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The best ‘legacy’ GK could do is restarting manufacture of the original 800RB exactly as it was.

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14 minutes ago, Jazzmaster62 said:

Class D! Oh no! It must sound terrible. 

I wonder how much of the love attributed to these is down to the power stage?

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22 hours ago, cetera said:

Has anyone heard when these will be available in the UK?
https://www.gallien-krueger.com/legacy-heads

I LOVE my old 400RB & 800RB heads and I'm very interested to see/try/hear the new 800 Legacy head!

Am liking the look of the new models. I love GK stuff, having started with a couple of 800RB heads (still got a very tidy one!) and then on to the 700RB ->1001RB (which is still my main amp) and also an MB800 with an MB200 as a backup. If the Legacy 800 captures any of the tone of my 800RB then I'll be very interested. $899 in the US, now shipping June 21st according to Guitar Center website.

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22 minutes ago, casapete said:

Am liking the look of the new models. I love GK stuff, having started with a couple of 800RB heads (still got a very tidy one!) and then on to the 700RB ->1001RB (which is still my main amp) and also an MB800 with an MB200 as a backup. If the Legacy 800 captures any of the tone of my 800RB then I'll be very interested. $899 in the US, now shipping June 21st according to Guitar Center website.


Yep, the 800RB is still possibly the finest amp ever made. I have 4 of them because they are rare as hens teeth over here.... lol! If they can make a lightweight soundalike then they can take my money...

Sounds like late summer by the time we see them here then....

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These look really great!  

I really liked my MB500 head and GK gabs, I moved it on to give Mark Bass a go as I fancied a change and I could never get that GK grind from the MB that the old RB's were famed for.

If the new legacy's reproduce it then I'd have no hesitation in grabbing one.

 

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Gear 4 Music have them listed:

Legacy 500

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16 minutes ago, mxm said:

G4M always do this, list items with an expected date that is completely unrealistic just to drive pre-order revenue. 

I first encountered this issue when I pre-ordered a GK Plex through them - was about 3-4 months after their estimated date that they were actually released in the UK but I've seen them do it with a number of products (including the new Tech21 Geddy pedal).

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They reckon the 800 is coming in the next fortnight. Wishful thinking I reckon....

Legacy 800

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1 hour ago, cetera said:

They reckon the 800 is coming in the next fortnight. Wishful thinking I reckon....

Legacy 800

Yeah, definitely. Also was hoping they'd be more around the £700 / £750 mark too. 😕

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Anyone worked out what the three additional 'bump', 'contour' and presence filters do and what the EQ centre points on the 4 band EQ are? 

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1 hour ago, Al Krow said:

Anyone worked out what the three additional 'bump', 'contour' and presence filters do and what the EQ centre points on the 4 band EQ are? 

IIRC from my old Plex pre-amp and MB head

Contour is a mid-scoop filter
Bump gives a bump to the low end frequencies
Presence boosts the mids

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The manual for the Plex pre-amp gives details of the frequencies affected by the filters.  I don't know if they will be the exactly the same for the Legacy amps as they seem to be either on or off but will share them for reference.

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I'm a bit confused by what it's stating as power output on the rear of the amp that Andertons are showing as the £989 1200W model?

Full power 1040W

800W at 4ohms / 2 ohms

400W at 8ohms

I guess I was expecting 1200W at 4ohms and 600W at 8ohms...

Gallien Krueger Legacy 1200 Bass Amplifier

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12 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

I'm a bit confused by what it's stating as power output on the rear of the amp that Andertons are showing as the £989 1200W model?

Full power 1040W

800W at 4ohms / 2 ohms

400W at 8ohms

I guess I was expecting 1200W at 4ohms and 600W at 8ohms...

Gallien Krueger Legacy 1200 Bass Amplifier

 

They've posted the wrong rear photo. That must be the Legacy800 model....

 

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4 minutes ago, cetera said:

 

They've posted the wrong rear photo. That must be the Legacy800 model....

 

Numpties 😂

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2 small and no doubt noisy fans.

 

Bah.

I like GK stuff but why doesn't anyone do proper passive cooling anymore with fins on the back?

 

Do Class D amps get hotter than old iron amps?

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Struggling with the 0% option on the 800 or 1200. Gah.

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59 minutes ago, Al Krow said:

I'm a bit confused by what it's stating as power output on the rear of the amp that Andertons are showing as the £989 1200W model?

Full power 1040W

800W at 4ohms / 2 ohms

400W at 8ohms

I guess I was expecting 1200W at 4ohms and 600W at 8ohms...

Gallien Krueger Legacy 1200 Bass Amplifier

Looks like the 1040w is to do with the power consumption, not speaker output. 😊

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31 minutes ago, Merton said:

Struggling with the 0% option on the 800 or 1200. Gah.

One of each? I mean - you need a backup!

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