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  • Carvin Audio To Cease Operations

    Carvin Audio To Cease Operations

    Carvin Audio and Amplifiers has announced they will closing up shop. The company, which creates bass and guitar amps as well as pro audio, has been in business for over seven decades. They made an announcement via their Facebook page. “It is with a heavy heart that we announce that the Carvin Audio factory will... »

  • Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

    Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

    Kiesel Guitars has introduced a bass version of their Vader Series of instruments. Available in four, five, and six-string versions, the basses feature a headless design with a compact, beveled body for ergonomics. Each version has 24 frets and a 34-inch scale, though the option of a 30-inch short scale is available. Standard features include... »

  • Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

    Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

    Kiesel Guitars, formerly Carvin Guitars, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Icon series of basses with an upgraded version of the instruments. Available in four-, five-, and six-string models, the Icon 2.0 bass now features a deeper body cutaway for improved comfort, a three-piece headstock design, and an option for a chambered body. The... »

  • Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Unveils RV69K Roy Vogt Signature Vanquish Bass

    Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Unveils RV69K Roy Vogt Signature Vanquish Bass

    Nashville bassist and educator Roy Vogt has teamed up with Kiesel/Carvin Guitars to release the RV69K Roy Vogt Signature Vanquish Bass. The 6-string bass, which is the first bass to carry the Kiesel badge, is made in the USA in the company’s custom shop and can be ordered with a variety of options. Standard features... »

  • Carvin Introduces JB4 and JB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses

    Carvin Introduces JB4 and JB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses

    Following up on their recent PB series, Carvin has announced the JB4 four-string and JB5 five-string Classic Bolt-Neck Jazz Basses. The new models blend classic styling with the company’s more contemporary features including a locking bass bridge, a smooth contoured neck heel with a 5-bolt neck plate, and a 22-fret neck with dual carbon fiber... »

  • Carvin Introduces Vanquish Series Bass Guitars

    Carvin Introduces Vanquish Series Bass Guitars

    Carvin has unveiled a new line of basses called the Vanquish Series, which the company calls a “radical departure from traditional bass guitars.” Available in 4-, 5-, and 6-string versions, the new model is built with a beveled body for comfort and a 5-bolt neck for increased body/neck contact. Standard features on the series include... »

  • Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

    Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

    Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite. Its body also has a new shape with deeply sculpted cutaways for better access to the higher... »

  • Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier

    Carvin Introduces BX700 Bass Amplifier

    Carvin has announced the BX700, an evolved version of their BX500 bass amplifier. The new head unit combines a Class A preamp with a Class D power section rated up to 700 watts at two ohms. Remodeled in a red-faced chassis, the BX700’s controls include three EQ sections. The Contour knob controls an adjustable preset... »

  • Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

    Carvin Unveils PB4 and PB5 Basses

    New for summer 2013, Carvin has added to their bolt-on basses with the PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses. The new designs take cues from a classic design while adding a few of Carvin’s own touches, like Carvin’s locking bass bridge, a sculpted neck heel, and newly designed pickup. Specifically, the passive SCP split coil... »

  • Bass of the Week: Carvin SB4000

    Bass of the Week: Carvin SB4000

    In 2009, Carvin teamed up with Sekou Bunch to create the SB4000, a bass the company says was designed with “vintage vibe.” The U.S.-made bass is a 4-string, though a 5-string SB5000 is available with many of the same specs. Standard features on the SB4000 include an alder body, eastern hard rock maple neck, and... »