#1
Whats the consensus on these? At home I just run through IK Multimedias Ampeg modeling software and my studio monitoring, but now that I have bass duties in a band I need something a bit more live-friendly. I need it for playing at home, jamming with the band (traditional 3 piece setup), and small gigs. We play classic/progressive rock, some jazz-ish type getups, and the occasional prog metal a-la Dream Theater. My bass is a Stingray 5 HH. Think this amp is worth the <$600? I'm drawn to it due to the multitude of tone shaping controls... but I dont know much about Carvin
#2
Most here will tell you that Carvins are amazing and that you should for sure buy it because it has the right combination of power, price, and tone shaping.

A smallish percentage will say that Carvins are not pro-level amps, and that not a single pro bassist uses them. Rick anyone?

In any case, the main point of the minority that DOESN'T like Carvin is made moot if you are just looking for a mid level to low-high end amp. I'm gonna say go for it. Though keep in mind, if you don't get a combo, you'll need to buy a cab, which will add onto the price. If you want to save more money, go with Avatar.
#3
I already have speaker arrangements made, I just need the amp to go along with it. Glad to hear Carvin has the general OK.
#4
They're definitely worth the cash, especially considering their flexible front end and huge power sections. Go to the Bass Player website and check out the review.

Keep in mind that a BX1200 and BX600 share the same front end but the BX1200 has two BX600 power amps in it.
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