Gallien-Krueger Legacy 800 review

A new range of bass amps from GK tap into the history of the company - but will the Legacy 800 rock our world?

Gallien-Krueger Legacy 800 review
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Guitar World Verdict

A fully featured amp with the versatility to cover any low-end occasion.


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    Covers a lot of ground, tonally speaking.

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    Player-friendly design.

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    Well-voiced overdrive.


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    The footswitch doesn't cover all the various switching options.

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The 800RB is a significant reference point in bass amplification, finding its way into many session and touring players’ rigs. Bob Gallien designed that amp and is now responsible for the design features found in this new Legacy range. 

With its solid-state Class D architecture, this 800-watt model - 500 and 1200-watt versions are also available - is easily transportable due to its dimensions and weight, clocking in at a very reasonable 2.6 kilograms (5.7 lbs). With a feature-laden front-end, footswitch and cable - supplied for use with the Overdrive function - and avariety of cabs on hand, we got down to business...

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