Gk vs. Acoustic

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Octalcode, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. Octalcode


    Apr 20, 2008
    Trying to decide between GK 700RBII or Acoustic B600H. Both the same price ($350). Anyone have experience with both of these? I have Ampeg 410SVT HLF cab and Acoustic B410 cab. I play mainly classic rock (no slap).
  2. I don't have any experience with the Acoustic stuff.

    I've used the GK700RBII with a 410SVTHLF (USA fwiw) and I REALLY enjoy this combo! I don't know what it is, but anytime I've played any bass through this rig it sounds great! Whether it's at rehearsal, recording, Sam Ash, GC...

    I use this rig at our rehearsal\recording studio for all of our recordings. I've also used an old 400RB through that cabinet and been very happy with it for recording\rehearsal.

    $350 is a great price for the GK.
  3. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Wow, I'll say! :eek: Is that used?
  4. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    I'm a Genz benz fan myself. Given the choices I'd for sure go with GK. If GB didn't exist I'd probably go with GK great sound to price ratio.
  5. Octalcode


    Apr 20, 2008
    Yes, it's used. 2 years old. Rarely gigged, was used at home.
  6. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    North central Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    That would be an excellent head for that price, if it's in good shape.
  7. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Be aware that the 2 410's you mentioned are very different. The Ampeg is a 4 ohm cab, and the Acoustic is an 8 ohm cab. I wouldn't run them together with either head. I would jump on that GK head, and pair it with the Ampeg cab. That's all you'll need.
  8. I own the GK 700RB-II and I absolutely love it. That GK growl is a lot of fun and on top of that, it's biamp-able. Very versatile amp and built like a tank. That price is a steal! I'd get it before someone else does. :bassist:
  9. Greyvagabond


    Aug 17, 2007
    I can never seem to get a good tone out of a GK amp, but I love those Acoustics. And agreed; get rid of the Acoustic 4x10, you won't need it with the HLF!
  10. It should be noted that the 700RBII is not biampable in the way that an 800RB is biampable.

    I know there are threads from the past floating around about this so I won't get into it.

    So if you do end up with the 700RBII be sure you understand it's proprietary 'biamp' capabilities.
  11. georgestrings

    georgestrings Inactive

    Nov 5, 2005

    Agreed 100% - I have both the 700rb-II and the SVT410-HLF, and they work very, very well with one another...

    Also, a 700rb-II in good shape for $350 has got to be one of the best bang for the buck values in a pro-quality amp there is - jump on it...

    - georgestrings
  12. Octalcode


    Apr 20, 2008
    Thanks for all the positive input! No contest - GK wins.