|alienstarguest ||09-01-2013 06:45 AM |
Carvin doubleneck Bass
Images were protected, so I just could'nt slap them into my folder or photobucket.
Anyway, this turns me on a bit. Using the zoom function on ebay and getting a close look ...... this sure seems to exude quality.
Ive never even touched a Carvin, and I have played quite a range of basses. I thought I would just put this out there for any random comments or thoughts. The Carvin museum does not have a photo of this either, but it does indicate that this model (the DN440) listed at $1199 in 1988. The one on ebay is pricey. A glance at a somewhat older blue book has this things sister (a doubleneck 6/12 with same appointment and color) going for $1500 mint. Bass porn tho. I can dig handcrafted tone woods and Alembics and all that but something about production instruments can be just as sexy. Always thought this headstock style was cool on a bass too. Its a neck-thru with 24 frets also adding to cool factor. I had also wondered if very many Carvins make their way off of US soils, my guess is that they don't just do to the nature of how the company does business. And no, its not mine. Wish it was.
|Bob C ||09-01-2013 08:29 AM |
There's something so enticing about doublenecks. And that IS a rare one. Carvin no longer makes doublenecks, and most you see are 6/12s. Some bass/6s too.
I own two Carvins (just 4 string single necks) While they're not for everyone, there is no question about their excellent build quality and attention to detail. They are solid and beautiful basses.
|bobba66 ||09-01-2013 08:33 AM |
Wow. That is cool.
|Webtroll ||09-01-2013 08:54 AM |
14 pounds, not unreasonable for a double I suppose, but still heavy. Pretty bass tho
Super nice bass, beautifully made. I don't see it selling at that price, though.
|DiabolusInMusic ||09-01-2013 10:51 AM |
Would love to try one but it doesn't look like this guy is trying to sell his. That price is high even if it came with $1000 cash.
|Bruce Johnson ||09-01-2013 02:13 PM |
I have one just like it, same vintage, black, except mine is 6 string guitar on top and 4-string fretted bass on the bottom. Both with the inline headstocks. A handsome instrument. I bought it new in the Carvin store in 1989 for about $1100. It was the first doubleneck I tried out that was actually reasonably comfortable to play. It was also the only doubleneck I'd seen which has the bass on the bottom, which always seemed more useful to me. They said that it had been custom ordered by some rock star, who then backed out on it.
I then modified it somewhat, with DiMarzio pickups in the guitar and EMG's in the bass. Hey, those were the hot pickups back in 1990! The guitar has a Floyd Rose tremelo, and I made up a special low-profile arm for it, which doesn't interfere with the bass playing.
As with most doublenecks, it's a cool closet dweller. I've owned it for 24 years now, and have only played it at a couple of gigs, way back then. For one thing, I'm barely a beginner at guitar! They might expect me to actually play something on the guitar neck.
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