Carvin BelAir 212 50W Made in USA tube amp - $400 (Whiteaker)

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condition: excellent
make / manufacturer: Carvin
model name / number: BelAir 212
Bought this amp second-hand around September 2023. There is a lot to like about the amp: nice clean tones, cabinet-voiced line out, and LOUD. Best I can tell it's also an earlier model with a reverb tank, whereas the later models have digital reverb. But, I'm finding it's just too much amp for the styles of music I play. This would be a great rig for hard rock, punk and even metal bands. If there's no buyers I will probably just swap out the current preamp tubes (12AX7s) for lower-gain tubes and keep using it for gigging.

A couple knobs are missing in the photos, but I have them and just need to reattach them using a very small flat-head screwdriver. Otherwise the amp is in excellent condition and very sturdy. I have not needed to service it, but I was told by the previous owner that all work done on it was done by Mike at Twisted Wires. I did recently change out one of the preamp tube (after consulting with Mike), which fixed a loud humming issue the amp was having.

Selling for less than I paid for it, and I'm open to reasonable offers, or trades for a smaller tube amp in similar condition. Planning to use it for one more gig on May 19, but open to selling it for the asking price before then. Email me with any questions and to set up a time to check it out. Thanks!

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