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Carvin reveals new model of bass at NAMM 2014

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gumbynotpokey, Jan 23, 2014.

  1. Looks like 24 fret bolt on with a different body design. Enjoy.

  2. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    I don't like the upper horn.
  3. would like to see a new headstock design too :)
  4. Splods


    Oct 7, 2012
    Adelaide, SA
    A new headstock is a big deal for me. If they get an awesome new headstock, I'll be emptying my wallet in their general direction.
  5. It's like a Spector-Warwick NS-Corvette. :p

    I kind of like it. :D
  6. sourwookie


    Jul 31, 2013
    Sales, Hoover Music Co
    I'd like to see one in natural.
  7. +1
  8. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    I'll be interested to hear what, if anything, sets this model apart from their other models tonally. Aesthetically, I'm just not sure yet, but new Carvins always take time to grow on me. The SB series did... the B2 not so much. Anyhow, I'm a devoted Carvinite, but still: no GAS so far.
  9. noam


    Nov 29, 2007
    This is great news. I hope it comes in a 6, and can be purchased fretless or fretted.
  10. gjbassist

    gjbassist Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    Just recently Carvin introduced this bevel top guitar:

    They had info on their FB page about it before it was up on the Carvin site. At that time they had also hinted about a new bass model and I had wondered if it would have a beveled top as well. Guess they answered my question! If they can do the natural wood binding on this bass like they show on the guitar that would look great IMO.
  11. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    They've yet to do a bolt-on sixer, and it would be about time if they did.

    I'm pretty sure all of their basses are available in fretless, but I could be wrong.

    Dare I hope for dual truss rods this time? Yeah, I know, probably not... :meh:
  12. I want the exact bass in that photo! Omg I'm in lust!

    I wish it was NT though....I love the top range feel if my bb75 nt
  13. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member

  14. Did you catch the pics of this one? Pointy.

  15. PersonalTraynor


    Jan 14, 2011
    Lady parts, Canada
    peaveyTraynor freakazoid...
    The second new bass reminds me of an LTD/ESP B series bass...meh to em both IMO...
  16. raphaeld


    Sep 19, 2012
    very nice indeed.
    A fretless one for me please!!!
  17. RichSnyder

    RichSnyder Always groove.... Supporting Member

    Jun 19, 2003
    Columbia, Md
    I like the body, but really need to see the headstock. That's where I dislike so many Carvins. Now, if they had a headless bass all would be solved. ;-)
  18. MrTaff


    Jan 20, 2014
    I like it but I'd like it more if there was better access to the higher frets.