ON A SUNNY AFTERNOON IN 1968, Robert Gallien walked into his local music store, carrying an amplifier he had made in his garage. It had a unique design that impressed the storeowner, as well as a local club musician named Carlos Santana, who bought it the next day and took it to Woodstock.
Thirty one years and thousands of amplifiers later, Bob Gallien is still designing some of the most innovative and highly sought after products on the market. His creations enjoy a heritage of recording and stage performances with the world’s most discriminating artists. Gallien-Krueger is the leading manufacturer in the industry, maintaining uninterrupted U.S. production for over 40 years.
Just as our earlier products are still telling their story, the products we create and produce here today will be talking to us for years to come. Gallien Krueger takes your sound as seriously as you do, that’s why their bass amplifiers are considered some of the best available. Started in a garage in California in the early 70s, GK decided to focus their efforts on transistors rather than tubes, slowly gaining attention for their unusual build techniques. Once they shifted their focus to bass amplification though, there was no turning back, and an icon was born. Powerful in tone and appearance, these amps were made to grab audiences and never let go.
Known for the dry, growling sound their amps produce, every bass amp here offers something different, so taking some time to explore them all will ensure you get exactly what you’re looking for. If portability is at the top of your list of essentials, but you don’t want to sacrifice tone and power, you should start your search with the classic Neo 212-II 2x12 600W Bass Cabinet. Featuring an earth-shattering 600-watts in a compact package, this amp also has a high-quality horn tweeter, two 12" Paragon neodymium drivers and stackable corners allowing you to customize your setup. If that’s not enough power for you, then nothing will do but the Neo 810 8x10 Bass Speaker Cabinet. With a near-deafening 1600-watts, eight 10" Paragon neodymium drivers, and a high-quality horn tweeter with Bi-Amp and passive crossover, this enormous tower even has special bracing that eliminates standing waves. If you’re playing big shows and need to cut through to be heard over the rest of the band, this is the bass amp you’ve been searching for.
The diverse mix of artists that use a Gallien-Krueger bass amplifier is a testament to the quality of their gear. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Duff McKagan of Velvet Revolver, Aerosmith’s Tom Hamilton, Ted Dwane of Mumford and Sons, Snoop Dogg’s Mike Gil and dozens of other top performers all choose Gallien Krueger when they hit the stage and plug in. If you’re ready to join this list of legends, all you need to do is choose an amp and start rocking.