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It's official. New Carvin model

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Feb 5, 2014.

  1. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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  2. PBFACTOR

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    looks like an esp.
  3. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Might be cool in a trans finish with a figured top. As-is, doesn't do much for me.
  4. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    I'm disappointed. 5-string only? Why?

    Oh, and Carvin? The 80's called. They want their "new, aggressive headstock" back.

    And why oh why is the only pic in that hideous finish?
  5. Timmah

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    :( I had hoped that Carvin would- just for once- make a decent looking instrument. No luck yet.
  6. mark beem

    mark beem Supporting Member

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    No, 4 and 6 string models are also available.
  7. Handyman

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    This is obviously targeted at the metal crowd, of which I'm not a part. I am curious about their updated radiused humbucker, though.

    For what its worth, I thought the blue bolt on prototype they brought to NAMM looked much cooler.
  8. Bassin'

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    From the link:

    The Xccelerator X54 is also available in a 4-string and 6-string configuration, the X44 and X64.
  9. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    OK, I missed that. But the only one on their site right now is the fiver.
  10. Nobody

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    I'd like to see one in some natural finishes. I kinda dig it.
  11. MysticMichael

    MysticMichael Hip No Ties Supporting Member

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    The LBs, the Icons, and the Brombergs are all more than "decent looking". Some of them are downright beautiful. :eyebrow:

    MM
  12. bassbenj

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    Pointy instruments aren't my idea of style either, especially the pointy headstock, but I must say that any trend toward basses based on a P-J configuration (actually P-H here) with more than 4 strings is always deemed an advance by me. Especially when you can order two as a fretted-fretless pair.
  13. Baird6869

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    Meh. Not my thing. Like a cross between an LTD and a Jackson.

    Not sure why Carvin wouldn't rerelease the REAL 80's Carvin basses such as the V220. That would be a cool bass for metal!

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  14. Saltymule

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    (Not sure why Carvin wouldn't rerelease the REAL 80's Carvin basses such as the V220.)

    V440
    http://www.carvinmuseum.com/decade/images/86-v440.html

    I was thinking the same thing today. My daughter has a white '86 V220 w/ Kahler. It's still new. It's uncomfortable to play so it stays in it's case.
  15. georgiagoodie

    georgiagoodie It's all fun&games 'til the flying monkees show up Supporting Member

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    'Not crazy about the angled tuners.
  16. Stinsok

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    Cross between a Jackson JS2 and a Washburn.
  17. 5StringPocket

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    I also liked that beveled blue bolt on prototype they brought to NAMM. There was a pic of Brian Bromberg holding it which also showed the headstock. Looked like it used a pair of the radiused humbuckers. I hope they go forward with that one.
  18. dgce

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    I think the Bromberg line is pretty sharp.
  19. dgce

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    This is probably a perfectly good bass but the demographic is pretty apparent. This wasn't built for the masses; Carvin has that covered. Yeah, it's a bit on the metalic side for my taste too but I wouldn't knock it without playing it. And heck, with the right finish, I might be into it.
  20. TurkeypillSLEEP

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    I am looking forward to picking up a 6 string version in the future. I really dig the look in a metal context. For everything else I will probably just use a P bass.

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