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Carvin MB 10 combo or Ibanez Promethan

Discussion in 'Amps [BG]' started by mormoyboy, Feb 1, 2014.


  1. mormoyboy

    mormoyboy

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    I am looking for a fairly versatile small amp I can afford that will allow me to work small venue gigs.
    If I could afford them I'd go after a smaller markbass or a Phil Jones - but those are a little out of reach. Does anyone have experience with the 10" Carvin MB combo amp vs. the Ibanez Promethan?
     
  2. Salamenster

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    Promethean all the freaking way, baby. Ordered a p210kc for my p3110 last week.
     
  3. christw

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    I have the and it works great for what I do. However, I'd prefer an original run Promethean 110 with detachable head.
     
  4. mormoyboy

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    Does anyone have experience wit the Promethan 3110 vs. 5110?
    Why I the world does Ibanez not make these anymore?
     
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  6. Salamenster

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    Ibanez still.makes em both?
     
  7. mormoyboy

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    They do?
    I thought the 300 series (non-removable head) replaced the 500s (removable)?
    Which I now can't find on the Ibanez page...

    Back home in Europe (I'm from Germany) they also sold a Harley Benton @ Thomann and a RedSub version the head of which was almost identical to the 500 Promethean - but I can't find those anymore either...
     
  8. jeff7bass

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    The Carvin is a great little amp. I've been rehearsing with one in a 3 piece rock band for 18 months or so. Sits on my Avatar SB112 and sound VERY good. For the price, it's dynomite!
     
  9. Salamenster

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    Well, in western Europe (Germany, Holland, Belgium) they're still available, according to the ibby website. I'm from that region too, so I should now. ;)

    EDIT: Woopsiefloops, I was mistaken. They still produce both the p3110 AND the p515.
     
  10. mormoyboy

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    interesting - so that's both the 300 (with the phat control and limiter) and 500 (with vibe control and graphic eq) heads presumably still in production...
     
  11. Salamenster

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    The p300h is the separate head. The head of the p3110 is non-detachable. Don't know about the p515
     

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