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Offline admsustainiac

Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« on: October 10, 2017, 10:09:05 PM »
http://www.guitarworld.com/gear-news-amplifiers/carvin-audio-closes-factory-will-liquidate-assets/31902


Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
Posted 10/10/2017 by Guitar World Staff


Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
Carvin Audio has announced that—after 70 years in operation—it is closing its San Diego factory and liquidating the entirety of its stock.
In a Facebook post, Carvin wrote "It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Carvin Audio factory will be closing its doors after over 70 years. We are thankful for the many years we've had in this business and the support you all have given us."
"We'd like to thank all of you for your devotion to our gear and championing us live, in the studio, and on social media," the statement continued. "We hope to see our gear live on in your musical lives for many years to come!"
All items on the Carvin Audio website have been marked down by 25 percent, and all sales on items are final.
The future of the company at this moment in time remains uncertain.


https://carvinaudio.com/
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Offline mordecai

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #1 on: October 11, 2017, 08:47:41 AM »
Wow this is unfortunate but in a way expected. The guitars were the glue that kept it going. I love my Carvin CT4 and am planning on buying another. I've been thinking of getting an EL84 type amp and this may be the perfect time to get a Vintage 16. But then again I have a line on a nice AC10C1...

Kiesel has really gone all out with their guitars and am excited to see what they do, having this happen will let them nearly fully separate from the old.

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Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2017, 09:53:10 AM »
Bummer!  I always felt their amps were really good.

Offline Rhcole

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2017, 11:23:41 AM »
Note that the article also suggests that the future of the entire company is uncertain.

I was posting like crazy on Carvin's site 10 years ago. I was one of the main advocates for their 13 pin guitars.
Something happened along the way when they shifted over to making Kiesel branded instruments a few years ago. Somehow they started emphasizing extreme looking guitars with (to me) some very grotesque looking finishes.

I have to believe there were different camps within the company with no united front.


Offline admsustainiac

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2017, 11:52:02 AM »
Note that the article also suggests that the future of the entire company is uncertain.

I was posting like crazy on Carvin's site 10 years ago. I was one of the main advocates for their 13 pin guitars.
Something happened along the way when they shifted over to making Kiesel branded instruments a few years ago. Somehow they started emphasizing extreme looking guitars with (to me) some very grotesque looking finishes.

I have to believe there were different camps within the company with no united front.

agreed
https://www.kieselguitars.com/guitars-in-stock/



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Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 05:52:37 PM »
 :'( I still have my'84 XV-100 combo with the original EV speaker, great loud clean punch, even used it with an additional 18" speaker for bass. Used to spend hours dreaming over their catalogs..... sad news....
Take what you need, put back a bit more, leave the place behind you better than it was before :-)

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Offline Guido81

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #6 on: October 12, 2017, 10:17:03 AM »
Bad news indeed, I remember we use to use a carvin power amp with the bass it was a blast!.
I just browsed their website, it seems all amps are sold LOL only vinyl covers and footswitches are left

Offline admsustainiac

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #7 on: October 12, 2017, 10:22:33 AM »
Bad news indeed, I remember we use to use a carvin power amp with the bass it was a blast!.
I just browsed their website, it seems all amps are sold LOL only vinyl covers and footswitches are left

Glad you brought that up


This Carvin CBVL300 bag fits the Katana Head with room for cables and accessories 
https://carvinaudio.com/collections/carrying-bags/products/cbvl300


I got the Carvin CBVL300 bag  - it fits the Katana Head+ GA-FC and a few cables very well!

Offline Guido81

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2017, 01:14:00 PM »
:D nice! @admsustainiac
They have good prices, all sold in 2 days
Hey I saw that it's still available a Steve Vai tube drive pedal (legacy), for those interested. I pass, I already have a Maxon OD/dist tube pedal

Offline arkieboy

Re: Carvin Audio Closes Factory, Will Liquidate Assets
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2017, 03:03:06 PM »
What was the gear like?


They never had significant distribution in the UK that I can recall - I've never seen the gear in any shops, just in ads in US music mags and on the web.


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