I've been playing bass for around 5, coming on 6 years now and I've actually never heard of Carvin, but then again, I have been looking only at the main brands for a long time. From the magazine I got it seems like they do a 5 star job, but of course, it's their magazine. So how do these basses add up to fenders or other top brands? I have a fender standard jazz right now, and love it, but I'm looking for a sound to compliment that when I do shows or play with the school band. I'd like to get a full custom outfit done. So can anyone give me an unbiast opinion on if this bass is worth it?