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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Ripper75, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. Ripper75


    Aug 8, 2005
    Boise, ID.
    I am new to amp terminology, searching for a strong bass amp to compliment two loud punk rock guitar players, thinking about trading my SVT Pro2 for a new GK-800RB. Any advice?
  2. chaosMK


    May 26, 2005
    Albuquerque, NM
    Hi-fi into an old tube amp
    What's wrong with your SVT-2?
  3. 4Mal

    4Mal Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2002
    Columbia River Gorge
    Yeah, the thought is trade it for the 1001 RB II. Sounds virtually the same with the countour rolled off and you get more power ....
  4. what he said.

    also, the 1001rb-II does have more power... and it is the same price as an 800rb.
  5. Big Thump

    Big Thump

    Jun 29, 2005
    North of 49
    Pick-up a slightly used 800,I love mine if you go new go for the1001 more juice,same price or even the 700 they've got lots of crank as well
  6. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Ampeg SVT-2 is 300W TUBE, 300W from a GK 800RB won't be as loud... however, it will cut through nicely. For the price, if you really need the volume, I'd recommend checking out the 700RB-II or 1001RB-II. Voiced slightly differently than the 800RB, but much louder.
  7. +1
    800RBs are plentiful on the used market and relatively inexpensive. I like my 800RB, but the 1001 sounds great as well.

    Ripper75, I have seen numerous bassists use the 800RB in a punk setting. The cat from Fugazi runs his into an Ampeg 8x10, and Adam Yauch from the Beastie Boys used to play through an 800RB/Peavey rig. That amp just cuts through the mix in a live setting, though in my experience the SVTII does too. As much as I like my 800RB, if weight and money weren't an issue I'd probably own a non-pro SVTII.