Guitar Amps

There were few changes in Carvin's guitar amp lineup for 1982.  Still offered were a variety of tube and solid-state amps, in stacks and combos.

 

1982 Basses

1982 Guitars

1982 Bass Amps

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1982 Carvin Catalog Cover

From top to bottom are the XB-112, the XV212 and XV-112E tube amps.  All three were based on the X-100B amp head, which delivered 100W RMS (250W peak)  into 12" Celestion (XB-112 & XV-212) or Electro-Voice (XV-112E) speakers.  The  XT-112 and XV212 could be ordered with Electro-Voice speakers for an additional $50 per speaker.

The XB-112 (and XT-112, not pictured) used the X-100B chassis, in lowered-powered 30W or 60W models.  Both had 12" Celestion speakers, and all the features of the X-100B amp.  The XB-112 sold for $449, and the XT-112 sold for $549.

The XV-212 was similar to the XB-112, except it delivered a full 100W to two 12" Celestion speakers.  It sold for $695, and was also available in a 60W version (XT-212) for $619.

The XV-112E, shown in optional oak, was a full-blown 100W combo driving a 12" Electro-Voice EV12L speaker.  Base price on the XV-112E was $699, and the optional oak enclosure was an additional $95.

The XVS-212 stack was also based on the X-100B tube head.  It pumped 100W to two 12" Electro-Voice EV12L speakers (Celestions were optional) in two cabinets.  Price on the XVS-212 was $899.  

The X-100B and X-60B tube heads drove Carvin's most popular amps in 1982.  These 100W RMS (250W peak) and 60W RMS (145W peak) amps used 4 6l6GC tubes, with 3 12AX7 tubes in their pre-amps.  Features included a 5-band graphic EQ, 3-band parametric EQ, reverb, presence, and hi-lead/lead drive controls.  Price on the X-100B was $579, and the X-60B was $499.

The X-100B Concert Tube Stack used the X-110B head to drive one or two (depending on model) 4X12 speaker cabinets.  Speakers could be Carvin's own MagnaLab speakers, or optional Celestion speakers.

The XB-412M, single stack with MagnaLab speakers, sold for $899.  The XB-412C, single stack with Celestion speakers, sold for $979.  The XB-812M, double stack with MagnaLab speakers, sold for $1249.  The XB-812C, double stack with Celestion speakers, sold for $1399.

Extension cabinets were also available, in straight or slanted fronts, with MagnaLab or Celestion speakers.  The V412-M cabinet with MagnaLab speakers sold for $359.  The V412-C cabinet with Celestion speakers sold for $439.

The PL-150 and PL-300 solid state Pro-Lead Amplifiers 150W and 300W, respectively.  These dual channel amps featured a 6-band graphic EQ, 3-band parametric EQ on each channel, as well as built in compressor and reverb.  The PL-150 sold for $495, and the PL-300 sold for $595.

The Concert Lead Amp used the PL-150 and PL-300 solid state Pro-Lead heads in a variety of single and double stack configurations, all of which were connected to one or two 4X12 cabinets with either MagnaLab or Celestion speakers. 

The CL-412M was a single stack amp, using the PL-150 head and a single 4X12 cabinet with MagnaLab speakers.  It sold for $829.  The CL-412C version, which used Celestion speakers, was $899.

The SCL-412M used the PL-300 head and a single 4X12 cabinet with MagnaLab speakers.  It sold for $919.  The SCL-412C version, which used Celestion speakers, was $989.

The SCL-812M used the PL-300 head and two 4X12 cabinets with MagnaLab speakers.  It sold for $1295.  The SCL-812C version, which used Celestion speakers, was $1399.