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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

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    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

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    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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  3. groovaholic

    groovaholic

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    ...and finally, here's showing the top and bottom panels of the amp

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  4. Brocbass

    Brocbass Supporting Member

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    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
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  6. Quackhead

    Quackhead

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

    Brocbass Supporting Member

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  8. groovaholic

    groovaholic

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    My band broke up (and I have no immediate plans to join another band) so I'm putting this back up for grabs!
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  10. groovaholic

    groovaholic

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    ...and SOLD.

    (That was quick!)
  11. lo-freq

    lo-freq

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    Fort Worth -- that's my hood.
    Well, it was a heck of a deal.

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