Late in 2003, Carvin
made a bold and welcome marketing change - the return of the
full-sized, 8½ X 11 catalog. The small-format catalog was 10
years old, and had started to appear dated, despite the new
photography in the Summer 2003 edition. In the bass amps
department, Carvin also had some exciting new products, and the
PB100-10 and RC210-10 were retired to make room for these new items.
The pictures and prices
are from the Fall 2004 catalog, and are shown in the order they
appeared in the catalog.
Click each picture for
a larger version.
Red Line Series III heads, the R1000 and
their associated systems, were unchanged from the 2003.
The 1000W R1000 sold for $599.99, and the 600W R600 sold for $519.99.
The RC210 Red Eye Combo (near
and the RL6815 combo (far right) were unchanged, and was based on
the R600 Series III amp (see above). The prices were unchanged, with the RC210 selling for $799.99, and the RC6815
The Pro Bass 100-15 (near
right, top) and Pro
Bass 200-15 (far right, top) were unchanged, and the prices remained the
same as well. The Pro Bass 100-15, which was a 100W combo with a
15" speaker, sold for $299.99. The Pro Bass 200-15, which
was 160W with a 15" speaker, was $399.99.
The Pro Bass 100-10 was
discontinued in 2004.
systems based on the R600 and R1000 heads were also unchanged.
The 1000W RL1018 (near right, bottom) sold for $1249.99; the
1000W RL810 (center right, bottom) sold for $1199.99; and the
600W RL610 (far right, bottom) sold for $999.99.
for 2004 was the "B" series heads and BRX bass cabinets. Both
heads were basic power amps, without all the features (or
complexity) of the Red Line series. Controls included a 6-band
parametric EQ, drive, volume, effects loop, mute, and
active/passive. The B500 produced 500W, and sold for $439.99.
The B1500 produced 1900W, and sold for $699.99.
In conjunction with the B
series heads, Carvin also introduced the BRX bass cabinets. The
cabinets featured aluminum-cast Neodymium 10" and 12" speakers, and
cabinets made from Baltic birch, covered in DuraTex. They were
offered in 3 configurations: the BRX10, which had four 10"
speakers and sold for $699.99; the BRX12, which had a pair of 12"
speakers and sold for $549.99; and the BRX18, which had a single
18" speaker and sold for $529.99. These cabinets were also offered
in a variety of systems with the B500 and B1500 heads.
The AG100D guitar, bass and PA
amp was unchanged from 2003, and it's price remained the same, at $449.99.
The 112AG extension cabinet increased slightly to $239.99.
also offered a trio of keyboard amps (from left to right): the KB1015,
the KB1010 and the KB100. The KB1015 had a single
15" speaker and a pair of 8" speakers in a ported cabinet. It sold
for $899.99. The KB1010 was a Kickback-style model, with a pair of
10" speakers. It sold for $799.99. The KB100 had a single
15" speaker in a ported cabinet, and sold for $399.99.