NAD: GK MB112-II and it's the fault of TB

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by OldPlucker, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. OldPlucker


    Apr 5, 2014
    Last month I was very content with my Fender Rumble 100 v.3 for my open mic needs. After all, I haven't paid for money in 45 years. Then somebody had to post a reply to the Why does the Fender Rumble 500 seem to be more Popular than the GK MB210? thread. I looked at the newer posting and said to myself "BFD, I am happy with my Rumbles"; but, I was subconsciously G-K curious. Then on June 30th, I just happened to drive past one of local Guitar Centers and decided to do my usual walk through and "Meh". I noticed they had several new G-K combo amps; but, gagged on the price. I walked around the used gear fairly bored when I spotted this in midst of the used bass amps. The price was close to what I had paid for my Rumble 100; BUT, this had the red spot in the corner of the tag stating "DUE TO LOCAL ORDINANCE THIS ITEM IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP UNTIL 07/17/17". I tried it out, proceeded to put a deposit on it and have been anticipating today.

    Tonight I told my wife we were going out to dinner because I needed to pickup my amp. She enjoyed the dinner out and only asked twice "Why do you need another amp?". Why not? I sell that which I am not using and only keep a few around for future and/or anticipated needs.
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    Time to see how it sounds at home.
  2. farace


    Jul 9, 2016
    Connecticut USA
    I have the MB212-II, and sometimes wonder if I shouldn't have gotten the 112 instead. Even at an outdoor party I've not had it turned up halfway and it held its own with the PA, guitars, and keys. (The one exception was the day it first arrived and I turned it up all the way. I swear I could see the glass in my living room windows bending from the sound pressure.)

    Congrats on a nice little amp.
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  3. tkonbass

    tkonbass I'm just one of the out-of-focus guys. Supporting Member

    Mar 11, 2012
    St. Paul, MN
    "Why not?" :thumbsup:

    I have the MB112-II and the 112MBP and agree these are pretty great sounding units. My mini-stack lives at our rehearsal space and easily keeps up in a four piece moderately loud rock band. The 2x12 stack at 400 watts is definitely a potent and gigable compact rig.
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  4. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I have the MB112-II and the MBP112-II powered extension cab and love them. I've played surprisingly large gigs with them and they kill. I'd be surprised if your Rumble isn't in the classifieds already, lol.
  5. OldPlucker


    Apr 5, 2014
    The one thing I like right off the bat is the pad for attenuation because both basses I own are active. There were times the Rumble just didn't sound right with the Grainger Bass or the American Precision Deluxe. Now to find a MBP112-II.
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  6. OldPlucker


    Apr 5, 2014
    I have an Open Mic night this Saturday, after I lug this up the flight of steps to the bar and get a chance to play it and see how it sounds in the mix; I suspect the Rumble 100 may be hitting the classifieds. The Rumble 100 is a little bit lighter. Weight became more of a consideration as I progress as a senior citizen.
  7. Stranger Danger

    Stranger Danger Feel Like A Stranger Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2010
    Denver, CO
    I have one as well as the powered 112 extension cab. It's a great little compact rig and I can let the mains do the heavy lifting.
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  8. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    I'm in a similar boat. I have the MB212-II and am blown away at how loud the thing can be. Like you I haven't even had to turn it up close to halfway before I'm being told to turn down. It's almost overkill for small gigs and it's definitely overkill for a rehearsal space, which is why I'm considering the MB112-II.
  9. heynorm


    Oct 21, 2010
    Omaha, NE
    I have an MB112. Should I get the powered extension or another 112 combo to be used in tandem? That way either of them could be a backup. Or, is the MBP the better option. And, can it be used with a possible future Plex?
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  10. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    I love my MBP extension cab. Only one preamp to deal with.
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  11. mexicant


    Aug 28, 2012
    Mid Michigan,USA
    Great story! Love my gk mb115 combo! 20170611_185120.jpg I was going to sell it when I purchased a mesa subway setup but decided its a great little amp. And a fraction of the price.
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