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Carvin??

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by flipperwhite, Aug 26, 2005.


  1. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    I am looking for a new rig, I was wondering about Carvin stuff but I dont know much about them, I liked to specs on their big cabs and their amps look pretty well defined. I really wasnt looking for a combo but their cyclops looks like a beast! anyone know much about their stuff??
     
  2. fdeck

    fdeck Supporting Member Commercial User

    Mar 20, 2004
    Madison WI
    HPF Technology LLC
    My only thought about super-big combo amps is that you will have a hard time transporting one. The thing weighs 108 pounds.
     
  3. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    Serach, my friend, search. Much has already been said on this topic.

    I'll add this. Many (though by no means all) folks with some experience with the gear feel that the BRX stuff is generally superior to the RedLine stuff. If you're looking for a combo, I hear good things about the new BRX212. I've played the Cyclops and, perhaps more to the point, tried to lift it, and I can say that wrestling the Cyclops around could get old very quickly, for my middle-aged back anyway.
     
  4. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    I dont mind I have my own trailer and we have some extra help so it really would be nice with the casters and all, I've set in with bands with ampegs and once the guy had a mo-bass and both were awesome! the tones were the best with the big mongo cabs, I have always though of getting an ampeg rig but theres so much stuff out there now days its really over my head! I play classic rock and some funk and just want to hear the full range I'll carry the darn monster if it delivers!
     
  5. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    If you don't mind humping gear, you'd be better off with a head and cab than with the Cyclops IMHO. I've played the Cyclops and wasn't crazy about it, though YMMV. I do have a B1500 head, and I think it's very good indeed. You could consider this:

    http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=BRX1510&CID=BA

    or this:

    http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=BRX15-1018&CID=BA

    And this is the combo I mentioned:

    http://www.carvin.com/products/single.php?ItemNumber=BRX212&CID=BRX
     
  6. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite

    Jul 12, 2001
    usa
    for the money those look good, I was going to try to stay around that range but its been SOOO long since I've shopped for a rig I am like a freakin baby! so the BRX series is better than the red line?
     
  7. Richard Lindsey

    Richard Lindsey

    Mar 25, 2000
    Metro NYC
    To me, yeah. Others may disgree.