Amp question

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Chris204T, Jan 3, 2015.

  1. Chris204T


    Feb 4, 2014
    Dallas area
    I'm new to the bass, and need some education about amps. I see Carvin has what looks like a nice little, lightweight, 250W amp that is pretty cheap, the BX250 With the right speaker cabinet, is there a reason that this would not make a good amp for double bass? What about the MB10 combo amp that they sell for just a little more money? Anyone ever tried one for DB? Just wondering. Thanks.
  2. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Lots of players on the EB side of Talkbass and a handful of DB players really like this head. Since it doesn't have a low cut filter, and it's input impedance is 200 K Ohm , I'd reccommend looking at purchasing the HPF/Buffer Pre Amp, a piezo pickup needs to see 1 Meg Ohm at the input. It just sounds better, Francis Deck builds the HPF/Buffer Pre Amp.

    HPF-Pre Series 1 and Series 2 .jpg

    HPF:Buffer Preamps .jpg

    Last edited: Jan 4, 2015
    robgrow and drurb like this.
  3. Chris204T


    Feb 4, 2014
    Dallas area
  4. Matt Ides

    Matt Ides

    May 12, 2004
    Minneapolis, MN
    I still have the first version is it works great!