NAD Carvin B1500

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by floydman, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. floydman


    Sep 27, 2002
    southeast CT
    Just nabbed a Carvin B1500 off craigslist after it sat there for a month at $325. I have been using the Gallien MB 800 Fusion for about 6 months and with an increase in gigs lately I felt like having a backup amp. Requirements were decent sound decent power capability and LOW $$$. The now "outdated" heavier hybrid bass heads fall right into my qualifications. I kept my expectations low, just wanting something I wouldn't feel nervous about possibly leaving at a rehearsal space or getting shared by other bands at a show. Couldn't have asked for a better combination than the Carvin B1500. Even better the thing sounds pretty darn good!
    I am excited for a new twist on my sound and am excited to bring it to my New Years show. 35 lb, 3U tall but very shallow in depth makes for a pretty easy carry. Somehow seems easier and less bulky than my previous WT800 in a soft road case.

    Next stop: my woodshop to build a compact road case for it.
    jeff7bass likes this.
  2. subbasshz


    Aug 11, 2012
    phoenix az
    Im addicted to punishing volume.
    incredible amps.
  3. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    If you ever make it to NYC, I'd be happy to sell you my unused SKB 3-space shallow X-rack. It's a perfect fit for the B1500...and lighter than any wood case.

  4. floydman


    Sep 27, 2002
    southeast CT
    I'll be placing this on top of my two 15" cabs which should be exciting. I am liking the clarity in the sound of this amp, just at practice volume I felt I could really hear the natural voice of my jazz bass . I am interested in the x case but would probably want to have it shipped.