FS: Carvin SB4000 Fretless Ash/Maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Jarrett, May 24, 2012.

  1. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    Ash/Maple SB4000 fretless. Originally Fretted from Carvin, but converted and finished the birdseye maple fingerboard about 7 months ago by TB member larryelwood following this process using 6 coats to finish it: http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f57/fretless-5-comp-drake-custom-build-732254/index2.html

    Ash body
    V/V/T/BT (standard SB4000 electronics)
    J99a pickups
    Birdseye maple fingerboard with Abalone dots
    White pearloid pickguard and original Carvin tuners
    Dunlop straplocks
    DR Fat Beams installed
    9.5 lbs.
    In great shape, plays like a dream.
    Comes with original Carvin hard case.
    $700 Shipped CONUS
    Paypal/USPS Money Orders accepted

    To order this bass from Carvin would cost around $1260 + shipping (with the limited time $100 discount they are offering) and a 10-12 week wait to build to order this bass new from Carvin. The fretless maple is a $280 upcharge alone from Carvin. This one can be had for $560 less than that and shipped to your door in a few days.

    As with all SB's, it's a great sounding bass. Here is a clip of it recorded direct to computer:
    Fretless SB4000

    This is how it looks today:

    Here are some older pictures without the pickguard:


  2. String spacing?
  3. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    Here is the spec page for the model:


    construction bolt-on neck
    scale length 34"
    neck tung-oiled maple with inline headstock
    neck width 1.53" wide @ nut, 2.5" wide @ 20th fret; .83" thick @ 1st fret
    hardware chrome
    bridge Carvin bridge with lock-down saddles & strings-through-body
    string spacing .750" (19mm) on center
    tuners Carvin premium tuners, 20:1 ratio
    pickups 2 J99A alnico single coils
    electronics passive; 2 volume, 1 tone
    pickguard white multi-laminate
    dimensions 21" long body, 13.5" wide body, 1.7" thick body
  4. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    On hold pending sale
  5. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
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