There were several changes in the
guitar amps area in 1991. The SX400 head was dropped, as was the
X60 tube amp combo. There were several new items, as well
- the X-50B tube head, the XT112 combo, and several stacks based on
the new V212 speaker enclosure.
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XB412 and XB812 (right) were unchanged for 1990, and were joined
by the new XL412. The XL 412 was a single stack amp,
which used the new X-50B head (see below). The XB models
continued to use the X-100B head
The XL412 sold for $859. The XB412
dropped in price to $929, and the XB812 dropped to $1299.
The cabinets were also available separately, for $439 each.
(above) got a sibling in
1991, the X-50B. Features and specs were the same as the X-100B, in a
50W package. The new X-50B sold for $499, and the X-100B dropped
in price to $579.
The X60 Combo Tube Amp went
away in 1991, and to
replace it, Carvin introduced the XT112 (left). This amp
was based on the X-50B amp chassis, with one 12" BR12
speaker. Price on this combo was $499. The XV212 was still
available, and had dropped in price to $669.
The XV112 Oak, which disappeared after 1988,
reappeared. Even the same catalog photo from the 80's was used
(notice the cursive logo on the amp - presumably, the
"actual" amp had the new logo). With the exception of
the since-introduced BR12 speaker, this amp was the same as the one
that went away in 1988. Price on the XV112 Oak was $749.
The SX60, SX100
and SX200 (left) MOSFET Combo Amps were the same as their 1990
counterparts, as well. These solid state amps were offered in
60W and 100W versions with a single BR12, and a dual-BR12 200W
version. The SX60 dropped in price to for $349, the SX100
dropped to $399, and
the SX200 dropped to $499.
|New for 1991 were the XL212 and XB212
Tube Stacks. These unusually-configured amps used an X-50B or
X100B head, with one or two new V212 2X12 speaker cabinets. The
XL212 used the X-50B head, and one V212 cabinet, and sold for
$729. The XB212-2 used an X-100B head with 2 V212 cabinets and
sold for $1049.
||The SXR212-2 was similar to the
XB212, but this stack used the FET450 power amp with a SX-15 preamp
and a pair of V212 speakers. Unlike the XL212, this was only
available in a dual-cabinet configuration. The SXR212-2 sold for
The SX-15 Preamp dropped in price, from
$349 to $299.