Bass Amps

The Concert Bass System and Pro Bass Systems benefited from new cabinets in 1989.  Of note, the Concert Bass went from a 2X12/1X18 system to a system with various combinations of 4X10, 1X 15 and 1X18 cabinets.  The Pro Bass II heads remained the same as 1988.

1989 Basses

1989 Guitars

1989 Guitar Amps

1989 Carvin Catalog Cover

1989 Carvin Pro Bass PB200 Head

On the surface, the new Pro Bass II amps looked almost the same as the previous year.  It was still offered in 200W (above), 400W (below) and 900W versions, and retained all the specs and features of the 1988 models.  The PB200 increased in price by $10, but the PB400 and PB900 remained the same.  All three were still available in rack-mountable versions.

1989 Carvin Pro Bass PB400 Head

1989 Carvin Pro Bass 115 Amp

The Pro Bass 115  got new cabinets for 1989.  The V112 cabinet used a single 15" bass speaker in a ported enclosure, versus the 115H used in '88.  The Pro Bass 215 was upgraded with the PB400 head, and two V115 speaker cabinets (versus the PB200 head and 215H cabinet used in '88).  The PB115 sold for $629, and the PB215 sold for $949.

1989 Carvin Concert Bass Stack

The new Concert Bass Amps was updated once again, in this case, the use of the V410, V115 and V118 speaker cabinets.  All of these amps were double stacks, using various combinations of these new cabinets and the Pro Bass heads.

The PB415 was a 400W bi-amped stack, bilt on the PB400 head, with one V410 cabinet and one V115 cabinet.  Direct price on this was $1079.  The PB418 was a 400W bi-amped stack, bilt on the PB400 head, with one V410 cabinet and one V118 cabinet.  Direct price on this was $1149.  The PS418 was a bi-amped stack built with a PB900 head, and a V410 and V118 cabinet, and sold for $1299.