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Carvin SB5000 Ash/BMF/Soapbars

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Halegroove, Nov 4, 2013.

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  1. Halegroove

    Halegroove Supporting Member

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    After going back and forth between this and a Carvin B50, I've decided to let this go to another TBer that's thinking about making the SB5000 plunge. If you ordered this bass today with all of the same options, it would cost between $1400-$1500.
    This one can be had for $795 shipped.

    Here's what it has.
    Ash body with Satin finish (weight is 9 lbs 7 ounces on digital bathroom scale)
    5 pc maple/walnut neck for stability and looks
    Birdseye and Flamed Maple fretboard
    Birdseye matching headstock
    Abalone diamond fretboard markers
    Jumbo frets instead of medium Jumbo
    Carvin Soapbar pickups professionally installed
    Mid Sweep instead of passive tone(very versatile) along with the stacked Bass/Treble of course
    Blend instead of V-V
    Rosewood knobs (also have the Gold with mop center tops included)
    Gold hardware
    Tusq nut
    Straplocks
    Carvin Hardshell case

    If you haven't played or heard these basses, you're missing out. Also, If you like a modern J bass sound, Carvin makes their J pickups in Soapbar shells should you decide to make a switch.

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    Halegroove Supporting Member

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    another pic

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    Hi this is a beauty!!! I've never tried these basses but have heard nothing but great things. Was wondering would you be negotiable?
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    pm's replied
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    Great looking neck, front and back.
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    one of the best looking SB's I've seen..
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    Wow, very nice looking woods!! I wonder if a set of Nordstrand Big Singles would fit on there? That would rule!!!
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    Since the soapbars are located in the usual J positions, I'll bet they would. You could even do Dual Coil Nordies with even more options. That's the great thing about having the soapbar cavities in this bass. It leaves far more options than standard J routings.
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    Ill take it sending you a pm now
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    On hold pending payment.
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    Looks like this is back on the market due to buyer backing out. Deadline came and went with no payment.
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    Texan 667 Neighbor of the Beast. Supporting Member

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    This is REALLY tempting.
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    Wow, Halegroove keeps finding these gorgeous basses. I have played some of his basses and he is a consummate professional.............these instruments if not perfect when he finds them, are brought up to/modded/setup to studio/Pro playability with tone to match. His basses play PERFECT!! Buy with confidence.........you are going to get a GREAT bass!
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    Thanks for the support and words everyone.
    I'll make somebody's day and give em this heck of a bass for under $800. $795 shipped conus
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    Buyer unable to complete due to family emergency. Family first, so this baby is back on the market for somebody out there.
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    Available once more.
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    Here's to second chances...or third.
    Bump it.
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