So Im getting a new/used amp tommorow. Its a Carvin 4x10 cabinet, with an Acoustic 220 head. Im getting from a guy off of craigslist, are there any things that I should be aware of when I'm trying it out? And what would be some good public places where I could ask the guy to meet me at to try it out? I feel like im getting a pretty solid deal on it at 175$ for the stack.
Well, just make sure the set up doesn't rattle, everything is tight and where it should be. I don't know of any public places to try it out at, so my suggestion is, take a buddy [or 5] to his house to try it out... and take your time, don't just play for 5 minutes and say, okay good. Play it for 15 or 20 minutes, mess with knobs, volume, styles, everything. I personally always take my friends to craigslist meetings. There is 4 of us and 1 of them lol.
That does sound like a good deal. Make sure to crank it to the volume you will actually be using it at. Why can't you meet the guy at his house?
It just seems shady to me for some reason. Im sure hes probably a good guy, but you can never be to careful these days with stuff like that.
Itll be a fricking steal if it works alright.
So I got the amp yesterday. The cabinet is actually a Carvin Redline. Other then the amp missing a power switch, which when i opened it up, realized would be an easy, its all in nearly flawless shape other then the previous owner having painted starts on it. I think I got a damn good deal for the entire stack at 175. I'll post some pictures tommorow sometime.