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BX1500 on the way

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by gearhead1972, Sep 20, 2013.


  1. gearhead1972

    gearhead1972

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    Just ordered this baby, can't wait. I have been playing through a Carvin MB10 with a 112AG extension. It has done me well, but the keyboard player on the other side of the stage was always saying I can't hear you. So for now I will be running it through the 112AG and and Delta 12 in a slot ported cab.

    My plans are to do a fearful 12/6 and 12sub in the future. I will be doing that a little at a time. I plan on getting the 3012LF first then a 3012HO and put them in the cabs till I can get the flat packs.

    Anyone play the BX1500 through a 12/6 12sub combo?
     
  2. jnewmark

    jnewmark Supporting Member

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    I have'nt played one through that speaker config, but I've been using one for about a year, now, and it is my fave bass head of all time. Very versatile head, with all kinds of EQ options, goes down to 2 ohms, great compressor, crossover, etc. Best bang for the buck, imho.
     
  3. Bulldawg82

    Bulldawg82 Supporting Member

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    You are going to love it! I've had one for just over a year and it is the best amp I've ever owned.
     
  4. 5port

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    OP bought it for $100 less than I paid and I love mine. It easily upstages the old R-line Carvin made. Pretty long product cycle now on the BX1500.
     
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  6. TigerInATrance

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    Haven't played through that speaker cab, but you've purchased what is arguably the most versatile bass amplifier available and deserve congratulations on a great choice. Do yourself a favor and take a good long time to familiarize yourself with the controls...

    Anyhow...

    Kudos sir... Enjoy your amplifier!
     
  7. gearhead1972

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    Pretty much the same controls as my MB10 but with the added GEQ and one more PEQ control.
    Thanks!
     
  8. jeff7bass

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    My rehearsal/party rig is the MB10 sitting on an Avatar SB112. Does the job (with great tone) but we're a 3 piece band with a small PA and play to the drummer's acoustic volume, so it's plenty.

    My big gig rig is Carvin BX1200 into a DRB 1260 (12" 3-way) and a DRB 112LF (12" sub). Even on loud stages I never go past 4 on the AMP1 + AMP2 while keeping the DRIVE at noon and the MASTER at noon, so less than half. KILLS.

    You should get similar if not better results with your rig. I do however like having a seperate volume knob for each cab though because some stages are boomy while others are concrete. Your rig's gonna smoke.
    :bassist:
     
  9. gearhead1972

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    Well, well, well. This thing rocks, came around noon today and spent a good 4 hours playing through it. You guys are definitely right, the amp is so versatile. I also just ordered a second 112AG cab. I need some small cabs since when I gig I also own the PA and have to fit it all. So I will go with that combo till I get a bigger car for bigger cabs lol
     
  10. jeff7bass

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    Wait until you stack those fEARfuls under that baby cuz you'll bring the house down. The second 112AG will be a nice addition though. Decent, affordable cabs.

    :bassist:
     
  11. thekyle55

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    There are a few people that play Carvin amps through Fearfuls and like them. I really want to try a BX1500 or B2000 through my 66.

    If you're going that route, don't buy the speakers. The LF won't sound good by itself, and the HO has no place in a Fearful cab, not even a sub. If I was you, I'd concentrate on getting the 12/6 finished, then add the sub. You'll be astounded at what a 12/6 can do by itself.
     
  12. Raymeous

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    I've had my Carvin BX1500 for a few years now and I have had zero complaints with it.

    I run mine through the Carvin BRX 10.4 Neo cab (35Hz-18kHz)and it sounds beefy as **** with those fun low B's/A's. Carvin amps are very Hi-Fi and wont get you a growly overdriven Ampeg sound, but if you prefer clear articulation with plenty of note definition then the BX 1500 wont disappoint.


    Have fun and enjoy :bassist:
     
  13. gearhead1972

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    I will take that under advisement, I know I could build the cab from the plans myself. I'm just not up for it at the moment. I built 3 cabs last year and a telecaster from scratch, just don't feel like doing it right now lol.

    I did pull the Delta 12a from the slot ported cab tonight and put an old Rockford Fosgate HX2 DVC sub into it wired to 2 ohms plugged into the low side, and the 112AG on the high side. Man that really shook the house. I know it won't be ideal for a live situation, but I just had to play around and hear the 750 watts. There is just something that kills me about building a cab with only an 8 ohm driver when this beast can handle down to 2 ohms.

    Like I said before I really need 2 small cabs to fit in the car with all the PA gear, and at this time even a 12/6 maybe too big. I have rehearsal this weekend with a new band. I am going to leave the RF sub in that cab and see how it sounds with the whole band.

    Somedays I wish I didn't get so involved in the PA thing, so I could just buy/build whatever size cab I need/want. But I have been staring at the PA gear in the Carvin catalog since I was 12 years old and went to IAR for live sound in '91 so I guess it's in my blood lol
     
  14. jasonbraatz

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    I'm running with the previous model, the big-iron BX1200, and a pair of Baer ML112's. Set flat the EQ is a little bass shy and treble accented, but a little bass boost gets everything right where it should be. It's a HORSE.
     
  15. gearhead1972

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    Yeah I am definitely more of a Hi-Fi kinda guy, love it so far. :hyper:
     
  16. Raymeous

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    The "SVT" sound works great for a one guitar, one bass rock bands. For that genre it is the ideal set up.

    However I am one of those knuckleheads that plays a 6 string bass more often than not and I need as much clarity as I can get out of my rig. My main rig is about as "piano-like" as you're going to find and I LOVE IT!! :hyper:
     

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