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Hink
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Postby Hink; Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:51 pm Carvin going out of business

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Postby ghettosynth; Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:13 pm Re: Carvin going out of business

Interesting, but not unexpected really. Their biggest advantage in their heyday was price/value. My friend used to say "Peavey makes cheap gear, Carvin makes cheap gear that sounds decent." The problem is that companies like Behringer have really competed on that front quite well.
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Postby incubus; Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:14 pm Re: Carvin going out of business

:roll:

It's just the "carvin" part that is going out. The guitars are fine under the Keisel name.

Other than Steve Vai*, who's the last person you saw using carvin pa/amps/etc? Exactly.

*he has been using Orange and others for a while now too, well see about his stage rig.
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Postby ghettosynth; Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:25 pm Re: Carvin going out of business

incubus wrote::roll:

It's just the "carvin" part that is going out. The guitars are fine under the Keisel name.

Other than Steve Vai*, who's the last person you saw using carvin pa/amps/etc? Exactly.


Guitar player in one of my bands really liked his Carvin amp, it sounded good. I considered buying a PA amp from them a few years back but they weren't as competitive as they used to be.
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Postby incubus; Thu Oct 12, 2017 8:30 pm Re: Carvin going out of business

But it's not mainstream by any stretch of the imagination. Good stuff, like you said, better than Peavey, but not popular.

I skipped over that stuff when they sent the ads.
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Postby Scrubbing Monkeys; Fri Oct 13, 2017 2:19 am Re: Carvin going out of business

Always liked their gear. I wish I had lived near a factory store. Really enjoyed those days of dreaming into their catalogs.
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justin3am
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Postby justin3am; Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:58 am Re: Carvin going out of business

I used to get stuff from the Carvin store on Sunset blvd. The store closed in 2014. They carried cheap cables when I couldn't be bothered to make them. I still have a Carvin mixer that has lasted more than 10 years now. I picked it, when I could have gotten a pricier mixer, because it had 6 sends and 4 groups on a 12 channel mixer. Some cross-talk between channels but no worse than a comparable Mackie mixer.

It must have been tough staying competitive while assembling products in the US. I don't think they had any international distributors.
I may buy a pair of their PA speakers and some mics while they are available.
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Postby incubus; Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:59 am Re: Carvin going out of business

Well, I definitely sucks.
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Googly Smythe
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Postby Googly Smythe; Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:13 am Re: Carvin going out of business

incubus wrote:... Other than Steve Vai*, who's the last person you saw using carvin pa/amps/etc?... .

Yorkshire lass Chantel McGregor does...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6TRlYBhDfhA
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SJ_Digriz
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Postby SJ_Digriz; Fri Oct 13, 2017 10:38 am Re: Carvin going out of business

kind of from another thread we keep going OT, incubus and I were discussing Frank Gambale and Alan Holdsworth. Both played signature Carvin. I think Holdsworth exclusively played that really tiny guitar with the crazy narrow scale length for a long time.
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Postby incubus; Fri Oct 13, 2017 11:18 am Re: Carvin going out of business

Keisel is going strong. They aren't going anywhere.

@Googly: Yeah, I mean of course others use them, but what I mean is that they were not at the top of the charts.

Again, sucks that division is going out.

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