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Intricate sound shaping like never before
Tube amps have been around for decades. But you've never heard one like the Fusion 550. It's loaded with GK's legendary 4-band active EQ. Invented by them in the '80s, it is the system used in bass amps everywhere for helping you to sculpt your ideal tone. And it's simple to use. The intuitive dials will help you find that exact sound you're looking for with ease. Which is perfect for quickly finding the right tone on-stage. This is your own, unique live sound - precisely crafted to meet your needs.
It's a problem seasoned bass players are all too familiar with - losing what they're playing in a heavy mix. Many bass amps out there can fail to communicate your bass' low end with enough power to really be heard. With a Gallien Krueger Fusion 550, that's a problem you'll never have again.
It brings a seismic 500 watts of power to your low-end notes. Well enough to fill venues of any size when used with the right combination of cabs. Add an extra 50 watts at the high end to make those basslines at the top of the scale sing, and you've got the head you need to bring unrestrained dynamism to your live sound.
The ultimate performance companion
So it's easy to dial in your perfect tone. And there's enough power loaded into this compact box to shake the room at any venue. But what else? Just everything you need to make your gig go off without a hitch. There are tonal contour and presence functions for giving you even further control over your bass' sound. A gain control lets you add just the right amount of growl to your playing. An effects loop means you can use the Fusion with your favourite pedals.
The list goes on. An XLR direct out. Tough, road-friendly construction. It'd be easier to tell you what the Fusion 550 doesn't do. There are even motorised controls that let you store two different sound settings, then quickly recall them using an included footswitch. Your entire live show - sorted.
Pioneering bass amplification for the very best
Pedigree. It's important. When you're investing in anything that's driving your sound, you need to be certain that you're getting the best in quality. From manufacturers who know what they're doing. Well, how does over 50 years of amp innovations - that became standard around the world - sound for pedigree?
Because that's what Gallien Krueger have been doing for the past five decades. Started up in 1968 by engineer Robert Gallien, it only took a year before a GK amp was getting used by Santana at Woodstock. And after that, the breakthroughs just kept on coming.
GK invented the first amps with channel switching. The first amp in a metal enclosure (a bass amp which happened to become a favourite of Led Zeppelin). The first contour control. The first 1000 watt bass head. The list goes on. And on. Gallien Krueger really are masters of giving you the tools you need to make your bass sound better than ever. For industry-leading quality, look no further than GK.
Fusion 550 Features
- 500 watts @ 4 ohms, 350 watts @ 8 ohms
- 50 watt Horn Bi-Amp System
- Toroidal Transformer
- Tube (three 12AX7s)
- Motorized knobs (footswitchable)
- Gain, Master and Horn Level controls
- Four-band Active EQ
- Variable Contour with Mid Frequency select
- Deep and Bright switch
- Mute switch (footswitchable)
- 1/4" Input jack
- Active/Passive switch (-14dB) - Effects Loop & Tuner Output
- Transformer isolated Active DI with Level control and Pre/Post EQ & Ground Lift Switch
- Two Horn Bi-Amp compatible Speakon outputs
- Two 1/4" Speaker outputs (fullrange only)
- Rear-vented temperature controlled fan
- 19" x 5.25" x 9.75"
- Weight: 9.5 KG
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