New Carvin Vanquish Basses

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  1. Handyman

    Handyman

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    Looks like Carvin went ahead and turned that blue five string bolt on prototype from NAMM into a real product!

    Visually, these things are quite a departure for Carvin. I'm really digging them, especially the one below with the new "antique ash treatment".

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  2. ZachariahLee

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    I'm loving the looks on all of them.
  3. NicJimBass

    NicJimBass The Kirk Hammett of bass guitar! Supporting Member

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    Dig! Loving the second one from the top!
  4. Tunaman

    Tunaman Supporting Member

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    Insane, wider necks with 19mm .75 spacing folks.

    Not for me! Wish it were. Icon for those wanting tight
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  6. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion Gold Supporting Member

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    I would like the last one in a four or five string.
  7. MikeSBG

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    The 4 string looks amazing.
  8. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    No 35" scale :(
    No MM humbucker option :(

    Fantastic looking basses though. Love the two tone wood!
  9. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    They make the XB75/XB76. 35" with the same electronics options. Just no fancy beveling....

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  10. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the Afterparty Supporting Member

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    This may be the first carvin i've ever considered owning! The multi-layer beveled tops are pretty darn cool. Never have been a fan of the carvin pickups/electronics. Not sure if i could buy one knowing that i'd have to swap stuff out. Thats my own opinion though, dont hold that against me :p
  11. Templar

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    Impressive looking stuff.
  12. DPG003

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    + 1 I'm with you Tunaman. I really wish Carvin would offer the narrow spacing option on all of their basses. I'm much more at home on my Music Man's 17.5mm spacing vs. My 55-02's 19mm spacing. I'd love to have a PB5 with tighter string spacing.
  13. mmbongo

    mmbongo Chicken Pot Pie. My three favorite things!! Supporting Member

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    Yeah but it's a neck through with a totally different body shape and no 'two tone' wood option :)

    Kudos to Carvin on the normal 19mm spacing, though. That sells itself.
  14. Grateful

    Grateful Supporting Member

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    Why do you know you'd have to swap stuff out? Their more recent electronics are killer. I think there are very few people swapping stuff out on theirs.
  15. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Non Serviam Supporting Member

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    It's about time they offered a bolt-neck sixer. Nice to see them stepping it up with a few new offerings. I'll also agree with Grateful: their newer instruments have great electronics. So much so that I wouldn't swap them out for fear of changing the tone.
  16. kdogg

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    Not a big Carvin fan, but I really dig these, cosmetically and the spacing. The headstocks look really good too.
  17. fender68

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    Man!! The more i look at these the more i'm lovin' em!!
  18. generation zero

    generation zero Supporting Member

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    That blue one second from the end is pretty sexy, caught my eye for sure. I love the top bevel treatment, not digging the body shape so much though. Still, very cool.
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  19. gustobassman

    gustobassman I'm only here for the Afterparty Supporting Member

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    hey, i said dont hold it against me! :p :D

    Thats totally cool. Im not doubting other people, just not my cup of tea. :cool: No hating here.

    The bass design itself is really hawt tho... me likey!
  20. tercesyrev

    tercesyrev Supporting Member

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    My guess is if one of the so called "high level /premium" builders came out with this design it would be herald as magnificent achievement. Imagine what we be said if this was a Fender, MM, or Warwick. But since it's "only" Carvin comments will be mixed.

    Fact is Carvin has been kicking ass lately and is coming out with more different models than most everyone else. And it seems the resale value of the newer models are trending upwards as compared to the past.

    I was ready to pull the trigger on a Bromberg but after seeing these I may have to reconsider. These are flat out gorgeous.
  21. spz8

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    Very interesting. It looks to have a little bit of Warwick and Yamaha TRB DNA. Totally digging the 6 string, and +1 on 19mm spacing.

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