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post Jan 29 2008, 01:57 AM
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What do you guys think?

Carvin V3

Clips make it sound really good, and quite versatile. It's also a decent price, ~$1600 for a head and single 4x12 cab. I like that it has a 100w and 50w switch.


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post Jan 29 2008, 02:08 AM
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I had one to test out for a week. me and a buddy split shipping charges. The front grill was bent and rattled on the one I got. The amp-head looks like you should cook hamburgers on it.
I remember it sounding really good though. Especially for the price. I cant remember what it was about the foot switch that bugged me .....I just remember it switched wierd. If i didnt have the head i have now i would put this is serious contention for anything in the price range.....
Carvin makes great bottom cabs for a great price.
Their guitars are awsome 2.


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post Jan 29 2008, 02:28 AM
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QUOTE (USAMAN @ Jan 28 2008, 08:08 PM) *
I had one to test out for a week. me and a buddy split shipping charges. The front grill was bent and rattled on the one I got. The amp-head looks like you should cook hamburgers on it.
I remember it sounding really good though. Especially for the price. I cant remember what it was about the foot switch that bugged me .....I just remember it switched wierd. If i didnt have the head i have now i would put this is serious contention for anything in the price range.....
Carvin makes great bottom cabs for a great price.
Their guitars are awsome 2.


I don't know if this might be why you thought the switching was a little weird: "Why does the V3 use the FS44, FS22 and MIDI footswitch controls?
FS44 controls your channel selections and Boost ON/OFF. The FS22 turns Smart Loops ON/OFF. Five of the six functions are controllable without the use of a footswitch, except for Boost. The FS footswitches simply add the ability to remote switch. A MIDI footswitch will control your channel selection, Boost, as well as turn your Smart Loops ON/OFF."

But anyway, I think this one has become a contender for the GH50L. Hmm..


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post Jan 29 2008, 09:09 AM
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Sounds great! And those texture switched to color the sound does come in handy. It appears to be a great amp, from clean to ho-gain, towards the modern sound. biggrin.gif

EDIT: I just have one reservation about amps with so many features. Will it hold! I'd rather have a handwired 2 channel piece for myself, now I have the Switchblade with serial/parallelfx loops, MIDI control board, built in digital effects that are patched onto the analog signal, a technical steering of the pre amp tubes switching between them in an unusual way depending on the active channel. Scary!!!!!
Will all of this hold??? Will I still have this amp working in 5, 10, 15 or 20 years from now? I recieved my MIDI pedal today after it's been away for 1 month for repars, appearantly the early model had a weak cord connection to the board itself.
I love my amp but I'm so scared from all the hi tech stuff ph34r.gif It's german made and there are still old volkwagens on the streets so just maybe ... wink.gif


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post Jan 29 2008, 02:32 PM
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QUOTE (MickeM @ Jan 29 2008, 03:09 AM) *
EDIT: I just have one reservation about amps with so many features. Will it hold! I'd rather have a handwired 2 channel piece for myself



Hmm - sounds a lot like the A.C.2 will be laugh.gif laugh.gif laugh.gif


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