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The Official Gallien Krueger 400RB picture thread/fanclub

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by shaolinwhat, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. shaolinwhat


    Jun 5, 2005
    Everyone who has one raves about it, including myself. No numbers, just post pictures of yours, tell stories, whatever. Heres mine, I went all the way and took the rack ears off. Its such a small lightweight amp its way easier this way, for transportation i throw it in a padded pedalboard case i had laying around:

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  2. ransombass


    Dec 16, 2008
    Tulsa, Ok
    A buddy of mine has had one of these since the '80s. I've had umpteen different amps over the years and he still gigs with his 400rb. He's never had any problems with it as far as I know. I'm thinking about hunting one up for a back up.
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  3. Rshafer


    Dec 21, 2007
  4. Govier966


    Apr 28, 2009
    New York
    i have a 400rb, borrowed from my uncle actually. it was his backup amp. it cuts over 2 fender combo amps and a loud drummer. clips at my drummers house though kuz of the old electronics. played it with a power conditioner and it was much better.
  5. Loel

    Loel Blazin' Acadian

    Oct 31, 2004
    I just picked this up two weeks ago..love it
    powerful for its rating with two 15's, need to
    find some ears for her..

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  6. barroso


    Aug 16, 2000
    Here's an artistic, still life composition of mine.

    '87 GK400.

    best amp ever had

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  7. tilehilder

    tilehilder Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Central Massachusetts
    this might be the best picture on talkbass

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  8. GreaserMatt


    Sep 4, 2004
    Seattle, WA
    I own a beat to hell one from '85 according to the s/n; still sounds great. I posted a pic of it in another one of these threads but since got rid of the pic... great heads...
  9. morebass!

    morebass! I'm all ears Supporting Member

    May 31, 2002
    Madison WI
    I used mine at a bar gig last week for the heck of it. Played through a diesel 2x15 and it was almost loud enough. We're pretty loud and do some stuff where I need it clean so I guess it wasn't quite enough. Still it really sounded good for 95% of the night when a little grit was good. It'll continue to be my backup/small gig/rehearsal head.
  10. Greevus


    Apr 15, 2009
    Don't have pics, but I played one identical to the pic (stickers too!) for 20 years, until I caught it on fire. Played another identical to it briefly and fried it too. I have another 400RBIII that I used briefly, but still own. I miss the old ones! So count me in the club. Still my fave amp of all time. Still use an 800RB and just ordered a MB2-500. GK rocks.
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  11. jhines77


    Feb 23, 2010
    I have been looking to get a new head. I've been trying all the new "high tech" amps and doing research on the ones that aren't available to try. Nothing sounded like the old 400RB I had back in the early 90's. So yesterday I saw an old school 400RB on Ebay for $225 "buy it now". I may be crazy, but I snapped it up. Now I have money left over to buy other toys and I will probably have better tone.

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  12. I'm going to revive this thread because of my recent purchase. I just picked up this 400rb for $100. I really thought that 200watts was not going to be enough but dang this thing roars! Also it seems like the boost knob is always turned on and I don't have a footswitch to turn it off so I can get more volume by turning up my boost knob along with the master knob. I leave my EQ knobs flat with the 'mid contour' knob engaged. I love what 'mid contour' does to my tone. Does anyone know what this does to the EQ?
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  13. Vanni


    Sep 15, 2003
    Milan, Italy
    this is my 400RB:bassist:


  14. stingray56funk


    Feb 16, 2005
    This is a cool club!!! I'm a huge fan of the original 400rb. Don't have one currently (I've owned 3) but wish all of y'all the best of luck with your 400rb heads!
  15. garmenteros

    garmenteros Bass Enthusiast

    Aug 24, 2008
    Dominican Republic
    I've owned two in my lifetime and play through one sometimes in a rented practice space. Great amps. I'm thinking of getting it's big brother the 800rb to backup my mesa400+...
  16. Sifl


    May 14, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    I just traded my Sansamp for a 400rb. I play it through an Ampeg 810 and I absolutely love it. First head I ever used where I was completely satisfied as soon as I started playing. It is so loud. I initially got it as a back up for my LMII, but it's going to be my main amp from now on! I can't believe that 200 watts can be loud enough!
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  17. So true. I also thought 200 watts was not going to be enough but g'damn and yes the 400rb slays through an 8x10. :bassist:
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  18. BoRadBass


    Feb 4, 2009
    Only the first watt counts!!!! I will post a pic after my next band practice.
  19. shaolinwhat


    Jun 5, 2005
    I've been rocking my 400rb in a padded rack bag for a while now. I really like having the zipper pocket to keep spare cables, fuses, etc in. That way they're right there at my disposal if needed.

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  20. Richard G

    Richard G Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2009
    i have owned my GK for probably 15 plus years my second bass head ever, before that was a peavey bass head 2 channel with graphic eq...i really dig my gk400rb the thing bumps and punches you can find them used and cheap worth investing, a sound i keep going back to. I have been using my markbass little mark bass head and i keep going back to my 400rb for that GK tone.
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