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How to set this up?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Denzel, Dec 12, 2018.

  1. Denzel


    Nov 14, 2018
    I recently bought a new rig and I was wondering how should I connect the preamp to my gallien krueger. Check out the pic. I have a probass 1000 preamp, a gallien krueger MK2 and a Korg tuner. Where do I plug my amp cables to get me to start using the preamp?

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  2. lz4005


    Oct 22, 2013
    There are several ways to connect those pieces.

    The best sounding one will be to plug your bass straight into the GK.

    If you feel like you must use the preamp you could put it in front of the GK, in the effects loop or bypass the GK pre and go straight to the return. All valid hookups.
  3. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    I agree with all of this^

    What do you want to get from the preamp that you can't get from the GK?
  4. juancaminos

    juancaminos Supporting Member

    May 30, 2003
    USA, Phoenix, AZ
    Had you already been running the GK and tuner?
  5. 2cooltoolz

    2cooltoolz Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2009
    Lake Conroe, TX
    Those GK 700RBs are great amps on their own merits.
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  6. SpazzTheBassist


    Jun 20, 2006

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  7. Denzel


    Nov 14, 2018
    When I bought the rig, I thought pream was suppose to give effects or something. I didnt know what it does to the whole set. I thought the original owner bought it as a set or he built it himself with the swr 4x10 cab? I was just curious as how it would sound with me playing around with the preamp's equalizer.
  8. Reedt2000

    Reedt2000 Supporting Member

    Apr 26, 2017
    Central New Jersey
    Aside from the graphic eg there is not much that the preamp will do that the amp won't. You might be able to overdrive it but the GK has the boost feature which is basically a light overdrive/distortion.
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  9. Paulabass

    Paulabass Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2017
    IMHO the GK pre is much better. Are you running a speaker cord to your tuner? I realize it doesn't carry a signal you are using, but still a bad habit.
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  10. Warpeg

    Warpeg Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2005
    As someone who has owned the same makes and models of your amp and preamp, IMO the above quote is exactly spot on! For my tastes, using that ProBass in place of GK's built-in preamp would be downgrading the tone. That being said, here is what I would do:
    1. Sell the ProBass for whatever you can get out of it.
    2. Buy a vent panel to cover the 1RU spot left by the ProBass.
    3. Connect the tuner to the Tuner Out on the GK.
    4. Connect the speaker terminal on the back of the GK to your cab(s)

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