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    A ready-to-play gig rig.

    Includes BP250 head, 115BPX speaker cab, covers for both, speaker cable, and instrument cable. That's 125W of trademark GK tone pushing a 15" speaker for plenty of volume.

    The BP250 head features 125W power, bass-specific, 4-band active EQ, adjustable voice contour, effects loop, Boost valve effect, XLR out with ground and pre/post switch, and tuner out. 2-year warranty.

    The 115BPX speaker cab features a 15" woofer in a rear-ported cabinet with 200W handling, 1/4" input, MDF construction, black carpet covering, 16-gauge steel grille, removable nickel-plated casters, custom tooled interlocking corners, 50Hz-5kHz frequency response, and 96dB sensitivity. 60 lbs. 23"W x 23"H x 18"D. 1-year warranty on speaker. 2-year warranty on electronics.

    Features

    • BP250 head and 115BPX speaker cab
    • Head and cabinet covers
    • Speaker cable, and instrument cable
    • 2-year warranty
    • BP250: 125W power, bass-specific 4-band active EQ, adjustable voice contour, effects loop, Boost valve effect, XLR out with ground and pre/post switch, and tuner out
    • 115BPX speaker cab: 15" woofer, rear-ported cabinet, 200W handling, 1/4" input, MDF construction, black carpet covering, 16-gauge steel grille, removable nickel-plated casters, custom tooled interlocking corners, 50Hz-5kHz frequency response, and 96dB sensitivity
    • 1-year warranty on speaker

    Plug-in and start playing!! Order your Brat Pack now!

     

    Brat Pack Half-Stack Bass Amp Package Specifications:

    • 115BPX: 60 lbs. 23"W x 23"H x 18"D
    • BP250: 12 lbs. 17"W x 3-1/2"H x 8-1/4"D
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    4.1

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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Value! But thats not all that matters...

    I bought this when my band started playing more shows (I previously was borrowing a stack from a friend.) The price on this was great and I know G-K has a good reputation so...Read complete review

    I bought this when my band started playing more shows (I previously was borrowing a stack from a friend.) The price on this was great and I know G-K has a good reputation so I went ahead and bought it. So far it's done great for playing parties and small bars/clubs, but I don't think I could use it to play anywhere bigger than a medium sized club. Once the volume is at about 75% the tone is simply killed... It has a really cheap/distorted/overdriven sound that makes my ears cry. Fortunately, there is an XLR output on the preamp that allows you to hook it directly up to your PA system/mixer so you can have a louder volume. The preamp is pretty nice, it has a lot of features including a distortion channel (never use it though), contour adjustment, and different holes for a tuner, footswitch, and any effect in/outs... This stack is also pretty durable too, the cabinet fell out of the back of my Jeep one afternoon while unloading for a show and it was in perfect working condition. I have no complaints considering the price, but if I could change one thing, I would add a little more power so I could turn it up louder.Buy it!

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    Can't be expanded and sounds bad by itself!

    I bought this GK Brat Pack to get back into playing live thinking it would beat running through the PA all the time. Big mistake. You can get a decent sound out of this ...Read complete review

    I bought this GK Brat Pack to get back into playing live thinking it would beat running through the PA all the time. Big mistake. You can get a decent sound out of this if you play it low, but if you even try to turn it up, it all turns into this muddy, roaring, painful sound. No clarity at allThe amp has a minimum of an 8 ohm load and you are very specifically told not to hook more than one 8 ohm cabinet to it. It was not made to drive more than one 8 ohm cabinet and it sounds like crap with the one 15" cabinet. I was able to hook up a 212 4 ohm cabinet in SERIES, not parallel (normal daisy chaining of cabs is parallel and drops the ohms). Because of that series connection I was running a 12 ohm load on the amp which was safe. If it was the normal parallel hook-up that would have put a 2.67 load on the amp and that would have melted it. Then the sound was OK (not great but OK), but rms watts dropped to about 85 from 125 (higher ohms=fewer watts delivered).Don't buy this package thinking you can use it on it's own as anything other than a practice amp or that you can expand it later. Kiss off using it in rehearsal let alone a gig. All was not lost for me though. I use the GK 115 speaker under an acoustic 410 cab powered by an Eden Nemesis RS400 (400 watts at 4 ohms) and that works great! Just don't expect anything out of this "Brat Pack" outside of a personal practice amp.

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    5.0

    surprising...

    By Ogre-zzd6y

    from Omaha, NE

    I've been using this for about two years now, and have yet to have any problems. In fact, the low end on this is really surprising.. when i first got it, i plugged in and cranked it (just because you HAVE to with new stuff) and the vibration cracked the bedroom window. It is great for any venue that i play in, and usually keep it on the quieter volume settings because i've drowned out other instruments with it. It will definitely rattle bones! The settings do take a little fiddling to get exactly the sound you want. I would recommend this for any small to medium venue and for any skill level. Definitely worth the investment. The old Fender I played through for years doesn't even come close. G-K is the king of bass.

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    5.0

    AMAZING AMP

    By Dan FUNKWEL

    from Canada

    When i first got the amp, i would get that muddy sound a couple seconds after i let a note ring out. It sounded horrible. The next day i tightend the screws on the actual speaker. Porblem solved. This amp sounds amazing, equalisers takes some time to find the right sound you want. Love the contour, and this amp doesnt have to be turned up all the way to hear it with a half stack and drums. Great deal for the price. BUY IT

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    4.0

    Incredible Buy

    By SecondAndArcher

    from Stevens Point, WI

    Despite the mixed reviews on here, I bought this rig for the price and GK sound. I have yet to be disappointed by it. The EQ is kind of weak but with time you can coax a good sound out of it. I've experienced no problems with it becoming muddy at high volumes, I can drown out everyone except for the drums if I so wish. You just cant push more sound than is allowed (which is a no brainer). Have played a few shows with this rig and it has taken the abuse. So if you're in a bind, pick this one up!

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    5.0

    Good Buy

    By bassplyr4jc

    from Stuarts Draft, VA

    I am a very active musician. I bought this uit because I have always been a GK man. I love the soud of GK Bass Amps. I also like the portability and amp covers that come with this uit. It is designed for the gigging bass player. The negatives i have heard about this unit revolve around volume issues. I have experienced no such problems. I think that some people try to get more out of their amps than they were intended to produce. Any amp sounds muddy if you drive it to hard. That is why this amp is equiped with a Low Impedence output. It sounds great through a PA. I run the channel gains low and the master volume at about half, and I get tons of beautiful GK Tone. After goig through the PA, it will really thump you. For the money this is the best unit i have ever owned. The Dirty channel is also a nice feature, just keep the Drive set at about half. If you are looking to get that GK sound and still have some green in your pocket, this is your baby.

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    2.0

    this thing sucks

    By ibanez-bass-man722

    from suffolk, ny

    To make it short and sweet, keep the cab, loose the head. the head is utter crap and sounded horrible through any cab i played it through, i bought a beringer ultrabass head cause im on a budget and need to get a rig ready for a few shows and that 115 cab never sounded better, save up dont settle on this unless your next to screwed on time and money.

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    1.0

    Can't be expanded and sounds bad by itself!

    By Dan G.

    from Roanoke, VA area

    I bought this GK Brat Pack to get back into playing live thinking it would beat running through the PA all the time. Big mistake. You can get a decent sound out of this if you play it low, but if you even try to turn it up, it all turns into this muddy, roaring, painful sound. No clarity at allThe amp has a minimum of an 8 ohm load and you are very specifically told not to hook more than one 8 ohm cabinet to it. It was not made to drive more than one 8 ohm cabinet and it sounds like crap with the one 15" cabinet. I was able to hook up a 212 4 ohm cabinet in SERIES, not parallel (normal daisy chaining of cabs is parallel and drops the ohms). Because of that series connection I was running a 12 ohm load on the amp which was safe. If it was the normal parallel hook-up that would have put a 2.67 load on the amp and that would have melted it. Then the sound was OK (not great but OK), but rms watts dropped to about 85 from 125 (higher ohms=fewer watts delivered).Don't buy this package thinking you can use it on it's own as anything other than a practice amp or that you can expand it later. Kiss off using it in rehearsal let alone a gig. All was not lost for me though. I use the GK 115 speaker under an acoustic 410 cab powered by an Eden Nemesis RS400 (400 watts at 4 ohms) and that works great! Just don't expect anything out of this "Brat Pack" outside of a personal practice amp.

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    4.0

    not good

    By millsc

    from Sioux City IA

    I played on this for about a year and a half. the D.I. fuzzes and lets just say the eq., and pretty much all of it sucks. want good sound? Do what I did and go with Ampeg. GK is not worth it for anyone!!!!!!!!

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    4.0

    good, but...

    By guy w/ bass

    from Peachtree City, GA

    Yeah, this isn't good on its own. You need to really crank it. But, I own a PA system so I mic it and play it through a speaker and a bass bin (split the signal). It's a very very good half stack amp IF YOU CAN MIC IT!

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    2.0

    This Thing Belows...

    By ManBearPig

    from Long Beach , CA

    Our bass player purchased this rig because he was in a bit of a bind, and wow did he make a bad decision. It sounds decent and very low volumes but when you attempt to crank it theres nothing but MUD. As far as attack and punch it's simple ... THERE IS NONE. Do yourself a favor, save a few extra bucks and buy yourself something something worth while.

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    5.0

    made in heaven

    By 0wLExICAM

    from Undisclosed

    This half stack is perfect for the type of music we play, Gospel music. I know you can buy better and louder, but for me, this amp is great. Been around the music for along time, you can't go wrong with this amp.

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