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Gallien-Krueger Backline 115 125W 1x15 Combo

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It'll fit in your car and hold its own in any club date! Active EQ, voicing controls, and extensive connectivity, plus a distortion circuit for added...Click To Read More About This Product

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A heapin' helpin' of mountain-moving power in a portable rig!

It'll fit in your car and hold its own in any club date! Active EQ, voicing controls, and extensive connectivity, plus a distortion circuit for added growl. 125W @ 8 ohms. 15" woofer. Rock-back cab with carpet covering and pro hardware. It all adds up to a big bass bargain.

FEATURES
  • 400RB design with active EQ
  • Distortion circuit for added growl
  • 125W of power
  • 15" woofer
  • Rock-back cab with carpet covering and pro hardware

What an amp. What a deal. Order it today!

SPECIFICATIONS
  • POWER <1% THD: 125W
    COOLING: Convection
  • INPUT SECTION: 1/4 jack, Clip LED, -10dB Pad, Mute Switch and Mute LED
  • HIGH GAIN (B): "B" LED, Gain and Level Controls
  • LOW GAIN (A): Level Control
  • VOICING FILTERS: Adjustable Contour
  • EQUALIZER: In-Series Four Band Active
  • OUTPUT: Boost and Master
  • DIRECT OUT: XLR, Ground Lift and Pre/Post Switches
  • PATCHING: Send, Return and Tuner Out
  • SPEAKER OUTPUT: One 1/4" jack
  • WOOFER: 1xGK-Paragon 15b175-8A, 15", 175W, 8ohm High presence Voice Coil
  • CONSTRUCTION: MDF Cabinet, Black Carpet, 16 Gauge Steel Grill, Rear-Ported, Tilt-Back Design
  • WEIGHT: 55 lbs.
  • DIMENSIONS: 19-1/2"W x 22-1/2"H x 18-3/4"D
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4.0

(based on 27 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent, Well Built Bass Amp

Bought my GK Backline 115 used but looking new. The year of manufacture that I received is the one with the Red Comic Sans lettering on the front panel. I play an Ibanez SR...Read complete review

Bought my GK Backline 115 used but looking new. The year of manufacture that I received is the one with the Red Comic Sans lettering on the front panel. I play an Ibanez SR 905

The Pros:

- build quality is excellent
- all pots turn nice & smooth with no noise
- excellent use of multi-colored LEDs on the front panel
- Very solid speaker grill, especially considering how large the square openings are (about 3/4" square)
- unlike some of the other reviews, mine is super quiet up to 3/4 volume and very acceptable near full volume (that's with a GK 210BLX-II cab attached for 175W of glorious RMS power)
- Pro quality 1/4" jacks
- Front panel push button switches that should last the life of the amp (excellent action, smooth and positive)
- strap handle on top, fold away spring-loaded side handles ... very nice
- Well made cabinet, 3/4" with carpet covering that's very durable
- plenty of ventilation slots to keep the head cool at max watt usage

the Cons:

- big, bulky looking plastic cabinet corners

For the price (when New) I was stunned at how much, and the high quality, that was given.

I matched a GK 210BLX-II cab to this amp and it pumps out 175W rms into 4 ohms. This amp is clean, sounds great and it's more than enough decibels for most jobs and when it's not, there's an XLR out, on the front panel, to run to a PA.

I used to play out with an Ampeg bass head and Altec Lancing Voice of the Theater cab with 18" Peavey Black Widow (received many accolades) but man, was it heavy to lug around (good thing I was only 26 then). This GK 115/GK BLX-II set-up sounds just as good, just as loud and I can leave the BLX-II cab at home when it's not needed.

If you come across a very good to excellent condition used GK Backline 115 and it sound tight then buy it for $300 or less and you most likely will not be sorry you did

PS ... with an on/off latching foot switch you can switch between Ch A & Ch B and with CH B set to zero volume, it makes for a very nice Mute {8^D

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

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I had this amp for about 3 months before i started having problems with it. Granted, it is a good amp as long as it keeps working like it should. I had it...Read complete review

I had this amp for about 3 months before i started having problems with it. Granted, it is a good amp as long as it keeps working like it should. I had it for about 3 months when suddenly the sound was just went dull and distorted. took it back and replaced and that amp did the same thing 2 weeks later. GK does have some great equipment, but I think that they need to take this amp back to the drawing board.

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5.0

Pretty Good

By Scott-J5-TA

from Las Vegas MV

Well i bought this a little over a year ago it is still working great. No buzz or feedback. My complaint is that it is not as clean as other amps i've played, such as swr. The distortion on it is a nice touch, but who uses distortion with bass?

 
5.0

Excellent, Well Built Bass Amp

By tomana

from New Mexico USA

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Bought my GK Backline 115 used but looking new. The year of manufacture that I received is the one with the Red Comic Sans lettering on the front panel. I play an Ibanez SR 905

The Pros:

- build quality is excellent
- all pots turn nice & smooth with no noise
- excellent use of multi-colored LEDs on the front panel
- Very solid speaker grill, especially considering how large the square openings are (about 3/4" square)
- unlike some of the other reviews, mine is super quiet up to 3/4 volume and very acceptable near full volume (that's with a GK 210BLX-II cab attached for 175W of glorious RMS power)
- Pro quality 1/4" jacks
- Front panel push button switches that should last the life of the amp (excellent action, smooth and positive)
- strap handle on top, fold away spring-loaded side handles ... very nice
- Well made cabinet, 3/4" with carpet covering that's very durable
- plenty of ventilation slots to keep the head cool at max watt usage

the Cons:

- big, bulky looking plastic cabinet corners

For the price (when New) I was stunned at how much, and the high quality, that was given.

I matched a GK 210BLX-II cab to this amp and it pumps out 175W rms into 4 ohms. This amp is clean, sounds great and it's more than enough decibels for most jobs and when it's not, there's an XLR out, on the front panel, to run to a PA.

I used to play out with an Ampeg bass head and Altec Lancing Voice of the Theater cab with 18" Peavey Black Widow (received many accolades) but man, was it heavy to lug around (good thing I was only 26 then). This GK 115/GK BLX-II set-up sounds just as good, just as loud and I can leave the BLX-II cab at home when it's not needed.

If you come across a very good to excellent condition used GK Backline 115 and it sound tight then buy it for $300 or less and you most likely will not be sorry you did

PS ... with an on/off latching foot switch you can switch between Ch A & Ch B and with CH B set to zero volume, it makes for a very nice Mute {8^D

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED

 
5.0

Great for practice and small gigs

By BASSMAN24

from WA

I love the rock back feature so you can make it a monitor, it also has a direct out for the P.A. system.

 
5.0

JugsandSpoons

By Jugsandspoons

from Hermiston, OR

I have used this amp for about 3-4 months now and it is Awsome. The sound it puts out is clean and crisp. When you want the crunch the overdrive is there to back you up. A must have for any bass players out there!!!!

 
5.0

Great bass amp

By maggotbassplayer

from Chicago

This is a great bass amp, the only thing I didn't like about it was the company put in the wrong speaker so I had to get a new one, but it is great!

 
5.0

Great amp!!!

By jwalk90

from Puyallup, WA

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I got this amp a couple of years ago. It hasnt dissapointed me yet. Once you figure out how to work the amp, you can get any tone you want out of it. Some people were talking about the amp buzzing, but ive only had problems with that once. I was using my friends bass which had cheaper pick-ups that didnt cancel out sound very well. If you have decent pick ups( ex. Fender, or anything about the same quality as the P-bass) you shouldnt have any problems. If you can work the EQ right, you won't have any problem with the volume of this amp either. ive played in huge gyms, open ares, auditoriums, etc., and i havent had a volume issue yet. If you do, you can always hook it up to a sound system too. There are many different EQ options too. As for the distortion, i havent ever had a chance to use it yet. But I love messing around with it when im playing by myself or with friends. You could use it if you played that type of music. So overall, I love this amp, and I definetly recommend it to people of any skill level.

 
5.0

This is an awesome amp for minimum price

By cdogg5432

from Winnetka, IL

This bass amp is an awesome practice bass amp and it isn't too much money.

 
5.0

Just a review

By Loves_Last_Prisoner

from Texas

When I bought this amp I had only played on a Gallien Krueger and an Ampeg, so it was my first choice for an amp. After I played on it, I loved the sound I got out of it, but one of the things I didn't like was it's shape made it very difficult to put in a trunk of a car - but other than that, I would recommend this amp.

 
3.0

GK 115 thoughts

By josh-JbG2B

from Alaska

i was unimpressed with the amp. when i first received it and turned it on to listen, there was an annoying buzz. Changing the controls would not fix the problem either. Other than that it was a decent product with alright features.

 
4.0

Great sounding combo

By Mikey-yRvJ.

from Shreveport, LA

I love the sound this amp makes, however, if you turn it up past 6, it distorts. The balanced line out really does a good job.

 
5.0

An awesome bass amp for small gigs.

By Justin-pEA8N

from Royal Oak, MI

Great amp all around. An awesome bass amp for small gigs.

 
2.0

Risky Investment for an amp...

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Amp worked decently for a few months, then sound quality fell a bit and eventually started blowing fuses. Fuses were blowing when turned on, but never blew a fuse playing. Blew 4 fuses in past month, 2 of which were in the same day.

 
1.0

Piece of crap

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I've had one for a year and a half, treated it very well and it keeps breaking and sounding bad. Save your money, DON'T BUY GK

 
1.0

this amp has issues

By reckless-C34Z3

from CA

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so i bought this amp about a month ago, and it's already crapping out on me like crazy. the amp gets extremely staticy on the clean channel if i turn up the treble. the amp has no clean sound, and i always hear static at any volume. don't buy this amp, buy a better amp in the same price range, or less.

 
5.0

Rockin AMP!

By Todd

from Phoenix, AZ

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I moved up to this from smaller Polytone MiniBrute (1 x 15") amp & the difference was very noticeable.I play in big bands & was having to crank the Polytone up pretty far & was getting a real 'blah' sound. Kind of just 'blairing out' if you know what I mean.That all went away with the GK. But even better, the GK has these distortion circuits that give some 'growl' as they call it. Wow! That's what I've been looking for!I get alot of compliments these days & people are always telling me to turn -up- , even louder than -I- like!

 
4.0

Backline 115

By GKGUY

from Oak Lawn, IL.

The Backline 115 is an awesome combo amp without question. However, if you are looking for a combo amp that will deliver the volume necessary to perform live anywhere other than the garage or basement you practice in, keep looking. The Backline 115 is great for practice-type purposes, but will let you down if you buy it in hopes of being able to use it live. In other words, it is just not loud enough for live!

 
4.0

Good amplifier!

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

A good amplifier! I'd recommend it for the jazz player over a metal player. The 15 inch speaker could use an upgrade, but the head itself has all the power you'll need.

 
5.0

This amp is overall very good value.

By Rhett Saylors

from Marietta, Georgia

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It is loud enough for me to get over a fairly aggressive drummer and 100 and 55 watt Marshall amps. Compared to the Fender Frontman 60B I had, it is freaking awesome. It is heavy and big, but not too bad to carry around to gigs without a truck or what not. The tone is the only problem: it gets fuzzy after about 80% of master and 30% of boost and I like a clean tone, but it is still loud and puchy enough to hear in a praking lot or gig at that level. If you have any questions don't hesitate to e-mail me, I'm only 14, but I know my equipment!!

 
1.0

Come on guys

By Shecter

from Texas

Loved this amp for the first week, then blew a voice coil. 2 weeks later, fried a voice coil, 3 weeks later fried a voice coil. This time replaced it with an eminance 200 wt @ 4 hms...lasted a week....WHATS UP???

 
5.0

Ive wanted one forever cause I knew how they sound

By Danno-vXSwC

from Salinas, CA

It's really good, I like the sounds these types of amp produce. It's great if you're into bands like Rancid, Virus Nine - two bands with good bass players, this amp is good for that kinda thing

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