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For Sale Carvin SB5000

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Dmac, Dec 5, 2017.

  1. Dmac


    Sep 18, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Epifani,MTD Basses,Monster Cables, Xotic Effects
    North Carolina
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    For sale is my Carvin SB5000. Low playing time. Purchased new.
    Swamp Ash Body
    Maple Neck
    Ebony Fretboard
    Black Hardware
    D-Tuner B String(Factory Installed)
    Matching Headstock w Body
    Abalone Carvin Logo
    Abalone Dot Inlays
    Medium Jumbo Frets
    Carvin J99 Pickups
    Carvin Preamp Vol Blend Mid( parametric freq knob/ cut and boost/stack knobs) Stack Bass/Treble 18 volts
    No Pickguard
    Hardshell Case

    Bass in mint condition minor dents on on back of body shown in photos. Professional Setup. Low action. Buyer pays shipping. USA buyers. Great deal on a great bass! No Trades!
    Erich Bruning likes this.
  2. BradH

    BradH Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2010
    Billings, Mt
    SB5000's are great basses IMO! Love the neck's, thin front to back.
    Mine is my go to 5 string.
    Last edited: Dec 5, 2017
  3. Jazser33


    Aug 31, 2017
    I have owned some very high end basses, and I just picked up an SB5000 and all I can say is WOW! The build quality is amazing, neck is buttery, tone is absolutely incredible. I've owned a $5000 MTD 435, which I absolutely loved, and I'd be hard pressed to pick which one I'd rather play. Obviously a different type of bass (J bass vs modern) but seriously - I don't think you can do much better than these carvins for the money, or really at any price unless you are just all about the collecting thing or the aesthetics. But the carvins actually do look nice too and are very comfortable to play.
  4. StevieM


    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV
    Man, I always thought these basses looked so slick minus the pickguard. Great price, too. GLWTS.
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  5. Dmac


    Sep 18, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Epifani,MTD Basses,Monster Cables, Xotic Effects
    Dude I have 2 of them. Bass tones are sick.
  6. Chalslellobass


    Jan 11, 2018
    Hi! I would like to purchase this bass, let me know if you still have this.

  7. StevieM


    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV
    I hate to wish a slow sale on somebody's gear. But, to be honest, I'm hoping like hell this is still available around the beginning of March. Because, I'll snatch her up real quick. Have you ever played the Carvin LB75? That's my main player that I gig with. And, I was wondering if they have that same feel, if that makes any sense. I have a pretty varied bass collection, from boutique, to vintage. And, I always pick my Carvin to play out with. I was just wondering if yours was similar, as far as that Carvin "feel" goes.
    Thanks, Steve
  8. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    These are great basses. I had an SB5001 for a while that was one of the best 5ers ever.
  9. StevieM


    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV

    How do you guys trade basses that play & sound so good, so freely? Man, I wish I could do that. Everything I own, I've owned for close to 20 years. Lol.
    Mpike likes this.
  10. TimBosby

    TimBosby Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 19, 2004
    Omaha, NE, USA
    G.A.S. for something different, usually. But that particular one was a divorce casualty for me...needed the money! :)

  11. StevieM


    May 10, 2016
    Logan, WV
    Oh, I know how that goes. I literally gave my ex-wife a house, and 20+ acres of land, just to sign the papers. But, my strategy is to get it back thru a public auction when she doesn't pay the property taxes. Lol.
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  12. Dmac


    Sep 18, 2007
    Endorsing Artist: Epifani,MTD Basses,Monster Cables, Xotic Effects
    Never played any other Carvins just the SB5000 so hard for me to say. All I can say is this bass smokes!! I have 2 of them.
  13. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    I've owned both. I'd say it would depend on your pickup configuration on your LB75. I had a humbucker neck and the music man style in the bridge with the piezo bridge as well. I loved that bass and wish I never traded it in. To me my LB75 was silky smooth and great neck feel. The SB5000 doesn't have the same deep C feel like a Fender JB, it's thinner which I liked. The J99 single coils in the SB5000 are very lively with awesome midrange. I'd say I prefer the tone of the SB5000 over the LB, especially for live situations.
  14. Has anybody bought this thing? If not, is it still for sale?

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