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Posted by Rob Perl on July 17, 2001 at 11:51:57:
In Reply to: uh oh! GK800rb posted by Uncle Sloppy on July 16, 2001 at 21:07:04:
: Since I posted my first message on this board, I spent about 4 or 5 hrs. going through it and reading various postings that caught my eye.(No lie.) Actually, I was on so long that my wife was like, "What the hell are you doing up there?" she thought i was looking at porn or somthing. I said "If i was looking at porn, it would'nt take this long! 10-15 min. tops!" But, enough about me, lets talk about my amp. In my travels I found a couple of posts that said that Gallien Krugers make alot of noise. I had a 400rb that made noise but I also played a Roadstar II with active electronics and always attributed the noise to that.(Also to the 3000lbs Peavy 2x10 1x18 cabinet I used to have that was REALLY road worn) So far with the 800rb I haven't had a problem with noise. I play a squire 5 string(yes, i know, a squire but,it works for me) without active electronics. Could actives be the problem? Are GK's prone to this noise? Any way to stop it before it starts?
: Any feedback would help.
: Uncle Sloppy.
: dont let my name throw you. I have spent years trying to perfect a clean sound. (allmost got it right too!)
I've been using G-K's exclusively for the last 10 years or so and have not experienced any noise problems. One thing I've noticed is that the sound coming from the amp is very clear - any fret noise or rattling comes right through; so - if it's coming from your bass, the G-K will bring it out.
An easy way to test the shielding in you bass is to plug it in and bring it close to your computer monitor - you'll hear how much interference it picks up.
One thing to note is that G-K's tend to blow very easily. I blew both my rb 400 and 800 heads on gigs; I'm getting a Furman power conditioner - it's cheaper than getting the amp fixed again.
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