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Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head  

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Take charge of the bottom line with the Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head, a state-of-the-art monster designed to deliver maximum performance with minimum fuss. An extremely high-current power supply... Click To Read More About This Product

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Take charge of the bottom line with the Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head, a state-of-the-art monster designed to deliver maximum performance with minimum fuss. An extremely high-current power supply and matching power amp circuitry extract every ounce of this head's awesome output. Its high-current design eliminates the need for current-limiting circuitry that muddies your tone. The biamped design delivers 480W to your woofer and 50W to the horn using an electronic crossover for seamless 2-way sound. 4 bass-specific bands of active EQ give you ultraprecise tone-shaping power. 3 voicing filters help you further shape your sound. 2-year warranty.

Features
  • Extremely high-current power supply
  • High-current power amp circuitry
  • 480W to woofer
  • 50W to horn
  • Electronic crossover for seamless 2-way sound
  • 4 bass-specific bands of active EQ
  • 5/4 string voicing filters
  • Ultra low-noise input section 90dB S/N
  • Clip LED
  • 10dB pad
  • Mute switch with LED
  • Output Section:
  • Boost
  • Tweeter Level with Hi-Cut Switch
  • Woofer Level with Crossover Switch
  • Direct Out:
  • XLR
  • Ground lift
  • Pre/Post Switch
  • Level control
  • Patching: Send, return, and tuner out
  • 2 - 1/4" and 2 biamp connectors
Specifications
  • POWER <1% THD
    LF 480W @ 4 ohm; 320W @ 8 ohm, 1 kHz
    HF 50W @ 8 ohm, 5kHz
    17-1/2"W x 3-1/2"H x 8"D
    16-1/2 lbs.
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2 years on electronics and 1 year on speakers.


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Gallien-Krueger700RB-II Bass Head
 
4.6

(based on 74 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (60)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Good power output (8)
  • Excellent sound (7)
  • Warm / comfy (7)
  • Portable (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (5)
  • Amateur recording (3)
  • Home studio (3)
  • Outdoor events / games (3)
  • Professional recording (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best band for the buck

After some careful shopping, I decided on this head and the NEO 410 cabinet. I am in my 50's, have a bad back and want the best sounding/most easily handled bass...Read complete review

After some careful shopping, I decided on this head and the NEO 410 cabinet. I am in my 50's, have a bad back and want the best sounding/most easily handled bass amp around. Owned Ampeg in the past and loved them, but can't move those big cabs. Bottom line: the sound and features blew me away. My lead guitarist is running a 100w Marshall head to 4X12s, and I can compete with him and the acoustic drums with the gain BARELY advanced. Thick bass, singing treble, growling grind, all there in this head. Our drummer and guitarist were blown away by the tone and power at a low volume. I have no idea what is sounds like at half volume, I'm afraid to find out. If we end up doing a lot of outdoor shows I MIGHT add the 1x15 NEO cab..but only if the other guitarist adds on. No need with this baby. I went with a larger head vs. the lightweight one as it appears it's too easy to "walk away" one night in a bar.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

700 RB II problem

I bought a GK 700RBII (with 115 RBH) in May 2007 for my highschool daughter as Xmas gift I owed her over several Xmases. The amp is now dead after 2 years and...Read complete review

I bought a GK 700RBII (with 115 RBH) in May 2007 for my highschool daughter as Xmas gift I owed her over several Xmases. The amp is now dead after 2 years and 5 months. The amp was hardly used, my daughter used it at home for practice, once or twice a week, never in a gig (her school band has its own bass amp), sat in her room 2 summers. As she went on to college in Sept, I started to use it for practice. A week ago, the amp showed crackling noise, and then cut out after 5 - 10 minutes of operation, no sound afterwards. Left powered off overnight, the amp turned on okay next day, but continued to cut out after 5-10 minutes and stayed dead for the rest of the day. This cycle repeats a few more days. Last Saturday, when it was turned on, I saw some sparks and smoke coming out the front grill. I did not repower it since. Because it is over the 2 year warranty period and I live in Canada, GK (US) did not want to look at this problem. It refers me instead to a Canadian distributor who has no interest to be concerned about my problem, I can't blame them, besides servicing the unit for a fees. I really like this amp, very powerful, great sound, but expect at this price (close to 900 CN$) the amp would last a lot longer than 2 1/2 year time. Very disappointed with reliability. I wish GK takes note of these types of failures (two more before mine in this column) to correct the problem beofre users turn to their competitors

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5.0

Get one!!

By Ray Ray

from STLMO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Awesome
  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Amateur Recording
  • Events
  • Home Studio
  • Killing small furry animals at 100 yards
  • Performances
  • Professional Recording

Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

I was looking for a good bass amp and tried the GK, WOW, I was hooked from the word go! As a guitar player I wanted something that could keep up with my Blackstar half stack and I found it. Teeth fillings will rattle from the lows and you'll grind your teeth from the highs.

 
4.0

Strong amp

By Turtle

from Ft. Pierce, Florida

About Me Professional Musician

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Good Warmth
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Performances

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

    Warmest amp out there

     
    5.0

    Do it do it do it do it do it do it

    By Electronicsjunkie

    from New England

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • overpowered
    • Powerful

    Cons

    • Haven't found one in a couple years.

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Events
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

    I was using this on an SWR workingman 2x10 + an old peavy 1x15 for a total load of 4 ohms, and still couldnt get past 12:00 on the dials for power. 480w may not sound like a lot, but its a true and powerful 480 that doesn't lose power after a heavy punch. I now run it on a GK neo 4x10 and it's perfect, still cant go much past 12:00 on dials without breaking the surface it's sitting on. I'd ad a 15" if I had the money and/or the need. For those considering the 1001, this could suffice. anything beyond should probably be run through a house PA unless you play enormous venues. This is all with an active bass and a 14dB pad on all the time. it doesn't clip without the pad, but if i touch the knob without it it is way too loud to control for practice.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    awesome amp

    By redfooragetool

    from OKC, OK

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound
    • Good Warmth
    • Portable
    • Powerful

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Events
      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

      I actually bought this amp used. I run it with a GK Neo 4x10. Im in a 4-piece band with super loud guitar player. I don't have any issues keeping up, i sometimes get told to turn down. This amp packs a punch and more than i really need. I would recommend this to anyone

       
      5.0

      One off the best bass amps in history!!!

      By Reno-EjNAT

      from Orlando Florida

      About Me Experienced

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound
      • Good Warmth
      • Portable
      • Powerful

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

          Mr. Galliens design has stood the test of time, the amp is just a beast. I think this is my third one over the years. I used Ampeg SVT, Markbass, Genz etc. I did a side by side withe my MarkBass tube800 and the 700rbII and the 700rbII had more headroom "imo" I traded it in and got the 700rbII. I did like the portability of the littlemark but the GK sounded as good tone wise. Our band all turned around when they heard the GK 700RB and my Dabid Eden 210XLT cab. I didnt even turn on my connection to mixing board The GK 700RB was loud enough, didnt need PA help!

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          5-String Goodness!

          By RYAN CRARY

          from Jacksonville FL

          Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

          Just purchased this bi-amp with a GK NEO 2x12 cab. FIRST cab I've ever had where I'm not breaking my back and can carry it by myself! For a traveling bassist this is KEY! The Amp is delicious! Once I dialed in and figured it out I get the sweetest warmest tones that accentuate everything I do from the solos, chords, and deep fat notes! Now I can single handedly make "the bass drop" by hitting that Low B string to add thump to the 3-piece sound I rock with. I love the warm punchy tone I dialed into for the highs and some slap. The in the same configuration I get an extraordinary deep/fat/low/growl from my lows. This Amp head really is the best on the market for beginner to intermediate bassist for the money. Hands down. Should've bought this amp years ago.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          great amp

          By rinsecycle

          from RI

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Powerful

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

              I've gigged with mine for about 5 years & recorded 2 albums with no problems. Sounds good with my electric & my accoustic upright. The sound my not be awe-inspring but I find it a great all-around amp at a good price.

              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Wrecked and still worked

              By Freak-E

              from Jerome, PA.

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Good Warmth
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

                I bought my first RBII in 2006 and out of the box, it was power. Solid giging amp. Since '06 I prolly did 500+ shows and this amp was there all the way. Then 1 day in 2011 a friend of mine wrecked his truck and my amp was in the back seat, as his truck rolled 3 times the amp flew 70 feet out of his truck into a parking lot and banged the enclosure up pretty good. Plugged it in and it still worked. Still used it on gigs for about 10 months before it finally gave out. Just purchased my 2nd 1. If thats not road worthy, I dont know what is !!!

                (3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Good tone, fried after a week.

                By MU51CMAN1

                from Guilderland, NY

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Good Warmth

                Cons

                • Broke After A Week

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

                  It was great while it lasted. It has a great warm tone for a solid state amp. Plenty of power, and the bi-amp feature is quite useful. However, I was at practice with the gain at about 1/4 up and the master up about the same, when it suddenly stopped functioning all together. Not sure what happened, but I was impressed with it while it lasted. I won't be getting another one.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  700RB-ll Bass head

                  By Bassman

                  from Salmon Arm, B.C.

                  About Me Professional Musician

                  Pros

                  • Clear Crisp Punchy
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Good Warmth
                  • Portable
                  • Powerful

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gallien-Krueger 700RB-II Bass Head:

                    I have played bass for about 40 years now and was forever mixing and matching equipment to get the sound I was searching for. I have owned this amp for approx. 15 years and played through it for hundreds of hours transporting it from bar to bar and hall to hall. Through all of this it has never seen the inside of the repair shop. The sound is unmatched for clarity and character and the amp is easy to operate ( set and forget). At about half volume it will fill almost any bar or hall without a sweat. I matched it with a Fender American made Jazz and Fender bottom containing one 18", two 10" and a pair of bullet tweeters which I run with the bi-amp side of the amp. Technical jargon aside, the GK was the glue that brought it all together the way bass is supposed to be heard and felt...Need I say more!

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