1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

Chris Buck doing work on a Carvin B4!!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by madbassplaya, Oct 9, 2009.

  1. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    I was looking at Carvin's site and saw this video with Chris Buck playing bass. This is the first time i've heard of him.

    Has anyone else heard of him? His playing isn't my style, but I have to give him props!

  2. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    So much for Carvins not having a good tone.:D
  3. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
  4. Huh. I didn't like the sound of that at all. I really don't like slap when the bridge pup is dialed up louder than the neck pup, which is how it sounds to me...Good players though.
    I'd like to hear it again with both pups equal, or with a slight emphasis on the neck pup.
  5. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    That bass has a great tone!. I hated the guitar sound, though. Too sterile and flat with no b@lls.
  6. blmeier7

    blmeier7 Supporting Member

    May 7, 2006
    Amarillo, TX
    Here is some more info on that bass:

    It sounds pretty modern to me, maybe because of the ash body and active electronics. I would love to try some Carvin basses out.
  7. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
  8. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    I also notice that the B4/B5 basses are conspicuously missing from the latest Carvin catalog. I just checked and it looks like they're still available online but I wonder what it means that they're absent from the catalog.
  9. jjk2007

    jjk2007 Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2008
    Austin, TX
    Endorsing Artist: DNA
    I remember my first trip to the Carvin store in Hollywood. :D I played about 5 basses that I could have easily taken home. Good prices too.
  10. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    they're in the catalog I just received a few days ago.
  11. Wilbyman


    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Nice to see some old guys who aren't in crappy physical shape!...playing wise and generally!
  12. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    So true, I do believe my next bass will be a Carvin.
  13. fourstringbliss

    fourstringbliss Supporting Member

    Oct 5, 2003
    Puyallup, WA
    Like I said - I totally regret selling both of the carvin basses I have owned. I want to be back into one someday.
  14. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    Carvin is starting to phase out the old B4 and B5 basses. Once all their parts (bodies, necks, Hipshot B bridges and electronics) are gone, that's it, they're gone. Once that happens, the B40/B50 will eventually show up in Kit form like the BK5A...and there's been some talk of the SB series doing that as well....but it isn't a definite.
  15. lucas vigor

    lucas vigor Banned

    Sep 2, 2004
    Orange County, Ca,
    Not my cup of tea, but DAMN that guy smokes on that bass! Very clean and inventive technique!

    Oh, and the bass....as a proud owner of a carvin, I have never understood what people said when they don't like the PUPs....I have never changed mine or done any mods on my LB76..and it sounds great! (if you like a real hi-fi and smooth sound)..
  16. lowendblues

    lowendblues Supporting Member

    Oct 8, 2004
    I have a B4 and an ICON, and will have a SB 5000. Great basses.

    The B4 is sitting on a stand looking at me right now.


  17. eastcoasteddie

    eastcoasteddie Supporting Member

    I'm still wanting to get a B5....or an SB5000 can't decide...
  18. J. Crawford

    J. Crawford

    Feb 15, 2008
    Wow! Im not a fan of either progressive metal/rock, or Carvins, but if theyre all like that, Ill change my mind! And quick!
  19. madbassplaya


    Dec 28, 2007
    Dang, how'd you find that out?

    Awesome looking bass. Is that alder or ash?

    As you should. ;)

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.