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SOLD FS/FT: Carvin B5 5-string Lined Fretless epoxied fingerboard

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by TheMutt, Nov 4, 2010.


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  1. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    The old thread could no longer be edited. Here is a re-list:

    Up for sale/trade is a Carvin B5 Fretless bass. I'm not absolutely sure on the specifics of this bass as I am not the original owner (I got this one in trade about a year ago).

    What I do know is:
    Natural finish
    5 string (B-E-A-D-G)
    Black Hardware
    Ebony fingerboard w/ white inlaid lines and dot markers, epoxied.
    4-bolt neck
    Stock Carvin jazz p/u in neck (blue dot on pickup confirmed)
    Stock Carvin MM p/u in bridge
    Dual through body/quick change top-load bridge
    Ultralite style tuning machines (Carvin-branded)
    Stock Carvin 9V 3-band active/passive (push-pull volume knob) preamp with blend control and master volume
    Toggle switch is for series/split coil on humbucker
    Will include Carvin hardcase, and a Comfort Strapp that has black dual-design Dunlop Straplocks installed.
    The bass will ship with RotoSound Tru-Bass 88 strings (nylon flats).
    Bathroom scale says it's 10lbs, but I wouldn't hold it to being absolutely accurate.
    Ash body
    Satin finished neck
    Serial #86651

    Using some digital calipers, I got these measurements:
    17mm string spacing
    1.77" @ nut
    2.70" @ last fret line (22nd)

    What I don't know:
    What the specifics of the preamp (EQ points, etc) or pickups (output, wiring, etc) is
    What year this bass was made
    depth/radius of neck although it's a thinner neck

    Now, why am I looking to move this bass along?
    I'm just not a huge fan of natural finish basses, nor do I find myself using a fretless all that often. :atoz:

    Otherwise it's been a great bass and a solid contender for my secondary bass.

    Here's a temporary picture until I can get some better ones taken:
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    As promised, here are some more photos, including the headstock as requested.
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    There is a little bit of wear on the fingerboard, but it is actually much worse in the photos due to the flash than it really is in real life, and isn't noticeable if you've got strings on (I'd hope you do if you're going to be playing this bass :p).

    $600 local (Los Angeles/Orange County/Inland Empire, California), split shipping elsewhere. I will use the carrier of your choice but I will not lie on customs forms if it's going international.

    This bass comes in a Carvin hardshell case, and a Comfort Strapp with Dunlop straplocks already attached.

    Just PM me your trade offers. :)
     
  2. theduke1

    theduke1 Supporting Member

    Dec 22, 2010
    Manitowoc WI
    What kind of gear are you looking to trade for?
     
  3. Despite I usually don't like Carvin stuff, this is totally stunning bass!
     
  4. TheMutt

    TheMutt Guest

    Apr 28, 2007
    :hyper:
     

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