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Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp  

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Overview

  • 150W RMS of pure power
  • Heavy-magnet 12" driver
  • Tough all-metal cab
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There's nothing micro about this amp's sound or abilities!

You'll marvel that an amp as small as the Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112 MicroBass Combo Amp can sound this great. 150W RMS combo with a heavy-duty 12" speaker and a host of pro features packed into a rugged, all-metal cab that weighs only 24 lbs. and fits into an overhead luggage compartment. Perfect for small gigs, rehearsals, or studio. Or mount on a stand as a personal monitor and use direct outs to feed PA or recording. For larger stage performances, switch off internal speaker, plug into 2 - 8-ohm cabs, and you're ready to rock. Features a 4-band EQ and a user-activated limiter to eliminate distortion. 1-year warranty on speaker. 2-year warranty on electronics.

Features

  • 150W RMS of pure power
  • Heavy-magnet 12" driver
  • Tough all-metal cab
  • 4-band EQ
  • 1 year warranty on speakers
  • 2-year warranty on electronics

Carry it in one hand, power double stacks if necessary. One amp for all needs. Order today.

 
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Gallien-KruegerMB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Awesome for uprights

I just started to learn the upright bass (mine is electric - NXdesigns) and after some research determined that GK was the preferred amp for upright players. At first I ordered the MB112...Read complete review

I just started to learn the upright bass (mine is electric - NXdesigns) and after some research determined that GK was the preferred amp for upright players. At first I ordered the MB112 and while it was fairly small, it had an echo and hiss that drove me nuts. I worked with GK's support but was never able to resolve the issue to my satisfaction. Upon deeper research the MB150 microbass kept popping up on bass forums, but the hefty price tag was making me hesitate. However, when I thought about how I payed for my bass, I figured I should get a better amp. So I exchanged the MB112 in and ordered this one. It is fantastic! No hiss, no echo and sounds so smooth. Highly recommend for all upright bass players.

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Well built but very muddy.

This amplifier is well built, portable, and loud; but it is also very limited in tone. The tones are either muddy or chirpy. There seems to be no high mid response and...Read complete review

This amplifier is well built, portable, and loud; but it is also very limited in tone. The tones are either muddy or chirpy. There seems to be no high mid response and very undefined low mids. The highs are brittle and harsh. These symptonms worsen as you increase the volume. I have used a german Warwick Corvette, MIM Fender Jazz, and MIA Fender P with this amp and have yielded similar results. If you are looking for something portable with similar wattage, I would recommend something with more speaker like a 2x10", 1x15", etc. You will have more headroom throughout the frequency range.

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5.0

Awesome for uprights

By ibagoalie

from chicago

About Me Novice

Pros

  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

  • Expensive

Best Uses

  • Home Studio

Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

I just started to learn the upright bass (mine is electric - NXdesigns) and after some research determined that GK was the preferred amp for upright players. At first I ordered the MB112 and while it was fairly small, it had an echo and hiss that drove me nuts. I worked with GK's support but was never able to resolve the issue to my satisfaction. Upon deeper research the MB150 microbass kept popping up on bass forums, but the hefty price tag was making me hesitate. However, when I thought about how I payed for my bass, I figured I should get a better amp. So I exchanged the MB112 in and ordered this one. It is fantastic! No hiss, no echo and sounds so smooth. Highly recommend for all upright bass players.

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5.0

Pint-sized Dynamo

By scrubba

from honokaa, hi

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound
  • Good Warmth
  • Portable
  • Powerful

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      If you're looking for a light portable bass amp that's easy to use and has great sound, I'd recommend this highly. Of course, this isn't an Ampeg 8X10, but it's amply loud for rehearsals and small gigs, and you can always go through the PA for larger venues. My past rigs have been Eden and Mark, but looking to lighten the load, I decided to try the GK. Construction is excellent and hopefully durability will be as well. Time will tell.

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      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Best Amp on the Market!!!

      By mastertone44

      from San Francisco, CA

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      This amp is definitely the best out there whether you are an electric bass player or plugging up your upright. I bought it a few months ago and absolutely couldn't be any happier.

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      (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      Well built but very muddy.

      By leronious

      from Arizona

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      This amplifier is well built, portable, and loud; but it is also very limited in tone. The tones are either muddy or chirpy. There seems to be no high mid response and very undefined low mids. The highs are brittle and harsh. These symptonms worsen as you increase the volume. I have used a german Warwick Corvette, MIM Fender Jazz, and MIA Fender P with this amp and have yielded similar results. If you are looking for something portable with similar wattage, I would recommend something with more speaker like a 2x10", 1x15", etc. You will have more headroom throughout the frequency range.

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      (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Perfect Little Upright or Electric Bass Amp

      By rarebasses

      from SW Missouri

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      Transformed my junky Don't mess with the others, if your a bass switcher from upright to electric this is the tool for you! I run mine with the Conture switch out for electric and in for upright. I found that out he first week it will cause it to sound like two different amps. BUY IT!

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      5.0

      Awesome amp

      By Classical Guitarist

      from Lexington, KY

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      An awesome amp. I play flamenco fusion music with a Godin fretless 5-string bass and Ergo elctric upright 5 string bass. My bandmates complimented me on my sound, but did not realize I got a new amp. Since I made the switch, they (and I as well) love my tone.This amp has excellent features for getting a really fat lo-end good for reggae, to a punchy mid-range "jaco-esque" tone, to treble

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      (1 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Review

      By johnhrobiii

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      I have owned the GK MB 150S a long time ago. The sound,controls and its lightweightness were great.BUT...I am no longer a fan because I have had serious issues with the cabinet.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      One Bass amp you have to own

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      Awesome overall bass amp for it size, weight and sound. Got me thru a lot of gigs plus lugging it to gigs was a snap because I have a Gig Bag which I could the amp on my shoulder. If I need more volumne, just mike or direct box to the PA, no problem.Also, great resell value!

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Takes a licking keeps on ticking

      By cappttenron

      from Virginia

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      I have had this amp for about 6 years. Not only does it sound great its light and super portable. This amp was left in a basement during a hurricane and was under 6ft of water before I found it again. My other equipment there was destroyed. Took it into the shop for a clean up and its been running fine for the last four years. Mackie board and Carvin PA were DOA while this little gem was the only survivor.

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      great upright amp

      By Anonymous

      from Undisclosed

      Comments about Gallien-Krueger MB150S-112III 150W MicroBass Combo Amp:

      This amp seems like it was made for upright bass. With this amp I can drive a big band, any size combo, and it even gives great full tone while bowing. It will boom in the low register without clipping, and without changing your EQ it will give you sweet, punchy tone in the high register, and it is incredibly portable and roadworthy. Anybody considering an amp for upright gigs should consider this piece of equipment.

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