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Hello chaps,

After my recent amp-y woes, thinking of ditching the combo and taking the plunge with head and cab - really liked the look of GB Streamliner 600 series. I know there's a spanking one on For Sale but I haven't the money just yet (DAMN), but was wondering if the Streamliner series just isn't being exported anymore as everywhere has discontinued it yet its still listed on the GB website?

I play with a bright, upper-mid sound with a sting ray to 'cut through' as it were...would welcome any suggestions, have a top budget of £800 (in a month or so..)

thanks!

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Fender bought them and killed them off. There are a few places that still have them going cheap - check out Bass Direct, they have 2x Streamliner 600s going for £399!

http://www.bassdirect.co.uk/bass_guitar_specialists/Streamliner_4.html

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Don't think a Streamliner will do the upper mid twangy thing too well.
Try a Gallien MB Fusion

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[quote name='Mudpup' timestamp='1400849405' post='2457508']
Don't think a Streamliner will do the upper mid twangy thing too well.
Try a Gallien MB Fusion
[/quote]

JD1, a member on here, is selling a used one. Maybe drop him a PM if you are interested...

[url="http://basschat.co.uk/user/192-jd1/"]http://basschat.co.uk/user/192-jd1/[/url]

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[quote name='dannybuoy' timestamp='1400841269' post='2457411']
Or a GK MB500 or MB Fusion!
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Would be my choice for those types of sounds.

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Bass Direct have no more 600's. So I got a 900.2 instead. Go me. £499 delivered early next week. If you don't have the funds right now, give them a call, they might hold one for you. I found them very helpful. And as I found the GB focus 4x10 cabs to be well put together I have no worries over any QC problems.

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Ok My experience is minimal but since last week I'm having GK MB Fusion 500 with 210MNT Vanderkley. I've compared the amp with TH500 and GK for me sounds far much better - more dynamic, more alive. I'm trying to get streamliner 600 for comparison so if I succeed I'll contribute to this subject ... in the meantime GK MB fusion is all all right

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If I could swap my GB for an equivalent GK fusion with out loosing any money I would.

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Seems to be an awful lot of love for the fusion....is it really worth the extra £150? I'd have assumed a tube preamp would soften and warm up the growly mids I'm after?

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[quote name='action_panzer' timestamp='1400924832' post='2458172']
Seems to be an awful lot of love for the fusion....is it really worth the extra £150? I'd have assumed a tube preamp would soften and warm up the growly mids I'm after?
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I thought you were after a valve-like tone?

I've not heard the Fusion, but was very impressed with the MB 200 I heard, so GK could be right up your street.
The Streamliner is a great head, but I have the feeling that it won't have enough mid presence for you.
The Shuttle is incredibly versatile, and I'm sure you could easily get what you're after.

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The Fusion will not have the 'classic' tube warmth to the kind of levels that the Streamliner does. There seems to be a lot of reviewers saying the pre adds more harmonic content but doesn't sound necessarily massively tube like.

The Streamliner really DOES sound tube like IMO.

If I were to go GK, I'd just get the MB800 and save the money!

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I'd have thought a valve pre would curb some screaming MIDs? Mind you I play with a Sansamp cause I like the fat, semi distorted lows, so call me captain hypocrisy. What about hartke? Lh500 looms OK and HyDrive cabs, while expensive, could fit the bill with aluminium cones..

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You may have a result by not currently having any money.

Bugera (owned by Behringer) will be releasing their new lightweight 2,000w (yes really) heads later this year (release date has been delayed a few times and there is no date currently). Rumoured to be in the £300 range (DV247 have them on their website with "£TBA".) and highly regarded following the NAMM show. Unfortunately nobody has them in the UK currently.

http://www.bugera-amps.com/EN/products/BV1001T.aspx

Reviews:

http://www.iguitarmag.com/news/2014/01/namm-2014-bugera-debuts-2000-watt-veyron-bass-amps-and-turbosound-fueled-speaker-cabinets/

There's even a thread on here:

http://basschat.co.uk/topic/227713-behringers-take-on-the-streamliner/

May well be a case of "[i]good things come to those who wait...[/i]"

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