Gallien-Krueger® 800RB Bass Amp
A legendary, rock star-approved bass amp, exclusively for UAD and Apollo.
The Gallien-Krueger 800RB is the legendary solid-state bass amp used on countless hit records by artists like Red Hot Chili Peppers, Radiohead, No Doubt, Guns n’ Roses, and more. When it was released in 1982, the 800RB dazzled with its bi-amplified operation and DI output, quickly becoming an industry standard for countless bassists, touring bands, and backline companies.
Developed by Brainworx, and officially licensed by Gallien-Krueger, the Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp plug-in provides an exacting emulation of the original amp — along with indispensable modern features.
Now You Can:
Record your bass through a spot-on emulation of one of the all-time classic bass amps
Run two Recording Chains and independently select dual cabinet/microphone combos
Shape your tone with Gallien-Krueger’s unbeatable voicing filters and 4-band EQ
Track with authentic bass‑amp feel through an Apollo interface using Unison™ technology
Take a Listen
The Industry Standard
Like the original hardware, the Gallien‑Krueger 800RB Bass Amp plug‑in is a Swiss Army Knife of bass tone. GK's patented voicing filters offer instant access to classic EQ profiles in the low, mid, and high frequencies, and its 4‑band active EQ lets you dial in your ideal tone with precision and ease no matter what type of bass you play.
Two is Better Than One
The Gallien‑Krueger 800RB plug‑in emulates the original hardware’s bi‑amplified architecture, providing two different power amps ‑ one for the lows and one for the highs. An adjustable crossover allows you to control which frequencies go to which power amp, and each has a master volume knob, making it easy to dial in just the right amount of bass or bite.
Unison™ Technology for Apollo Interfaces
Harnessing UA’s groundbreaking Unison technology, the Gallien‑Krueger 800RB Bass Amplifier plug‑in gives you the impedance, gain staging, and circuit behaviors that have contributed to making this iconic tone machine one of the most recorded bass amps in history. Just drop the plug-in into the dedicated “UNISON+” insert in UA audio interface Console software.
GK FX Rack
The Gallien‑Krueger 800RB plug-in features tools that greatly add to its versatility when tracking bass guitar. The FX Rack features an onboard noise gate, Power Soak, and EQ filter controls, allowing you to put the finishing touches ‑ before or after mixdown ‑ on your tones. But it’s the 800RB plug‑in’s 64 Recording Chain presets that give you the ultimate in flexibility. These presets give you endless combinations of vintage mics, cabinets, and outboard gear ‑ like having an engineer patching you through various chains.
February 14, 2020
Amazing tool for ITB recording
Perfect tool to monitoring your bass guitar (better than a DI sound) during recording session and to post edit while mixing and producingRead More
February 7, 2020
Awsome plug in, very diffenent from ampeg, nice to have optionsRead More
December 30, 2019
Most definitely one of the best bass amp simulations available! It has a lot of clarity and depth and works very well for most types of music. The only downside is that I find it a bit hard...Read More
December 26, 2019
I really love it!
Has the GK growl... very nice.Read More
August 26, 2019
Wonderful GK Sound!
Versatile, crisp, sparkly, well-defined bass sound. The gain range of the Unison pre covers so much ground. Amazing emulation!Read More
July 21, 2019
A differenza di simulazioni di alcuni amplificatori per chitarra Brainworks , questo sembra molto interessante. Lo uso spesso sul mio basso ed aggiunge quel tocco di cui ha bisogno.Read More
Legendary tone of the Gallien-Krueger 800RB bass amp heard on countless recordings, officially licensed and authenticated by Gallien-Krueger
Gallien-Krueger's unbeatable Voicing Filters — Low Cut, Mid Contour, and High Boost — for instant shaping of overall bass tone
Four active EQ bands for precise tonal shaping
Full range or bi-amplification with adjustable crossover, allowing high and low frequencies to be amplified separately
Two dedicated Recording Chains for each power amp, each containing 64 Recording Chains with multiple speaker cabinets
Unison™ technology for Apollo interfaces, for the tone, touch, and feel of the original Gallien-Krueger 800RB
Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp
Amazing tool for ITB recording
Perfect tool to monitoring your bass guitar (better than a DI sound) during recording session and to post edit while mixing and producing
Awsome plug in, very diffenent from ampeg, nice to have options
Most definitely one of the best bass amp simulations available! It has a lot of clarity and depth and works very well for most types of music. The only downside is that I find it a bit hard to control, as this is wild and crazy (not a bad thing though)!
I really love it!
Has the GK growl... very nice.
Wonderful GK Sound!
Versatile, crisp, sparkly, well-defined bass sound. The gain range of the Unison pre covers so much ground. Amazing emulation!
A differenza di simulazioni di alcuni amplificatori per chitarra Brainworks , questo sembra molto interessante.
Lo uso spesso sul mio basso ed aggiunge quel tocco di cui ha bisogno.
The Rock Sound... and Delightfully Versatile
Gets the GK rock sound spot on, and... ALSO gets great Ampeg tones. I have all the UAD bass plug-ins, and while they're all very good... this one is becoming my go to.
The 100% Go To Bass Amp
The GK800RB lets me find a bass tone within a minute that will record well and sit beautifully in a mix...I use it on all my bass tracks and love it !
The Gallien Krueger 800 RB Bass Amp Plugin in cool.
This Plugin is really authentic. It's a lot of fun to work with. The sound is very good. Full points :-)
MUST HAVE for Bass Recording
If you are recording a bass guitar with a DI-Box it´s very impressive to use the Gallien-Krueger 800 RB Plugin.
Classic tone in a new easy to use format.
My tone in the box
I've owned the 800RB hardware for almost 20 years and this plugin is bang on. It lets me get the bass tone I've grown accustomed to without having to shake the foundations of my studio.
My New Bass Chain
This thing is a tone monster. So easy to dial in what you are after just like the real thing. My new goto amp for tracking bass on the apollo.
Da un po' cercavo una emulazione che desse al suono del mio basso una svolta.
Con questo plugin sono riuscito ad ottenere ciò di cui avevo bisogno.
Non so dire se è fedele all'originale, sicuramente non delude.
Grandissimi i ragazzi dell' universal audio.
I didn't think that UAD could do any better than the Ampeg collection, but, personally, I think this tops those. I suppose it depends what sound you are looking for though as I do especially love the SVT-VR.
good amp that sits well in the mix
good amp that sits well in the mix, many opportunities for good sound in different genres.
So powerful, clean, and really great presets