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Just picked up a Genz Benz GBE-600!!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by davepack, Oct 18, 2004.

  1. davepack

    davepack Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Man, this thing is versatile. I've only been messing around with it for a couple hours, but so far so good. Tonight's the first rehearsal with the band using it, and it'll have it's first gig this weekend.
    I'll write a review after the gig.
  2. Sounds good man! Hows the basic sound? Is it warm? I'm real curious about these things
  3. jobu3

    jobu3 Artist formerly known as Big Joe

    Feb 17, 2002
    Mountain Top, PA
    Very warm (especially with the tube pre), deep, and surprisingly loud, IME. ;)
  4. davepack

    davepack Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2004
    Denver, CO
    Yeah, with the tube pre, it's a nice thick, warm sound. Between both pre's, I'm able to get basically any sound I'm looking for, and it's all foot switchable, so there's no need to mess with the dials.
    There are 2 footswitches, one with 2 buttons, one with 4. The 2 button one controls which pre (tube/solid state, blend). The 4 button one controls shaping filters (bass boost, mid scoop, treble boost, mute).
    I upgraded to this from an Ampeg B2. So far, the GBE-600 blows the B2 away.