I've been looking around at bass amps (and High end DI's) for a while now and came across this amp for a good deal (Thanks Tplyons ). A Gallien Krueger 800RB Head. I've been hearing great things about them and have wanted to try one out myself. First Impressions: A little goes a long way with this amp. With the EQ especially, just boosting or cutting it a little makes a noticeable difference. It's very flexible and I like having a high-mid (at 1kHz) and a low-mid (at 250Hz), though I'd prefer to have one closer to 400hz or so. There's 3 voicing filters (Lo Cut, Mid Contour, and Hi Boost). I played around with them a bit and would only see myself using the low cut occasionally, as I usually boost the lows on my Bass' preamp and like that sound best. The mid contour scoops the midrange pretty drastically and It's a good sound but not really right for the styles that I play most. I usually like my midrange boosted if anything. Then the boost function is unique to GK amps. From what I understand, it adds some harmonic distortion to certain frequencies of the midrange to get a sort of growly sound that GK is known for. To my ears, I can only hear a difference if it's all the way cranked and even then it's just a little distotion in the midrange, and not in a very good sounding way. The GK combo amp (Backline series 1x15) I use for my School's Jazz band has the same boost function and it does make a definate difference that I do like. Maybe I just need a Cab to get the full potential out of it? I dunno. It definatly sounds good but didn't have that initial "Wow" factor that I was hoping for. I still gotta spend a bunch of time learning the EQ and figuring out what works best with my setup. Maybe I'll find this is the amp for me or maybe I'll try for another one..... But anyways - I recorded a couple soundclips clips after playing around with it some. One is part of a song by Meshell Ndegeocello (Though I can't groove half as good as Meshell, she's amazing). And the other is something cool I learned from a soundclip of a Warrior Bass. http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=561816&T=9368 http://www.acidplanet.com/artist.asp?PID=561817&T=8019 When the EQ and everything is set flat it sounds pretty much the same as when I'm running through my DI. I think I'm ideally looking for something that's a lot more colored and would really give me a different sound. Something really growly and slightly overdriven maybe? If you've got any ideas let me know. I'm just going direct for recording if that helps.