Whch amp: CArvin R600 or Ampeg B5R

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by David Vega, Sep 19, 2002.

  1. David Vega

    David Vega

    Aug 28, 2002
    Puerto Rico
    I am in the process of buying an head. Any recomendations or cabinets combination for these two heads?

    Any problems with these heads?

    My influences are Rush, Talas, Mr bIg, Niacin, Stu Hamm, Steve Harris and any good bassist!!

    I have a Yamaha Attitude II Bass and a Lakland 55-01.

    Thanks for your opinions
  2. cb56


    Jul 2, 2000
    Central Illinois
    There is a big difference in price between those two amps. The R600 is $569 and the B5r sells for about $850. I woul get the Carvin R1000 instead of the 600. More power for less than $100 more. Unless you are in love with the extra bells and whistles on the B5r I would save an extra $100 bucks and get the B4r. 1000 watts bridged into 4 ohms or 350x 350 into 2 4 ohm loads. I looked at all the amps mentioned Carvin/ ampeg) and some others a year ago and decided on the B4r. I haven't regretted it yet :cool:
  3. QSC RMX1450 (1450 watts @ 4ohms bridged)...$399

    Sansamp RBI....$299

    Genz Benz 4 space rack...$79

  4. MorganM


    Dec 11, 1999
    the going rate for a new B-5r is about $550.

    I have one going through an ampeg 610 and it is great. I will be getting a power amp to boost its power soon though.