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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... Read More

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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
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

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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.

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(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.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Just What You're Looking For

By Jonathan Williams

from Dallas, Tx

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

This head never ceases to amaze me. Whether you play rock, punk, country, jazz, or whatever, this amp kills. Go from smooth to punch, and the sound still holds up perfectly.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

GK 700 RB

By Eric

from B'ham AL

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

This is a good investment,I have had this amp for about 3 years.It has never failed me.It is tough powerful and dependable,it has paid for itself many times.It will max out a 4x10 cab at half volume.Plenty of headroom.I would not even consider buying another brand of amp.You get your money"s worth with GK,you aren't just buying a name you are buying Quality and Reliability.Everyone I play with loves this amp ,it sounds great when used with a bass, acoustic guitar,and electric guitar.It works great with all styles of music.It is the cornerstone of my success as a bass player,even my more experienced competition went and bought one after they heard mine.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

WOW

By Jaco

from New Haven, CT

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

This amp is absolutely amazing. When shopping at GC, this amp clearly had more punch and more power than the rest. After shopping for heads for almost a year this one was clearly better than the rest. It is not too expensive and is great for all kinds of music. GK has always been reliable and durable and this is defiantly both. GREAT AMP!

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rugged Amp

By Dan

from Natick, MA

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

Though not as light as some of the class D/switching power supply amps, the 700RB-II has a deserved reputation for ruggedness and reliability. Sound has GK character...now I know what that means. Huge range of tones you can dial up. Bi-amp feature extends that possible diversity by adding unparalleled control of highs from the horn with the separate amp channel. I use with GK Neo 212-II....it simply rocks the place. Also plays very true sound at low volume. A mini-rig of doom!

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(23 of 23 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best band for the buck

By JIm

from Fort Collins, CO

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

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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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great Power, Great Tone

By CJ

from Madison, WI

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

The GK700RB gives an outstanding thump for a decent price. You'll never have to turn it up past half volume, because if you do, people will drop to their knees in awe. I use it with the GK Backline 115 and 210 and it's got outstanding highs and lows that can be toyed with using the tweeter/woofer knobs. It's a great buy for medium sized bands/gigs.

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(9 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By hrdcord

from Southern California

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

This is a great head. I play medium sized venues and I'll never turn it up more than half way before I drown out the two guitarists. The value is great for the money. This is a really powerful head.

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(24 of 25 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding...

By alex_TLTH

from lebanon, tn

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

I've had this head for a couple of years now and it has never failed me. i've toured extensivly with it and never had any problems. i highly recomend this to anyone

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