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SOLD FS: Carvin B1500 -- the big dog!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by groovaholic, Feb 23, 2014.


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  1. groovaholic

    groovaholic Everything louder than everything else... Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    I just purchased this amp a couple months ago.
    I've owned a couple B-1500's previously and always found them to be rock solid, dependable, great-sounding, and LOUD.

    But I always had a hard time getting the amp EQ'ed to my liking -- until I read Tom Bowlus' review in Bass Gear Magazine.
    Once I understood the EQ frequencies better, I was happier than ever with the amp!

    Once thing that Tom mentioned in his review was the knobs; the black lines on chrome knobs make it hard to see your EQ settings.
    I've replaced the chrome knobs with plastic Mesa-Boogie style plastic knobs that improve visibility and reduce weight.
    But I still have the original knobs and will include them or swap them out if you like.

    Also, the input jack had worked itself loose.
    It was a simple fix, but while I had the top off, I tapped all of the screw holes for 6-32 threads and replaced the screws with stainless steel socket head screws so that you never have to worry about stripping them if you ever have to service the amp.

    I also replaced the chassis screws on the front with stainless, just to add back some "bling" after I removed the chrome knobs.

    The amp is in great shape, with only some minor wear around the rackmounting screw holes, and a couple scratches on the bottom.

    $400 shipped (in the 48 states), and it's yours!

    PayPal accepted, trades for other bass heads (or a power amp) considered, although a straight sale is preferred.
     

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  2. groovaholic

    groovaholic Everything louder than everything else... Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    Here's the power-switch side of the front panel, and the back connections (showing off those bada$$ power ratings too!)
     

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  4. groovaholic

    groovaholic Everything louder than everything else... Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    ...and finally, here's showing the top and bottom panels of the amp
     

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  5. Brocbass

    Brocbass Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2012
    Sicklerville NJ
    Hey bro interested still thinking never really tried carvin amps just wondering how it would fit with a SWR Goliath III I'm a Genz benz lover just want something to leave hooked to the SWR cause I don't gig out with her no more. I play mostly fender jazzes occasionally my ken smith so I depend on a lil more mid for taste
     
  6. Quackhead

    Quackhead

    Jan 17, 2012
    Elk Grove, CA
    If this is still around on Friday, I'm grabbing it.
     
  7. Brocbass

    Brocbass Supporting Member

    Dec 24, 2012
    Sicklerville NJ
  8. groovaholic

    groovaholic Everything louder than everything else... Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    My band broke up (and I have no immediate plans to join another band) so I'm putting this back up for grabs!
     
  9. hammer1

    hammer1

    Mar 23, 2014
    St.Marys, Ohio
  10. groovaholic

    groovaholic Everything louder than everything else... Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2004
    Grand Rapids, MI
    ...and SOLD.

    (That was quick!)
     
  11. lo-freq

    lo-freq aka John D Harris Supporting Member

    Well, it was a heck of a deal.
     



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