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Carvin Power Amps?

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by MrFortuneCookie, Sep 15, 2001.

  1. When you guys talk about getting a 1000W Carvin Power Amp and a Preamp, is it the Carvin R1000 bass head or the DCM1000?
  2. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA
    The R1000 ( and 600 also for that matter) are nothing more than one of the DCM series power amps with a preamp built in. So it is possible that they could be talking about either.

  3. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    every time i have referred to that, i'm referring to the DCM 1000.

    less than 400 bucks for 1000 watts, then add a preamp for around 500, and you have a killer sounding 1000 watt head for under a grand.

    cool. :cool:

  4. Thank you, that makes a lot more sense. I think then that with my funds, even though i really wanted a Mo' Bass, i'm gonna do the DCM 1000 and if i can get a hold of one, i think MF has em, i'll get an SWR Grand Prix.
  5. tdogg


    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    i was wondering if there was any way i could
    bypass the preamp on the r1000 just to use the
    power amp with another pre? advice is appreciated:confused:
  6. jasonbraatz


    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    yup, just run the out of the preamp into your effects in jack.

    simple as 'dat :)

  7. tdogg


    Jan 17, 2001
    Brooklyn Park, MN
    sweet thanx doooood
    i was thinking about a warwick or gallien
    pre amp. i know gallien pre's arent out yet
    but i was told by the man himself that they
    would be available soon.
  8. farboozle


    Apr 18, 2000
    Fairfax VA
    I played through a trace elliot head + swr combo at some gig, sounded great. Thus, when I saw a trace elliot preamp for relatively low $ at a shop I thought to try it through my r1000. It sounded pretty bad, much worse than the r1000 stand alone. Make sure you try things out before you buy.
  9. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    Do you not like the Carvin pre amp?
    just curious.
  10. the effect in is the same as the effect return, right?
  11. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
  12. thanks

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