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New Gallien-Krueger Stuff

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by EString, Sep 10, 2001.


  1. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Hi!

    I really love Gallien-Krueger amps, so I was pleased to hear that they are releasing a whole new line of products for the beginning or budget-oriented bass player. If these products are as good as GKs other products, I would highly recommend you check them out.
    I may have to get one of them Backline 40/110 40W 1x10 Bass Amps. That make a cool practice amp! I love how all the amps have built in distortion!

    Backline 250 Bass Head:

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=482584

    Backline 210 2x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=601052

    Backline 115 1x15 Bass Speaker Cabinet

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=601051

    Backline 4 x 10 Bass Speaker Cabinet

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=601050

    Backline 250/115 125W 1x15 Bass Amp

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=482511

    Backline 75/112 Bass Amp

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=482583

    Backline 40/110 40W 1x10 Bass Amp

    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/ex/shop/home/010910092752064163214138416231?pid=482582
     
  2. I am a big Gallen fan too. Looks like the new cabs are the old RB's with new paint and shinny speakers. If you get ahold of any or hear any reviews let everyone know. I havent found a lot of Gallien fans on this site but I am new and many not have read the right threads yet. That stuff must be really new, its not even on GK's web site yet
     
  3. EString

    EString

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    The new Backline stuff is very new. Just started shipping a few days ago.

    The reason that the amps and cabs aren't on the GK website is that GK hasn't updated their site since early 2000.
     
  4. superphat

    superphat

    Sep 30, 2001
    so has anyone tried the backline cabs yet?
    what did you think?

    i'm thinking of trying one if i can find it.
     
  5. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    They'll probably be in the GC's in a few weeks.
     
  6. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    Hello all. This is Trip from GK. The Backline cabs should be in GC sometime this year. In the combo series, I think that the 110 and 112 are the best. The 410 cab is a decent little rocker and we are thinking of doing an 810. What do you think?
     
  7. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    We are already on it! I'll keep you posted.
     
  8. ChenNuts44

    ChenNuts44

    Nov 18, 2001
    Davenport, IA
    how does the backline 4x10 compare to the 4x10rbs? local stores don't stock gk gear and i have to make a bit of a drive to try anything new. my trip to try the 700rb was worth it, but i want to know what to expect from the backline gear.

    also, you asked what we'd like to see. i'd like to see an amp like my 700rb, only with an insanely powerful boost circuit. i'm not talking distortion like on the 2001rb, but the same function it serves on the 700rb, only much, much more powerful. powerful to the extent that when i go to fiddle my boost knob, i hear the crowd shout in unison "NOOOOOOO!!!" as if to say, "please god, don't let him touch the boost knob. there are women and children in the crowd..." that might be a tad bit exaggerated, and a bit unclear, but it sure makes sense to me. that's one for my wishlist ::sighs::
     
  9. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    The backline series is not as clear as the RBS series. The RBS is geared toward the semi/pro to pro guys who don't like tweeter cabs. As for the insane boost. I think I know what you mean. Turn that sucker up and you would get some really reaming sustain and bit of breakup. I would like that as well. Keep things coming folks!
     
  10. ndjx

    ndjx

    Oct 26, 2001
    MN
    How would those Backline cabs do in a rock setting? Is that who they're geared toward (rockers)? Would the 700RB with 210BXL and 115BXL be a good combo?
     
  11. BassAxe

    BassAxe

    Jul 22, 2002
    Culpeper, VA
    8x10!

    *drooooooollll, plop!*

    A cab with multiple 12s would be kickin', too!

    Any idea for that 8x10 being RBH, RBS, or just Backline?

    Aside from the tweeter, aren't the RBH and RBS cabs ported differently? I would have liked to have tried the RBS cabs, but I just couldn't find them anywheres.

    What does "GC" stand for? Until Trip's reply, I thought it was a slam by a GK critic for "Garbage Can"
     
  12. Captain Awesome

    Captain Awesome

    Apr 2, 2001
    PDX
    GC's an abbreviation/euphemism for good ol' Guitar Center.
     
  13. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    The Backline cabs will do well. They are made to for rockers. Especially the young ones. Thanks for the replies. Keep them coming. I'm gonna go play Soldier of Fortune II for a little while.
     
  14. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    The 700rb would work well with them. If you don't like tweeter cabs. I would go with our rbs series. The 700's punch will translate well in those. The backlines are more edgy sounding. They do look cooler than the RBS. But of our gear is getting facelift.
     
  15. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    Thanks for being honest! I think all of our stuff needs a facelift. Any ideas out there?
     
  16. ndjx

    ndjx

    Oct 26, 2001
    MN
    Well, I think you guys should make a 4x8, 8x8 and 6x10 cabinet(s).

    As for face lift... well I despise the way the RBH enclosures look and the way they stack and so on. Other than that make them have more character they just look dull and grey... hard to explain.
     
  17. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    I do agree with you. Indeed. We are working on it.
     
  18. DigMe

    DigMe

    Aug 10, 2002
    Waco, TX
    How about making it look like a big, soft la-z-boy so you can relax in comfort while you kick out the jams. A cappucino machine add-on would be cool too.
    Maybe you could even get Mattress Mac to sell 'em. ;)

    brad cook
     
  19. tripwamsley

    tripwamsley

    Jan 31, 2002
    Sulphur La,
    It will be a massage chair. Mini-Bar as well.