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
(50 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
(50 reviews)

J. ALMANZA

August 27, 2020

Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp

This is probably the best amp simulation I have ever heard. I was trying to find Duff Mckagan from Guns n' Roses sound and I nailed it with this pluging. It sound really well and has many options about speaker selection.

D. Adlington

July 21, 2020

Sits in the mix very well

I paired the Gallien-Krueger 800RB Bass Amp with the Suhr PT100 Guitar amp on several songs now and I love how well the Gallien-Krueger 800RB sits in the mix with the drums and Guitar without too much work. If you are someone who loves the sound of a full and defined bass sound you will love this bass amp emulation. I have mainly used this on rock and heavy guitar songs but this will work great on Funk and pop as well.

H. Kakizawa

June 17, 2020

great!

It is easier to handle than a real machine!

D. St.Blaine

June 16, 2020

The sound of rock bass

I now have almost all the UAD bass amps. This was the latest and it really fulfills the last of my needs. For a strong focused bass tone that will fit perfectly between rock drums and a wall of electric guitars this amp really hits the sweet spot.

C. Park

May 27, 2020

It' amazing bass sound!

I think it's better than Ampeg Series

S. Roefs

May 15, 2020

Definition!

What a great amp! The sound is so focussed and detailed, it's amazing! Great when you need that well-defined bass guitar sound.

m. tatem

May 8, 2020

Back in time! Nailed it!

This takes me back to great times when I owned the real amp! I can now get those great tones again with out all the fuss! Ua once again exceeds my expectations! Great Job!!

瞬. 道淵

May 3, 2020

いいやつ

最高

D. Crespo Raimundo

April 25, 2020

Muy buena calidad

Muy buena calidad

M. Campbell

April 21, 2020

True to the original.

From my experience with the GK amp, this model has the same feel. It is a great tool to make your bass cut through the mix. This amp always had a very fast attack that gives your tracks punch that you can't get with the Ampeg style amps. The GK (along with the Ampeg SVT model) plugins are must-haves in your bass recording arsenal.

B. Wright

April 13, 2020

Great plugin for a latin bassist

This is the amp I use for all my latin/salsa gigs and it’s great to know I can get that same sound for my recordings via this plugin. Thanks UA!

D. Pezzati

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 producing

H. Mendez

February 7, 2020

Super usefull

Awsome plug in, very diffenent from ampeg, nice to have options

J. Johansson

December 30, 2019

Massive!

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)!

B. Hardin

December 26, 2019

I really love it!

Has the GK growl... very nice.

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 :-)