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Carvin Liquidating

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by GeorgeBassPlay, Oct 9, 2017.

  1. GeorgeBassPlay


    Apr 27, 2013
    Just received an email from Carvin announcing the firm is liquidating and that all sales are final... I thought their closing must be common knowledge .. did a search and didn't find a post here on TB... In any case I am just trying to spread the word on this bad news...

    Good Luck to everyone who is going to be without a job as a result of this.
    WillieB, Rattman, hisdudeness and 5 others like this.
  2. murphy


    May 5, 2004
    Wow...That is a shock
    Skeezix likes this.
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
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  4. Stumbo

    Stumbo Wherever you go, there you are. Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 11, 2008
    Masks, people, masks!
    Song Surgeon slow downer.
    IMO, more to come.
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
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  6. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Whoa, nelly! A liquidation sale does not mean the company itself is liquidating. It can just mean they're selling off inventory to raise cash and free up warehouse space. Browsing the Carvin Audio site, I'm seeing lots of items available for sale that are not covered under the sale discounts. For instance, if you look at the MB combos, the MB10 is discounted but not the MB12 or the MB210. There's no front-page announcement saying "Thanks for all your support all these years yada yada yada." I think it's just a sale.

    EDIT: per subsequent posts, never mind...
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2017
  7. As Carvin stuff forms the backbone of my gigging equipment I hope that they are going to stay around. It could be just a sale of the less popular items they have in inventory.
    Bill Whitehurst and swspiers like this.
  8. GeorgeBassPlay


    Apr 27, 2013
    This from the email ....


    The Carvin Audio factory will be closing our doors, and we are liquidating our stock. Save 25% on most items with promo BIGSAVE. All sales are final.

  9. bertthebassist

    bertthebassist Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Jan 9, 2013
    Bethlehem, PA
    I ordered a B1000 yesterday using a Fall25 discount. I called early today to cancel, but the phone would not connect to anyone. I emailed and used a contact form to cancel the order before it was shipped.
    I just got the message that it was shipped.

    To make matters worse, now their site says:
    Bass Amplifiers
    FenderB likes this.
  10. bt3100fs


    Aug 6, 2013
    Good products. Sad to see them go the way of to dodo
    Rattman, T-Funk, Mechanical and 2 others like this.
  11. Yep...........

    Could be the reason for the "split" back in 2015 ?
    TAZ and Lee Moses like this.
  12. timmo97


    Jan 17, 2009
    They moved into a new facility earlier this year. Something odd about this.
  13. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    How much real difference is there between the BX700 and BX500?
    gebass6 likes this.
  14. I recently purchased two amps and six cabinets from them -- just tried to access the warranty or support pages and they are all 404. Are they just walking away from their warranties?
  15. Ampslut


    May 15, 2017
    Sad to see another American Company go by the wayside. I've owned my share of Carvin and I have liked it.
  16. MisterV619


    May 15, 2006
  17. I dig carvin gear. I got the same email. I'm bummed. I hope they can stick around.
  18. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Wow. Didn't see that coming. I habe owned several of their pieces over the years. Good stuff.
    Mechanical likes this.
  19. MD-BassPlayer

    MD-BassPlayer Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Likely. Courts may require them to set aside a certain amount of money from liquidation to cover warranties, but depending on their debts there may not be anything left.
  20. BusyFingers


    Nov 26, 2016
    What's weird is they aren't listing some of the regular MB extension cabs at all, not even with an "out of stock" listing. They just disappeared from the site.

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