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Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by tyburn, Mar 21, 2001.

  1. i would like to get a new amp,, once i've saved up for it, the problem i have is desiding upon arrangement

    i want something thats large enough for small gigs, 100 people or so,,but something that i can keep in the corner of my room,,

    i'd prefer to buy second hand,,but thats just me

    it's would also be good if i could still use it for practising when no-ones in,, i'm tired of my boxer 30 and i wanna get rid of it,, i love the trace elliot stuff,, but i would like to try others,, so far the feasble options i know of are,,

    a combo 200-300w with an extension socket for a cab

    or a head,, like a trace 300 and a single cab

    what does anyone think?
  2. Oysterman


    Mar 30, 2000
    If you can find one of these used, you'll be in heaven... :)
    EBS-240 Taurus. Too bad they're hard to find outside Sweden... :(

    The Trace 300 and a cab to that might be a good option for you, if you dig the Trace sound... I had a Trace head, and I eventually got somewhat tired of it.
    Other options for a lower price range are Peavey and Carvin (see respective websites). The new Peavey 2x10" combo might be worth checking out (i.e. when it ships). I'm no fan of neither brand, but at least they work.

    Do not lock your mind into Trace gear only. There are a lot of better things to check out, that might have a sound you'll like even better.

    And I wouldn't get rid of the Boxer... you can always use it as a practice amp. Rigs are not fun to carry to and from the rehearsal room after a while.
  3. Luis Fabara

    Luis Fabara

    Aug 13, 2000
    Ecuador (South America)
    Audio Pro - Ecuador
    Carvin RC210
    Just what you need.
  4. cheers oysterman,, i won't get rid of the boxer, it's a nice quality amp,, and i do want to try other amps than the TE stuff,,

    i need to get a regular spot in a band before i invest in a decent rig,, it may be that i use a smaller amp,, say 200w and then go into an extension cab

    i know my mum wouldn't appreiciate a giant rig in my room,, and i'm and adult,, she'd still be pissed with me

    i'm looking at some of the SWR stuff and ashdown,, i'm not ited to buying cheap or second hand,, if i see something new that i like,, i'll buy it,, it's just nice to find a great bargain, then go home and say" well this should have cot X and i got it for half!!"
  5. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    The <a href="http://www.carvin.com/cgi-bin/get.exe?PAGE=detail&CFG=2&SearchStr=(I.ItemNumber='RC210')+AND+(CID2='BA')"><font color=blue>Carvin RC-210!!!!</font></a>
    <img src="http://www.carvin.com/images/product/RC2101.jpg">
    <center><font color=red size=5><u>From Carvin's site</u></font>
    <p><u>The RC210 Red Eye Combo, Tiltback 2x10 Bass Amp</u>

    The RC210 "Red Eye Combo" features the Series III R600 amp head. This combo packs 600 watts (bridged full range) of pure punch into 2 heavy duty 10" drivers and "red eye' horn (same as RL210T on page 77). The tilt back cabinet design allows easy access to the face of the amp while directing sound at an upward angle for on-stage monitoring. The RC210-18 Red Eye combo with an 18" extention cabinet. With the RL118 you can run your R600 head in Biamp mode. The RC210 is also an awesome high-powered acoustic amp! WT 81lbs. 23.5"W x 21.5"H x 18"D.

    <u>RC210 TECHNICAL SPECS</u>

    This RC210 "Red Eye Combo" features the R600 amp head: Power: 2ohms: 300/300w, 4ohms: 250/250w, 8ohms: 175/175w Bridged: 4ohms: 600w, 8ohms: 500w • THD: less than 1% at 1k Hz, • Freq. Resp: 20Ð20k Hz • Dual speed high-duty fan • Active and passive inputs (-10db) • 3 pre EQ FILTERS; +6dB @ 100 Hz, -7 dB @ 400 Hz or -12 dB @ 125 dB and + 6dB @ 6k Hz • shelving tone controls: BASS ±12dB @ 80 Hz • MID ±12dB sweepable from 200 to 2k Hz and TREBLE ±12 dB at 8k • Bi-amp CROSSOVER sweepable from 200 to 2k Hz • COMPRESSOR with variable RATIO control sweepable from 1.3 to 1 through 5 to 1 ratio • NOISE GATE 30db quieting (including effects loop) • 9 band GRAPHIC EQ ±12 dB @ 50, 80, 125, 250, 500, 800, 1.3k, 2.6 and 5k • GROUND lift switch • 12AX7A tube • Dimensions for this RC210 cabinet (with a tilt-back design): 23.5" W x 18" D at top, 11.5" D on very bottom x 21.5" H • Total Weight: 81 lbs.
  6. oddentity

    oddentity Supporting Member

    Nov 20, 2000

    I just picked up a rig that is a perfect balance between size and volume (IMHO)- a Hartke 3500 head with a Bag End S15-D cab. With just the one 8-ohm cab, it puts out 240 watts according to the Hartke specs. I'll eventually add a second cab to get the full 350 watts. In the meantime, I've found it to be plenty loud for playing with my band.

    Plus, the Bag End is very light (45 lbs) and has a small footprint (18" x 18" x 15"). If you sit the head right on top of it, you've got something the same size as a small combo, and you can always add another 8-ohm cab later on.

    I am VERY pleased with the sound of this rig, but of course YMMV. :)
  7. cool, i was aware of the carvin stuff, but i think i'm going towards the head and cab thing,, the harkte stuff is cool, i've only ever played the small stuff, but theres a big dealer near me so i'll pop over there and try them out

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