There were only a few
offerings in 1974 in the bass amps department, all based on one
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In 1974, all
Carvin bass amps were based on the solid state B2000 & B3000
heads (above). These were 125W and 250W heads, with high and low inputs
on two channels with 3-band parametric EQ and bass boost. The B200 sold
for $199.95, and the B3000 sold for $269.95.
The BM750 (far
left) used the B2000 head with a PS1000 tuned-port bass cabinet.
The PS1000 had a pair of CTS 15" speakers and a pair of CTS
12" midrange speakers. The BM750 sold for $429.95.
The BM355 (near
left) used the same B2000 head, with a TR200B cabinet that was loaded
with a pair of CTS 15" woofers. Price on the BM355 was
Folded Horn amp used a B3000 head to power an FH950 folded horn
cabinet. The FH950 cabinet had a pair of 15" woofers
reverse-mounted in the cabinet to reflect the sound forward, providing
deeper bass tones. Price on the SFH1500 was $619.95. A
smaller version was also offered, the FH1400, which used the same cabinet,
with a B2000 head. Price on this model was $549.95.
Carvin also offered a
combo amp in 1974. Although grouped in with the guitar amps, the MB212
combo amp could be used for bass or guitar (primarily rhythm
guitar). It was based on the 125W B2000 head, powering a pair of
12" CTS speakers. Price on the MB212 was $259.95.