Carvin LB70 w/ flamed koa pics

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by WoodyG3, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    The little brown truck ddelivered this on Thursday:

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    Carvin LB70 neck-through with black hardware and flamed koa top. I got it with the J99 pickups. This bass plays like butter in my hands. Playing with our band yesterday it cut through the mix great. My bandmates commented several times on how nice it sounded.

    I know there are plenty of people who put down Carvin electronics, but these J99's are great pickups in my book. The active EQ is great, too. I can get a ton of diffenert tones from this bass.

    The neck is amazing. I have yet to find a dead spot. I played a solo yesterday that was easier to play and better sounding than ever before. The neck is a tad wider than I'm used to, but I'll get used to that quickly.

    Fit and finish is as good as almost any bass I've seen.

    The true test, of course, will be what I think of the instrument five years from now, but so far so good!
  2. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Woah man, that's some pretty intense wood. I know what you mean, the electronics r superb! I got mine last friday (you musthave already seen it :p ) congrats man, nice bass.
  3. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Looks good enough to eat. Congrats!
  4. WoodyG3


    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I saw the seafoam beast. Very cool, congrats!
  5. quallabone


    Aug 2, 2003
    KOA KILLER!!!!!!!!!!!

    :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit: :spit:
  6. fiebru1119


    Mar 2, 2004
    Orlando, FL
    that top is gorgeous! nice bass
  7. Schwinn


    Dec 4, 2002
    Sarasota, FL
    One of the most beautiful koa basses I've ever see.
  8. DougP


    Sep 4, 2001
    Definitely a nice top. i have had my LB76 for 6 years now, still love it. i know you will too.
  9. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    Very Nice.
    Congrats on the new bass.
    the Koa looks great.
  10. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Great top. Puts the Fender Victor Baileys I've seen to shame.
  11. Looks nice indeed.

    ...what's Quallabone's deal? Is he serious?
  12. sargebaker

    sargebaker Commercial User

    May 2, 2004
    Montreal QC CA
    owner/builder, ISLAND Instrument Mfg.
    Maybe or maybe not, I can never tell. but I've got a secret, to hiiiiiddddeeee........ :rolleyes: he told me he liked it....
  13. jeff schmidt

    jeff schmidt no longer red carded, but my butt is still sore.

    Aug 27, 2004
    Novato, CA
    I've had a LB75 for 6 years - it's not my main axe anymore - but it's still a great bass and I keep it in the kit!

    Congrats on your new bass! :D