Gallien-Krueger has expanded its MB series bass amplifiers with the MB Fusion 800, an 800-watt amp that brings together an all tube preamp and a digital power amp. Similar to the rest of the line, the MB Fusion 800 is built with an aluminum chassis and is sized to fit in a gig bag for easy portability.
The MB Fusion offers many of the same features as the regular MB Fusion, including dual gain stages, a contour filter, and a 4-band EQ. The contour filter and mid-frequency controls are selectable by pushing the knob and setting the frequency you want to adjust. Pushing the Master Knob engages or disengages the built-in limiter, and pushing the Gain A and Gain B knobs allows you to drive the tubes to get different tones in tandem with the Level-B knob. All of the controls are backlit and change colors when engaged – including the mute switch – to make your settings clearly visible.
Back-mounted features include a selectable headphone/chain/line output, and XLR out with pre/post EQ switch, a footswitch jack and an effects loop.
The GK MB Fusion 800 will be hitting the streets in the 4th quarter of 2012, with a price tag of $899. For more, check out the GK website.
GK MB Fusion 800 Bass Amp Specs:
- 800 watts @ 4 ohms
- All tube preamp (Three 12AX7’s)
- Digital power amp
- Headphone/line out
- Four band active EQ
- Variable contour with mid frequency select
- Effects loop
- Mute Switch
- XLR out with pre/post EQ and ground lift
- Two Speakon outputs
- Dimensions: 10.75˝ x 12.25˝ x 1.75˝
- 5.5 pounds