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Is Brian Bromberg playing his Carvin signature model in this video?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by FusionFission, Jan 20, 2013.


  1. FusionFission

    FusionFission

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    Hey Guys,

    Is Brian Bromberg playing his Carvin signature model in this video?

    http://m.youtube.com/index?&desktop_uri=/

    I know he's had signature models with other brands too, though I am not sure which.

    I appreciate your expert help, as usual.

    Thanks!
     
  2. FrenchBassQC

    FrenchBassQC Supporting Member

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    Your link doesn't work it doesn't send you to the video you are mentioning.
     
  3. FusionFission

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  4. unclejane

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    Doesn't look like the Carvin to me. Course, you know, BB kills on everything he puts into his hands, but that looks like a different bass. The bridge and knobs are different.

    Else, it looks a lot like his Carvin but I don't think that's what it is.....

    LS
     
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  6. ejmy

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    It's a Carvin
     
  7. FusionFission

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    Yeah, that's what I thought too. He's been involved with instrument design with other companies, applying the same or similar Carvin specifications, I imagine, to those instruments. That might be why it looks like the Carvin. I'm curious what manufacturer that is. Does anyone know what brand that is?
     
  8. DWBass

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    He's had sig basses from several companies. Peavey, Dean, US Masters and Carvin. So it is one of his basses just maybe from a different company. They all had the same style.
     
  9. DiabolusInMusic

    DiabolusInMusic Functionless Art is Merely Tolerated Vandalism Gold Supporting Member

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    I am pretty sure it is a Dean, note the switch and knob layout. And yes, I am pretty sure his signature looks that way no matter what company.
     
  10. Joe Smithberger

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    Actually I think the shape is his and he has had similar basses made before Carvin by smaller makers. I think the Carvin execution is a little cleaner and sleeker than the bass in this video.
     
  11. ejmy

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    It's a Carvin. Even has the Carvin marker on the 12th fret.
     
  12. Joe Smithberger

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  13. FusionFission

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    Yeah, I thought the Carvin debuted in 2011.
     
  14. FusionFission

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    On a side note, Bromberg has to be one of the most down-to-Earth, approachable, humble and easy-going talents in the world of bass. He's also quite articulate, and a very effective instructor.
     
  15. wvbass

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    I don't think that is a Carvin. It doesn't have the Dean logo, either, so it may be a one-off custom or a prototype. Either way, there are youtube videos of him with that ass in 2008 - way before the Carvin thing happened.

    Edit: 99.9% sure this bass was made by US Masters Guitar Works.
     
  16. FusionFission

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    He's done a lot of signature models with the same design. This one seems to have a slightly smaller body than the Carvin, which is what piqued my interest.
     
  17. WoodyG3

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    The Carvin BB model wasn't out yet when this video was made. The Carvin BB models came out in 2011. So, unlesss Brian has a time machine, I'm pretty darn sure it's not a Carvin. :)
     
  18. FusionFission

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    He might have a time machine. I know Jeff Berlin does.
     
  19. wvbass

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    Everybody knows time machines are powered by arrogance. So, unless Brian hitches a ride with Jeff, he isn't going anywhere.
     
  20. FusionFission

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    Haha. Anyone ever play one of the BB signatures? They look well made, and he's apparently put a crap load of thought into the design, not just his name.
     
  21. Grateful

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    It's a sig bass of his, but not a Carvin. Carvins have a little different headstock, and no toggle switch.


    I have a B25P. It is the most comfortable, most versatile and best playing bass I own.

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