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Carvin Audio closes its door

 
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 2:12 am    Post subject: Carvin Audio closes its door Reply with quote

Did you hear about that? I'm kind of shock. You would think that any company surviving the recent down turn of the economy starting 2009 they would be o-kay.

Kiesel Guitars are still business though.
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missionguitars



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Location: San Diego, CA.

PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess they had a falling out of sorts with each other, and amp/PA sales aren't what they used to be.

Such a bummer, San Diego county isn't exactly a hotbed of business activity, it's a tough environment to operate a company in.
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kurt72



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i wonder if the split between Carvin and Kissel did have something to do with. I met a guy, friend of a friend here in San Diego that worked for Carvin. not sure how many brothers there are in the family, but like Anthony said, there was a falling out. that's what this guy told me.

personally, I stopped following Kissel guitars. the current owner, one of the Grandson's of the guy who started Carvin, annoys me with his peppy uber positive videos of his company. Laughing nice guy, I talked to him an NAMM. just.....ah screw him. Laughing if they bring back the V440 bass, then Id be cool with him. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh some fall out, too bad for a company that was in the business for a long long time and it was not some kind failure in company's direction.

I was just about to buy a power amp because they're light! 9 to 12 lbs, only to see they're shutting down.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RolandR wrote:
Oh some fall out, too bad for a company that was in the business for a long long time and it was not some kind failure in company's direction.

I was just about to buy a power amp because they're light! 9 to 12 lbs, only to see they're shutting down.


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have nothing to add, except I approve of the photo of Michelle Lewin Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bluenote wrote:
I have nothing to add, except I approve of the photo of Michelle Lewin Laughing
Forgot to get your approval. Laughing
I was going to post this one:
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rickrob



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either one is just fine...



Too bad about Carvin.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 13, 2017 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I find it offensive that you didn't share them both in the first place... shame on you... Razz
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RolandR



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrightKJ wrote:
I find it offensive that you didn't share them both in the first place... shame on you... Razz
...bluenote is our fellow moderator. Wink

Some members were traumatize when I post pictures of "hot grandma in denial". I didn't realize how disturbing those images are. Now its branded in some members' memory. Shocked

pssssss PM me like other members. Wink
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