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Super RedHEad 410???

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Nuage420, Feb 9, 2015.


  1. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
  2. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I not believe they ever produced a 410 version. The picture is terrible but it looks like it might be a head in a head case sitting on a 410 cab of some sort.

    I'd walk...
     
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  3. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
  4. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
  5. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I'm not a fan of that cab.

    What's your budget? Have you looked at the classifieds section? GC used is a great spot too.
     
  6. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
    $400-600 I'm a newbie but want to jam with friends and want to buy good quality stuff once.
     
  7. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    I'd look for a Gallien Krueger 400RB or 800RB (or any RB series really). They can be found for pretty cheap. I got my 400RB for GC used for $130. It was 22 years old and looked like it was new. I've seen 800RB's pop up for $200, but $300 is much more realistic now.

    Then you'd just need to find a decent cab with the rest. Depending on how cheap you get a head for that could leave with a lot of excellent possibilities. Genz Benz Neo, GK Neo, Bag End (I sold a pair of S15D's for $400...and they kill with GK heads), etc.
     
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  8. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
    You're the third person to highly recommend GK's to me this week. Must be a sign!
     
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  9. cfsporn

    cfsporn

    Aug 20, 2011
    New York City
    It is.
     
  10. Dave W

    Dave W Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2007
    White Plains
    They are awesome amps that sound great for any style of music with any bass going through any cab. The RB series are built like tanks. Since they aren't super light weight and tiny they can be found for super cheap these days.

    Back in the 80's a GK 800RB going through a pair of Bag End S15D's was THE rig to have. It's light enough, small enough, stupid loud, and sounds awesome! Since it's all "old" technology they can be found for great prices...

    I ran that setup for a few years very recently and got compliments on my tone every night I was gigging. Literally every night.
     
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  11. Both GK and the old SWR's are built with pro level road abuse in mind, I'd recommend either of them to a newb looking to sound good and not have any problems. The one thing to think about with buying those old GK's vs SWR's is the design of the GK's are sonically voiced with 4 string basses in mind. They have a higher HPF (High Pass Frequencey) than what some folks would like for a deep sounding 5 string. The SWR amps on the other hand are the polar opposite and go a little too deep using excess power from the amp to produce lows you can't really hear but only feel.

    The SWR cabs are one of the best deals going on the used market these days. Top quality pro level gear for super cheap.
     
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  12. Nuage420

    Nuage420 Supporting Member

    Dec 7, 2014
    USA
    I'm sticking with 4strings for now. that's great info. I would rather have the more pronounced sounds. Gk is looking like the one.
     
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