Post by Taildragger on Jun 21, 2020 14:17:07 GMT -5
When Carvin stopped making amps awhile back, I picked up a Carvin solid-state MicroBass BX 250 1X10" during the close-out sale to use as a bass practice amp. I know that when Carvin ceased operation, "Kiesel" split off as a separate entity and continued to produce guitars and basses but that Carvin amps were no longer being made.
Now I see there is a new Carvin website which offers guitar amps, P.A. gear, mics and various and sundry other audio gear but not any bass amps. One of the "old" Carvin operation's bragging points was that they were "made in the USA". On the "new" Carvin website, I see no such claim being made so assume that the "re-organization" entailed some production off-shoring. Does anyone here know whether or not that is the case and if/when they may start producing bass amps again?
Post by Taildragger on Jun 21, 2020 16:53:21 GMT -5
Just read elsewhere that the "new" Carvin is, indeed, just more import stuff. "Carvin" in name only.
Given the way in which the old company folded up (abdicating all current warranty responsibility and then shortly reopening again selling import stuff), which can fairly be characterized as "shady", I'm unlikely to do business with them again.
Yeah, I was a huge fan of the old company. I have several Carvin guitar amps and PA heads, as well as a DC125 guitar. All top-quality stuff, and they had the best customer service in the business. It was a family business and they were proud of that fact.
The current company is merely a shadow of what it once was.
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Interesting to see this thread pop up. We have a Carvin 16 channel powered mixing board at church that we just pulled out of mothballs (okay - out of the closet - but that sounds even worse!) to use during COVID since we're worshiping outside. A couple of the speaker outputs aren't working (the church bought this thing in 2003, so it's old)...
...so I got on Carvin's website yesterday just to see what kind of powered mixers they're making today. None. Zip. Zero. Nada. I couldn't believe it!
I've owned quite a few Carvin guitars over the years (as another lefty player like jonnyblooz); still have my one Fatboy (that I will keep) and a DC150 (that will eventually be sold). They've gotten way too modern and out there for me - and I'm not going to pay their "new" prices any more - the resale just sucks too much...even if they do claim they've cut out the middle man!
That's all I got - I was just surprised at how little gear they're making anymore...