NEED HELP. Ampeg 810e Or GK 1001rb/GLX 810 cab

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by JoshSmith, Jul 23, 2013.

  1. JoshSmith


    Jul 23, 2013
    So I have the choice between a used Ampeg 810e with a peavey tour 700 and Gallien Krueger Bass rig that is a 1001rb head with a Glx 810 cab. I play hardcore and sometime play in Drop A# and mostly in Drop C. I've heard Ampegs aren't the best at handling the lower tunings? Please help. Thanks!
  2. JimmyM

    JimmyM Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Yamaha, Ampeg, Line 6, EMG
    I think the 810e does just fine with low tunings. I see a lot of low tuned bassists who use them, too. Anyway, I'd do the Ampeg/Peavey. The 1001RB is a very good pro-level head but the Goldline cabs are crap. And if you're going to skimp anywhere, don't skimp on the cab. Meh bass + meh amp + great cab = great tone. Great bass + great amp + meh cab = meh tone.
  3. majortoby


    Jul 2, 2009
    Tampa, Fl USA
    Ampeg/Peavey! The ideal, IMO, would be the 1001RB into the 810, but even if that's not possible, the 810 is paramount.
  4. Rich McCoy

    Rich McCoy

    Apr 8, 2013