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GK head/ Ampeg cab users??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by xcental34x, Oct 17, 2004.


  1. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    Is anyone using this combo, more specifically a GK head with an Ampeg HLF cab? I'm eyeballing an Ampeg 6x10. Is it possible to get a good hi-fi, sterile sound out of this combo?

    ~Patrick
     
  2. I believe Matt Freeman from rancid uses gk head/ampeg cabs. Not sure exact models though.
     
  3. BillyB_from_LZ

    BillyB_from_LZ Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2000
    Chicago
    I briefly owned a 1001RB head and loved the flexibility of the preamp. I would think that paired with an Ampeg X10HLF where X is 4 or 6 would sound great!

    I wish I still had the GK, I loved the variable Contour control and the 4/5 string bass switch... Great improvements on the otherwise tried and true 800RB.
     
  4. vacman

    vacman

    Mar 8, 2004
    portland, or
    I played a 700rb on top of my Ampeg 8-10 and it sounded great....very clean tone. In fact that 700rb is first on my GAS list right now.
     
  5. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    I have a 1001RB and I use it with an ampeg 4x8. Very amazing sound. So clean and smooth. If you want hifi, and don't want to go pre-power, this would be the way to go. Cabwise, if you wanted more, bag ends, accugroove, EBS, and stuff like that would be more hifi, but less affordable. But I sure do love my GK/ampeg setup
     
  6. Th9nker

    Th9nker

    Mar 18, 2002

    Well damn, algebra does have a real world application...
     
  7. xcental34x

    xcental34x

    Feb 28, 2003
    Memphrica, TN
    :eek: Amazing
     
  8. Mike A

    Mike A Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2002
    Kentucky
    Yep, I used a 1001rb on top of Ampeg classic cabs for a year or more (115en and 410he) before swapping out for an NV610.

    Sounded good to me. I personally liked the mix between the (relatively) clean GK head running through the sometimes dark/muddy Ampeg cabs. ...But the Bergantino's better.
     
  9. ojthesimpson

    ojthesimpson

    Jul 21, 2003
    Draper, UT
    I have a 1001rb with a sansamp running through a ampeg 810
    I dig it.. I could some more clarity in the low end but overall it's the best bang for my buck.