late sixties were a transitional period for Carvin amplifiers.
The decade had started with tube-driven gear, but as the decade came
to a close, the solid-state craze that had swept the country was
also affecting amplifiers from all manufacturers. In fact,
Carvin only offered solid-state amplifiers (they called them
"transistorized amplifiers") in 1967. Eventually though, most
manufacturers realized that solid-state had it's benefits, but
certain qualities of a tube-driven amp could not be replicated with
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All Carvin amps
in 1967 shared the same control layout, because they all shared the same
basic chassis. Each amp had two channels, with two inputs per channel.
Channel one had a volume control, bass & treble controls, tremolo speed and
depth controls, and reverb control. Channel two had volume, bass &
treble controls. The control layout was slightly refined compared to
the 1966 style, with the indicator light moved to the right, and knobs with
more prominent level indicators.
Carvin Lead Amp, model #4-10N, was a 60 watt (120W peak) amp
powering 4 Jensen 10" speakers. It was essentially the same as
the '66 model, but benefited from new photography. The #4-10N
sold for $210.90, and a Hammond reverb unit could be added for an
Twin Master, model #15-2B, was Carvin's answer to the popular
Fender Twin Reverb (although this wasn't a combo, and it was
physically larger). The model
#2-15T cabinet had a pair of 15" Jensen speakers, and the
#T-12 head produced 80W RMS and 160W peak. It sold for
$299.90, and a Hammond reverb could be added for an additional
$29.90. The model #T-12 head could be purchased separately, as
well, for $139.90. Also offered in 1967, but not pictured, was
the Band Leader, model #15-2JBL, which was the same as the
Twin Master, but with a pair of James B. Lansing speakers (JBL).
1967 Concert Series was redesigned for 1967, and was available in 3
configurations. The Mark I had a 12" Jensen speaker,
and produced 30 watts. It sold for $125.90. The Mark
III had a 15" Jensen speaker, and produced 60 watts. It
sold for $149.90. The Mark V had a pair of 12" Jensen
speakers, and also produced 60 watts. It was priced at
$179.90. Any of these units could have a Hammond reverb added
for $29.90. All of them used the same cabinet, so the physical
dimensions were the same on all of them.
offered, but not pictured, was the Solo Performer Amp, model
#1JBL-15. This was the same as the Mark III, but with a 15"
Lansing speaker. It sold for $249.90.