Should I go for this GK rig?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by gordslinger, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. Found a guy that is selling a cool looking rig, but I want a second opinion :D

    Gallien-Krueger Goldline 810GLX 8x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet
    Gallien-Krueger 1001RB-II 700/50W Biamp Bass Head
    BBE 882i Sonic Maximizer
    Korg DTR-1000 Rackmount Digital Tuner

    All for $800, which looks extremely cheap. Isn't all that gear worth well over 2K?

    "rig has only been used in very few local shows and rehearsal studios. it is perfect for any bass player and style."

    I've had problems with buying used equipment before, so I'm a little hesitant about this, but it seems pretty good! What do you guys think?
  2. totallybacan


    Mar 30, 2009
    I love GK, but you will probably want to upgrade the cab soon. Goldline isn't considered to be good lasting gear. If the head is in good condition, it is worth it IMO
  3. allexcosta


    Apr 7, 2004
    Good deal if everything is working fine, but definitely not worth 2K.

    Used head - 400
    Used tuner - 100
    Used BBE - 100
    Used Cab - 350

    Total - 950

    Price is fair, I don't see a reason to have the BBE or a rack tuner, so, yeah, if you don't have a problem carrying it, great rig for 600 bucks, if you sell both items.
  4. MIJ-VI

    MIJ-VI Inactive Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2009
    Hi gordslinger.

    Hmm... You may wish to vet the rig's background by running it's component model & serial numbers against the listings found in the link in my sig--before you pay for anything.

    'Just saying...
  5. nonogz


    May 9, 2009
    find out if the head is still under warranty
  6. Ok and I have never bought a good quality amp used before... so should I take it anywhere specifically to get it checked out before buying? Due to my lack of buying experience (For the past few months I have just played on my friend's rigs), I wanna do all I can to not get stuck with an amp that will die on me within a small amount of time owning it (Like my Peavey TNT 130 did :crying:). Any suggestions?
  7. secombs


    Oct 28, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    I would just suggest trying it out and testing all the features. Make sure all the inputs/outputs work, crank it up and make sure it sounds good. I wouldn't necessarily take it in unless you find something wrong with it.
  8. Having owned Goldline 2x10s, 1x15, and 8x10s, I can tell you from my experience they are very sturdy and reliable. The problem with the goldlines (enough for me to sell them all) is that the lack of a tweeter makes them awesomely woofy but they dont have a lot of definition and the wattage is a bit too low for my taste. They are also heavy...VERY heavy.

    To OP: If you have a strong back and a good truck or SUV to load the 8x10s in, its not a bad cab at all. Make sure you have your buddies there to help you carry it around at shows though. You might want to sell it off for separate cabs like two 4x10s or 2x10s and a 1x15...but even so, the head and other gear is worth selling off (i'd keep the tuner, ditch the sonic maximizer though).
  9. It's been said, but the GK Goldline, is not what you're looking for. Sounds ok when at low volume, but not very good when pushed up just a bit.
  10. rptrsn2


    Feb 21, 2008
    Northeast Missouri
    Endorsing Artist: Aurora Strings
    As for the head if i'm spending more than $100-&150 i wouldn't buy anything but new or used from a local shop with some sort of warranty.Good way to avoid getting stuck. Used cabs not as worrysome.But thats just me.
  11. A talked with a local music shop about a rig I saw there awhile back, and they said they still have it.

    GK Backline 600 head - $299
    GK BLX 4x10 cab -$299
    GK BLX 1x15 cab- $199

    about the same amount of money, but do you think this rig would be a better idea than the 8x10?
  12. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    No. The 1001RB II is a great, pro-quality amp, the BL600 is entry level. Though the Gol line cabs may not be great, the Backline cabs are junk.
  13. DougD

    DougD Bassman7654

    Sep 19, 2002
    North Las Vegas NV
    Not really, IMHO the 1001RB II is way better than a backline600. I couldn't deal with the 810 so that would have to go:D
  14. PSPookie


    Aug 13, 2006
    Albuquerque, NM
    This is pretty much my take. The goldline cabs are solid, but they're not the best sounding cabs out there. And yes, they are VERY heavy. I thought my 410 was a pain; I can't imagine trying to deal with the 810.

  15. Damn!

    hahaha well im only 16 so im not a pro or anything.... yet;) . But even so, any suggestions then on what I should do?
  16. RickenBoogie


    Jul 22, 2007
    Dallas, TX
    Well, maybe grab the 1001 head with the GL810, then immediately swap, trade, or sell the 810, and get yourself a good 410. Even an Avatar 410, (inexpensive) would be a huge improvement. My rule of thumb- never skimp on your gear, especially your speaker cabs. Buy a good rig now, and never need to "upgrade" anything 1 or 2 yrs later. good luck.