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Can anyone compare/contrast GK RB1001II - Carvin BX1500?

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by TigerInATrance, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. TigerInATrance


    Dec 18, 2011
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    Just what it says...

    I'm looking at getting the Carvin. Everything I've read says that just about any sound you want to dial in can be replicated with a bit of time and patience learning the EQ, but I'm curious about how the two sounds compare since I've recently been using the GK at rehearsals and have been pretty impressed with the sounds I've been getting from it.

    Thanks in advance...
  2. Jarrett

    Jarrett Supporting Member

    Jan 19, 2004
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  3. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
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    Endorsing Artist: Fender and Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I have owned an 1001RB-II and several Carvin products but never a BX1500. My experience with GK has been very good. My experience with Carvin has been terrible. They are well built but I have found their products to lack clarity and flexibility.
  4. makohund


    Dec 12, 2002
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    Odd. I can picture someone maybe not liking one, but "lacking clarity" or "lacking flexibility" are among the last things I'd ever imagine being said about a BX1500.

    Perhaps that was something particular to those other (older?) odels you used, or the cabs you ran them through.

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