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My Carvin rig ...

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Greg Jones, Apr 13, 2014.

  1. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
    Is now in a place where I can use it ... and hurt the cats if I so choose.

    My wife helped me lug it up from the basement this morning.

  2. SlingBass4


    Feb 28, 2009
    Kansas City
  3. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Looks great, and I bet it sounds great! :)
    Don't hurt the cats! ;)
  4. pablomigraine

    pablomigraine Commercial User

    Feb 9, 2005
    New York
    VP & Managing Director - Willcox Basses
    I've always been curious about the better Carvin Cabinets. How do they stack up in comparison to top of the line stuff like Bergantino HD, or even middle of the road stuff like the newer GK cabinets?

    OP.... what other 410's have you owned and how does this one stack up?

  5. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
    The only other 'big' rig I've owned was another Carvin from the early 90's ..

    I had the 500w head, a 4x10 and a 1x15, biamped.

    This new stuff from Carvin kicks butt on that older stuff, seriously.

    There are other fans of this Carvin speaker that can probably chime in on comparison to other makes.

    I couldn't be happier ... I want to add a second 4x10 BRX to this setup.... (might need a rider on my home owner's insurance policy when I do this). :)
  6. Crusher47

    Crusher47 Tattoo'ed Freak Supporting Member

    Apr 12, 2014
    Fort Worth, TX
    Right on! Really happy with my Carvin rig so far as well
  7. Bredian


    Apr 22, 2011
    Holy wow.... were does all the extra power go.... B2000? Family planning?
  8. I've actually been curious about Carvin equipment, but what I'm reading it sounds like their gear is pretty heavy - I've been spoiled by markbass cabs and how amazingly light they are
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Supporting Member

    Carvin got out of the neo game due to cost. They do make some really lightweight heads still. My power amp has more empty space than guts so it is 8 pounds. I wouldn't mind getting my hands on a BX head. I tried a BX500 once and it sounded pretty nice.

    Nice rig OP.
  10. Woofer


    Sep 24, 2008
    I really like my br410 cab. Recently had to reattach a dust cap on one of the speakers, but I figure after 4 years of hard use that's not bad at all. Hoping to get one of their heads in the near future to replace my Acoustic one that I use now.
  11. Right on, thanks for the info!

    How reliable would you say their heads are/what do they sound like? I've been in the market for a new head for my practice set up/back up, and for some reason my old 1001RB hasn't been giving me much satisfaction as of late (blasphemy I know)
  12. Greg Jones

    Greg Jones

    Dec 1, 2005
    Thornton, CO
    My head is crazy light for the power it makes.

    That cabinet weighs 95ish pounds though, so yeah, it's a tank. I was told by other TB'ers that with Carvin cabs this one I got is the only one to get. Didn't sense a lot of love for their Neo cabs from other TB'ers.

    I do want to check out the Mark Bass stuff, probably shouldn't, but I want to. :)
  13. Beware! The light weight with the incredible clarity and huge lows is hard to fight, it pays nice with a lot of heads too :)

    Edited for spelling.
  14. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

    Oct 12, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Hmmm... I just special ordered a BRX10.2 NEO from Carvin today (4/22/14). They still sell the NEO drivers separately so I asked if they would install them instead of the "TS" drivers. Paid extra for it. I have a BRX10.2 NEO already that I bought used. Pretty light .. about 40 lbs.
  15. cheezewiz

    cheezewiz Supporting Member

    Mar 27, 2002
    That B2000 is the best head Carvin has ever made IMHO
  16. jeff7bass


    Apr 9, 2009
    That's very cool. I didn't realize you could get NEO's as an option.