Does anybody know some about this bass? (Charvel/Jackson)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by My bass in your, Jan 21, 2004.

  1. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003
    Here goes.

    Last year I bought this Charvette (by Charvel) P-bass. I included a picture, but this is not how she looks like today. I gave her a full cosmetic make-over. Recently I installed a Schaller bridge it, and I'm waiting for the ordered EMG PU.
    I love this bass, but I know not that much about it.

    What I would like to know is where and when it is made. I'm not sure about the body wood too.

    The Gotoh tuners say: Made in Japan. But i think it's a Korean bas... The wood is light colored and it doesn't weight much.

    I e-mailed Jackson about it, but they never replied.

    Any info will be appreciated. Will it help if I posted the seral number?

    Thanks in advance, and greetings from The Netherlands,

    - Haico

  2. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Staff Member Supporting Member

    Charvette was a Korean made budget line that Charvel/Jackson marketed in the late 80's/early 90's. I don't know anything beyond that. Maybe somebody else does.
  3. My bass in your

    My bass in your

    Nov 1, 2003
    Wow, that's already a great start! Thank you.

    I thought they are budget because the bass had more flaws than good things. Almost all flaws are solved now. The bass wasn't worth it, but I fell in love with the finnish and headstock. The results are pleasing.

  4. hands5


    Jan 15, 2003
    good 'ol USA/Tampa fla.
    I saw Randy Jackson(American Idol)playing one when he was with Narada Michael Walden way back in the mid to late 80's