Carvin's 160 combo

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Albini_Fan, Jan 27, 2003.

  1. Albini_Fan

    Albini_Fan Banned

    Jan 26, 2003
    Beneath Below
    I'm thinking about buying this, any opinions? It's gonna be my first amp, and I'm trying to get one loud enough for a garage band and small gigs. Think this'll do? I'm tight for cash. I've only got about $500, and I also want to get a distortion or an overdrive pedal.

    Also, I want to try to get the Big Black bass tone, but I think I'd really need an overdrive or distortion (not sure which Big Black used). Or the Steve Albini/Bob Weston/Shellac tone, anyone know something around $500 that would kind of produce anything similar to either of those?
  2. Not gonna cut it. I still ocasionally bring mine to practice, and it only is decently volumeful with the volume knob all the way up. Even then, after a few minutes, the volume drastically cuts to half of that until you take a significant break.