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Gallien-Krueger Backline 210 Combo Amp

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The Gallien-Krueger Backline 210 Combo Amp puts out 200W (300W with optional extension cabinet) through 2 - 10" internal speakers. Features active 4-...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Gallien-Krueger Backline 210 Combo Amp puts out 200W (300W with optional extension cabinet) through 2 - 10" internal speakers. Features active 4-band EQ, footswitchable overdrive, adjustable contour, Boost valve effect, effects loop, tuner out, XLR out with ground and pre/post switch. Tilt-back design. 1-year warranty on speakers. 2-year warranty on electronics.


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4.6

(based on 25 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Not too shabby..

I bought this amp a year ago, and it has been great up until a couple days ago. Using a Digitech BP80 as a compression device, you can make any sound come through...Read complete review

I bought this amp a year ago, and it has been great up until a couple days ago. Using a Digitech BP80 as a compression device, you can make any sound come through on stage. I have had only three problems with this amp. The first was that I dropped it on my foot and broke it... my foot that is, not the amp. After striking my foot the amp rolled 15 feet down a hill and crashed into a curb, still perfectly fine and working like it was brad new. My second complaint is that the combo by itself actually puts out 180 watts, not 300. The two 10" drivers are 16ohm ran in parallel, which makes the load seen by the amp an 8ohm load. The Backline 210 puts out 180 watts at 8ohms. While fully capable of driving 300 watts, you need to purchase an extention cab in order to do that. My third complaint is that 5 days after my warranty went up, one of my speakers blew with the volumes and boost knobs at 12:00. I solved this problem, and the power problem, by purchasing two Eminence Legend BP102 Bass Speakers. These are 200 watts each unlike the stock 100 watt ones in the combo, and they are 8ohm speakers. This means that when run in parallel you can make the amp see a 4ohm load and consequently work to it's full 300 watt potential while blasting awesome Eminence tone. All in all, a great amp with lots of features including a pretty hot direct out. I would recommend replacing the speakers straight off, and wearing work boots while lifting this thing, in order to fully enjoy this amp. I would definitely recommend purchasing this amp, it really is a great buy and you can't go wrong with the great tone!

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Eh...

I played this amp with my Warwick Double Buck Corvette and couldn't get a good sound no matter what I did. With such a quality guitar, a quality sound should be easy, but...Read complete review

I played this amp with my Warwick Double Buck Corvette and couldn't get a good sound no matter what I did. With such a quality guitar, a quality sound should be easy, but this amp had no life. It was all together a very limited and bland sound with no life, no shape, no edge, and no body. I would recommend no either going for higher end GK or looking into SWR, which I have always had the best of luck with. The only promising feature of this amp is the fact that it has its own overdrive, which is cool, but also cheesy. Just another low quality gimmick. I would much rather buy a nice used amp than a new one of these, any day.

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3.0

Eh...

By McInnis5000

from Little Chute, WI

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I played this amp with my Warwick Double Buck Corvette and couldn't get a good sound no matter what I did. With such a quality guitar, a quality sound should be easy, but this amp had no life. It was all together a very limited and bland sound with no life, no shape, no edge, and no body. I would recommend no either going for higher end GK or looking into SWR, which I have always had the best of luck with. The only promising feature of this amp is the fact that it has its own overdrive, which is cool, but also cheesy. Just another low quality gimmick. I would much rather buy a nice used amp than a new one of these, any day.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Not too shabby..

By BBomb360

from Baltimore, MD

I bought this amp a year ago, and it has been great up until a couple days ago. Using a Digitech BP80 as a compression device, you can make any sound come through on stage. I have had only three problems with this amp. The first was that I dropped it on my foot and broke it... my foot that is, not the amp. After striking my foot the amp rolled 15 feet down a hill and crashed into a curb, still perfectly fine and working like it was brad new. My second complaint is that the combo by itself actually puts out 180 watts, not 300. The two 10" drivers are 16ohm ran in parallel, which makes the load seen by the amp an 8ohm load. The Backline 210 puts out 180 watts at 8ohms. While fully capable of driving 300 watts, you need to purchase an extention cab in order to do that. My third complaint is that 5 days after my warranty went up, one of my speakers blew with the volumes and boost knobs at 12:00. I solved this problem, and the power problem, by purchasing two Eminence Legend BP102 Bass Speakers. These are 200 watts each unlike the stock 100 watt ones in the combo, and they are 8ohm speakers. This means that when run in parallel you can make the amp see a 4ohm load and consequently work to it's full 300 watt potential while blasting awesome Eminence tone. All in all, a great amp with lots of features including a pretty hot direct out. I would recommend replacing the speakers straight off, and wearing work boots while lifting this thing, in order to fully enjoy this amp. I would definitely recommend purchasing this amp, it really is a great buy and you can't go wrong with the great tone!

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good for the price

By Pocket Grooves

from Greensboro, NC

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I have used this amp on many occasions. For the price, you get decent power and good sound with a lot of pro features. The drivers are good, though there is not a compression horn. The highs still cut through, but the tone isn't as crisp on the top end as I would prefer. I don't really use overdrive in my bass playing, but the overdrive on the head is pretty good. The preamp has a great EQ section. This combo isn't terribly heavy; unless you have a back problem, you should be able to load this combo without additional assistance. I wish that the amp delivered all 300 watts without an extension cab, but the 200 watts of the combo is good enough for a small - medium venue. The XLR out makes this amp usable in larger venues to run through the PA.Overall, this is a really good combo with some pro features. Great for weekend warriors.

 
5.0

It's a great amp

By BassMan-d2WmQ

from Sacramento

Its a really nice amp, a little heavy, but its worth it. The tone shaping abilities are nice, and its just loud (in a good way). The distortion would be my only complaint, its not amazing, I prefer the boss overdrive pedal, its a lot better.

 
5.0

Very Pleased

By HamerFan

from Boise, ID

This is my first experience with an amp larger than my 35 watt 10" peavy. I was stunned when I plugged it in. I instantly became a better bass player. The sound was incredible, the manual gives great suggestions on EQ combinations, and it has plenty of volume for the guys I am jamming with right now (two loud electric guitars, rockin' drummer, keyboard). For the price, this was a great deal. I really don't have a need, but I am axious to try adding a 12" or 15" extra speaker to this combo to see how much better it will sound.

 
4.0

almost

By Chooch-FcPKD

from New York

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Purchased in Nov. 07. Been using GK for 25 yrs. Very warm sounding rig at lower levels. Typically run EQ flat. Indeed, these drivers do not handle a low B very well at all, nor can they handle any sort of increased volumn levels. With better speakers I could use this rig for just about any venue. Let the house system do all the bull work! That's not what a bass amp is for!

 
5.0

Great Amp

By Yogasawy

from MI

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I went to the guitar shop and the worker suggested this amp and I tested it and was blown away by it. Incredibly loud, im sure the whole store could hear it. It's got a lot of features including distortion which was pretty cool I thought. I reccommend this amp for anybody, whether it be for guitar or bass. I plug my Ibanez Artcore into it and it still keeps a great sound to it.

 
5.0

Great combo amp

By Mad Mike-M5qK7

from Tulsa, OK

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This is a great combo amp. Has 2 channels and a direct line out to a pa system. Cab drive a cab with 300 watts. 4 band EQ. Very punchy amp. Really like its versatility.

 
4.0

problems

By Dylan Trebizo

from Redlands, CA

I got this amp in december, and about 2 months later, the speakers were blown. I took it in to a guitar shop that is a licensed gallien krueger repair shop, and replaced the speakers. About 2 weeks after i had gotten it back, the speakers blew again. I'm considering changing them to Eminence speakers, because i know a guy who has had this same problem, and he changed them, and hasn't had a problem since. So i dont know whats wrong with this amp, because i didnt even have it turned half way up.

 
5.0

GK Backline 210

By sunburst_socal

from Orange County, CA

I bought one a few years ago to use at smaller classic rock gigs. My main rig is pretty big and this is light, portable, and sounds great. I also like that I can tilt it and use it as a stage monitor and use the direct out to the PA. For what I use it for it works great and sounds great.

 
5.0

Amazing amp

By thric3lover

from Cupertino, CA

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I'm a converted guitarist, and this is my first quality amp.Let me tell you...this amp is friggen sick.I'll keep it short and simple, but this amp can pretty much hit whatever tone you're looking for. It has an amazing distortion/overdrive capability that makes it sound more like a baritone guitar with some nice distortion on it. It sounds excellent clean as well. Can also give that nice growly sound. It's extremely well built, and fairly heavy considering it's not all that big. But it has good, quality handles on the side so you and a buddy can lug it around. It also has that lean-back capability which is nice if you're jamming with the band and need some more clarity in hearing yourself.My only complaint would be that for a 200W amp, I was expecting it to be a bit louder. Don't get me wrong, it's pretty loud, but not quite as loud as I was expecting. At least it's capable of connecting to another cab to boost up to 300W. I'm in a band at the moment, and we'll likely just be doing small gigs for now so it's fine.

 
5.0

A nice surprise

By speeker6

from illinois

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I tried this at the store and it blew me away. It instantly made me a better player. I got a cracking once in a while, not sure if it's the windows in the house though. I use it for a church praise band. The volume is at 3 and it just fills the room(80x80). The equalizer is set at all 12. This give a nice warm thump for the music I play. We practice sometimes for three hours or more and it gives reliable sound every time. The direct out is also a plus as the sound man can adjust up or down when the room is empty or full. great bargain overall!

 
5.0

Must Have!!!!!!

By Kiltwearer

from Norman, OK

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I bought this amp last month. Its Awsome the tones you get are outstanding and the buit-in overdrive rocks the freakin' house. If you like GK this will make you and your wallet happy. Get One!!!!!!!!

 
5.0

Great Amp! Great Features!

By Guy Fawkes

from Babylon, NY

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First off, this amp is a great investment, because the 300 watt preamp/head allows you to add a cabinet when you feel it is necessary. The overdrive is also a great feature (picture "Around the World" by Red Hot Chili Peppers). The XLR Direct out is great for linking up with a soundboard, and the GK tweeter gets great highs. The amp is solidly built, with a nice and hard enclosure and heavy duty corners and handles. All in all definately worth it.

 
5.0

Shocked

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I have had alot of big and have tired of hauling them around so i decided to trade it my rig and pair this with a GK 210. WOW! I don't know how I could go back to the supposed big boy toys. It gets so freakin loud. i had a sound gut tell me my tone was awesome but man your loud! Wish the imputs were metal instead of plastic but thats my only complaint!

 
3.0

Funked Up!

By drumninja

from Rochester, NH

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Great amp! solidly built and full of tone and versatility. I'll probably add a 15" G-K bottom to push more of the low end, but for now the EQ is handling it pretty well. Front end and A-B channels are very sensitive; ended up play my active J-bass with the atten switched off. Overdrive from the Boost stage also takes some getting used to, but easy to dial in once you figure out where it is going. Only complaint: they ship them with a known (or they should have known) prolem in the mute switch with the XLR out. Does not work in post mode. G-K says they fixed it in new models. Did I mention it is loud?!?!

 
5.0

This is a great amp

By t_ravis06

from Warner Robins, GA

This is a great amp. I got it about 4 weeks ago and the only thing that I can say that I don't like about it, is whenever you play loud you can hear the speakers hitting and it sounds cracky, but the sound man in the back of the room says that he can't hear anything, and that was exactly what I was looking for. It has a great low end sound and it rattles everything!!! Awesome deal for the money, and with practice with the amp you can eliminate that cracking sound!! If you are interested in buying this amp, DO IT!!! you won't regret it!!

 
4.0

GK hits the spot!

By Jay Randall

from Joliet, IL

So I've been playing punk through Ampeg's most of my life here and there. Always a 1/2 stack or more. Recently I had to sell my beloved Ampeg and down size for costs purposes only so I bought the GK Backline 210. I was surprised with it's power and sound but did notice that the speakers flap a bit when 1/2 maxed out. I just got a 4x10 cab and I hooked it up and HOLY S*** it was so loud and clean. Never thought that it was possible. The 2x10 speakers still flap a bit but I think that I will end up replacing them anyway but over all the little 300w amp kicks a**. Good buy if your strapped for cash and need something to play with.

 
5.0

It Kicks

By Aven

from West Virginia

I've had this amp for about a year and it still sounds great. I've played tons of gigs with it and no problems. You can't beat this amp for the price.

 
5.0

the sound is amazing

By terrylmoses

from arizona

use this amp at all my gigs now amazing sound good price even better when i hook up my 4 ten inch speaker cabinet to play outdoors

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