New Carvin P bass, about time (part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Feb 3, 2014.


  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Supporting Member

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  2. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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  3. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

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    I saw this a little while ago, and Im thinking of using the same pattern for a PB4 with Ebony/Diamond Abalone/Inline Stock Black/Chrome Hardware.....should pop. What do y'all think about the Double Coil Bridge P/U?

    Pimp Bass:D

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  4. Jarrett

    Jarrett Supporting Member

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    Already 1000 posts on this bass, wow. And for good reason. I've had this bass a few months now and it has become my goto bass at this point eclipsing my fave SB5000.

    Here's a pic of mine from Carvin's gallery:

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    Here's another when it arrived:

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    Here are some clips mine:

    PBJ Clip

    PBJ slap

    P pickup only
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  6. Tunaman

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  7. Bassmunnky

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    Pure Bliss...

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  8. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

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    Nice. :cool:
  9. line6bassist

    line6bassist Supporting Member

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    gorgeous!!! which has a better slap tone? the SB or PB? thks
  10. Jarrett

    Jarrett Supporting Member

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    You decide, here's a slap clip of my SB5000:

    SB5000 Slap
  11. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

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    Dang, they BOTH sound great.

    I really don't need another P-bass but the Carvin keeps calling my name.
  12. gumbynotpokey

    gumbynotpokey

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    Jarrett, what color is that PB of yours?

    I terribly miss electric blue metallic....
  13. jazz41

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    That purple one.....Jeebus
  14. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

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    Yea...that purple one set a hook in me. I just pulled the trigger on one like that, PB4, with chrome hardware and diamond abalone........Im really liking my PB5 Walnut.....
  15. wrench45us

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    what strings are producing those sound clips?

    those clips may be the last straw in a very persuasive argument

    ok maybe I was leaning towards a Carvin anyway
  16. Jarrett

    Jarrett Supporting Member

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    I can't remember at this point. Either Carvin strings or DR HiBeam/FatBeams.
  17. Jarrett

    Jarrett Supporting Member

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    Translucent Pearl Blue. Electric Blue Metallic sounds nice. The Translucent Pearl Blue sparkles a bit under lights:

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  18. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

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    For those of you that own one with active electronics, if you prefer to run it in active mode, why? This would help me decide what to do with my build.
  19. Jarrett

    Jarrett Supporting Member

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    For me, I hear a little more girth and definition in the active mode. Also it allows me to dial in the bass from the instrument which I find to be extremely helpful in a live situation when moving from say fingerstyle to slap to reggae tunes in a set.
  20. plong123

    plong123 All Your Bass Are Belong To Us Supporting Member

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    Hey all. Still waiting on that PB kit option :)
  21. Basshappi

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    That purpleburst is stunning!

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