INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana - February 2003 - Jon E Gee, best known as the bass player for John Mellencamp's legendary rhythm section, has joined the ever-growing list of high-profile bass players endorsing Crown International's K2 power amplifier as a live and studio performance tool.

Gee, who has also played with Ted Nugent and shared the stage with Kid Rock, James Taylor and Mick Jagger to name a few, uses an Ashley SC-40 preamp and, along with his K2, has a DOD three-way crossover and Yamaha 31-band EQ in his rack. All this feeds two custom-made single 15" cabinets and two custom-made 4 X 10" cabinets. Jon's main bass of choice on the road is a five-string Lakland.

Gee's respect for Crown amplifiers goes back a number of years to when he was touring with a regional band carrying its own all-Crown-powered PA. "On the way to one particular gig, we were involved in an accident that caused the amps to be thrown off the truck and, in a few cases, ripped out of their racks," Gee recalls. "However, when we got to the venue and fired up the system, every one of those Crowns worked like nothing had happened!" That reliability combined with Crown's pristine sonic quality was what ultimately sold Gee on a K2 for his own bass rig. And as Gee likes to say, "It's a Crown that makes one a king!"

Jon E Gee is currently in the studio with John Mellencamp, and is also playing shows with the Dane Clark band. 

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The Crown K2 is an extremely powerful workhorse amplifier capable of delivering 800 watts per channel into 4 ohms in stereo mode and a staggering 2500 watts into 4 ohms in bridge-mono mode. Featuring a damping factor in excess of 3000 from 10 to 400 Hz, the K2 is widely praised for its sonic accuracy and exceptional low-end control.

Thanks to Crown's patented BCA technology, the K2 is also tremendously thermally efficient, generating just one-tenth the heat of a conventional amplifier. Because of this, the K2 requires no internal cooling fan (read: no noise) and features a sealed chassis that is immune to dust, cigarette smoke, stage fog and spilled liquids. Practically maintenance-free and boasting a reliability that's all-Crown, the K2 is additionally backed up by the manufacturer's unprecedented 'Three-Year, No-Fault, Fully Transferable Warranty.' 
Crown International, a Harman International company, manufactures amplifiers, microphones, and systems control products for professional audio markets worldwide, with corporate headquarters located in Elkhart, Indiana, USA

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February 2003