Carlsbro Viper 100W

Carlsbro Viper 100W

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Viper 100W, Bass Guitar Combo Amp from Carlsbro.

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Carlsbro Viper 100W tech. sheet

  • Manufacturer: Carlsbro
  • Model: Viper 100W
  • Category: Bass Guitar Combo Amps
  • Added in our database on: 06/01/2006

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Carlsbro Viper 100W user reviews

Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 4 reviews )
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RickD's review

Carlsbro Viper 100W
- What type of amplification (Tube,transistor,...)?
All transistor.

- How much power is delivered?
100 W RMS.

- What connection types are there?
Passive in, active in, and i think it has an FX loop on the back. Direct out & recording out also, i think.

- What are the setting controls, effects?...
Very comprehensive EQ!!! 2 band knobs and 9 band graphic EQ! Volume, gain, compressor setting, compressor on-off...compressor active LED...


- Is the general configuration/setup simple?
Yes, no probs there.

- Can you easily get a good sound?
Yes, sounds good from the start.

- Is the manual clear and sufficient?...
Dunno, never looked at it.


- Does it suit your style of music?
Yes, fine for loads of styles.

- With what guitar(s)/bass(es) or effect(s) do you use it?
Yamaha active basses.

- What kind of sound do you get out of it and with what settings ("clear", "heavy",....)?
You can get pretty much anything out of this.


I compared this to various other amps, including the Fender 100W amp that was around at the time and the Fender was rubbish.
This cost £280 back then and was by far the best quality for money i reckon.
Sounded much clearer & punchy than the Fender or some other amps. Also compared to a Laney, and that was crap also.

To try a bass combo, plug a keyboard into it: if the keyboard sounds crap, move on.
A keyboard in this actually sounds quite ok! And there is no tweeter!

RickD's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carlsbro Viper 100W
Transistor, 100W RMS
Inputs for passive and active low.
Compressor, rotary bass and treble knobs + 9-band EQ trs effective between DI and so on. Output recording ...
In short, full connectivity and functionality.


Archi simple to use, and find its sound is very easy thanks a flexible architecture EQ.
The sound is good all volumes, which is not Always the case on other amps ...


I find its really good trs. Perfect for slap, but also to the fingers.
The sound is clear and quite prcis.
Even with a keyboard it sounds! What is a good test because it means a good range rstitue complte frequency drives ... which is gnralement not the case.


I tried more expensive amps bcp bcp that sounded worse.
I have never regretted this purchase and I do not see what could compete with the price.
When used in concert with no problem, if not in an apartment, also with no problem. Sounds good even low volume.

tonioux's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carlsbro Viper 100W
Transsistor amp, 100watt conection with an output jack for another speaker


Rien a dire super easy to use


I made the jazz / groove / metal short of everything I plug in my keyboard even when it's blowing but trs old so I'll rpar but he's a sick thanks the eq is a monstrous and trs prcis, its not worth my bass but it is a mark trs good amp for the price but the sustain is plutt fate to that of rock pop jazz but the eq again to find the sound you are looking


I rcupr free, it trainata sla dan music room of my high school and I am too happy to have it but need a hit of Repair Tool for the price ( even when free!) trs is solid and holds the road well I advice to beginners or with good bass musicman! ;)

jukap's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Carlsbro Viper 100W
Amp bass combo while transistor 100 W, HP 15-inch cardboard. Made in England. I bought mine there 10-12 years.

It provides front, in order from left to right:
- Between Active / Passive
- Gain with Clip LED tmoin
- Bass and Treble knobs spars
- 9-band equalizer (60/100/180/330/660/1k/2k/5k/10kHz) button or by footswitch dbrayable (not included)
- Between DI
- Volume
- Compressor Limiter (-18 / +6 dB) by dbrayable push with led tmoin activation
- LED power (for esthtes: All LEDs are typically red).

At the rear:
- Alim, switch On / Off
- Exit Phones
- Fuses
- Line out
- Effects loop send / return dbrayable by push
- Between footswitch

Trs sound (grill steel reinforcements, good structure, good cladding faux ultra rsistant ...), ergonomic, well finished. HP trs well made, well in Mount box. Dimension combo about 75 L 50 H 40 P, nickel for a small car trunk. Trs not heavy (about 15-20 Kg?) For an amp as well tough a.

I had a little breath, over the years, graying a little, but a small personal RVision fast (3-4 welding, cleaning, changing a knob), and except small children it dtails is almost new: awesome! I told him more chang buttons faade by low chrome knobs, it provides just enough.


The basic sound is good. It has a little grain Trace Elliot, exploitable, as a kind of contour well Dfine, intermdiaire a good little speaker sound system, in fact. I also test also direct output of my sound card, and made musical gnral is clean with a simple correction knob on the bass: the mediums well highlighted, good depth serious, the aigsars (if!) even if this is not my monitors. There is clearly a surdfinition adapts the instrument down, actually enjoyable, and then no tweeter, but it feels right even some high harmonics in the symphony of cho! ...

The Electronic HP and still hold the road well trs trs despite sometimes very large volume use. The trio head, HP and its inclusion seems to me homogne box, with a good yield. This combo ensures the rpeter without difficulty with a rock band and caf'-conc '.

The 9-band equalizer allows the sound to work well, if ncessaire. Personally, I prfr a parameter, or at least a band of q on the 1.2 and 4.4 plutt as the 1 and 5 KHz, but it's still nice carrment. Well, we will still get the same evil pure round mid-bass "Ampeguquot; ... For cons, Trace is available, which is not ngligeable!


As it is fairly clean sound, it may be appropriate lot.

I now use two microphones for my Stingray H + S, with which the 15-inch HP Ragit well, even in the slap. I found him a good momentum, not as a brutal 4 * 10, but strong. There's Tempra, and then big big plus also for the compressor, which is far from being a gimmick: it offers a good supply trs, except without pumping pronounced high amplitude, musical Mylen the absence of paramtrage end - although back then for this instrument (I also rcupr a compressor pedals Peavey I gives significantly worse since trs) .

Ct J'apprcie also the "no sail" sound gnral, offered by some combos current less than 800-1000. He leaves good big serious very low (not tried a 5 string, but I doubt even when it is appropriate to the Dub), relatively prcis but a little hard on the 100Hz, although CONTRL eq gnrant because of some local standing. The growl medium spring well, even if it has not the beautiful rock any different from a lamp. The AIGS ars and are not flashy. Effects (chorus, distortion) going well.

Otherwise flat, it's pretty clear from the characters (more or less bad) of the instrument, always with this lightweight contour grain. I alternate between my game, so "any dish" for the support (possibly small corrections on my lower q after the pieces) and one of rglage q to put teeth into the rocks over pronounced (a small boost in the 2-5Khz, lightweight hollow mdiums variables 100 to 1KHz to make room for guitars, a small boost on 60 Hz, and the tour is played not need go too loud, the sound is good and is well-typed - well, it's easier with a Stingray ... tell me - almost like with some pramps lamp).

I think it comes out something hot with rpondant a 100 W transistor is not Hartke, the reverse of this is that quality must CONTRL dynamics of play to avoid to invade the space group, which is potentially so well supported by the possibility of the eq and compressor.


I use it for 12 years.

I flat well because it allows Integrates easily in a group, with versatility and warmth. Trs is solid and durable, transportable and still offers a sound output level and a good enough for my use (RPET group, caf'-conc 'home, home stud for some time). Finally, a nice little combo sturdy, balanced with a touch of personal signature that does not sound cheap in concert.

In small dtails ngatifs, I prfr a q multi-Settings, although the one with 9-band adj something more operator. I well liked he is also inclined.

I do not know how many I had to pay but c'tait pretty good cam. If you are in the 200 now and that face and testing it seems you still in good shape (as is likely except that the owner is a real psychopath!), I recommend it very strongly from opportunities (more than Peavey, sr, and a Rumble) or a plutt range between nine even more expensive.

Remains that over time, technique and ear, takes a certain ambition gradually even when me and perhaps I'll invest in a term immodestly Ampeg head lamp + 2 * 12. .. Finally: can be.

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