Just when you thought bass heads couldn't get any smaller and more powerful - along comes the Gallien-Krueger MB800. GK's really done it this time - packing massive firepower and full pro functionality into an affordable micro-sized, featherweight head. Wielding its massive 800 watts, the MB800 handily deals with stadium gigs - and at 4.9 pounds, no one will believe you don't have a ginormous amp hidden in the wings.
The MB800's controls are illuminated to indicate operating status: input clip, tuning mute, Gain A, Gain B/Level-B, power amp clipping, limiter enable and EQ/Contour settings. Every stage of the MB800's discrete FET driven preamp features the same FET technology used to create the proprietary Boost circuit found in all GK amps. (That's GK's Gate Induced Valve Effect - G.I.V.E. for short.) Driving the MB800's 4-band active EQ, Contour, and Gain with FET devices allows the MB800 to migrate seamlessly from warm and clean, to a full-on growl with major attitude.
With its switch mode power supply and Aluminum chassis, the MB 800 weighs in at only 4.9 lbs. (2.2kg)
Illuminated knobs and switches show the amplifier's state at a glance, even on the darkest stages.
Push-push knobs are used to select multiple voicing, channel and limiter options, the knob indicator color indicates the operation mode
DUAL CHANNEL FLEXIBILITY
Foot switchable channel switching for on the fly volume boost or additional grind.
ULTRA PORTABLE POWER
Drops into your gig bag for effortless transport to travel dates, rehearsals and enough power for even large venues.
Balanced DI with Pre/Post switch to feed the house, Foot Switch Jack, Tuner output, FX Loop for connecting outboard accessories, Headphone Output for silent practice, Line Out plus “Chain Out” to drive GK’s MBP powered cabinets. Two twist lock speaker connectors ensure reliable and safe cabinet connections.
The signal path for gain, EQ, contour and the DI are 100% discreet F.E.T. driven to deliver a fatter response and "tube like" feel.
VARIABLE Q EQUALIZER
Inherited from the 800RB, this unique design varies the EQ bandwidth to retain a musical response even at extreme settings.
HIGH TECH POWER
Switch mode power amp and supply deliver a crushing 800 Watts of cool running power.
Temperature controlled fans keep the amplifier cool delivering only the required amount of air, reducing noise and dust intake.
Thoughtful handle design protects the front panel controls. Internal sensing circuitry will indicate problems on the power switch ring. Blue is good!