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Gallien-Krueger® 800RB Bass Amp

Gallien-Krueger® 800RB Bass Amp

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$149.00

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$149.00
4.9/5
(35 reviews)

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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

Take a Listen
The Industry Standard

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

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<sup>™</sup> Technology for Apollo Interfaces

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

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.

Key Features

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

Customer Reviews

Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp

Overall Rating

4.9/5
(35 reviews)

M. Drasner

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!

I. Bandera

July 21, 2019

Interessante

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.

UAD User

June 19, 2019

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.

UAD User

June 18, 2019

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 !

S. Belecke

April 20, 2019

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 :-)

l. furnell

April 2, 2019

The tits

Sounds great!

A. Heinzelmann

March 31, 2019

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.

庄. 利徳

March 15, 2019

S

じゃりじゃり系のギャリエンサウンドです!!
癖をしっかり押さえていてさらに実機よりもDAW処理用な感じのサウンドになっておりとても扱いやすいです。

レンジも他社製のアンシュミよりも広いと感じました。

J. S

February 22, 2019

Classic!

Classic tone in a new easy to use format.

J. Deodato

February 1, 2019

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.

UAD User

January 28, 2019

Igor Poltava

SUPER!!! BEST!!!!

W. Gall

January 21, 2019

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.

I. Bandera

January 14, 2019

Grande suono

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.
Continuate così!

A. Lee

January 9, 2019

Incredible

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.

J. Lorentzen

December 30, 2018

good amp that sits well in the mix

good amp that sits well in the mix, many opportunities for good sound in different genres.

C. Mortensen

July 16, 2018

Spot on

So powerful, clean, and really great presets

S. McPherson

July 16, 2018

Yes!

Great plugin, it sounds just like the actual hardware. This will be my go 2 for quite some time.

R. Smith

July 6, 2018

Punchy and clean

Really cuts through. Lots of definition and very much in your face. Very intuitive to use as well. I demoed it and waited for months for it to go on sale. When it did I nabbed it immediately!

K. Hazell

June 19, 2018

Gallien Krueger Amazing

I have owned an original Gallien Krueger 800RB and have gigged extensively I really know what this sounds like and honestly i reckon this plugin is better.

M. Park

June 15, 2018

Nice alternative from Ampeg

Sounds like the real thing. Nice solid bass tone when you don't want or need Ampeg attitude. Pretty versatile in it's own right. Recommended.