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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by 77mmstingray, Jul 19, 2012.
plastic corners, cheap switches, lack of on/off lights
Was it cheap?
So do you own one or are you just making random observations? Plastic corners don't make a cabinet cheap. Lots of companies use them. Also in the case of GK they provide the ability to stack cabinets more securely. How does it sound? That to me is way more important.
GK MB 210 seems cheaply made thread seems cheaply made. No capital letters, no periods and lack of conjunctions.
I agree with the OP, but it was after I turned it on that I made that assesment. As far as plastic corners go, aren't they all?
compared to what?
I've got the MB115, and I don't think it's cheaply made. It's not like it's a Behringer! But to each his own, I guess!
i tried it at ash $600
sounded ok, but i thought i would break the on/of switch if i wasnt careful
For 600 the carvin build blows it away
Ampeg uses chrome plated metal amp corners. Real classy like.
It's designed to pack a killer sound for an affordable price. I see no problems here.
I think Markbass amps are built more sturdily, but they cost a whole lot more money. I have a GK MB210, and it is crazy light and easy to carry. It also sounds very good once you understand that it is very boomy, and you have to turn the bass down much lower than on most combos.
All Ampeg cabs or just the unaffordable ones that arent made in Vietnam?
Ampeg hasn't made anything in Vietnam since 2008, wise guy But yes, even their imported stuff right down to the $100 BA108 practice combo has chrome amp corners.
So you put lipstick on a pig and it's what? You want pretty toys, buy pretty toys. Or buy useful tools
Those metal corners are great for stacking and improve tone!
Sorry for the jab and the divergance of topic.
I guess I had that coming
Okay, now a serious reply. I think OP is right: MB210 "seems" cheaply made, as in it "appears to be" cheaply made. Truth is, the amp is the same as the 500MB. It's 350 very loud watts and can be carried by an 11 year old bassist (which means dad doesn't have to carry anything). Pairs nicely with an extention cab to run at the full 500w and kicks the living crap out of many of the amps I played back in the 90s. I just can't believe the power you can lug around with one hand these days. Holy cow.
The good Dr. Cheese is right: spend a few minutes working on EQ with this thing, and there only as much "boom" as you want there to be. Take it on a gig and you won't notice the boom anyway. You'll notice everyone looking around for your giant rig.
I have come to love this amp, and I had one crap out on me--sent it back to get fixed and still love the thing.
So things aren't always as they seem. B-String nailed it: it's a useful tool. We love ours.
Were you punching the power switch or something?
I just pictured DK shattering an MB210 trying to turn it off. I love your signature.