Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Hookha, Nov 29, 2005.

  1. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    I nedd a Show amp
    I Think about Genz Benz ,GK or laney
    which amp from these 3 company is the best.
    your opinion
    or you have another amp to suggest my?
  2. BassIan

    BassIan Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2003
    Cupertino, California
    You need to give us a lot more to work with. What kind of music do you play? How loud is your band? How large a venue will you be playing at? What kind of bass do you play? Do you want huge rumbling bottom end or a more mid-heavy tone? And perhaps most importantly - how much can you spend? We can make a lot of helpful suggestions if we can know more about you.

    To give you a partial answer though, from my experience with GK amplifiers I can definitely suggest them. I've seen some of those heads and cabinets last through ridiculous abuse and still sound great night after night. I have heard virtually nothing bad from anybody I know who has owned a GK.
  3. Hookha


    Nov 6, 2005
    I paly
    alot of Rock-classic and prog
    Jazz Bluse Metal
    and the shows i guess well be in aclose place
    a concert hall!
  4. Matt Morgan

    Matt Morgan Fellow Conspirator Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2001
    Plano, TX
    I had the opportunity to try a GK 1001RB-II for a while and I really liked it. Very good quality, very good tone and very powerful!
    It is also very affordable as well.
    My vote is for the GK!
  5. FireBug


    Sep 18, 2005
    My vote goes to Genz Benz - the most underrated amp manufacturer around. If I were to get one it would be the GBE 600 because of the solid state and tube mix on the preamp. I played one through a Bergantino HT112 and with only the SS portion on, it sounded exactly like GK. Turn the tube drive up and there is a noticeable warmth and phatness that gets injected into the preamp. The shape buttons really make a difference and the the frequencies were very well chosen for the eq.

    I put it above GK, but then again it is a little more expensive.