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Steve Litscher

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Carvin Audio to close
« on: October 10, 2017, 03:16:54 pm »

Per their post on Facebook a while ago (@carvinaudio)

"To all our amazing Carvin Audio fans and friends,
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. We hope to see our gear live on in your musical lives for many years to come!
Shortly, we will be making an announcement about our liquidation sale.
Thank you all!
The Carvin Audio Team"

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Re: Carvin Audio to close
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2017, 04:44:29 pm »

That's too bad. Some of their stuff was decent.

I guess it's survival of the fittest .
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Re: Carvin Audio to close
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2017, 04:49:07 pm »

That's too bad. Some of their stuff was decent.

I guess it's survival of the fittest .
More like "survival of the cheapest" I fear.
I came across their gear from time to time, but never owned any myself.
In these parts, Peavey was what everyone started with.
Well, before the "Great Slide To The Bottom" started.

Sad to see them go.
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Re: Carvin Audio to Close
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2017, 04:52:35 pm »

Shortly, we will be making an announcement about our liquidation sale.

The sale is already in progress. 25% off everything for now. (carvinaudio.com)
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Re: Carvin Audio to close
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2017, 04:59:57 pm »

Per their post on Facebook a while ago (@carvinaudio)

"To all our amazing Carvin Audio fans and friends,
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. We hope to see our gear live on in your musical lives for many years to come!
Shortly, we will be making an announcement about our liquidation sale.
Thank you all!
The Carvin Audio Team"
Wow.  Never was crazy about their gear but I hate to see 'em go away.
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Re: Carvin Audio to close
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2017, 05:14:56 pm »



I guess it's survival of the fittest .
Will the last man standing please turn out the lights.  8)

I am surprised there are as many brands left as there are. Many are just different badges on the same technology. As inefficiency gets squeezed out of manufacturing and distribution, the weakest brands will wither and disappear.

Companies actually creating new technology will always find a niche (or more).

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Re: Carvin Audio to close
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 06:21:29 pm »

Will the last man standing please turn out the lights.

And you know who that last man that will remain standing is...
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« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2017, 06:45:07 pm »

And you know who that last man that will remain standing is...
I know a few it won't be.  I am not smart enough to say who it will be, probably not who you are thinking, but he is sitting on top of the mountain right now. 

This is still a long game so I won't be around to declare you right or wrong.

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« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2017, 08:40:20 pm »

I know a few it won't be.  I am not smart enough to say who it will be, probably not who you are thinking, but he is sitting on top of the mountain right now. 

This is still a long game so I won't be around to declare you right or wrong.

JR

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Re: Carvin Audio to close
« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2017, 09:41:42 pm »

They made a 2-10 bass cabinet that was really popular around here before neo speakers caught on.  Myron Dove (Santana and others) got a couple for local casuals where he had to lug things himself.  And they caught on really fast.  Sounded pretty darn deep and far better than their price would suggest.
Their guitars never had much cachet but were always perfectly fine instruments.  I know a few good players who used their basses.
Although they made some tube amplifiers for Steve Vai that were good at that thing.  Their solid state electronics couldn't keep up with the reliability of the slightly more expensive Peavey, or match the price points of the bottom dwellers.
Sad news that someone who was trying to do things well and build locally while competing on cost by selling direct couldn't make that business model work out.
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