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tbonesullivan
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 7:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I see that these are still on the carvin website, anyone know if they are actually still in stock? I'm looking for a low cost practice bass amp to replace my crappy super heavy 90's peavey basic 50, which is way heavier than an amp of it's power needs to be, and I also have never been partial to the tone.

I thought about one of the BR15 combo, which does have a HF tweeter and the ability to tilt back, so i'm torn, as is my wallet over the $60 price difference. Though.. the BR15 has side handles.... yummy.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 12, 2008 11:41 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm guessing they are still in stock. They also have the PB100-15T (15 inch plus a tweeter) in their ebay store for the same price as the PB100. I recently purchased one (last month).

It's a good amp. I think I would have rather went with the BR15 though. I think the extra $ would have been worth it for the 5 band eq and the DI features...

But, the PB is a good amp and it's fine for practice.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 5:26 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have the PB100 15 combo. Its a very nice amp. Sounds good with my ICON, B4, and my Rickenbackers.

I dont know if I would gig with it but if your running through the PA, or just in a small club Im sure it would be just fine.

The compressor on mine doesnt offer much, but then again I usually dont turn it up very loud around the house.

My only con is that live I've used 10" speakers for so long, I find the 15" in the combo kind of "flabby" sounding. I'm looking at the Carvin BR610.

I think their worth the money though.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 12, 2008 11:48 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have the PB200-15 and the BR15. I do not recommend the BR15.

The amp does NOT put out any low end. I play with flat EQ and I have to turn the BR15 75% up to equal the PB200.

I even had to send the amp part back because it had a 'farting' sound when I had the volume at about 60%.

Carvin fixed it.

In my 25 plus years of using Carvin Basses guitars, amp PA's This is the first time I was disappointed.

Avoid the BR15......

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Mike
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2008 7:36 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

got my PB100-15 Friday. What a great little amp. It's got versatility, a built in noise gate, and enough volume with the back ported cab to play small gigs and pit stuff. sweet. and it's not that heavy either!

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