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Newer model GK 1001rb heads on sale at MF, anyone try one yet?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gfab333, Jul 12, 2003.


  1. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    I just noticed that the new GK amp heads are on sale at Musician's Friend. Any one try a new 1001rb head yet? how's the tone? how's the headroom and power, as compared to the previous model of 1001rbs?
     
  2. bben

    bben

    Feb 28, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    I've got one sitting at home waiting for me to get back, but I won't be back until next Wednesday 7/16. Will report back after I use it a bit. I had a 1001 and sold it and missed it. Have a 700 but it doesn't have nearly the ooomph.
     
  3. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    bump -- i'm curious...
     
  4. bben

    bben

    Feb 28, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    I haven't done anything yet with mine except practice, but it sounds like my previous GK1001RB and my GK700RB. The tone controls and all that are pretty much the same. It has a lot less hiss than the previous models, which is something I am fussy about, so I'm happy about that. Notably more punch than the 700, as expected. Sounds good with a pair of Bergantino 1x12s. Can't say much more 'til I gig with it, and that may be a while the way things are going (two of the three bands I was in have folded during the past six months). Oh well.

    Oh, and if you decide to buy one, I got mine from Rik's Music, better price than the Big Chains.

    www.riksmusic.com
     
  5. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Thanks for the update bben -- interestingly, I was thinking of getting your exact rig! I tried out two HT-112s last weekend (actually, with the tweeters rolled all the way off, so I guess they were more like EX112s) and it sounded terrific. The only problem was my WT-400 wasn't enough juice (at least not enough to compete with a drummer). Anyway, you'll have to keep us updated when you do gig with them.

    Also -- I happened to come across Rik's Music on the Internet last night as well...what a great price!

    -Aram
     
  6. bben

    bben

    Feb 28, 2002
    Santa Fe, NM
    I have one HT-112 and one EX-112. Great sounding setup, as noted in various other threads.
     
  7. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    i own a 2001 model, I think. though i've never used it wih 12's, I really like the sound of it through my eden 210 at practice. I add a 15 for gigs. I recently got a hartke 410xl, too. I am itching to really crank that thing. Unfortunately my neighbors wouldn't like that much.
     
  8. Trevorus

    Trevorus

    Oct 18, 2002
    Urbana, IL
    they are really punchy, have a tight low end, and are built like tanks. they are really lightweight, especially for their power ratings.
     
  9. Aram

    Aram

    Feb 2, 2003
    New York, NY
    Thanks TMO and bben. Are you guys able to use the GK's Speakon outputs? I seem to remember hearing that they only work with GK cabs for some reason...is this true?

    Thanks!
    Aram
     
  10. mobax

    mobax Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    The GK Speakon is configured to accomodate the biamp feature of the GK heads and cabs. If you are running anything other than GK RBH or SBX cabs, you will need to use the 1/4" outputs.
     
  11. mobax

    mobax Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    On the other hand, your 1001RB owner's manual can provide wiring instructions that may enable you to rewire a non GK cabinet to be compatible with the 1001RB biamp feature.
     
  12. Somebody correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought you could still use the Speakon-outputs with other cabinets if you just used a standard Speakon-cable (1+/1- full range) instead of the special one (1+/1- low; 2+/2- high) you need for the biamp-feature?
    Is that possible?
     
  13. mobax

    mobax Supporting Member

    Dec 31, 2002
    New Baltimore, MI
    You are correct. You can use a 2 conductor Speakon cable for a non biamp cab with a Speakon connector.