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Using Carvin Bass Amps at 2 Ohms

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by peterbright, Jun 27, 2014.


  1. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Anyone doing this on a regular basis? Any problems noted?
     
  2. buldog5151bass

    buldog5151bass Kibble, milkbones, and P Basses. And redheads.

    Oct 22, 2003
    Connecticut
    Bx-500 is rated for 2.
     
  3. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Of course I'm referring to those rated for two ohms.
     
  4. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    Used a B800 with two 4 ohm 210's with absolutely no issues ... Even outdoors in hot weather
     
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  5. MyMusic

    MyMusic

    Jun 1, 2010
    Dover, De
    Used my BX500 with 2 BRX10.2neo cabs for about a year till I got the BX1500. Worked fine.
     
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  6. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Thanks for the info. Just got a BX700 in a trade and might use two 4 ohm cabs.
     
  7. tjh

    tjh Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2006
    Minnesota
    ... just a heads up, you may want to make sure you plan on keeping the head before you invest in 4 ohm cabs (if planning to buy)... when I had my Carvin, I also had a Yamaha BBT500H, also 2 ohm capable, so I had no problem with all 4 ohm cabs .. when I changed and went with GK heads, I was kind of limited with all 4 ohm cabs ... now, all I own/buy are 8 ohm cabs, as not to find my self in that position again ... JMHO
     
  8. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    I got a trade for the BX700 and a 4 ohm BX15.3 (15"/8"/Tweeter) and I have someone who wants to trade me another 4 ohm BX15.3.
     
  9. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Welll I made the second trade and a second BX15.3 is on the way.
     
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  10. I have run all of my Carvin amps at 2Ω fairly regularly. They have all performed without fault.
     
  11. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    great news
     
  12. jeff7bass

    jeff7bass

    Apr 9, 2009
    Heard some good things about that cab, despite the somewhat bulky nature of it. I'd be surprised if you need more than one in any but extreme circumstances. Please comeback after you've spent time with the new rig. ;)
     
  13. peterbright

    peterbright

    Jan 23, 2007
    On The Bayou
    Waiting on the shipping info from Carvin
     
  14. timber22

    timber22 Supporting Member

    I used a B800 for years and now I use a BX500, both at 2ohms. Never a problem for either one.
     
  15. subbasshz

    subbasshz

    Aug 11, 2012
    phoenix az
    Im addicted to punishing volume.
    used a b1500 and 2 810Es for years and outdoors in phoenix summers not even a hiccup.
     

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