SOLD Carvin B1500

Discussion in 'For Sale: Amps, Preamps, and Cabinets' started by mrpackerguy, Sep 5, 2010.


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  1. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    $405 shipped. Sorry no trades. SOLD

    Never thought I'd sell this, but smaller is better for me at my stage of the game. Legendary amp. My guess is no head offers more wattage per $$ or bang for buck than this neast.

    Go ahead. Dial in drive for tune emulation, sub-bass for unbelievable low end, and bass and mids for punch. Freakin in your face loud and tells you "Hey, it's me back here" when gigging.

    As new. Specs:

    - Incredible TONE!
    - Power and performance unheard of in Bass amplification
    - Active and Passive front panel input gain switch
    - SUB BASS, BASS, LOW MID, MID, HIGH MID, and TREBLE EQ controls
    - signal MUTE front panel switch or optional FS22 footswitch
    - Internal OPTO CLIP activated limiter
    - Preamp DRIVE and master VOLUME controls
    - DIRECT OUT balanced XLR & LEVEL control with "Pre-Post" preamp and "Ground Lift" switches
    - EFFECTS LOOP switchable by front panel switch or optional FS22 footswitch
    - TUNER output jack independent of MUTE switch
    - High current SPEAKON™ connectors and 1/4" speaker jacks
    - Premium construction features metal bushings and shafts
    - Surface Mount Technology (SMT) offers component "shake-proof" reliability
    - 19" 3U all steel chassis with Chrome knobs
    - B1500 Power: 8 ohms: 700w, 4 ohms: 1250w, 2 ohms: 1900w
    - THD: less than .03% at 90% power
    - Freq. Resp: 20-20k Hz
    - Dual speed high-duty fan
    - Active and passive input switch (-10db)
    - Four stage CLASS A input
    - 6 Tone controls ±12 dB @ 50, 100, 300, 1K, 3K and 10KHz
    - Balanced XLR direct out w/ Ground lift switch
    - Three unit rack space 5.25" H x 19" W x 10" D
    - Weight: B1500: 35lbs
    - Made in San Diego, California

    There's a new "King-of-the-Road"! The B1500 "mono block" bass head is "king" of all other bass amps offering extreme power. No other bass amp offers the tone and headroom! The B1500 delivers 700w at 8 ohms, 1250w at 4 ohms and 1900w at 2 ohms. Extraordinarily harmonic, rich tone shaping from 4 discrete class A gain stages straight from the input jack. Besides the B1500 boutique signature flat response, we equipped it with 6 tone controls. Starting with the SUB BASS at 50Hz, BASS at 100Hz, 3 MID frequency controls at 300, 1K and 3KHz, and TREBLE for ultra highs at 10Khz. The B1500 head also features front panel and foot switchable MUTE and EFFECTS LOOP switches. The MUTE feature allows tuning and changing of basses, while leaving the tuner/headphones jack active. The EFFECTS LOOP switch allows easy bypassing of effects for the purest of straight forward bass tone. If you need huge tone and power, then the B1500 head is for you!

    Quick get it from me before I change my mind.

    Pic here and more forthcoming http://www.carvinguitars.com/products/single.php?product=B1500
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  2. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    taking offers too
     
  3. Brick Top

    Brick Top

    Dec 7, 2008
    Michigan
    I just got one of these....and it really is worth the asking price. A really big upgrade from my GK800RB.
     
  4. UncleFluffy

    UncleFluffy

    Mar 8, 2009
    California
    Head Tinkerer, The Flufflab
    You forgot to include this: (0:30 on)
     
  5. Nicolay3535

    Nicolay3535 Supporting Member

    Sep 16, 2010
    South Florida
    Bump for one of the best powerhouse bass amp under a grand!
     
  6. LarryR

    LarryR Supporting Member

    Feb 2, 2003
    Los Angeles
    pm sent
     
  7. Ship to Canada?
     
  8. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Sure, if you cover the excess
     
  9. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    bump
     
  10. Ronny49

    Ronny49

    Aug 22, 2009
    Phoenix, AZ
    I'm sure i'll get crap for this... but if it weren't so dang heavy!
     
  11. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    Torroidal transformers tend to be heavy, but so is the sound. No digital switching or the like can match the power in this baby. Think Crest CA-9 + pre
     
  12. Lex P.

    Lex P. You've got it awful loud -Kathy P. Supporting Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    MSP
    Compared to my Aggie DB751 this is a light weight.

    PM sent.
     
  13. mrpackerguy

    mrpackerguy Supporting Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    Madison, Wisconsin
    SOLD
     
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