what is going on at Carvin audio?

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  1. D-POLAND

    D-POLAND Senior Member

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    they are stopping a slew of amps . also it seems in the last few years they have closed up several of their store fronts in California. it appears they may not be around much longer.
    too bad really !
    I have a SX300 and a XB100 and quite like 'em both!

    anyone in so.cal. have any insight on what's taking place at Carvin?
     
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  2. mmd

    mmd Senior Member

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    Hmmmmm, it might be time to consider a Legacy 3 rig. Always waned one.....
     
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  3. Big John

    Big John tastes like chicken V.I.P. Member

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    They've had a number of bad internet pile-ons this year for really bad customer service. I think the beginning of the end was when Jeff Kiesel was handed the keys to the guitar department.
     
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    Yeah, I think that division in the company was not the best choice.....but what do I really know???
     
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  5. drew365

    drew365 Senior Member

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    Well, the retail stores were closed several years ago. They just didn't turn enough product to pay the rent. I used to go to the Hollywood store just to look and try different things, then I would order online.
    I always got great customer service from Carvin. The two guitars I ordered were exceptional quality and a good value. The V3M amp I got didn't fit my needs but it was a good value if I played metal. I still have a 2x12 slant cab that I use. I for one hope they pull it together.
     
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    I've had my v220 for 33 years. Great guitars and a real souvenir of the 80s.
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