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FS: Carvin B50 w/ SB5000 Electronics

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Ancient Mariner, Jan 20, 2013.


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  1. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    Up for sale is my Carvin B50 with the SB5000 electronics package, the Icon headstock and the crème pups. A great 5-string J bass! I’ve owned this bass now for around 20 months, and have used it in he studio 3 or 4 times and in a church service environment twice.
    My other basses are covering my current playing requirements, and for about the last 6 months, the Carvin has been sitting in its case in my closet. This instrument is too beautiful for that – it needs to be seen and played!

    No issues of any kind with this bass. It plays as pretty as it looks, and I’m hard pressed to find any marks on the instrument at all! It comes with an original G&G HSC, which is also in great shape. Here’s a link to the original TB ad with more specific information:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/ft-feeler-carvin-b50-w-sb5000-electronics-770964/

    Not looking for trades, as I’m well covered with my other gear. Price is $700 shipped and insured to CONUS addresses.

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  2. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    Questions were received about the weight. According to my digital bathroom scale, it's 8.8 lbs.
  3. kahiro14

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    Sent a PM.
  4. bound'n'blocked

    bound'n'blocked

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    Well snot! I wish you had posted this on Friday because I just ordered a B50 kit and this is exactly what it is gonna look like!

    BnB
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  6. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    Well, there's always order cancellation! :)


  7. bound'n'blocked

    bound'n'blocked

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    I think my son and I are gonna do the kit as a father/son project. Just thought it was really ironic that I held on to the $$ I had for a month waiting for a B50 to show up in the classifieds, and two days after I finally give in and order, TWO show up in my price range! Just my luck!

    GLWTS. This thing wont last long here...

    BnB
  8. krovx

    krovx Supporting Member

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    This is my old bass...I have missed it...glad you have had such great use!

    Been debating about doing a B25
  9. bassguyky48

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    Maple neck/fingerboard. How are the frets? Any sharp edges?
  10. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    None - no issues whatsoever. Really as pristine as the day I got it from Krovx.


  11. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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  12. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    Still available
  13. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

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    Didn't know the Icon headstock was an option. Much improvement over the standard kit headstock.
  14. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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  16. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    all PMs answered.
  17. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

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    I hope the sun is shinning in AZ................it's been raining here in KY!! Love this bass!!!
  18. feschyn

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    Great looking B50! I bet it sounds fantastic. Carvin really should offer a 6-string version. I'd be all over that.
  19. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    bassguyky48 I hope the sun is shinning in AZ................it's been raining here in KY!! Love this bass!!!

    Thanks, bassguyky48 - it's a beauty indeed! And it finally stopped raining here - sun shining and 60 here now.

    feschyn Great looking B50! I bet it sounds fantastic. Carvin really should offer a 6-string version. I'd be all over that.

    Who knows, they just might if they figure out it'll be profitable!
  20. Ancient Mariner

    Ancient Mariner Supporting Member

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    I've received a number of offers/requests for lower price. I'll go $600 + actual shipping, meaning the closer you are to AZ the lower your price will be. Locals would get a bodacious deal!
  21. jlaudin

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    I'll take it at $600 pm sent.

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