If you've been looking for an amplifier builder who's as passionate about the bass as you are, your search is over. For Gallien-Krueger, the bass isn't an afterthought: it's everything. This company was founded in a garage in California in the 1970s, and thanks to their brilliantly unconventional build techniques, it didn't take long for them to grow out of that garage, gaining a reputation as one of the best bass amp makers anywhere.
Gallien-Krueger hardware is a solid choice for any bassist, especially when you want your sound to have a big impact. They're famous for the dry and growling character of their tone, and since each of their amps has its own unique personality, taking your time to check out every one will definitely pay off when you discover the model that's just right for your own style. The best way to get a sense for Gallien-Krueger's range is to look at each end of it: when you need a lightweight, compact head for rehearsal or studio use, the MB200 Ultra Light Bass Amp Head is just what the doctor ordered. On the other hand, if you want to make large venues rumble with the biggest, baddest amp around, you've got to get your hands on the 1000 blistering watts of the 2001RB Amplifier Head.
There are more than just amp heads here to tempt you, of course, and a head can't make sound by itself. To go with it, you'll definitely want to consider Gallien-Krueger's impressive lineup of bass speaker cabinets. Just like their amp heads, these range from small models like the Neo 112-II 1x12 300W Bass Cabinet all the way to towering powerhouses such as the Neo 810 8x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet. Maybe you'd rather have the convenience and portability of an amplifier and speaker cabinet all-in-one? No problem: there are plenty of outstanding combo amps here in the Gallien-Krueger section as well.
A simple look through their selection is enough to show that Gallien-Krueger has what it takes for a professional gig, but just in case you need a little more convincing, take a look at a few of the artists who use these bass amps and cabinets onstage: Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Tom Hamilton of Aerosmith, Johnny Christ of Avenged Sevenfold, Rick Savage of Def Leppard, Tony Kanal of No Doubt... and the list goes on, but we think the point is made. If you want to run with bass legends like these, Gallien-Krueger amps are a great place to start.