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Carvin SB4000 vs Fender American Standard Jazz for rock

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DannyG, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. DannyG


    Feb 23, 2002
    How do these two compare in a rock setting? Love to hear from folks who own both models especially.
  2. wvbass


    Mar 1, 2004
    I have an SB5000 and 4 and 5 string jazz basses. Both are great in a rock setting, and can cut through or sit back as needed. Live, I prefer an active bass because I feel like I have a little more note definition to counteract the soundman's tendency to think a bass only has bass frequencies. For that reason, I'd give the edge to the Carvin, and I generally use an outboard pre with a jazz bass. YMMV.
  3. DannyG


    Feb 23, 2002
    Thanks for your reply.
  4. Kmonk


    Oct 18, 2012
    South Shore, Massachusetts
    Endorsing Artist: Fender, Spector, Ampeg, Curt Mangan Strings, Nordstrand Pickups, Korg Keyboards
    My only experience with Carvin wasn't very good. I had an LB75 for about a week and got rid of it. I couldn't get a good tone and it wouldn't cut through the mix very well. MIA Fender Standard Jazz is a great bass but I use my MIA Jazz Deluxe for most live situations because it seems to cut through better.
  5. Eggman


    Dec 3, 2004
    Denver, Colorado
    My SB4000 is a great bass for just about all styles of music. Love the preamp in it - gives it lots of punch and definition. Much fuller sound than my 62 Jazz.

    Same goes for my Icon 4
  6. JxBass

    JxBass Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2008
    I owned an SB4000. It's a great rendition of a Jazz bass IMO and a great value for the quality and workmanship.
  7. HypersoulRocks

    HypersoulRocks Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Best jazz bass ever...when I need a Geddy sound, I use my SB4000...