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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by jesica, Jul 29, 2001.
Does anybody know anything about Gorilla Amps? I am thinking about buying one.(the Gorilla GB-30)
I have tried one before and wasnt too impressed. But if you like the sound that comes out of the little speaker, go for it! Personally I like an amp with a little more power, even for practice by myself.
I had one of those pieces of crap.
You will be better with a Peavey Microbass.
The Gorilla GB30 Sucks to hell. EQ does nothing and the Funk switch sucks.
I even made it blow one day.
The Peavey Microbass is better constructed, sounds better and the volume its mighty for its size.
Amen. Gorilla Amps are bad things, there are many other far superior choices for a comparable amount of money, as the others said, a Peavey Microbass is a good choice. Hell, even my Rogue is better than the Gorillas I've played through. (Don't get a Rogue though, I was just making a point.)
Gorillas are the cheapest of the cheap, the worst of the worst. Any money you spend on one will be money wasted.
I liked mine.
Of course I was 15 and it was my first amp. How much are you gonna pay for it?
i'm was going to pay $129.99....and guess what.. i'm 15 and this would have been the first amp that I own!! Right now I'm using one of my friends old amps.
I paid $58 when I was 15. (Thats the cost to the dealers)
Im just telling you because it is the only thing I wouldnt even recommend to my worst enemy.
PLEASE DONT BUY THAT PIECE OF CRAP!!
$129 could get you the Fender bassman 25 used. And you will like it better. Good luck.
I've had mine for about 15 years and still really like it. It's *only* used upstairs in my practice room, but I gotta say, it's got a nice sound.
I just got one at GC for 25 smackers and while the funk bass switch has fuzz to it, I actually really like it overall. Just for playing around the house I think it is perfect.
You've been a member since 2001. And after all this time and all the millions of threads available to you on the subject of budget amps and whatnot, you somehow arrive on a criminally overpriced offering by crap-shop-level brand Gorilla?
I just do not see how this is possible.
This thread is from 2001
Oh man, that's hilarious, and my foot tastes delicious.
I looked at the last post and assumed the thread was recent. Oh boy.
I do that ALL the time!
i think gorillas suck in a special way, my x girlfriend played in a fairly big all girl punkish band and later a pretty well liked alternative band and she always played her pbass with the gold pg through a tiny gorilla guitar amp mic'd through the house PA
GREAT AMERCIAN SOUND - GODZILLA
Oops, I thought you said Godzilla!
BTW, a friend of mine designed and built these.
What are the names of the bands if you don't mind me asking?
I picked up a GB30 for $25 on ebay, and it's a simple and adequate transistor practice amp if you don't rely on it for generating your "tone". One of the rubber bumper legs is missing, that adds a certain vintage lilt, and ... you just gotta love that Funk Switch ;-) I'm not sure why it's so despised, unless of course you paid say $140 for it, in which case you're probably still working out the Funk Switch, and it's not the amp that's defective.
Just picked up one of these for $20 at a garage sale. My intended purpose was to take out the speaker and circuitry so I could have a beer cooler that would be easy to carry into festivals. Judging by the general response, I think I'll stick to my original plan!