Gallien-Krueger MB410 Reviews4.3/5.0 based on 2 customer reviews
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from Jasper GA
December 4, 2012Music Background:
Well worth the moneyThis is a very well made amp, could not ask for more. Makes a cheap bass sound good and a good bass better. You can make this amp sound any way you would like. The control panel is very easy to use to get the sound an tone you want. The -10db control come in handy when going from low out put to high out put basses, but when you change from low out put basses to high out put basses dont forget to hit the this button or every thing in the house will move. With the Aux in you can play CD's or MP3, an can be used with headphones as well. With 500 watts an 4 10 inch speakers expect a lot of sound. Tone still sounds good on low volume or high. Thanks Sweetwater an Brent for all you have done for me with getting my money worth, an Gallien-Krueger for making a great amp.
from Austin, Tx
January 30, 2013Music Background:
a little bit of everything.
Good Rockin' AmpI finally got a chance to get this amp in a nice loud band situation. 2 guitarist, each using a 2x12 combo playing classic rock. For lightweight and high volume this amp definitely makes the grade, even with a 5 string it has strong tight lows. Being a sealed cabinet it has a bit of SVT flavor you can't get with a ported cab and at 49 lbs it's easy to move. The overall tone is fairly natural with a slight mid-range bump. So it is not HI-FI sounding like some brands but will cut through guitars just fine. YMMV but here are my complaints considering this is not a terribly inexpensive amp. It lacks pre-amp out and power-amp in connections, an extension speaker connection, an effects loop or a tuner out. I personally don't use effects loops or tuner outs, most combos these days run at 4-ohms and don't have an extension speaker option(annoying trend) but I really would like line-level pre-amp and power-amp connections at this price point. There are times when I just prefer to use a different pre-amp such as a tech21 BDDI. I did not find the boost, limiter, or contour switches to be useful to me. If you like the GK sound and don't mind being a little hemmed-in on expansion options, because you'll almost have to buy one of their powered extension cabs for a matching bottom (or buy an A/B box / splitter and run a 2nd amp), then it is a really good amp. For some folks/situations it will be perfect amp. Classic and old school hard rockers will love it.
Full Disclosure: I purchased a demo model at a significantly reduced price. I am not sure I would pay the full new price for this amp with the aforementioned shortcomings. I am satisfied with my purchase though and as always Sweetwater's service is second to none.