Last week, I bought a Carvin LB75 from the original owner. It is neck through, J pick up at the neck, humbucker pickup and piezo bridge. I did my first gig with it tonight and was very disappointed. I expected much more. No matter what I did the bass sounded like it had no balls. No punch, and not much in the way of dynamics. My Alembic sounds much better. It might be me. I have been playing Alembic for 10 years but bought the Carvin because I heard a lot of good things about them. Maybe their sound just isn't for me. If anyone is interested in buying it, please feel free to email me. I also have the Carvin hardshell case.