mesa if you get it from RMC Audio.

  8. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Inactive

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF

    I need to sign that stadium-tour so I can justify it in my rig. Like, asap!!!

    As far as price goes, just compare side by side the list of costly features, and you'll see why the Mesa's price is what it is. 2 full independent channels on any amp is a huge sell point for me, which is one reason I liked the M2000 so much.
  9. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    I have the GK. It's a great amp. Great tone for many different styles. I find that it really accentuates the tone of the bass that gets plugged into it very well. I don't bother turning any knobs...if I want a different sound, I'll grab a different bass.

    It's nice, fat, and warm with my Modulus. Thick, meaty, and growly with my Stingrays. Thick, meaty, and VERY growly with my Warwick.

    It's loud as can be and cuts through no problems. I love it. I've got a Mesa M2K as well...and that's a great head, just a little different. I don;t like any of my amps more than others...they just have different features and different power ratings. Each one fits the bill where needed.
  10. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    Just over the hill from you in Stockton.
  11. !Tool

    !Tool Guest

    Nov 24, 2007
    If you want something like Justin Chancellor get the GK

    or Cliff Burton get the Mesa Boogie

    but i like the gk
  12. treebranch13

    treebranch13 Guest

    Oct 31, 2007
    hence your name...
  13. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Too much hip thrust
    It go with the Titanic.

    Chancellor uses Mesa stuff on Aenema and Lateralus. His tone on 10 Days isnt all that distinctinctive.
  14. Adam Wright

    Adam Wright Inactive

    Jun 6, 2002
    Mike Lull Artist
    my vote goes to the Titan. They aren't easy to get but the wait will be worth it if you have to special order.
  15. Thank You So Much for your input. Actually Chancellor I believe recorded their last CD with the Boogie mPulse 600's. But then he jammed with the guys in Isis and dug their GK's.
    Damn it! Sometimes I'm playing small venues, 120 max and other times I'm playing on a bill with a national, all of which it seems have these monster rigs. It's tough when I'm playing through a 400 watt rig. Ofcourse FOH helps out bigtime, but still....
    I use a Megoliath cab (which I cannot say enough about!)
    Daywalker, your thinking of getting one over your Aguilar? That says a lot. So it seems that many use the GK? I do like the loudness factor. I do like a tight sound. Although I play metal I really like Adam Clayton's tone as well as Chancellor's tone. hmmmmm.

    So what the GK is about $1200? for the 2001? And Boogie is about $1600? There's a new music store down the street trying to land the rights to sell Boogie and they told me cost +10% if I pay in cash. They won't get their dealership rights for a few months though. I'm a broke mofo so I'll ponder and ponder until I lay it out, lol! Thanx Again!