Gallien-Krueger MB500 500 Watt Compact Bass Head Reviews4.7/5.0 based on 6 customer reviews
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from Puerto Rico
August 7, 2012Music Background:
Gallien-Krueger MB500Awesome amplifier, fits anywhere and responds great.
from DISTRICT HEIGHTS M.D
February 2, 2012Music Background:
PRO CHURCH MUSICIAN.
GOT TO BUY THIS HEADI CHECKT THIS HEAD OUT AT MY LOCAL MUSICSTORE AND IT BLEW ME OFF THE STOLE I WAS SITTING ON OFCOURS IT WAS COMMING OUT OF A 210&115CABS BUT IT HAS THAT PUNCH&LOWS THAT I LIKE & I WILL BUY THIS & CAB REAL SOON.
from Wichita, KS
November 15, 2011Music Background:
Church, Gospel, Concerts
Good HeadI bought this head a week ago and was a lil skeptical about it at first.. but once i plugged it in, omg it was amazing. The sound and to be this small is very powerful. has a lot of range. I will recommand dis head to anyone..
from Leander, TX
August 30, 2010Music Background:
Bassist, studio engineer and producer
Gallien Krueger MB500 micro sized bass amp with super size features.1st impressions: This is one pretty shiny little thing, amazing something so small and light can have all these features and power. It is well put together although there is a slight sound on the shake test. My only issue so far is the placement of the limiter switch, this switch could be damaged if rack mounted, would rather it was on back panel. Thru my Walter Box 1x10 it is surprisingly warm but much of that is an artifact of the speaker, it easily fills the room with warm round bass, perfect for those little sit down gigs or for recording. The small footswitch included for boost is a nice size with detachable cable and includes a status LED, nice touch. I transport my pedal board in a keyboard bag and the MB500 fits in the front pocket perfectly, very handy. First gig with a loud rock band pushing a 2x15 EV & 1x12H was loud and clear, with the master half way up was plenty loud and the DI out worked flawlessly. 2nd gig was a moderate volume outdoor jazz thru a 1x15 and once again the MB500 shined thru nicely.
from New Castle IN
April 9, 2013Music Background:
Kick *** Little AmpI bought this head about 3 months ago after hearing the 200 watt version. I gig regulary and push this amp hard playing a Warwick and MTD active 5 string through a 4-12 GK cab it has no prob keeping up The boost channel worked out great for setting up a 2nd bass with the push of a button. The tone controls are like no other amp Ive had the are super sensitive and give you plenty of tone control. The contour control does alot to your EQ setting very quickly to give you slap and smooth tones dont get no easier to carry. Dont be afraid I was but Im a believer now
from White Plains, NY
September 28, 2010Music Background:
45 years guitar, bass player - semi pro
Good Practice/Backup HeadAcquired in December '09 as backup to a '73 V4-B (100W tube), and for practice. Played through either an SVT 8x10 (800W @ 4 ohms; gigs), or a ported Crate 2x15 (300W @ 8 ohms; practice), it has a good general tone palette, and will produce substantial volume and bottom end. WILL cut out when pushed hard, but the clip button mitigates. Mute switch is useful. So light, it will dance off the cab unless secured somehow. Front dials will not hold position in transit . Fits in a laptop computer bag, w/all cables & footswitch. In no way does this head compare to the aforementioned all-tube 100W V4-B for sheer rock 'n roll grunt, but I'd be comfortable to finish out a gig with it, should the Ampeg crap out some day.