used 400 Rb Gallien-Krueger ?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by queenannsrev, Jul 20, 2009.

  1. queenannsrev


    Jul 28, 2008
    I found a used 400 Rb Gallien-Krueger in a local music store asking price is $300, how do I tell if it is a Rb 400 II, Actually how do I id the model other than it says 400 on the front. The store has no paper work and I want to down load the specs and manuals for the amp and also make sure the price is fair. Before I jump in and buy it. Thanks for the help.

    Ok Found out more during lunch It is a Rb 400 Mark IV 280 watts. So now I guess 300 sounds fair. Thanks guys to all that posted if you have other info please share, but I think I have what I need for now. Going to pick it up in a few hours and then on the hunt for cabs.
  2. WingKL


    May 12, 2007
    Have you checked ebay may also give you an idea how much those go for. I believe $300 is on the high side of prices for an old 400RB.
  3. queenannsrev


    Jul 28, 2008
    yeah I looked and guess I couldn't find so I thought I would ask. not asking how much but how to id models. Thanks.
  4. It sounds like it's either a I or II because those 2 models didn't have the number designations printed on the front like the later models (III, IV).

    You might be able to tell from the front panel coloring and graphics if it's a I or II, but I'm not 100%. I have a II and it's [email protected]

    I paid $200 used but also $150 in repairs so $300 sounds ok if it's in tip top shape. Otherwise $200-250 is normal.
  5. queenannsrev


    Jul 28, 2008
    Thank you. It's in pretty good shape I have played through it several times. would the amout of watts help id it any ?
  6. Grooveman1961


    May 8, 2006
    the rb400-II are an update of the original 400, the II's have a removable chord with the IEC style connector. The chassis is different in that the faceplate is stamped steel rather than aluminum. differnt knobs and graphics. Look for that removable chord. That will tell you if its a 2 or not. If its in near perfect condition, then 300, is just on the verge of too high.
  7. 62bass


    Apr 3, 2005
    It's a great amp. I used one for steady gigging for 10 years. Plenty of power (except outdoor concerts) and always a great sound and reliable. My favourite amp all things considered. I've used other higher priced amps that could sound slightly better but for all around use the GK is a real winner.

    Mine is still in steady weekend use by its new owner. You're going to like it. Let us know what you think.