The Used Carr Sportsman is in on trade and it is in great shape. It has seen very little playtime since it was purchase from us new in 2019. The amp is free from any cosmetic wear and tear and is fully functioning.
The Carr Sportmans is like a Fender Princeton Reverb with a Master Volume and it's built from extremely high-quality components. Like every Carr Amp, it is flatter in terms of its frequency response. A Princeton Reverb has boosted Highs and lows and not a whole lot of midrange. The Carr is flat, almost 'monitor-like' in comparison. With the EQ all set at noon, the mids don't come across very scooped at all.
Having the Master Volume (labeled Headroom) allows you to overdrive the amp at very low volumes which you just can't do with a Princeton. This is very handy for recording, practice, or just getting true tube saturation at volumes that won't drive your neighbors/family nuts. It does stay rather clean with the Master all the way up, that is until you hit it with Humbuckers, or push the volume all the way up.
Speaking of humbuckers, the 1x12 Sportsman handles them in a much more articulate fashion than any Fender amp. Whether you want the 10" or 12" both can handle higher output pickups without getting flabby. The low end stays tight and in its place, not dominating or washing out articulation.
We all love this amp because of its portability, tone, and how well built they are. Also, the Sportsman is very touch-sensitive and responds incredibly well to volume and tone changes via the guitar's controls. And... let's not forget it's very pedal-friendly!