Wow, Powerful Clean Box
This is my first Bass amp, a beginner myself but technically bought this so that our bass player in our band could have an amp to plug into. We run a band overseas in Afghanistan after hours as a morale booster with smooth jazz and R&B. We have to have the clean low end, we are already running a total of 6 Yamaha MSR series speakers which push lots of bass for the rest of the instruments. Our bass player, keyboard player, drummer and lead guitar player have been professionals for a number of years and were blown away at how this small box can push out such clean, punchy, and rather powerful bass for its size and weight through the band!! To compare we have a Trace Elliot that we borrowed from another location with a 15in woofer, rated at 250 watts and weights 3 times more, this GK out does the Trace Elliot by far. For me it was worth every dollar just from the start and am very pleased so far and hope durability does the same. The only down side is its not a tilt back and when plugging into the direct out, GK should have designed the XLR plug a full 180 deg turned around because the lock pin is against the box therefore you have to use a screwdriver or similar to unlock the plug, we are going to remove the locking pin from the cable. After much debate between several other combo amps and taking recommendations from my sales engineer Ed Needler (Thanks Ed) this was a great choice for our application that was more then we thought. The only different thing I would have done if I needed to was purchase the larger GK with the Dual 12s and 500 watt amp, but since the Yamaha's push great bass if we need more will just run the direct out to them lightly. Great Product!!