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Kiesel Carvin SH550 Electric Guitar Review

Carvin SH550 AAAA flamed maple is the standard top, yes, we said “AAAA“ maple top, and unlike most “archtop” style guitars, the SH550 features an actual carved top. In addition, you can also choose an optional AAAA quilted maple top or a flamed koa top […]

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Amplifiers

Carvin Legacy VL212 Combo Review

We were more than a bit surprised when this underrated, business-like amp slipped from its cardboard carton. No fluorescent floral Tolex? No trans-dimensional quantum drive? Not even a monkey grip? Steve Vai designed this, didn’t […]

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2011: Year of the Micro – Carvin V3M vs Ibanez TSA15H

Ibanez TUBESCREAMER is one of the best overdrive pedals ever produced. The TSA15H tube amp features a true TUBESCREAMER circuit, and the TSA112C speaker cabinet is designed to match the TSA15H, featuring the popular CELESTION Seventy 80 speaker. Ibanez TUBESCREAMER amps can create natural clean sounds, heavy crunch tones, and even warm smooth overdrive tones with the modified TS9 circuit built right into the amp.

Carvin V3M head takes many of the features of the popular V3L head, and puts them in a small package. 3 channels offer flexibility, and a 7W/22W/50W power selector allows for overdriven crunch at lower volumes. The amp also has built-in digital reverb. Like the V3L, the V3M micro head includes internal LED backlighting, selectable in red or blue. The 19 pound V3M has an optional 4RU rack mount bracket and an optional carry bag for easy transport […]

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Carvin BX1200 Bass Guitar Amplifier and Cab

The 600w BX600 ($399) and 1200w BX1200 ($549) offer the bassist tone that extends the ability of the player. Three EQ sections extract all the tone your instrument can deliver – whether your bass is active or passive. String definition becomes so articulate that every note is distinct with defined punch and attack. Perfect pitch is now definable because the accuracy of your instrument is fully transparent thanks to the distortion free class A preamps. […]