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Looking for players' experience & recommendations...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by roachmanfwa, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. roachmanfwa

    roachmanfwa Supporting Member

    Jun 24, 2013
    I am currently using a preamp/power amp combo (750 watts@ 8 ohms) and am thinking about changing my setup to one of the newer, lighter weight amps - I'm 54 & am looking to reduce the weight of my setup. I have an Ibanez BTB 6-string and my cab is an Acme Low-B2 and am concerned about the low-frequency reproduction of the Class D amplifiers. I'd like to hear from players that currently use these amps - have you noticed a difference (positive or negative) in your sound compared to what you previously had?
  2. BassmanPaul

    BassmanPaul Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 25, 2007
    Toronto Ontario Canada
    I changed from a Mackie FR1400 to a Carvin DCM1000L Class D power amp. I have notice no difference whatsoever in sound or feel since the change. I'm 68 and weight IS becoming more important. My Avatar shows this amplifier driving my acme B2 Series one pair, 4Ω each.

    In passing I would say that I'd never gig with a single B2. A pair, however, are a delight! :D
  3. Freddels

    Freddels Musical Anarchist

    Apr 7, 2005
    Sutton, MA
    I have one 4 ohm B2 series II. I was thinking of adding another and actually gigging with these. Anyone know if the series III will sound identical to the II? I'm thinking most of the differences will be cosmetic.
  4. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Best advice, get rid of the BTB. Their motto is big body, big tone, so that means big weight. My old 676 was probably in the 12 pound range. That thing was rough for an hour set, full nights were nothing short of awful.

    Class D heads have no problems with lows, I have never experienced any kind of shortage if anything I turn my lows down at times.
  5. Agreed!
    Another bass option would be to try a 6 string warwick corvette double buck.
    My GK MB200 has plenty of lows. I actually have to set the bass knob around 10-12 o'clock.
  6. Randyt

    Randyt RAAPT Custom Wood Productions

    Jul 21, 2010
    Barrie, Canada
    I switched over last year to a Tec Amp Puma 900 and its M212 counter part...the head is a joke to carry around (3lbs)...now the cab only weighs 50lbs...but can be cumbersome at times...if I was to do it again...I would get 2 x 112's...The sound quality is incredible...I was a previous Ampeg guy!!...