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No longer available Carvin BK50 Fretless, Mahogany/Ebony w Gig bag

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by aproud1, Sep 30, 2017.


  1. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Price:
    525
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    Ohio
    Really nice, well spec'd Carvin 5 string fretless. This is a kit from them with several upgrades. I finished and built this myself about a year ago. Neck and body are finished with Tried and True oil, hand rubbed very natural and smooth. Took the neck down to I think 800 or 1000 grit. It is super buttery.
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    This is probably the best finished bass I've put together and I've put some nice ones together.

    Bass play and sounds great. Pretty much checks all the fretless boxes for me except a little heavier than I like. Perfectly balanced though so it is a comfortable to wear for a gig. I'm going under 9 lbs. on all my basses now. Thinking of buying another Clement fretless. Don't tell Tom Clement though.

    I do have a black set of knobs if someone prefers them. Also note that one of the control cavity screws is a regular wood screw. Rest are machine screws with threaded inserts.

    All primo part that come together for a phenomenal sounding and playing fretless. Just plays insanely well. Though thats the goal for all my basses. You'd be hard pressed to find a better spec'd, better playing bass for anywhere near my asking price.

    Specs:
    • Mahogany Body
    • Mahogany neck
    • Ebony fretboard
    • Gotoh Res-o-lite GB350 tuners (my personal favorites)
    • Dimarzio Area J pickups
    • Glockenklang 3 band preamp
    • oversized strap buttons
    • 19mm string spacing at bridge
    • Wearing Thomastik Infeld Flats. Only string it's ever worn
    • Includes Really nice Carvin Gig bag
    • Weight ~ 10lbs
    Trades. Mainly need a new cabinet. Selling this to buy a 2X12. not sure which one yet.
    Any bass trades: 5 string 9lbs or less.

    Yours for $600 now $525 shipped CONUS.

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    Last edited: Oct 8, 2017
  2. etherealme

    etherealme Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2007
    Louisiana
    Hey. Very nice. What's the scale length and how many fret positions? Thanks!
     
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  3. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Thanks! It's 34" scale and 22 fret positions.
     
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  4. billhw13

    billhw13

    May 10, 2002
    Clinton, NJ
    Do you have fret position markers on that neck?
     
  5. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH

    Side dots at 3, 5, 7, 9 etc.
     
  6. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    BTW. The through body holes match placement of a Hipshot A bridge. So you could replace current bridge with an aluminum hipshot and save around 6 - 8 oz. Changing the knobs to plastic or aluminum would save another 2 - 3 oz.
     

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