Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp 886830952623

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The Gallien-Krueger MB210 500W 2x10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp is an addition to GK's legendary MicroBass Series. It delivers a big sound from a light, compact package. At 350W the MB210 has the power ... Click To Read More About This Product

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Overview

The Gallien-Krueger MB210 500W 2x10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp is an addition to GK's legendary MicroBass Series. It delivers a big sound from a light, compact package. At 350W the MB210 has the power to be heard in any situation. It's designed with preamp tone-shaping circuitry that feeds into a lightweight Class-D power amp. The preamp uses GK's 4-band active tone control section with a Contour preset feature. There are both Passive and Active bass inputs and a defeatable Limiter for controlling your sound. 2 x 10" neodymium speakers are extremely sensitive and help reduce the overall weight of this combo. The horn tweeter can be engaged or not to suit different playing environments or to further shape your sound. An 1/8" Aux. input and headphone jack allow for silent practice along with an MP3 player or other sound source. An XLR DI output is included for recording or live sound reinforcement.

Equalization
Standard tone controls and graphic equalizers give you plenty of variation, but they don't provide what the instrument really needs. The fact is, graphic equalizers are intended for room equalization. The equalization in Gallien-Krueger amplifiers reflects 40 years of continuous development and refinement.

The GK equalizer is unique to the industry, it's not just a normal four band equalizer, each section is a special circuit optimized to perform a Bass specific job in its range of operation.

These sections are wired in series, adding to one another, to create a tremendously flexible equalizer that sounds natural at any setting. Now it is possible to obtain the sound you desire.

Contour
The Contour is used to complely revoice the amplifier by tuning between two different shaping circuits, with greatly different responses. With the control engaged, the low end is slightly boosted, the mids are dropped and the high end is pushed up.

Limiter
The limiter is designed to detect signal levels at the input of the power amp that cause unwanted distortion. It attenuates extreme peaks to allow high volume output while maintaining signal integrity.

"G.I.V.E." Technology
The MB210, MB115 and MB212 pre-amps incorporate G.I.V.E (Gate Induced Valve Effect) Technology. Field effect devices are used with the gate biased in a way that emphasizes the optimum harmonic content of the signal. Working in conjunction with the unique four band active equalizer and contour, G.I.V.E. technology produces a consistently pleasing bass tone.

Features
  • 500W Digital power amp
  • 2x10" Paragon neodymium drivers
  • Class D power supply and power amp
  • Active 4 band EQ with contour
  • Balanced direct output eliminates the need for a direct box
  • Speakon speaker output
  • 1/8" aux input
  • Headphone jack
  • Defeatable limiter
  • XLR output
  • Cloth grille
  • Durable spray-on cabinet coating
  • Recessed handle
  • Compact design with reduced weight for easy transport
  • Exceptionally smooth and evenly balanced sound
Specifications
  • 23.5" x 19.5" x 14.75"
    33lb.
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
2 years on electronics and 1 year on speakers.


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Gallien-KruegerMB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp
 
3.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 3 Stars

     

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  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

50%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Excellent sound (5)
  • Good power output (5)
  • Portable (4)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

No Best Uses
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (3), Professional musician (3)

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Beautiful tone. Powerful. Very Portable

By JP

from Oklahoma City, OK

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

    After trying to the MB212, I decided on the MB210. The 210, based on my ears only, sounded the best. Everyone hears things differently so this opinion is just that, an opinion. I also tested multiple Mark Bass items that compared to the GK products and I was not impressed, at all.
    I play a Warwick 4-string Double Buck Corvette with the MEC Active Electronics.

    (2 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Pure Junk

    By Bluechain

    from Baton Rouge, LA

    About Me Professional Musician

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Performances

        Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

        This amp started smoking about three months after purchasing it.... Literally. The amp section burned up. I brought to a certified repair shop and they told me the repairs would cost more than buying a new one. What a disappointment. Buyer beware, this combo amp is pure junk.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great amp.

        By jj666

        from boston, ma

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound
        • Powerful

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

            I was in the market for a bass amp that would sound great, come with enough features and be moved easily for gigs. This amp delivers on all counts.

            I compared it with the new TC Electronic series and also a Phil Jones style briefcase. The GK had better sound than either and is light enough to travel easily.

            The EQ section is very musical and comes with a few pushbutton options for quick styling. It has a direct out and aux inputs/outputs like most amps in this range, but the main difference is sound. GK delivers warmth, power and punch with minimal fuss.

            I wish the input gain had an LED indicator and I wish the EQ section allowed cut instead of just boosting. Those are minor nitpicks as compared with what you get from this combo.

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great piece of equipment

            By uprite

            from snowmass village, colorado

            About Me Professional Musician

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound
            • Good Warmth
            • Portable
            • Powerful
            • Wonderful Sound But Light

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • None

              Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

              mixes well with other equipment

              (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              clean, present, open sound

              By STEVEN

              from Uncasville, CT

              Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

              I was looking for a bass combo that produced a clean sound with a great frequency response for practice and medium-sized venues. I compared a Markbass, Fender, Hartke and this GK with the controls set to neutral on all models. I was not interested in any effects other than the bass, mid and treble controls as I already had a VOX processor. The more expensive models tested were this GK MK210-ii 500 watt model and the Markbass CMD 102P. Although fine sounding, I would be hard pressed to hear much of a difference between the new Fender model v3 500 watt, the Hartke 115 500 watt and the Markbass CMD 102P despite substantial price differences. The GK MK210-ii however sounded dramatically more clean, present and open (much less boxy sounding) than the others. My decision was easy. While I am sure there are many other considerations other bassist have, the clean, present and open sound of this GK well met my criteria.

              (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              IT'S A TRAP!

              By eyegee89

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Excellent Sound
              • Portable
              • Powerful

              Cons

              • Bad Electronics
              • Not Built For Travel

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

                When I got this amplifier, I was all about it. Amazing tone, plenty of volume, light weight, ect. However, after about a month of having it, it totally fried out in the middle of a gig. The volume was set at around 10 o'clock and the -5db button was down, and I was running through the house system so I was not pushing it too hard. I figured this was a fluke thing. I returned it and got a brand new one. Wouldn't you know it, one month later the same thing happened. I've sent it back to GK now and I am waiting to see what they will do for me. They said this was the first they heard of an issue like this, but these other reviews paint quite a different picture. Bottom line, do NOT purchase this amp if you are a working musician.

                (11 of 12 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                2.0

                Not the Best...

                By Billy P

                from El Paso, TX

                About Me Experienced

                Pros

                • Excellent Sound
                • Portable
                • Powerful

                Cons

                • Bad Electronics

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB210-II 500W 2X10 Ultralight Bass Combo Amp:

                  Bought the amp four months ago, sounded great.
                  Start to notice a burning smell about two months
                  in, didn't think is was the amp, thought it was
                  house wiring. Several days ago during a practice
                  it started to smoke. I am having it fixed locally
                  because I don't really want to mess with shipping
                  and MFG warranties....

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