Gallien Krueger Fusion 550
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Gallien Krueger Fusion 550

Fusion 550, Bass Guitar Amp Head from Gallien Krueger in the Fusion series.

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Average Score:5.0( 5/5 based on 3 reviews )
 3 reviews100 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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bouns8304/06/2014

bouns83's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" mind gallien, heat lamps and more."

Gallien Krueger Fusion 550
Hybrid amp with a power stage transistor identical to that of 1001 rb amp and 3 lamps, 4-band active EQ. 500 W into 4 ohms, 350 into 8 ohms. Complete connectivity: Speakon or output jack, effects loop, direct out with adjustable output level, tuner output, a socket for the footswitch to change channels. motorized knobs. Front, active passive switch, selector that activates motorized knobs channel; A filter section with an outline to filter mediums (a switch allows you to select the range of mediums to filter frequency), a treble boost and bass boost (same as switch 5 strings heads rb). EQ bass, low mids, high treble medium. Adjustment of the tweeter if you opt for bi-amplification (can push the woofer without saturating the treble.)

UTILIZATION

A dish that already sounds great, the action of the knobs is quite progressive and provides a good range of réglages.L action filters is effective to quickly find a good sound, the equalizer can refine. The manual gives some useful examples of settings depending on the style of music. But hey it is useless if one is familiar with the use of an amp.

SOUNDS

The relationship with the rb series that embodies the spirit gallien is there, it growls (but less than 700 rbII), the mids and highs are clear but slightly less crystalline than the rb series. The bass is rounder and a bit more muted than the 700 rb, lamps bringing in my opinion a slight compression (especially when pushing the gain). Most of these lamps is a little more mellow, a little less right, with extra heat. Pushing the gain it is possible to obtain a slightly overdriven sound (even fairly saturated with low to high output). Like it or not, I personally prefer to use a good effect pedal for dirty sound. Distribution hi mids low mids allows very fine midrange adjustment to make growl or give them the necessary aggression to break into a rock context. The outline can give depth and roundness if you want a little more sound vintage.Je say a little more because the sound still remains modern in comparison to Aguilar Th or head marbass. Acute boost gives a more clear sound right, the gallien what! The bass boost is more difficult to manage unless you have a cab that cash very serious big (with cab Gallien it does it well). BTW the work of the EQ is much thinner and accurate with a cab drive gallien.La EQ allows you to make 2 sounds a bit gimmicky for my taste, because the latency when changing adjustment makes the risky operation during the same song. The bi amp provides the growl without pushing in acute hazardous to the cab limits. This head is versatile and able to tackle any style, choice of cab make the difference. Excellent dynamics. For rock, metal it does it very well anyway.

OVERALL OPINION

Very good head halfway between the rb series (flag gallien door) and fusion series. It can be a good choice if you hesitate between the two series. Gain lamps is feeling well, but if it is the original grain gallien that one seeks, 700 Rb will better job at a lower cost. For added versatility and dynamics and heat fusion 550 is excellent!
ethernize02/13/2011

ethernize's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" DARK!"

Gallien Krueger Fusion 550
I took it as part of an endorsement ... Released in 2009, the Fusion 550 head was late in France because too much demand for his release ... A head full of analog hybrid 500 +50 watts with 2 channels including 100% of motorized knobs to move from one sound to another! Preamp tube to 6 stages (3 lamps)!

Data constructor:
• 500 watts (4 ohms) 350 watts (8 ohms)
• 50 watt horn bi-amp system
• Tube pre-amp (Three 12AX7's)
• Motorized knobs (footswitch)
• Four-band active EQ
• Tuning mute (footswitch)
• Effects Loop & Tuner out
• XLR out, pre / post EQ & ground lift switch
• Speakon and 1 / 4 "outputs
• 19x5.25x9.75 (3 rack spaces)
• 25 lbs .= 11kg

For what purpose?
I needed to renew my gear (after playing on Trace Elliot Eden ...). I'm not disappointed with the beast. Full connectivity (pedalboard comes with beefy channels and mute) for the Gallien (50 w 500w volume independent of the master) You

UTILIZATION

branches, it sounds!
Easy to use configuration, the receiver automatically stores your settings on the 2 channels and you pass from one to another without mute where everything is adjustable (via the entry level to master. ..)
Simple manual in English, the head is very well made, we feel that it's sturdy ...
Like the connector (input active / passive effects loop, tuner output, DI output with active volume control switch and pre / post to send the mixed sound or not, or Speakon output jack HP 6.35mm).

With a 4x10 cabinet Gallien it sounds great, I also use it with a cabinet Hartke 15 "and the result is amazing! Tell your neighbors! Lol

SOUNDS

Gallien is best known for styles & Jazz rock but this head is well suited to short any Metal style. It's amazing how versatile it is! can switch between Slap her, his finger, pick, walkin ', is really very short good!

Unlike Trace Elliot and Ampeg, the grain of the sound is not typical and you can really do its ProRes his ... The Bright and deep switches provide respectively treble and bass if desired. Like the mediums that sends the head (you can choose to adjust the contour of 500hz or more of 800Hz knob mediums). And if you miss the treble, with a cabinet Gallien, you can independently adjust the tweeter master and that's not insignificant!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had less than a year.
Ive tried many other brands (MARKBASS, TRACE, EDEN, WARWICK, Fender) and about 1200 € was the best value for money. This head is available in 1000 watts to 1650 € for those who play at Stade de France ... lol ... But already 500W, the need to spit the lights!

What I like is the sound, versatility, ergonomics (can be rack, put it upright! The handles), its connection to the live or studio, finish quality, price ....

What I like about it? I'm still looking!

To buy without hesitation!
ethernize02/13/2011

ethernize's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" DARK!"

Gallien Krueger Fusion 550
I took it as part of an endorsement ... Released in 2009, the Fusion 550 head was late in France because too much demand for his release ... A head full of analog hybrid 500 +50 watts with 2 channels including 100% of motorized knobs to move from one sound to another! Preamp tube to 6 stages (3 lamps)!

Data constructor:
• 500 watts (4 ohms) 350 watts (8 ohms)
• 50 watt horn bi-amp system
• Tube pre-amp (Three 12AX7's)
• Motorized knobs (footswitch)
• Four-band active EQ
• Tuning mute (footswitch)
• Effects Loop & Tuner out
• XLR out, pre / post EQ & ground lift switch
• Speakon and 1 / 4 "outputs
• 19x5.25x9.75 (3 rack spaces)
• 25 lbs .= 11kg

For what purpose?
I needed to renew my gear (after playing on Trace Elliot Eden ...). I'm not disappointed with the beast. Full connectivity (pedalboard comes with beefy channels and mute) for the Gallien (50 w 500w volume independent of the master) You

UTILIZATION

branches, it sounds!
Easy to use configuration, the receiver automatically stores your settings on the 2 channels and you pass from one to another without mute where everything is adjustable (via the entry level to master. ..)
Simple manual in English, the head is very well made, we feel that it's sturdy ...
Like the connector (input active / passive effects loop, tuner output, DI output with active volume control switch and pre / post to send the mixed sound or not, or Speakon output jack HP 6.35mm).

With a 4x10 cabinet Gallien it sounds great, I also use it with a cabinet Hartke 15 "and the result is amazing! Tell your neighbors! Lol

SOUNDS

Gallien is best known for styles & Jazz rock but this head is well suited to short any Metal style. It's amazing how versatile it is! can switch between Slap her, his finger, pick, walkin ', is really very short good!

Unlike Trace Elliot and Ampeg, the grain of the sound is not typical and you can really do its ProRes his ... The Bright and deep switches provide respectively treble and bass if desired. Like the mediums that sends the head (you can choose to adjust the contour of 500hz or more of 800Hz knob mediums). And if you miss the treble, with a cabinet Gallien, you can independently adjust the tweeter master and that's not insignificant!

OVERALL OPINION

I've had less than a year.
Ive tried many other brands (MARKBASS, TRACE, EDEN, WARWICK, Fender) and about 1200 € was the best value for money. This head is available in 1000 watts to 1650 € for those who play at Stade de France ... lol ... But already 500W, the need to spit the lights!

What I like is the sound, versatility, ergonomics (can be rack, put it upright! The handles), its connection to the live or studio, finish quality, price ....

What I like about it? I'm still looking!

To buy without hesitation!