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Carvin bass head Model Sc2000 150 watts. HELP!!!

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by TijuanaJackson, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. TijuanaJackson

    TijuanaJackson

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    They are selling me this head for $250... I've heard it before and I like the sound, but is it a good deal?
    And if I buy it, what cabinet goes best with it?
    Thoughts, Tips anything that can help me make the correct decision.
  2. Mystic Michael

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    "They"? :confused:

    Do you know anything about the Carvin SC2000? I had one - in 1977. It was my very first bass amp head - a 125-watt solid-state POS that I used for playing classic rawk in the bars.

    A 125-watt amp is way low-powered by contemporary standards. And since Carvin discontinued the SC2000 many years ago, no way could this possibly be using anything like up-to-date technology.

    Frankly, I can't see the value of buying one of these at all - not in 2014. There are other, much more modern amp heads now on the used market, that provide much more bang for the buck - in terms of raw power, as well as features, as well as tonal quality. And certainly so for $250.

    As for which cab would be "best", there is no such thing as "best". The question is simply impossible to answer in its raw, vague, unqualified form.

    MM
  3. Cirk

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    Michael, as usual, is spot on. You can do much better with $250 than that amp. And yes, I have 2 Carvin amps. A BX500 and TS100. Just look around and I'm sure you'll find something better for the money. First place to look: the TB classified ads.

    Best of luck in your quest for tone!
  4. jeff7bass

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    Get a Carvin BX250 head instead. Just a few bucks more for a legit 250 watts, a great EQ section and full warranty.
  5. will33

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    Michael has some very good points.

    If you want to buy it anyway for some other reason, sentimental, looks or whatever, cut the price in half.....$1 per watt.

    Also know these are no longer supported. If you ever need it repaired, the tech would probably have a hard time just finding the schematic and it may use some parts that are no longer available nowdays.
  6. Cirk

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    Also the BX250 weighs a lot less and can fit in the pocket of a gig bag. Very nice features.

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