Call toll-free: 1-855-588-6519
Proudly Canadian since 1956  Canadian Flag
  Main Menu

Gallien-Krueger 800-Watt Ultra-Light Bass Head

Departments > Guitars > Bass Amps > Bass Hybrid Head > Gallien-Krueger > 800-Watt Ultra-Light Bass Head
Add to Wish List
SKU: # 335926
Model: #

MB800

Your Price: $1,049.00 CDN

Online

In-Store

Continuing the evolution of the MB series, the MB800 features incredible output, increased functionality and a completely discreet FET (field effect transistor) driven preamp. With 800 massive "GK watts" of power, the MB800 can handle even the largest venues without breaking a sweat, and at 4.9 lbs. neither will your roadie. All of the controls of the MB800 are lit to indicate the current operating status including; input clip, tuning mute, Gain A, Gain B/Level-B, power amp clipping, limiter enable and EQ/Contour settings. The same FET technology used to create the legendary boost (G.I.V.E.) circuit found in all GK amplifiers for over 30 years is used in every stage of the MB800 preamp. Using FET devices to drive the GK four band active EQ, Contour and Gain allows the MB800 to transition seamlessly from a full, warm, clean tone to full on GK growl.

MB 800
- 800 watts @ 4 ohms or 500 watts @ 8 ohms
- Discreet FET preamp
- Push activated Gain A/B and limiter defeat
- 10dB pad
- Four band active EQ w/variable contour
- Effects loop & tuner mute
- XLR out, pre/post EQ
- Defeatable limiter
- Two speakon outputs
- Headphone/line output
- 10.75x8.5x1.75
- 4.9 lbs

No Joke!0 of 0 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreWoodstock, Ontario
"Good luck getting some warmth out of a solid state head" "Those transistors will just smoke once they are driven hard" "Those units are not able to stand up to the demands of the road" blah blah blah... Folks - This head is unbelievable!!! Seriously! I have owned this head for over a year and have used it in a variety of bar and outdoor settings along with a GK 4x10 and I have to say, I was certainly unsure what to expect at first. We've all had the chance to load up hundreds of pounds of equipment after a gig (which of course if no fun) BUT - this is a dream! Sounds Great, Sturdy reliable and lightweight. If you are in the market for a lightweight workhorse : have a look at this one - I think you'll be amazed at the options available and the timbre and sound you can dial out of it. Include this in your test drives. It isn't for everyone, but I can't see anything wrong with it for what I do which is 95% live music. Good luck in your gear selections!
Posted by Pete from the FEDS on Nov 4, 2017
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Headroom to spare. Loud superb tone!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreWaterloo, Ontario
Has that GK growl and punch we all have grown to love. So much volume on tap it scares me. At 4 ohms with the right cab you can blast off to the moon. Did I mention how loud it was? If your in the market for a micro head to replace your "good old" SVT I suggest this beast. It blows away the SVT in volume, weight and the tone is just as good if not better. Probably the best amp purchase I've ever made and I've owned a lot of amps in 20 years.
Posted by Doug chowder on Mar 20, 2015
Was this review helpful?    flag review

Love it!3 of 3 customers found this review helpful

FeaturesProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
QualityProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
ValueProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
OverallProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct ratingProduct rating
Product ExperienceI own it
Closest StoreBrampton, Ontario
I've had the MB800 and a neo 2x12 for a couple of months now and I think they're both great. The head has headroom for days, and the best part is it fits in the pouch of my gig bag. On the first gig I used it at my g#!(@r player said it almost sounded like a tube amp. My only complaint is that the knobs seem a little flimsy, so I have to be careful not to damage them. Over all, great tone, pants flapping power, and it doesn't break my back.
Posted by anonymous on Jul 23, 2012
Was this review helpful?    flag review