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Help me decide!

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by paradog, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. Carvin MB10

    3 vote(s)
  2. Carvin MB12

    4 vote(s)
  3. Carvin MB 210

    11 vote(s)
  4. Carvin MB115

    9 vote(s)
  1. paradog


    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    Well I was all set to get a separate head and cab but the last storm caused damage to my car that needed repair. So I've opted to get a combo from Carvin...but I just don't know which one to pick. So here it goes...
  2. paradog


    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    right not the majority is towards the MB210.....not over yet!
  3. Goldmember

    Goldmember Johan van der Smut

    You forgot to offer the elusive Carvin Carrot Amp as a fifth choice, which would have been my selection. ;)
  4. elgecko


    Apr 30, 2007
    Anasleim, CA
    How are you going to use it?
  5. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    If you are going to gig with this amp then the 1x10 would be out. The other three would need an extension cabinet to get enough to play with a medium to loud band. I like the 2x10 form factor but I use a pair for a gig.
  6. paradog


    Dec 25, 2011
    Central NJ
    sorry if i was so vague...will be used mostly for practicing...might do a little small gigs and or will be running thru a PA
  7. soulman969


    Oct 6, 2011
    Out of that set of choices and for your purposes I'd suggest the MB12. Tonally it should be the most versatile. You might also look at the tc electronic BG250 series. Their 112 and 115 would be very competitive to the Carvins price wise and they're great combo amps.
  8. Davyo

    Davyo Davyo Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Las Vegas, Nv
    As much as I have owned and loved Carvin gear I will never buy their stuff again as they do not offer extended warranty's,,,,,,, after one year your on your own.

    I learned this about Carvin the hard way.

    Any of the new GK combos or the newer TC Electronic's BG250 combo's would be my suggestion, ,,, and get an extended warranty whenever buying a combo.

  9. If you play a 5 string, I'd vote for the MB15. Then I'd vote for eventually adding another 115MB extension cab under it.

    The BG250-115 is a fine amp. I just sold mine to get the above stack, but it does great as a standalone….
  10. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings
    I like 10s but I am not a fan of Carvin. For me, its Ampeg or GK.
  11. Something to think about is, will you want to add an ext cab, when you have the money?
    If not I would suggest the MB12, better specs.
  12. Crabby


    Dec 22, 2004
    I bought the MB210 in December and then opted for a matching extension cab as they were on sale. very impressed for a "budget" combo. Seems to be very well made, portable, has a fantastic compressor and the combo on its own can cover a fair bit of ground. With the extension cab, its quite a loud rig yet still super portable.

  13. On paper anyway. I found the MB12 to be the least impressive of the 3 when I did an A/B/C at Carvin. YMMV.