Thoughts and opinions on the Galien Kruger 800rb

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by FourStrinGreen, Apr 17, 2012.

  1. FourStrinGreen


    Mar 31, 2012
    What are your thoughts on the Galien Kruger 800rb
  2. cchorney

    cchorney Supporting Member

    Oct 21, 2010
    Meriden, CT
    No snark intended but your question doesn't give enough info on what you are looking for. In terms of what? Rated power? Actual power? Reliability? Tone?

    Help us help you.
  3. FourStrinGreen


    Mar 31, 2012
    All of the above would be nice??
  4. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Just play'll understand.;)
  5. The GK800RB is a fantastic amp!!!
  6. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    Awesome amp
  7. husky123


    Jul 6, 2006
    Leesburg, VA
    I'd put it top 5 bass amps ever made. Seriously bad ass amp.
  8. funkingroovin

    funkingroovin Conquering A-D-D,and all the other notes as well!

    Apr 19, 2009
    Built like a tank,weighs almost as much,and able to survive whatever you can put it through..Great tones,very user friendly controls,powerful,reliable,and affordable..there's a reason they're so well liked!
  9. Marton


    Sep 20, 2005
  10. +1
  11. Dave W

    Dave W

    Mar 1, 2007
    Westchester, NY
    They weigh 23 lbs ;)
  12. a bulemic supermodel compared to the Rubenesque SVT :bag:;)
  13. sowegafly


    Mar 25, 2010
    my thoughts and opinions on it....... its awesome!!!!!
  14. Baird6869

    Baird6869 Supporting Member


    Also, if you look hard enough, you can find a good used one in the $300 range.

    Also, these things are literally bulletproof.
  15. Hmmm lets see.....the first one came off the G-K line about 30 years ago.
    It's features are often copied but not duplicated.
    It has been a favorite of backline companies for decades because it is reliable and sounds darn good.
    It always seems to outperform its ratings.
    It is very versatile.
    It is still in production today.
    I have one and it will never be sold.
    I let someone borrow mine and I almost had to show up with a gun to get it back.

    That enough for now....:D
  16. heavytrash13


    Oct 30, 2009
    on tour,if i saw one in the backline i,knew it would be a good gig
  17. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    The TB archives are loaded with posts about the 800RB. The only thing that has changed is some units changing hands since those posts were written. :)
  18. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the after party.. Supporting Member

    Mar 31, 2011
    Sandy Eggo
    What everybody else said. I've had mine 10 years with only 2 small repairs, a power switch and something else minor.. Sounds great by itself, but add a Sansamp Bass Driver (lightly blended) and it sounds pretty freakin cool.

    Glue the knob caps on right away if you get one. :D
  19. will33


    May 22, 2006


    Mine dates to '89 and still has all the grey knob centers, first one I've ever seen that wasn't missing them.:)

    I just picked this one up recently in pristine condition. I used to have one years ago that I ever so stupidly sold.:rollno:

    That one was missing most the centers and was pretty scratched up. This one's going to the grave with me.
  20. taurus1


    Sep 13, 2006
    Vancouver B.C.
    I picked up a very well used one about two months ago, it looks like it might be from the eighties. so far I really like it, I haven't gigged it yet or played it at higher volumes but I do notice it's a little leaner in the low frequencies compared to my other rigs. I play some dub style stuff that requires a lot of low end, will I be disappointed, should I put an eq in the loop and boost some low end?