Two shows will take place on September 13th where Carvin’s TRx 3000 series will be heard. Kicking off the day at The San Diego Music Thing Festival at the Sheraton in Mission Valley. The festival encompasses 16 stages around San Diego with 150 bands performing over 2 days. The Sheraton in Mission Valley is the home base for the event with Carvin supplying a TRx3903 column array sound system for the pool-side outdoor stage. There will be a mini-trade show with Carvin instruments and amps on hand. Visit the San Diego Music Thing website for tickets and the full schedule.
As night falls, Carvin’s TRx 3000 series and DCMLx Series power amplifiers will be the FOH system for Magic Under The Stars premier concert event at Qualcomm Stadium Practice Field. This event will feature top national acts performing in front of an estimated audience of 7,200 people. The FOH system will consist of:
(24) TRx3210 line array
(12) TRx3118 flyable subwoofers
(24) TRx3218 dual subwoofers
(8) TRx3903 column array speakers
(10) ARX4 amp racks (152,000 watts)
If you’re in the southern California area, make your plans now to attend these exciting shows, and see and hear Carvin’s new TRx 3000 systems!
Carvin is giving away a Custom Shop AC40 acoustic/electric bass signed by John McVie of Fleetwood Mac! Just follow this link: http://a.pgtb.me/XK23CC to Facebook, “like” us, and you’re entered. It’s that easy! “Share” the link and double your chances!
Carvin is excited to debut the next generation of bolt-neck basses, the PB4 and PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Basses. These exciting new instruments take the looks that bassists appreciate, and combines them with contemporary features as found on other Carvin basses. The PB4 and PB5 are more than just another take on a classic design; Carvin’s locking bass bridge, premium hand-selected tone woods, sculpted neck heel, and new split-coil alnico pickup make the PB4 and PB5 true player’s basses, with exceptional playability and tone combined with unsurpassed made in the USA quality.
The passive SCP split-coil P-type humbucking pickup is designed for both 4 and 5 string basses. Each coil incorporates a single large Alnico V magnet and vintage plain enamel wire is used for its sweet and natural well-rounded bottom end, full punchy mids and dynamic highs. The single alnico magnet means that you won’t get any signal drop off like you do from a conventional P-type pickup if the strings are not perfectly centered between the pole pieces. Controls consist of a master volume control and tone control. You can add a single coil jazz-style pickup in the bridge position of your PB4 or PB5 for a P/J pickup configuration. The P/J pickup option can be ordered with active or passive electronics, giving you a wide range of tones suitable for all style of music.
Like all Carvin Custom Shop instruments, you can choose from a complete selection of options, including body, neck, fingerboard and exotic top woods; solid, translucent and deep finishes; inlays and fretwire; hardware color and much more. You can order your new PB4 or PB5 exactly the way you want it, to suit your personal aesthetics and playing style.
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Summer is finally back, and Carvin is getting your summer off to a great start with killer deals on guitars, basses, amplifiers, pro audio gear and accessories! Take up to $100 off in options on any new Custom Shop guitar or bass on top of a $100 Instant Rebate, and up to $50 off on any Carvin guitar or bass kit. Big savings on ready-to-ship Guitars in Stock, also – $200 or more off most models! You can also get FREE vinyl colors on any made-in-the-USA guitar or bass amplifier. And if you need pro audio gear, Carvin has you covered – many of our most popular PA products are also on sale.
Visit Carvin.com and kick off your Summer 2013 the right way – with new gear from Carvin, the world’s number 1 factory-direct music store! But don’t delay – these Summer Kick Off prices won’t last long!
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Carvin is excited to welcome acclaimed British artist Chantel McGregor to the family of Carvin players. Chantel has played with notable artists such as Joe Bonamassa, and was voted “Female Vocalist of the Year” at the 2012 British Blues Awards, following her win in 2011 as “Young Artist of the Year”. She’s nominated for 2013 as “Female Vocalist of the Year” and “Guitarist of the Year”. Good luck Chantel, and welcome to Carvin!
Chantel plays through a Carvin V3M micro head and VL300 Steve Vai Legacy 3 micro head.
Visit Chantel at chantelmcgregor.com.
Carvin recently built a custom AC40 acoustic-electric bass for renowned bassist John McVie of Fleetwood Mac. John visited Carvin’s Hollywood showroom looking for a new A/E bass, and was impressed with tone and playability of the AC40, so the Custom Shop made one for him to his specs. He was nice enough to invite several Carvin staffers to Sony Studios in LA where Fleetwood Mac was rehearsing for their upcoming North American tour to deliver his new instrument. John stated that he loved the “playability of the bass”, the “great feel of the neck”, and appreciated that the AC40 has “a lot of headroom”. He summed it up in two words: “Wow!”, and “Wow!”. John’s AC40 will now be part of John’s rig for the current tour, and Carvin is very proud to be associated with a bassist of John’s stature and skill. Visit fleetwoodmac.com for tour dates and other Fleetwood Mac info.
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Carvin’s innovative TRC complete PA systems have a small stage footprint and are designed for easy setup and breakdown. TRx3903 column array speakers provide incredible sound, coupled with SCx or TRx subwoofers for the low end. DCMLx X-Drive power amps produce clean, reliable power in a lightweight package. Everything you need is included: speakers, subs, power amps, carry bags and cables. Systems include:
TRC150 – 1 DCM2004Lx power amp, 1 SCx1118 subwoofer, 2 TRx3903 column array speakers, cables
TRC400 – 2 DCM3800Lx power amps, 2 TRx1118 subwoofers, 4 TRx3903 column array speakers, cables
TRC600 – 3 DCM3800Lx power amps, 4 TRx1118 subwoofers, 4 TRx3903 column array speakers, cables
Try a TRC sound system and hear the difference!
Check out the AE185-12 acoustic electric 12-string guitar review in the August 2013 issue of Vintage Guitar magazine. VG says: “Sound-wise, the AE185-12 offers myriad tones, from shimmering electric to fairly realistic acoustic. From the Beatles to the Byrds to ‘Stairway to Heaven’ and any number of tracks from Yes, Genesis, or R.E.M., the AE185-12 can be mined for a world of 12-string textures.” They go on to say: “Certainly, George Harrison’s Rickenbacker 360/12 and Jimmy Page’s Gibson EDS-1275 were incredible instruments, but it’s quite likely that George and Jimmy would have drooled over the AE185-12. It’s a terrific reinvention of the 12-string guitar and one that will appeal to electric and acoustic enthusiasts equally.”
Check out the Carvin AE185-12 12-String Acoustic Electric Guitar for yourself. You can choose from hundreds of Custom Shop options to design your AE185-12 exactly the way you want it. And, of course, it’s made in the USA!
Carvin is excited to team up with Guitar World magazine to present the Jason Becker “Perpetual Burn” Video Challenge. The winner will receive a new Carvin JB200C Jason Becker Tribute Electric Guitar in Translucent Blue with a flame maple top!
To enter, create a video of you playing Jason’s classic “Perpetual Burn” using the transcription in the July 2013 issue of Guitar World, and upload it to YouTube. The Guitar World editors will choose the top three videos, and send their choices to Jason Becker, who will select the winner himself and include a personalized message!
For complete contest details, rules and entry information, visit the Guitar World “Perpetual Burn” Video Challenge contest page right here. Good luck!
Guitar World Jason Becker Contest, Jason Becker Tribute JB200C Guitar
In response to numerous customer requests, Carvin has expanded our Custom Shop inlay offerings. We’ve added an assortment of new black mother-of-pearl and black acrylic inlays, including:
- black mother-of-pearl dot inlays
- black mother-of-pearl diamond inlays
- black mother-of-pearl block inlays
- black acrylic diamond inlays
- black acrylic block inlays
These are in addition to the wide assortment of inlays currently offered, including genuine abalone block, dot, diamond and signature inlays; and white mother-of-pearl block, diamond and signature inlays.
Black inlays looks especially good on guitars and basses with maple, birdseye maple and flamed maple fingerboards, but also look great on rosewood fingerboards. Additionally, they can be used on ebony, for those players who want a more stealthy look.
At Carvin, we not only strive to give you the most options for your new guitar or bass, but also to give you the best factory-direct pricing on top-quality, USA made instruments. Order your new Custom Shop guitar or bass today, and choose from hundreds of options suited to your own personal tastes and playing style. Our craftsmen will make you an instrument you can be proud of that will last you a lifetime.