For Sale Two GK 400RB's - Old School and New School

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by Razman, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    What a great year 1987 was. Gas was cheap, big hair was ‘in’ and bell bottoms were ‘out’. Modern rock bands were thriving, and the greatest products since sliced bread were being sold on TV (like the mitten scarf). And great bass amps were being made too, like this Gallien Krueger 400rb I have right here.

    The Millennium Falcon of bass amps, it packs a big punch inside a small package. It’s also the perfect wattage to get into that classic GK grind without having to put on two layers of ear protection (but you might need one – it’s still pretty loud!) It’s a classic workhorse bass amp with all the mojo to prove it.
    The writing on the face is barely visible after years of making great music. I’ve resisted the temptation to finish hand-writing in their assigned labels with a Sharpie (as the previous owner attempted to do) so that you (as its future owner) can add your own personal touch to this classic example of the evolution of bass amp technology.

    Speaking of evolution (the deliberate kind that happens with human progress) I also am offering a more recent iteration of the 400rb, a Mark III. With an updated, modern preamp that is crisper sounding than its warmer predecessor but still packs the same class H wallop of the original. With the DI and additional tone controls it’s ready for studio or live use.

    Both amps run quiet with no scratchy pots and deliver everything that GK is famous for (the Mark III is cleaner, the V1 is warmer sounding and may have a little more noticeable hiss if you use a tweeter). The first version has the original, built-in power cord – the Mark iii comes with a CE approved cord. No disappointments here, they’ve stood the test of time and should continue to do so for years to come.
    $275 for the mark iii or $225 for the first version SHIPPED (or $450 for both shipped – so you have a backup, but I doubt you’d ever need it) CONUS.

    Please ask any question you wish, I may consider trading for an amp with higher wattage.











  2. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    New year's bump...

    For a practice a week ago I paired the Mark iii with my 410 RBH cab (8 ohms) and while the amp was punchy enough it didn't have the clean volume that my band wanted so I used my Mesa instead. However, if you are looking for that 'grind' than these are the amps for you. It gets pretty loud when running through a 4 ohm stack.

    Offers, anyone?
  3. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    V1 400rb sold - one to go!!
  4. Razman

    Razman Supporting Member

    Feb 10, 2005
    Orange Park, FL
    Price drop: $235 shipped conus!