1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  
    TalkBass.com has been uniting the low end since 1998.  Join us! :)

New Amp Day GK MB212 IIAND MBP212

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by steveb119, Dec 11, 2013.

  1. steveb119

    steveb119 Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2012
    orlando fl.
    Just got the MB 212 II yesterday and the MBP212 came last week . hooked them up last night and was very surprised with the power and tone. this rig is two pieces and is saving me over 100 lbs. over my old rig which is shown in the pic.old rig, 2 cabs 68 lbs each and 4 space rack case with tuner, power conditioner and crown xls 1500 at 45 lbs . weight of each mb cab is 40 and 41 lbs. 181 less 81 = 100 lbs savings. will give full review after practice this week and gig next week. thanks to all on TB for getting me to try GK products, without this forum I would probably never considered even trying them.

    Attached Files:

  2. lefty007


    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Beautiful thing.
  3. That's sweet - thanks for the eye candy. :)
  4. Icculus

    Icculus Supporting Member

    Jul 29, 2010
    Brotherly Love
    Looks great! Do you find it difficult to access the amp's controls with the cabs stacked?
  5. JonnyAngle

    JonnyAngle Dropping Acid Pedal Etching .com Supporting Member Commercial User

    Nov 24, 2008
    Maple Grove, MN
    I've got an MB212ii myself and I love it. These are a great system, but I think they look like dummy cabs without a head sitting on top. YMMV

  6. +1 Agreed! :cool:
  7. I was using a stacked pair of MB115s at a gig once when someone asked me where my amp head was - so I jokingly told them it was wireless, and the funny part is - they believe it. :D

    PS: please, post some eye candy. thanks
  8. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    Great stack. Having the powered cab takes some heat off the top amp while doubling the power to your speakers. Good design by GK. I like 12's too. Should get more than enough volume for ANY gig with 4 of thems.
  9. tehuti


    Jan 27, 2006
    I have an original MB 115 and I am thinking I will eventually need more muscle. So I was encouraged to find out about the MBP series until I found out they don't work with the original MB series. I may have to trade it in for a MB/MBP 112 tandem. e
  10. SIFJiggy


    Jan 22, 2011

    Ahhhh!!! I want to hear more about it!

    MB212ii looks perfect for me BUT there are few reviews here on talkbass and NOTHING out on YouTube.

    Scary because I've only played Ampeg so at least I know what to expect simply by virtue of their own promotional YouTube vids.
  11. Many music stores have them is stock - go test drive one, or if you live to far away, just order one from a reputable dealer like http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/MB212-II and return it if you don't like it.
  12. raventepes


    Jan 7, 2012
    Reno, NV
    What (if any) overdrive tones can the MB212-II get? Is it a pretty pronounced distortion, or fairly clean? I hate GK's videos with Norm...he doesn't play the gear to the full potential and won't drive it hard
  13. Agreed! I like the guy, and he has mad chops - But his solo tones (on the vids) are so wimpy and anaemic sounding.
  14. It's clean and can add GK growl too (see manual). If you want more grind or dirt checkout the GK hybrid fusion series amps or some dirt petals. IE: I like the tiny 1590A size Mooer Green Mile.

    Mooer Green Mile Overdrive 2014.

    Best wishes and cheers.
    Last edited: May 26, 2014
  15. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    Any issues with excessive fan noise?
  16. 10cc


    Oct 28, 2013
    They look even better with the GK logo removed.
    My fans love it! They are very excessive too. But the amp still gets much louder than them. I can honestly say that I do not even know if it has a fan or not? I can't hear it if it does though.
    Ghastly likes this.
  17. Ghastly


    Oct 18, 2015
    Mill Valley
    I'd heard a complaint about the onboard fan, but I took the plunge last night. Sweetwater... should get here in about a week.
    10cc likes this.
  18. Dave Hill

    Dave Hill Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2005
    Atlanta, GA
    Best bass combo amp ever