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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ilfretless, Sep 30, 2001.

  1. ilfretless

    ilfretless Guest

    Mar 16, 2001
    Milan, Italy
    i've just bought a new bass. it is a Carvin, 5 strings , whole body and double elecromagnetic pick'up. i bought it used in perfect conditions for about 500-550$ and they told me it is worth more than a thousand. can you tell me more about it?
  2. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
  3. SRSiegel

    SRSiegel Guest

    Sep 17, 2001
    Ann Arbor, Michigan
    First let me say welcome to the wonderful of carvin... good affordable basses that IMO easily outshine everything else in the price range. It is possible that your bass might have cost more than $1000 new. mine did, but you have to add quite a bit of options to actually get it that high above the $700-something basic price. If the salesman was talking about the list price... well thats list price... although carvin does claim the list price of their stuff to be a LOT more than it would ever sell for. Can you post a pic? im interested in seeing what your new baby looks like!
  4. I just bought a used Carvin 5 string as well, I believe its a LB75, it has no visible scratches or anything, plus it came w/ a hardcase and it was under 500
  5. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    I've gotta know the music store that sells $1.000 bass' for $500!!!!!!!!!
  6. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson SUSPENDED Supporting Member

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    As store that sells used gear.
  7. flipperwhite


    Jul 12, 2001
    normaly the stores down here sell $500 bass' for$1.000,I guess I need to give you guys a visit up there.
  8. I just picked up a very nice Carvin BB-75 for $155.00. I love pawnshops:)
  9. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Wow! :eek:

    I never find much used Carvin gear around here unless it's really old and ragged out.
  10. I have not seen many Carvin basses in pawnshops,
    But this one is pretty nice.
    I don't think they knew what it was. The Carvin logo
    and Bunny Brunel sig were missing.
    It has a maple neck thru with alder wings, Black hardware, Sperzle tuners, and Wilkinson bridge.
    Not bad for $155.00!:D
  11. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Not bad at all!

    Did you post on the Carvin board asking about the logos for that thing? There was someone over there with a BB bass with no logos on the headstock.
  12. mgood


    Sep 29, 2001
    Levelland, Texas
    Yep, nevermind, that was aluminumcatfish from Keller, TX. Quite a coincidence, huh?
  13. Yup.....Thats Me!:cool:
  14. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    you DAWG you! Nice score! :eek: :cool:
  15. Why you dirty, rotten, no good......j/k. :) I gotta go to more pawn shops.
  16. Thank You. Thank You very much.:D
  17. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    alot of them! From what i gather Carvins have a terrible resale value.
  18. eli

    eli Mad showoff 7-stringer and Wish lover Supporting Member

    Dec 12, 1999
    NW suburban Chicago
    Good news for bargain hunters...

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