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 ... Read More

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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
 
3.9

(based on 17 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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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!!!

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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.

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4.0

King Thicks Approval

By warren fenton

from Compton California

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

This cube will impress you. It will impress your black fingernailed guitar player, your drummer and your greasy granny. My Ampeg SVT3 Pro recently produced it's last sound wave and I was in dire need of amplification. I bought this amp from the Brea store and it was out of the box new. I did not get a chance to play with it that day and we played a show that night and it ripped. This light of a amp should not be this loud and it is. It gets louder if you plug an extention cab to it, which brings me to my only complaint, why they built a speakon external out is beyond me considering most extention cabs have 1/4 jacks, but I had a speakon to 1/4 female so it was not a problem. For me, this amp worked out to be about 1.00 per watt and I could not be happier. Just as loud and warm and clear as my ampeg. All hail King Thick.

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4.0

I like it!

By J

from de

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

I have had my amp for three weeks. It has more bottom than I expected. The extension cab was a must have for me, but I am starting to think that it can handle my needs alone.

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1.0

Terrible

By Julie Harford

from Pittsburgh, PA

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

I bought this amp and used it for a few weeks for practice and it sounded pretty good. I then used it for a show, where it started making horrible distorted noises and cutting out throughout our entire set. I took it home, assuming it was probably the sound system at the show, and the same thing was happening. Thinking the problem may have been the fact that I took home the floor model, I exchanged it for a brand new one. The new one sounded good for oh, about 4 seconds. With volume up barely halfway, it starting "clipping" when I played anything aggressive. I returned this and have moved on from combo amps. They are definitely not the way to go for anyone that wants to play loud, heavy, actual rock music.

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5.0

Attn. Mr. "could have been so much better"

By Jimmie

from Marietta, GA

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

As a roadie/tech/player for over 45 years, I seldom review anything. However, after buying one of these amps for myself, setting it up "by the numbers", playing it, and then buying one for my nephew...Mr. "could have been,etc.,etc.,I hope you do not advise real players. Enough said...this amp "ROCKS" (and is also nicely light). KIDDS

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5.0

Best Bass Combo Amp For the $$

By MotownRocker

from Motown

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

Bought the MB210 to use for my keyboard (bass amps are notoriously the best for keys--provided they have a tweeter and EQs). I use the Hammond B3 sounds a lot and those need to be "thick". Hence the need for a powerful bass combo amp. This GK is to-die-for, in the quality of sound reproduced. The 33lbs is a bonus (and a HUGE ONE in that most quality bass amps weigh at least 60--up to 100lbs or more). I was skeptical that anything weighing 33lbs would be able to produce good, heavy sound, but this one outperformed even my estimate. I play left-hand bass out of my keyboards a lot and the bass came through this amp in a thunderous, earth-shaking form. There is no doubt that this amp can be a stand-alone in small to medium sized rooms without any enhancement, or having to go through the mains or a sub-woofer. No distortion, no overdriving, no rattles or screetching from the tweeter--nothing but pure and punchy sound. This amp gets a solid 5 Stars from me. Best in show, quality and value!

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4.0

BUZZ FIXED!!!

By EP

from baltimore, md

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

I WANTED TO GIVE THIS 5 STARS BECAUSE I LOVE THE GK TONE AND THE CLEAN GK POWER BUT THE BAD NEWS FIRST. THAT AGGREGATING BUZZ TURNED OUT TO BE THAT BIG PRETTY 'GK' EMBLEM MOUNTING. A GASKET AND SELF LOCKING FASTENERS AND ITS GONE, HOWEVER I LEFT IT OFF A I USE THE COMBO STACKED ON A 4X10 NEO WHICH LEADS ME TO THE NEXT GRIPE. IF YOU DIAL IN TOO MUCH BASS THE SPEAKERS FART OUT THAT IS UNLESS YOU STACK IT ON A CAB THAT CAN PULL AT LEAST 600 WATTS. SO STACKED ON MY 410 NEO NO MORE 'FARTS'. AND LASTLY IS THE COMBO COULD STAND TE BE EQUIPPED WITH A TUNER OUT, FX LOOP, AND AN ADJUSTABLE COMPRESSOR LIKE THE ONE THAT WORKS GREAT ON THE NEW HARTKE 210 COMBO. NO OFFENCE TO MR. GALLIEN, I'M STILL GK ALL THE WAY BUT THAT HARTKE IS ONLY $50 MORE. NOW FOR THE GOOD. I 100% LOVE THE TONE. THE NEO SPEAKERS SEEM TO GET BETTER AND RICHER AS THE WEEKS ROLL BY SO USE IT FOR REHEARSAL AND GIGS IF YOU CAN. WHEN IT COMES TO POWER 500 REAL WATTS IS MORE THAN ENOUGH AND I PLAY WITH THE LOUDEST GOSPEL DRUMMER ON THE EAST COAST I THINK. AND THE TONE IS FLEXIBLE, IF YOU WANT YOUR GUITAR TO GIVE OFF A CREAMY GROWL THE 210 IS READY, YOU WANT TO SLAP GO RIGHT AHEAD. I PERSONALLY CRANK THE BOOST TO 3-4 O'CLOCK,GAIN AT 12, TREBLE AT 12,BOTH MIDS @ 4-5 AND BASS @ 2. THATS IN A CHURCH WITH @ 500 PERSON CAPACITY, STRAIGHT, NO SOUND BOARD AND THERE'S NO ISSUE CUTTING THRU FUL CHOIR, KEYBOARDS, AND DRUMS AND THE PORTABILITY IS JUST BEAUTIFUL. IF YOU FIND SOMEONE HAS GIVING UP ON ONE OF THESE BECAUSE OF THE BREAK-IN QUIRKS, SNATCH IT UP AND JAM. LIKE I SAID ITS GREAT FOR PRACTICE OR AS A RIG ON 800 WATT 410 NEO. I WANT TO TRY IT WITH A 600 WATT 212 NEO CAUSE ON THE 410 I TURN SIDEWAYS TO LOCK IN AND I HAD TO ADD A LOCKING CORNER ON REAR TO LEVEL IT OUT FOR THE 410. THAT WAS @ $2 MR. GALLIEN. IN MY OPINION THE POWER, TONE, PORTABILITY, AND PRICE OF THIS COMBO/ STACK BEATS ANYTHING IN THE $1000-$2000 RANGE. I WOULD GIVE MESA BOOGIE AN EDGE IN TONE, BUT THAT 210 FARTS TOO AS DO ALL HI POWER 210'S SO SAVE SOME DOE AND GO GK ALL THE WAY.

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4.0

MB210

By Cliff Howell

from Aliquippa, PA

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

I bought the MB 210 to replace my 700RB and 4x10 and 1x15 cabinets for practices and smaller jobs. It has proven to be everything I hoped for. It has a tone that is extremely close to the sound I get from the big rig yet weighs only 11 pounds compared to the close to 200 pounds I've been dragging around. It actually is rated to be more powerful than the 700RB. I used it last night for the first time in a band situation and it cut through very well. I now plan to use this amp on all but the biggest band jobs where I would need more stage coverage. It has the same tone control system as the 700RB, it has a low impedance direct out, and the capability to use an extension cabinet. It seems to be very well constructed and is made in the USA.

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4.0

The only bass amp you need

By funkbassguy

from Keene, NH

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

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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