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Gallien-Krueger 700+50 watt Biamped Bass Amplifier

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1001RB

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GK's RB Series bass amplifiers have been setting the standard for over two decades. Inside these compact, lightweight "super structures" is the most advanced bass circuitry available. In 1972, Bob Gallien developed what he calls G.I.V.E. Technology (Gate Induced Valve Effect). This 'valve effect' is integrated into the design of all RB Series heads and is part of what gives them their distinct sound. The RB Series heads deliver a warm, punchy tone with a fast transient response that not only sounds better, it feels better. GK's renowned voicing filters and intuitive four band active EQ make it simple to dial in a great sound. Everyday thousands of players around the world in arenas, clubs and basements plug into GK heads because they love that sound.

- 700watts (4ohms) plus 50 watt HomBi-Amp System
- Active 4-band EQ
- Adjustable Contour, Presence & 4/5 String voicing
- Boost (Valve Effect)
- Seperate Tweeter & Woofer volume controls
- Effectsloop & Tuner out with Mute
- XLR out with Level, Ground Lift & Pre/Postswitch
- Speakon & 1/4"outputs
- 19x3.5x8 (2 rack spaces)
- 22 lbs.

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Closest StoreOttawa, Ontario
I've owned so many amps I can't even think to list them all. My first experience with GK was the 400rb. Loved it so much I went up to the 700, then the 1001 rb when I needed more head room with power. I have powered an 8x10 Traynor cabinet with this thing and it doesn't even bat a lash. The amount of power and tone that you get with this head is unparalleled. My favourite set up so far is my current set up which is the 1001rb with the Traynor TC410 cabinet. So much power, so much clarity and bottom end. If you play in a band that plays often, don't waste your time with in-between amps. That would be my advice. Spend the $1100 on the 1001 rb and never look back. Don't waste your time with all the small block heads or whatever. Just go for it, you'll never regret buying this work horse!
Posted by Tim on Oct 20, 2016
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This Head Is A MONSTER!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreMississauga, Ontario
I picked up the 1001 RB-ll in December of 2015 as a xmas gift to myself :P I originally had the Ampeg SVT 3 PRO head, which was completely fine at doing its job, but I have always been curious about GK and started to dive into some research behind these heads. MAN I am glad I did. This monster packs a serious punch of over 700 watts, has a ton of room to find your preferred tone, and is solid state!!! When I first got into music, I thought it was tube amps or bust... which I quickly learned (mostly because I am a broke musician looking for the cheapest option) that was not true. This head proves it, and I can honestly never see myself buying another tube amp again. And for those scared about losing that tube tone, I also run this head with a Sans Amp GT2 tube amp emulator pedal which just brings the whole picture together. If you are looking for a reliable, powerful, and affordable bass head, buy this. You will not regret it.
Posted by Brendan Purdy on May 3, 2016
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You Get What You Pay For: An Unrelenting Force1 of 1 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreWinnipeg, Manitoba
I bought this because my Tour 700 killed itself, really - jumped off stage because it did not have little rubber feet to keep it in place like the 1001RB does. I was expecting it to perform in the same range as the late 700, and was surprised. Upon pressing the power button, the lights in my home dimmed for half a second because of the huge power draw this thing has, and I was knocking pictures off walls at 25% volume with a single 410. I couldn't do that with the Tour 700. Paired with a 410 and a 115, the comfort level of stage volume is the limit, I guess. I've knocked over a couple drinks near the stage, and pushed papers off music stands. I've also had gain-happy guitar players telling me they cannot hear themselves. I can't hear what the boost knob does in terms of color, other than add more volume, maybe I'm not using it right. But, hey! More volume is a-o-effin-kay with me. =] So, yeah. 700 watts that sounds a bit like 1000, solid as a house, and not too heavy. The EQ is great, the contour and presence knobs are my guilty pleasures. The boost knob is like a third volume control. The "5 string" mode boosts the 20Hz range, and enabled with full contour? Awesome. I haven't had a chance to try the bi-amp thing, but I feel you wouldn't need it if you adjust the EQ right. You won't need the help of a PA system for smaller gigs. My only problems with it are the effects loop and tuner output being on the front for whatever reason, and the tiny as heck tuner mute button that could have been relocated as a pedal, or something. The price was a little much, but this should be the last amp head you'll buy, until your strength diminishes with age and you need to downsize. If you have a grand to get a new amp, I would say this one. Well met, GK. You've made a friend. d(~_\)
Posted by LaggBCEF on Mar 12, 2015
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Great Sounding Good Deal!2 of 2 customers found this review helpful

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Closest StoreVancouver, British Columbia
Excellent value for pro sound. Sound as good as tube with way better response, seriously! Active eq is simple and makes a realistic tonal differances. Gain staging like tube, drive like tube with out the size and weight. Headroom to spare and good all varieties of styles. Have used with acoustic right up to Warwick and never been let down. DI out is also flexible and sounds way better than most engineers expect. The bi-amping workd great but wish the hi was a bit more powerful. Also wish the send/returns were rear mounted and final wish is why no footswitch for tuner mute or boost like oldschool RB? Otherwise I am considering buying a smaller 700 or 400 for smaller rig/practice.
Posted by Rick on Jun 12, 2012
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Model: 1001RB
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