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Carvin Amplifiers X1 Tube Preamp Guitar Pedal (Open Box)

The design criteria for the X1 was to deliver the sounds of the classic Carvin X-100B amplifier in a compact package with added connectivity.


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The X1 is designed to give you real tube tone with the ability to integrate into nearly any system. Offering the Carvin X100B preamp in a portable pedal format, the X1 also features a 5-band EQ and fully buffered effects loop. Designed with the professional guitarist in mind, the Carvin X1 will give you all outstanding tube tone and premium features you could ever need.

Carvin X100B Preamp in Portable Pedal Format
The design criteria for the X1 was to deliver the sounds of the classic Carvin X-100B amplifier in a compact package with added connectivity. The result is a full tube preamp in a pedal format, able to fit in a carry-on or backpack. The X1 incorporates tube technology with simple, yet flexible modern features to interface with many types of gear.

5-Band Graphic EQ
The Graphic Equalizer is a powerful way to shape your sound. Each fader can be set for up to 12dB of boost (slide up) or cut (slide down) for each of the 5 frequency ranges labeled above. To enable the Graphic EQ for the LEAD or RHYTHM channel, use the small "GEQ" switches to the right of the faders. ON is indicated by the small blue LED (RHY channel) or small red LED (LEAD channel). The Graphic EQ can be set ON or OFF independently for LEAD or RHYTHM channels and switched from the (middle-left) "GEQ" footswitch. The LED lighting in the fader slots will add YELLOW in the center area when the Graphic EQ is ON.

Fully Buffered Effects Loop
Use the SEND jack to connect to an effect's Input. Use the RETURN jack to connect to an effect's Output. To use the LEFT footswitch to bypass the effects LOOP, set the small "BYP-LOOP" switch to IN for LOOP bypass mode. The green "LOOP" LED is ON when the LOOP is active and OFF if the LOOP is bypassed. Effects will be heard at the OUTPUT, SPEAKER and CAB VOICED jacks unless full BYPASS or LOOP BYPASS is engaged. Effects like compressor, envelope filter or wah pedals usually sound best when used between the guitar and INPUT jack. Effects can also be used on the OUTPUT or CAB VOICED OUT jacks.


  • Carvin's X100B Amplifier Preamp in pedal format
  • All Tube - 12Ax7
  • 5-Band GRAPHIC EQ
  • 1W Amplified output (4ohm minimum)
  • Effects loop: Fully buffered, footswitchable, pre-Master/Amp/Voiced Out
  • Cab Voiced/Phones: 3G (3rd generation) active analog circuit, 2x12" and 4x12" settings
  • Includes AC Adapter

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Things You Will Get:

  • Tube Preamp Pedal
  • AC Adapter


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Effect Type Preamp
Inputs 1 x 1/4" Main Input, 1 x 1/4" Effects Return
Outputs 1 x 1/4" Main Output, 1 x 1/4" Effects Send, 1 x 1/4" 1W Speaker Out (4ohm min), 1 x 1/4" Cab Voiced/Phones
True Bypass Yes
Control Layout Master, Bass, Mid, Treble, Presence, Drive, Lead, Rhythm, 5-Band EQ
Casing Type/Chassis Steel
Battery Power No
Power Supply Type AC Wall Adaptor 12VDC/1000mA
Power Supply Included Yes
Weight 3.9 lbs.
Dimensions 8.875 x 3.825 x 8.375 inches (WxHxD)
Model X1
Warranty Info:

1 Year Limited Warranty:
Carvin Corp. warrants the electronic and mechanical components of this product to be free of defects in workmanship and material providing the product is used under normal operating conditions.

Limited Warranty does not cover the following conditions: a) modified products either electrically or mechanically in any way, b) moisture, c) salt/smoke/contaminants, d) natural disasters or any act of God, accident, fire, flood, ect. e) abuse, f) lack of reasonable care, g) modification or removal of the factory applied serial number, h) loss or theft. This warranty is in lieu of all other warranties expressed or implied. Warranties are not transferable. No representative or person is authorized to represent or assume for CARVIN CORP any liability in connection with the sale or service of CARVIN AUDIO products. CARVIN CORP shall not be liable for incidental or consequential damages. The customer is responsible for shipping charges.

Products not meeting the warranty guidelines will be replaced or returned at the customer’s expense. Carvin Corp will notify the customer by email. After 4 weeks, all products remaining in our position will be considered abandoned and will become property of Carvin Corp.

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