#2
As much as I love my Gallien Krueger gear, I have not heard favourable things about their lower end stuff, the artists series is great. But response towards the backline series is not good.

Check out ashdown MAG's, they'll be a better quality/price ratio.
Gear

Fender Geddy Lee Jazz
Fender MIA Precision
Musicman Bongo
Boss TU-2
EBS TD650
EBS ProLine 2x10 x 2
#5
I own a GK Backline 112. For the love all that is bass, don't go near their low end stuff; there's much better options out there.
#6
Ashdown, Peavey, Carvin, and Fender all have really good stuff in that price range, or a little higher.
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#7
The general consensus is the low end stuff is crap, although i've never played the low end stuff. I have a 700RBII and through a decent cab it sounds phenomenal
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#8
Most low-end stuff is crap - it's a "you get what you pay for" thing.

Just ask yourself if you're settling for what you can get now, or if you could wait a month or two and save up enough money for what you really want (and need) in order to play your music.

#9
My friend's bass tone kicks ass, he has this combo: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-1001RBII-70050W-Biamp-Bass-Head?sku=482588 http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/GallienKrueger-Goldline-4x10-Bass-Cabinet?sku=486511
I like the cab, but the head, I'm not too sure about, but the cab gets a nice punch, worth the extra $100 IMO, but its up to you, you gotta use the thing!
Main Gear:
guitars;
Gibson LPJ
Squire CLASSIC VIBE Stratocaster 60's
PRS SE Custom 24
Epiphone Sheraton II

amps;
Bugera 1990, 6260
Egnater Tweaker
#10
Ive got the backline 600 and the 4x10 as well

I like it. granted its not the best around, but it does sound nice to me.
A little more head room would be nice sometimes but it usually can hold its own against a marshal 100w half and a drummer who doesn't know what dynamics means.

Good luck on finding an amp

-Ryan
#11
its not a bad amp
not is just ok for the price
not a big deal
try one yourself and if you like it go with it
IMO they have too muddy tones but some people like that, i dont
My Gear

Squier VM p-bass(i chosed it over a fender!!!) with quarter pounder and gotoh 201!!
fender MIM P bass
epiphone SG 400
#12
Either look at Ashdown MAG heads and MAG cabs, or go for a nice Fender Bassman combo.
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#14
Well, you have to decide whether you want a combo or separate head + cab - it seems like you don't even know that yet.
#15
I would prefer a combo but if a head and cabinet means better quality then I would go with the head and cabinet.
#16
The Fender is a little underpowered. It's better for blues players who don't need the volume.

The ashdown is a great choice and also comes as a combo. Exact same thing. Be advised it's a 4-ohm head and an 8-ohm cab. To get the full 307W you can add a 115 or another 410. (or even a 210)

It's likely you won't need it though..not for a while at least.
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Last edited by Mutant Corn at Apr 23, 2008,