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Gallien-Krueger MB800 800W Ultralight Bass Amp Head  

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Continuing the evolution of the MB Series, the MB800 bass amp head from Gallien-Kreuger features incredible output, increased functionality, and a completely discreet FET-driven preamp. With 800 massi... Read More

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Continuing the evolution of the MB Series, the MB800 bass amp head from Gallien-Kreuger features incredible output, increased functionality, and a completely discreet FET-driven preamp. With 800 massive "GK watts" of power, the MB800 can handle even the largest venues without breaking a sweat, and at 5 lb., neither will your roadie!

All of the MB800's controls are lit to indicate the current operating status, including input clip, tuning mute, Gain A, Gain B/Level-B, power amp clipping, limiter enable, and EQ/Contour settings. The same FET technology used to create the legendary boost (G.I.V.E.) circuit found in all GK amplifiers for over 30 years is used in every stage of the MB800 preamp. Using FET devices to drive the GK four-band active EQ, Contour, and Gain allows the MB800 to transition seamlessly from a full, warm, clean tone to full-on GK growl.

Features
  • 800W @ 4 ohms, 500W @ 8 ohms
  • Discreet FET preamp
  • Push-activated Gain A/B and limiter defeat
  • -10dB pad
  • 4-band active EQ with variable contour
  • Effects loop and tuner mute
  • XLR out, pre/post EQ
  • Defeatable limiter
  • Two Speakon outputs
Specifications
  • 10-3/4"W x 1-3/4"H x 8-1/2"D
    5 lb.
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2 years on electronics and 1 year on speakers.


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Gallien-KruegerMB800 800W Ultralight Bass Amp Head
 
5.0

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5.0

One Word: Awesome!!

By Jim

from Detroit, MI

About Me Experienced

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB800 800W Ultralight Bass Amp Head:

    I have been playing bass for almost 40 years. Lately I have been looking at smaller more portable amps for traveling purposes. I bought this about 3 months ago and was immediately impressed with the powerful sound. The sound quality is at least as good as any other amp I've used, and I've used quite a few. Paired with the GK Neo 4x12 cab, I easily fill any space I play, large or small.
    I play in 4 different bands with different genres. This amp can handle all 4 genres easily, with two channels and easy to use controls, I can change my sound easily. It blows away the ampeg pf800, which I sold as soon as I heard this one.

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    5.0

    great sound

    By Bassman

    from Tennessee

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

    • Noisey Fan

    Best Uses

    • Events
    • Performances

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB800 800W Ultralight Bass Amp Head:

    easy to use and great sound

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    5.0

    After only playing 3 hours

    By Heath McLaughlin

    from Texas

    Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB800 800W Ultralight Bass Amp Head:

    Features: As I admitted I have only had a few hours of playing around with this thing but I am impressed. It is not hard to dial in any tone I am looking for, the EQ is easy to use, and it has 2 channels that are footswitch controlled allowing you some additional control. Footswitch and cable come with the head, do NOT have to buy separately. Quality & Reliability: This is a new product and I have not had it long enough to know how reliable it is going to be over the long hall. The shell seems like it will hold up though. Only time will tell. Also you can't go wrong with GK costumer support/service. Sound: This is a full 800 watt amp head. I have played on some "high watt" amp heads that didn't produce the sound, tone, or volume I was expecting. This is not the case with this amp head. As I mentioned before I was able to get an array of tones out of the head. And if volume is something you are looking for, this head will for sure give you plenty of it. Matched with the right cabs I would see no reason for you needing a "bigger" or "louder" head. Look & Feel: This is what makes this amp different from the others on the market. It is light and easy to carry. Very low profile. The illuminated dials make it easy to read, and look cool in low light :). First gig with it is in a week. Ready to stretch its legs.

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