FS Feeler: Carvin SB5000 w/ Sadowsky electronics

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by LaBassGuy, Sep 7, 2013.

  1. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    I had Sadowsky single coils and Sadowsky preamp professionally installed. $500 worth of upgrades right there. Original electronics are gone.

    Bass is pristine, except for maple fingerboard 'dirt' that can be cleaned.

    Bass is ash/maple. Better pictures available upon request.

    $1050 shipped to CONUS. OBO


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    Last edited: Jul 20, 2014
  2. seang15


    Aug 28, 2008
    Cary NC
    Pretty sure lemon oil on maple a no no :confused:
  3. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    I don't know, never tried it. But I've heard it's okay, no?
  4. zachbass02

    zachbass02 One Hairy....squatch. Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    Nashville, TN
    Nice! I bet that thing roars! Wish I had the fundage for it.

    And....leave the dirt. It keeps the funk.
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  5. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    I will likely change my mind. I love this bass. And the sadowsky preamp is really unique
  6. bassguyky48

    bassguyky48 Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    Central KY./Danville
    Great bass with exceptional upgrades!!!...........wonder who got the Carvin pre that came out of it??
  7. BassistForJesus


    Sep 28, 2010
    My understanding if its a finished maple then jus high quality guitar polish can be applied
  8. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Well guitar polish has oil. But, yah, not an issue--I don't think.
  9. TLJordan19

    TLJordan19 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Any sound clips?
  10. TLJordan19

    TLJordan19 Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2011
    Also, what are the specs on the controls? I can't tell if its 5 or six knobs.
  11. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    I don't have sound clips.

    Controls are:

    Vol Vol VTC Bass/Treble
  12. fourtet102

    fourtet102 Supporting Member

    Jun 20, 2012
    Phoenix, AZ
    I hate heaters!
    Smoking deal right here fellow bassists.
  13. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Off the market for now
  14. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    Guys, this is back on the market. And now looks like the SB5000 has been discontinued.

    Nothing has changed with the bass for the last nine months. I haven't even touched it for those nine months.
  15. DarrenRV


    Sep 28, 2010
    Virgin Islands
    34/35? Trades?
  16. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008
    34 inches.

    No trades really.
  17. TalHaz

    TalHaz Supporting Member

    Jan 30, 2012
    Spring, TX
    MTD, Trickfish
    FYI from an online source "The main reason why you shouldn't use lemon oil on a maple fretboard is because some guitars have unfinished maple woods, and using lemon oil can cause problems such as discoloration (it creates a yellowish tent to the wood). The other problem is that most commercial products are not even made out of real lemon oil. You really need to read what ingredients are inside the bottle.

    The past few years I have been very cautious with the oils I use for my hair and skin because you will find that most hair and skin oil products contain Parfum (like an oil fragrance) and mineral oil, which is the exact same thing you will find in cheap lemon oil brands. They use a yellow dye to give it a "Lemon oil" look, but the actual product doesn't even contain lemon oil, and if it does it contains very little. You need to avoid these products because they will do more harm than good.

    The reason why mineral oil is bad for skin, hair and wood is because the petroleum based products creates an impenetrable protective layer on the surface that works as a double edged sword. It locks IN any moisture already there, but it also blocks OUT everything else from getting in. So in other words, all future moisture that the wood needs is now trapped on the outside petroleum layer and is just sitting on top of the wood. The fake lemon mineral oil will continue to dry out the wood over time and will eventually cause severe damage.

    Guitar specialists say that this is not something that happens in five or ten years. They say that it is a very slow process that takes decades before you actually notice a difference, and once it happens the effects are irreversible. This could cause really big problems for fifty year old collectible guitars that you are planning on keeping in top condition to sell down the road because you could unknowingly be doing the guitar long term damage.

    Alternatively, there is also 100% pure lemon oil from whole food stores. These oils can go on maple wood fretboards, but you must be careful because they are so strong they can actually start to dissolve the glue and binding that holds the guitar together and can cause severe damage. Guitarists have said that they started to notice frets and other parts falling off of their guitar."
  18. DanGR


    Jan 2, 2012
    Grand Rapids MI
    Check out Dave's World Of Fun Stuff on YouTube for cleaning a maple fretboard. Lemon oil is indeed a no no. What works then? Believe it or not, lighter fluid.
  19. jayman713


    Jul 7, 2014
    HI! Im local in LA and i was wondering if I could check out your bass if is still for sale....Is there a way to contact you?
  20. LaBassGuy

    LaBassGuy Supporting Member

    Aug 26, 2008