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GK800RB or GK1001RBII?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by emjazz, Apr 18, 2006.

  1. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Brooklyn, NY
    I like the portability of the 1001RB, but is there any advantage to the 800RB over the 1001RB? Is there a sound difference at all? Anyone who has had experience with both want to chime in?
  2. Trevorus


    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    They say that the 1001RB is voiced like a more powerful version of the 800 rb. The string switch changes it a bit, too. I haven't A/B'ed the two, but I am and always will be a GK fan. You can't really go wrong with either.
  3. i have owned both.
    im not really nit pickey.
    the 1001rbII just seemed like a 800rb with more headroom and smaller.

    if i ever get a GK head again it will proably be the 1001rbII.

  4. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    I agree. I think the 1001 has more flexible tone controls though. I've used both live and like both. They sound good with any good cabinets. The 1001 has a lot more headroom than the 800. Very nice amp. If I was in the market for another head right now, I'd get one.

    In fact, I bought the Walkabout Scout that I now have used for over 2 years only because I couldn't get a 1001 and needed one for a gig the next day. I don't regret getting the Mesa, but I'd be perfectly happy with the GK. I've played them for years and always liked them.

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