Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp  

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The MB210 2x10 bass combo amp from Gallien-Krueger delivers a big sound from an ultralight, compact package. At 33 pounds and 500W, this bass amplifier has the power to be heard in any situation. The ... Click To Read More About This Product

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The MB210 2x10 bass combo amp from Gallien-Krueger delivers a big sound from an ultralight, compact package. At 33 pounds and 500W, this bass amplifier has the power to be heard in any situation. The GK MB115 also features 2 - 10" neodymium speakers, active 4-band EQ with contour, and defeatable limiter.

Features
  • 500W @ 4 ohms
  • Speakon speaker output
  • 1/8" aux input
  • Headphone jack
  • Defeatable limiter
  • 2 x 10" neodymium speakers
  • Active 4-band EQ with contour
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 years on electronics and 1 year on speakers.


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Gallien-KruegerMB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp
 
4.3

(based on 58 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

The only bass amp you need

Tried one in at a GC in another City. Then ordered one the first week of May. was told it would be shipped first week of June. Imagine my delight and surprise when...Read complete review

Tried one in at a GC in another City. Then ordered one the first week of May. was told it would be shipped first week of June. Imagine my delight and surprise when it arrived May 20th. Deceptively loud. So far I've used it in a small club and outdoors. 35lbs is a lot easier lift at 2:00AM. You can dial up more volume than the 2-10s can handle, but if you need that much volume you should line out to the venue's sound system anyway. My only criticism is the horn is a complete waste. It just hisses without providing any usable tone for bass.I knew this from trying it in the store. Thankfully there is a button to shut it off. So far, I love it, great tone, and plenty of volume.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Love/Hate relationship

I own two of these little combos and have been using them both for about 2 years now. The selling point for me was the basic sound produced by the amp. It sounds great...Read complete review

I own two of these little combos and have been using them both for about 2 years now. The selling point for me was the basic sound produced by the amp. It sounds great on it's own and there's plenty of room for tweaking with effects to create your own personal sound. I did experience the "farting" sound mentioned in a few other reviews on both amps and on both after about 3 weeks they both came out of that phase. Do amps need a breakin period? I wouldn't have thought so, but the more I play the better they seam to sound. So the love is the sound and of course the portability. Now the hate. The first amp purchased needed to be returned as after just two weeks of use all the knobs where loose. To give GK credit, I do believe this issue was taken care of as the replacement had different knobs as did the second amp purchased and I have had no further issues. If you plan on using the amp live, do yourself a favor and buy the extension cab. The amp is rated at 350 watts at 8ohms and playing it alone live was fine until about the thrid show. I never needed to set the volume past 3 o'clork and the gain past half to be heard over drums and guitar, but ended up still blowing two speakers. The extension cab just eases my mind. Finally, GK customer service is basically non-exsistant. Getting a response from them takes several emails and phone calls. So if you don't have a dealer to go through, it can be frustrating. Bottom line, follow the set up insturctions, give it time to break in, and buy the extension cab unless you plan to just practice with it.

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4.0

Much better Tha I imagined...

By anthony brown

from CHICAGO,IL.

Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

Surprisingly great tone from such a small & lite package.I play a lot of different musical styles..R&B,Jazz,Neo/soul,Blues,Rock and Gospel and I host a open/mike Pro-Jam every Tuesday night in Downtown Chicago...This little Amp is Killin it...WAY Better than I every imagined...NO it's not an Ampeg SVT...but it will surprise you!!!

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great!

By Mandrew

from Medina, Ohio

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

  • XLR Direct out placement

Best Uses

  • Home Studio
  • Performances

Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

This amp is hands down the greatest amp I have ever owned. I had originally owned a Peavey VB-2 tube bass head with a Peavey 15 inch speaker. I can tell you right now that the gallien krueger blows the thing out of the water. The tone is better, it's louder, and it doesn't weigh 56 pounds like the tube head. The only complaint i have about this amp is the placement of the direct out. You have to have some little hands to be able to press the botton to release the XLR Cable. It's too close to the short wall of the cabinet.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Powerful yet light weight.

By Doc Holiday

from Tennessee

About Me Professional Musician

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio
    • Performances

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    I bought one of these last year from my local music store at the same exact price. It was recommended by the store employee. I was pleasantly surprised at how much power it has. It gives a nice warm tone that you can adjust and really belts out the lows when you are down a half step or in Drop D. I dont like the contour setting and you have to keep it limited to not blow out the speakers. Be careful with the gain as it is very loud. I keep the gain down about 3 oclock and turn the volume up very high when we practice. We have a loud drummer and the guitars use 100 watt amps so I have to crank it to hear myself play. Just played a gig with it in a large auditorium and used the direct out. The amp did well and I could hear myself on stage and in the monitors. Only negative is that it farts out at high boost and if you use alot of gain. An additional cab is almost a must for gigs. If you have the money get the 4x10 800 watt cabinet. Also they said the 500 watt head is removable. It is very light weight at 35 lbs but large.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Love/Hate relationship

    By Dave Foster

    from Portland, Maine

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    I own two of these little combos and have been using them both for about 2 years now. The selling point for me was the basic sound produced by the amp. It sounds great on it's own and there's plenty of room for tweaking with effects to create your own personal sound. I did experience the "farting" sound mentioned in a few other reviews on both amps and on both after about 3 weeks they both came out of that phase. Do amps need a breakin period? I wouldn't have thought so, but the more I play the better they seam to sound. So the love is the sound and of course the portability. Now the hate. The first amp purchased needed to be returned as after just two weeks of use all the knobs where loose. To give GK credit, I do believe this issue was taken care of as the replacement had different knobs as did the second amp purchased and I have had no further issues. If you plan on using the amp live, do yourself a favor and buy the extension cab. The amp is rated at 350 watts at 8ohms and playing it alone live was fine until about the thrid show. I never needed to set the volume past 3 o'clork and the gain past half to be heard over drums and guitar, but ended up still blowing two speakers. The extension cab just eases my mind. Finally, GK customer service is basically non-exsistant. Getting a response from them takes several emails and phone calls. So if you don't have a dealer to go through, it can be frustrating. Bottom line, follow the set up insturctions, give it time to break in, and buy the extension cab unless you plan to just practice with it.

     
    5.0

    The MB210 is more than just a Bass Amp.

    By Joel Cook

    from Florida

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    The real value of this amp is it's cost, ease of operations, funtions and reliabiltiy.
    I'm a professional musician who plays primarily acoustic guitar and I'm using the MB210 for all my performances. The light weight makes it a perfect road amp and the range and power makes it perfect for my acoustic guitars. The optional horn allows me to add the highs I need and the twin 10" spearks give me all the color and warmth I need in a single amp.

    I would recomment this amp to anyone who wants an affordable, road worthy and dependable amp for Bass or other applications.
    Joel Thomas
    The Highway 1 Band

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    NOT 500W unless you have a 2nd Cabinet AND a SPEAKON Cable (not included)

    By Firebird Collecter

    from Deep South

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    Great amp for small venues/rehearsals. The XLR you will need it to plug into the PA for anything bigger than a small venue.
    This amp sounds great however it does not seem like 350W alone. I play with a fairly but not extremely loud drummer and I just get by with it in a small club. If you want 500W you need to BUY a Speakon Cable and another cabinet. I have the 1-12" 200W and this one and I used a Y cable and needed both of them on 8 to play an un-mic'd gig and it was 'just' enough with no headroom and 25 feet out the bass was almost non existent.
    I bought the extended warranties after reading so many reviews of them dying.
    They sound great and are easy to move but not as loud as you 'think' they are going to be.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    very happy so far

    By John Heckler

    from the sticks of Idaho

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    I love the light weight of this GK MB210, which is the reason that I purchased it. The tone is not as bright as other 10-inch speaker cabinets that I have used but it actually sounds fuller. As other reviewers have stated the volume without an extension cabinet is not as high as I expected. I have almost two months of playing it, and have pushed it to 9+ at times, with no problems so far. Yet I hope that it does not develop any of the broken speaker noises that some people have experienced.
    no grafic EQ

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Tone is okay, but it has some shortcomings.

    By Mark Jurado

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    Two things I thought I would post in a review here, for people who may not have a place to try one of these amps in person.

    First, the amp is a lot bigger than it looks in these photos. It's 24 inches tall, 20 inches wide, and 15 inches deep. I think Musician's Friend should put the dimensions in the description, that might have influenced my buying choice.

    Secondly, the horn feature does not work well. If you turn the horn on all of a sudden you hear a lot of static and interference. I can't imagine this would be usable especially at higher volume.

    I think this is something you need to try before you buy, if you're okay with those shortcomings, it might be a good value.
    Has a nice control panel with a lot of interesting features.
    It seems to be well constructed, but the horn does not work very well at all.
    Depending on how you want to use it, this would be very good value/volume for the money.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great Amps for Home or Clubs

    By Albert R Fitzgerald

    from San Antonio, TX

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    Recommend GK products to anyone.
    I now have 2 of the GK MB210 Amplifier Combos and 1 GK MB112 Combo. I primarily use them
    for practice as I have not played with bands for over 30 years now and trying to get back to what I enjoy. They are excellent for practice as you can plug in your music sourse, the Bass, and headphones when you wish to practice in private. I also have 3 basses and keep one in the house ane one in my workshop so I can play when I feel like it. I also added a GK 15" extension speaker to the one I have in my workshop which matches the MB210 cabinet. The extention speaker is rated at 400 Watts and is a nice addition to the MB210. You could play anywhere with this combo.
    Rugged and should last for years.
    Excellent price for the quality of product

     
    5.0

    GREAT AMP SPEAKER COMBO

    By Albert R Fitzgerald

    from San Antonio, TX

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210 2x10 500W Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    Recommend to anyone.
    This is the second MB210 I have purchased. I have one in my house and one in my shop to play when I feel like it. I have basses in both locations also. I have added a GK 115MBE 400 watt
    speaker cabinet, that matches the MB210, to the one in my shop. With that combo you could play just about anywhere. I primaraly use the amps for practice purposes since I had not picked up a bass in over 30 years. I like the sound I get from the MB210 and I especially like the light weight. When I was playing in bands I got a hernia lifting my Kuston 18" speaker in and out of my car. The weight of this equipment is a welcome change.
    Well built and rugged.
    Great equipment for the pric.

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