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Sansamp RBI preamp - which power amp ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Turlu, Nov 13, 2017.


  1. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    Hi all,

    I am leaning towards buying a Sansamp RBI these days.

    I currently have a GK Fusion 500 Head, which I really like. Can I use the GK Head as a power amp and bypass the preamp section??

    Should I buy myself another power amp instead??

    I am sure lots of you guys faced such a question!

    Let me know!
     
  2. Ampslut

    Ampslut

    May 15, 2017
    Running out from the RBI to the FX return of the GK should work.
     
  3. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Set things right and you can even run the RBI into the front end of the GK. If you like the GK's tone stack / pre section, you may want to consider something less expensive like a BDDI or pedal pre of cjoice.

    Riis
     
  4. Turlu

    Turlu Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2000
    Ottawa, Ontario CANADA
    Yes, good ideas guys!
    Would a V2 BDDI give me similar tones like the RBI by any chance?
    Thanks everyone!
     
  5. Zooberwerx

    Zooberwerx Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 21, 2002
    Virginia Beach, VA
    Yes. The two pre's may complement each other nicely...then again, it may be a real dog. I can easily think of a half-dozen pedals that would warm-up the GK's front-end without getting stupid in the OD department. Two that come to mind are the Linden Barber and Butler BlueTube. I still use the BDDI.

    Riis
     

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