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Anybody gig with a Carvin PB5?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by countrybass5, Jul 17, 2017.

  1. I've been looking at these wondering how they compare with Fender.
  2. Someone out there has to be gigging with a Carvin P5
  3. hrodbert696

    hrodbert696 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    I think there's a Carvin/Kiesel club. You might get more feedback if you post with them. I don't have a PB5 myself, I have an SB4000, which I gigged with a lot in a classic rock trio. I know Ed Friedland put it alongside the Lakland 44-64 and the G&L LB-100 as a Fender killer.
  4. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess."

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    I gigged a PB 4 for a while and liked it a lot. It was a nice enough bass, but to me that particular model Carvin ( and it was still a Carvin) isn't quite as refined as say a Fender American Standard. There's another guy here that gigs a PB 5 and he seems to love it.
  6. Thanks for the replies,Ive had my eyes on them but I'm in a city that doesn't have a music store.I have to go by what I read.

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