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can Carvins compare.......

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Slaphound, May 28, 2005.

  1. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    To a Fender P or a J. How about a Stingray or a Sterling. And how about a G and L 1000 of 2000? I'm wondering about feel, tone craftmanship. I dont think tey are parrticularly nice looking especially with the sharp shaped upper horn.
  2. SteveC

    SteveC Moderator Staff Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    Eastern North Dakota
    I have played a couple Carvins, and I own a fretless 6 string. It plays as well as anything else I've had - Ken Smith, Warwick, Modulus for example. The build quality, fiinish and attention to detail are excellent. Again, on par with the previous mentioned basses. The neck is smooth and fast, the body is georgous, nice hardware.

    The weakness - to me - is electronics. I stayed with the Carvin stuff for a while but my tastes have changed. I find I prefer Bartolini pups and preamp like I had in my Modulus and Lakland. I replaced the Carvin pups and preamp with Bartolini and now she really sings.

    You can find great deals on used Carvins.
  3. Slaphound

    Slaphound Supporting Member

    Jun 16, 2003
    Staten Island, NY
    where can I find great deals on used Carvins?
  4. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    e bay. I picked up my LB 75 for a price that would be considered criminal, it was that low. Used Carvins are amazing for the money. I have had a lot of different basses - Music Man, Spectors, Ricks, Fenders - Carvin is no less than equal, and in many ways superior to those basses.

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