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  • I ordered a Carvin Speaker

    I got it to put in my old 1-15 Carvin extension cab to match impedence with my 71 Bassman head. Guitar/Bass dual purpose was the idea.  It replaced an 8ohm 400w EV, which was stock in the old early 90s cab I bought used.

    Surprise! It has a Celestion sticker on it. Wonder if this is a special run by Celestion for Carvin or is a rebranding of one of their regual model? No mention of Celestion in the published info. Anybody know? 

    PS 15-4 bass speaker for $69


    Rear-vented. 400W @ 4 ohms. 56 oz magnet structure, 10 pounds net weight.

    Sounds great anyway. Pbass has a nice warm growl and the guitars sound warm and huge, like a Bassman should.


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  • #2

    Wow, smoking deal, good for you!  Most importantly, it sounds good.

    MIA Fender Strat / Gibson Les Paul Studio / Custom Telecaster / Washburn WI66 / Custom Stratocaster / Martin D15S / Guild D55 / Simon & Patrick Cedar / Martin HD16R LSH​


    • #3
      I have a Carvin cab with Carvin branded Celestions. I don't know if they are made special for Carvin but they are V30s basically with a Carvin sticker on them. They sound geat.
      Originally Posted by customtele

      And I hate it when my G string goes up my ass.


      • JoeBoy
        JoeBoy commented
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        They used to have Celestion Special Run Speakers listed in their Catalog. I bought 2 12" Carvin Celestions for my Peavey Classic a few years ago. Made that amp really move up in the rotation. I got them on closeout for around $100 shipped.

    • #4
      I really don't give a hoot who made it or who designed it. I got a good sounding high power woofer for $69 that seems to be an excellent match for this old cab. I just thought it interesting it had a Celestion sticker on it but Carvin didn't mention that in the ad cover.


      • 1001gear
        1001gear commented
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        Not many Carvin speaker fights are there? They make credible drivers and cabs IMO and they carried greenbacks around the turn of the century; no doubt a continuing association. The price on the greenbacks was plenty good but BFD AFAIC.  I had already bought BR 12s - (had EV 12s and could not cope) and they sounded plenty guitar amp enough. I can't see Celestion mattering as a bass driver mfger though. Punchy and durable as opposed to a particular sound or breakup is what counts.