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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... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Overview

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
  • Headphone/line output
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
 
4.3

(based on 6 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (4)
  • Excellent sound (4)
  • Good power output (4)
  • Portable (4)
  • Warm / comfy (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Performances (4)
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    • Experienced (4)

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(15 of 18 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
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.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    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

     
    1.0

    Cooling fans inoperable....

    By Robert

    from undisclosed

    Verified Buyer

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

    Cooling fans are not working. Will be returning amp for refund. Amp was purchased on June 6 so well within GC 45 day return policy

     
    5.0

    Wow factor, ultimate.....

    By BB

    from Boca Raton Florida.

    About Me Experienced

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances

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

      This is the best value and sound of any bass amp I have ever played with. I have been playing bass since 1963. Driving one 8ohm JBL 15" cab. And one 8ohm Bergantino 210. Best sound i ever had. Limitless headroom. Outside inside whatever the venue. Very Happy.

      PS use GK MB 200. as back up. never had to use it except for small gigs.

       
      5.0

      I love it!

      By Sk8pnx

      from North Palm Springs, CA.

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home Studio
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

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

        I own a GK 400rb, GK1000rb and now this. I love it! It is a beast and very lightweight. True GK tone. No complaints.

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