That's an absolute steal for $550! Buy it. If you hate it, you might even make money selling it. A new one is over $1500!
The weakest link in these basses is usually considered to be the preamp. But even that is way over par for a $550 bass. The pickups themselves are just fine IMO. And Carvin's playability, fit and finish are great for any price range. Assuming the bass is in good shape and nothing catastrophic has happened to the neck or truss rod, that's an amazing value. I think Guitar Center will let you return it if anything like that is the case.
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Last edited by IronSpatula : 01-22-2013 at 02:40 PM.