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Gallien-Krueger Backline 112 Bass Combo   

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The Gallien-Krueger Backline 112 Combo features a 100W amplifier section, 12" speaker, active 3-band EQ, footswitchable overdrive, contour, headphone...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gallien-Krueger Backline 112 Combo features a 100W amplifier section, 12" speaker, active 3-band EQ, footswitchable overdrive, contour, headphone jack, and line out. Tilt-back design. 1-year warranty on speakers. 2-year warranty on electronics.


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3.9

(based on 26 reviews)

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You'd be surprised

I've been playin the bass for 10 years now, playing all styles, like funk, jazz, rock, n' blues. My friends got me this amp for my birthday about 4-5 years...Read complete review

I've been playin the bass for 10 years now, playing all styles, like funk, jazz, rock, n' blues. My friends got me this amp for my birthday about 4-5 years ago. Since then, this little sucker has been packin quite a punch constantly and effectively. Especially with the contour button, the high end frequencies let out a super clean tone to the bass, giving it some snap, especially for you slap-n'-pluckers. Not only that, it's got great tone for an acoustic guitar hook-up. Even with my electric hollowbody guitar going into the amp, the clean and its overdrive sound incredible, especially for this sucker's price. I'm more of a six-string acoustic/electric guitarist. When I plugged in my effects pedals in (wahs, GT-8, overdrives, other FXs), it had a great and distinct tone. The low-end really helps get that thick bluesy sound. For the metal/rock guitarists, this provides the best punch on the low-end frequencies that you need to help your guitar cut through the rest of the band (ie bass and drumkit).My amp combo has been abused like crazy. Though the handle broke off within the first year, carrying it around was great. For a 100-watt amp and 12' speaker combo, this little sucker can get bumped around, driven everywhere, and still pack a great clean punch for as long as it needs to.You'd be surprised to stick in ANY guitar into this thing and still get great quality sound from it. Try it at your nearest retailer that has it!

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Sounds great... when it works!

I played a lot in the 80s and my favorite rig was a GK400RB with an 18/2x10 cab. In the nineties, I wasn't playing as much so I sold the 400RB(mistake!)...Read complete review

I played a lot in the 80s and my favorite rig was a GK400RB with an 18/2x10 cab. In the nineties, I wasn't playing as much so I sold the 400RB(mistake!) and cab. Recently I started playing again and went shopping for a small combo. I didn't even hesitate. It had to be a GK. Since I was mostly playing blues or backing singer/songwriters in small venues, the Backline 112 seemed perfect. The first thing I noticed when I got home was that the thing buzzed like crazy, even with nothing plugged in. My bandmates even commented about it. I took it back to the store and they exchanged it for another one. It still buzzed, but not as loud. I thought this was strange because my old 400RB didn't buzz at all when you turned it on. Anyway, I decided to live with it given the price. Well, at practice, during a break between songs the speaker started flopping and then the amp cut out. I took it home and turned it on, it worked fine. Then it happened again at practice. The red light would come on, the amp would cut out and I'd have to turn it off and on again. Of course, once it started happening, the intervals between failures got shorter and shorter. I took it back to the store and they sent it out to a certified GK repair center. They told me they found a cold solder joint. But after a few practices, guess what. It still does it. I sent it back again. They replaced the voltage regulator. Is this the end? Well, it's the last GK I'll buy. Phil Jones Bass and Acoustic Image are looking alot better now. Just because something is inexpensive doesn't mean it can be unreliable. Tell me it will be underpowered or won't have a lot of features, but don't tell me it's not going to work!

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5.0

good deal, for the right player

By I am the Wugbus

from Fuzzopolis, Oregon

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For years playing guitar, I didn't have to worry about amps. I could play just about any situation with either my half-stack or my 1x12 combo. When I started learning bass, it was a shock to realize that you can't play in a loud rock band with a 1x12 or even with most 1x15 bass combos. It takes more energy to push those lower frequencies.I bought my GK Backline 112 to use in a Brazilian pop band with some loud percussion, and was a bit nervous about it, especially since I got a KILLER sale price. Fortunately, for this band, this amp is perfect. It sounds good for such a portable amp and it's loud enough. I've had it for about two years now. At gigs usually I aim it at myself as a stage monitor and send a DI to the board. It works well.Nonetheless, I bought a Fender Bassman 150 because it weighs a few pounds less, has a bigger cabinet for more resonant lows and a few extra bells and whistles (built in compressor and DI, etc.). I bought a used one from somebody who had been trying to use it in a rock band with a guitarist with a half-stack. MISTAKE! I auditioned it thoroughly before buying, and it was nice for a few weeks, but then it started cutting out at rehearsals. Now I'm back to my cheap, trusty GK. IF THIS MEETS YOUR NEEDS, it's a great deal. If you play in a rock band, skip the 1x12 combo and get a 4x10 half-stack.

 
5.0

Backline 112

By Folk Rock Bassman

from Arcata, CA

My normal rig for folk rock gigs is a GK 700RB run through a GK RBH 210. I wanted a smaller setup for living room playing and lugging to rehearsals. The Backline 112 really does the job and is an excellant approximation of my bigger setup. Plenty of power and quality tone with both my 4-string and 5-string.

 
4.0

Its good, but not great

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

So I had this amp for a couple of years, I think three now, and I recently completely blew it out. This amp is great for practice, but cannot handle playing over drums, guitar, and vocals. At least it didn't for me. As far as the tone and features on this amp, it is fantastic. The distortion sounds a better than any pedal I have played with, and the tone is excellent, like all GK products. This model just isn't as strong as I wanted. If you are looking for a good practice amp, thisis perfect. If you are playing in a band, you may need a little more power.

 
2.0

Disappointed!

By Dave

from Central Florida

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I bought this amp after hearing it in the store. I told the salesman I really wanted a Hartke Kickback 12, but he said this was a good substitute for it, at a lot less money. Now I know why. It rattles like crazy on the low B string. I just bought an old style Fender Bassman 100. No problems with that one at all!

 
4.0

No frills bass amp

By Wood Hoops 4 Life

from Bay Area CA

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Happy to say I've had this little guy for about 4mos now as a rehearsal only amp. It has plenty of volume probably even for a small gig (if you have good electronics in your bass). The overdrive channel is pretty meaty - you should be able to thrash out if you want to. I was able to dial in some good slap/pop sounds as well as low bass for my Traben 5str Array Limited's B string. A few caveats - there's no effects loop. GK's not alone in this design flaw (IMO) but there's just some things the next batch of amp makers need to start doing - FX loops. Also, if you play in a room with a CFL light or a UPS style battery backup breaker thing, you might get some hum or buzz. Not sure if it's a shielding or grounding thing, but if I get the amp within 5ft of the UPS or plug on the same outlet as my CFL light, I get noise. Move the amp (not the bass) and it's OK. Go figure...

 
1.0

Terrible

By frankthetank727

from chicago, IL

Terrible amp. Makes a good practice amp, but gets overdriven really fast, and cannot handle high volume very well. Not recommended if you are playing in a band, you wont get the sound and volume u are looking for. Go Ashdown or even Fender.

 
5.0

You'd be surprised

By followjc03

from Riverside/Torrance, CA

I've been playin the bass for 10 years now, playing all styles, like funk, jazz, rock, n' blues. My friends got me this amp for my birthday about 4-5 years ago. Since then, this little sucker has been packin quite a punch constantly and effectively. Especially with the contour button, the high end frequencies let out a super clean tone to the bass, giving it some snap, especially for you slap-n'-pluckers. Not only that, it's got great tone for an acoustic guitar hook-up. Even with my electric hollowbody guitar going into the amp, the clean and its overdrive sound incredible, especially for this sucker's price. I'm more of a six-string acoustic/electric guitarist. When I plugged in my effects pedals in (wahs, GT-8, overdrives, other FXs), it had a great and distinct tone. The low-end really helps get that thick bluesy sound. For the metal/rock guitarists, this provides the best punch on the low-end frequencies that you need to help your guitar cut through the rest of the band (ie bass and drumkit).My amp combo has been abused like crazy. Though the handle broke off within the first year, carrying it around was great. For a 100-watt amp and 12' speaker combo, this little sucker can get bumped around, driven everywhere, and still pack a great clean punch for as long as it needs to.You'd be surprised to stick in ANY guitar into this thing and still get great quality sound from it. Try it at your nearest retailer that has it!

 
3.0

You have a choice

By 1 of 3... in Corpus

from Corpus Christi, TX

I've been a bass player for over 30 years and I must admit, sometimes you need to have something that will get you through those outdoor gigs and not have to worry about ruining your good rig. I have owned/played through GK amps for most of my career. Most namely the 200RB (the predecessor of the 150MB) and was spoiled beyond belief. That amp was my child. It got me through a lot of gigs, not only studio, but live. Well, my child died (it was traumatic and heart breaking). Anyway, I ended up buying this amp as a replacement (gigs were slower at the time) but it just couldn't replace that wonderful tone and quality of the 200MB. But, to this amps credit, it has performed admirably so I can't diss it too much. I still miss the tone of my MB but, for the money, this amp is holding it's own.

 
1.0

Save Your Money, it's JUNK!!!!

By Rockit666

from MA

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Bought this amp cause it sounded good in the store and I wanted a small practice amp, took home a boxed one and as soon as I turned it on it was noisy, loose connection type noise. The O/D was ok but the channel switching kept changing on me without touching the button. I plugged my Ipod into the CD input and the amp never sounded the same after. These amps are just plain JUNK, avoid them like the plague. I just wanted it to practice with because realistically, anything less than 250 watts for bass is useless in a band situation. Shouldn't have bothered but it sounded good in the store. Took it back right away.

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5.0

Amazing amp

By BringTheRuckus

from Michigan

I compared this amp to many others of it's size and wattage and it just blows them all away in tone. I love how this amp can get that unique G-K tone with the Level-A channel. The overdrive also sounds really great. It's not like those others where you end up buying a pedal anyways because the onboard effects sound fake. I play it at very high volumes all the time and the tone still sounds great. I'm Glad I purchased this amp.Only reason I've given it a 9 in features is because it's a 3 band EQ instead of a 4 but it's still very good.

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