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Carvin B500

Discussion in 'Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]' started by Nick Ioannucci, Apr 8, 2006.


  1. so here goes another thread on componants of my first real rig. I play EB and DB, so the beast needs to be versatile. i havent really set a budget yet, but in all probability it will be 1000 dollars or less. The only thing that i know for certain is that i want a 2x10 cabinet, i know i dont really need anything bigger than that. im looking at the avatar 2x10 neo. for a head i was wondering about the carvin b500. it seems to get good reviews for EB, but i was wondering about wat you guys thought of it for DB. it doesnt have to be the best tone ever, otherwise i would increase my budget. this rig will have to help me finish out my high school career as well as my college career in all probability. i also want to start playing in bands, but i cant really do that with a practice amp now can i:meh: so any help will be appreciated, experiences, miny reviews etc.
    -nick
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    Unless you are playing rock, the B500 is overkill. Especially once you hit college, a combo is your best bet.
     
  3. hmmmm... welll wat would you reccomend? i play jazz and would like to get into rock, and do some fun stuff/experiments. i would like to stick with a head cab setup though. i was more worrying about tone than volume though.
     
  4. *bump* anyone had any experience with this?
     
  5. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    Have you posted this inquiry on the EB side? Someone over there may have experience with this amp.
     
  6. yeah i heard that it was great for eb, and that the eq was real nice, but that doesnt always apply to DB IMO, so i was just lookin for a second opinion so to speak, but then again if its a good sounding amp, theres no reason a DBb wouldnt sound nice through it. i guess ill just have to try one out.
     
  7. *bump* anybody have any input? please? idk i have so many options running through my head... i really have find a place to try this shtuff out
     

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