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FS only - Carvin B4 - with Bart preamp!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bass-only, Mar 13, 2009.


  1. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    I've always felt that Carvin was a "preamp" away from coming out with one the nicest basses on the market.

    Here's the best of both worlds - a Carvin B4, with a Bart preamp!

    The bass has 2 volume, bass, treble.

    The "upgrades" included...
    - maple neck /swampash body
    - Sunsetburst edges
    - matching headstock
    - 10" radius neck
    - hard shell carvin case

    This bass has one of the nicest bolt-on necks I've seen on (any) bass!

    Condition: 9.9 out of 10. The only thing I can find is a penpoint-sized mark, just above the bridge. So small - absolutely no way to photo. If I didn't mention it - I doubt you find it. On the edge of the bridge, there is a TINY spot (on the back edge) where the black is scratched off. A black marker "touch" and it's gone. NO other scratches, dings or wear.

    There's even some flame in the maple neck! You gotta love this ebony fretboard. Truss rod works perfectly. Action is low with no buzzing (with my style of playing).

    Case is in almost new condition also.

    She has a new set of XL Nickels and a fresh battery.

    I can take more pics, if needed.

    Why for sale - I need to pay off a DJ4 I just bought. I wish I could keep both (but I will be over my self-imposed bass quota!) :)

    Got this for a good deal and I'll pass it on....

    REMEMBER - this bass has a Bartolini preamp! :)

    REDUCED - $425 shipped, paypal accepted!

    Carvin1a.

    Carvin2.

    Carvin3.

    Carvin4.

    Carvin5.
     
  2. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    The best $450 bass you'll find! :hyper:
     
  3. 62bass

    62bass

    Apr 3, 2005
    I agree. That neck is the best bolt on I've played. Unbelievably good fretwork. Comfortable and fast and the truss rod works just the way it should. Usually with any production bass I have to do some fret dressing. Not on the Carvin. The rest of the bass is every bit as good as the neck.

    That's a great deal with the preamp upgrade.
     
  4. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Thanks, 62PBASS!

    Here's a few more pics...

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    IMG_1954.

    IMG_1955.

    IMG_1956.

    IMG_1957.

    IMG_1958.

    IMG_1959.

    IMG_1960.

    IMG_1961.
     
  5. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Bump for a great bass that looks really familiar. A really great neck. And the fit and finish are first class.
     
  6. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Saturday morning bump!
     
  7. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    One and only price drop!

    $425 shipped, Paypal accepted!!!

    Like some of the comments above - this bass has one of the nicest necks, frets and fret dressing - I've seen.

    The neck pocket fit will rival a "boutique" bass.
     
  8. PM sent.
     
  9. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    PM replied

    Possible deal later in the week, but still available!
     
  10. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Sunday afternoon bump!
     
  11. derekd

    derekd

    Feb 16, 2009
    KC
    Good looking bass. Is the Mexican poncho included? :D Good luck with the sale.
     
  12. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    lol- actually, those first pics are from the last owner. My pics (without the poncho) are listed in a lower post!

    I can contact the last owner and see what I can do! :)

    thanks, Derek!
     
  13. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I need another bass like a hole in he head, but...

    Which pickups are installed?
     
  14. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Hi Woody,

    Good question!

    It has the (standard) H50S stacked humbucking pickups.
     
  15. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Here's a better (more complete) description of the bass..

    2008 Carvin Custom Shop B4
    Swamp Ash Body
    Sunsetburst finish with matching headstock
    Maple/Ebony Neck (light flames in the back of the neck)
    Icon Headstock
    10" Fretboard Radius
    H50S Humbucking P/U's
    Bartolini NTBT Pre amp
    Black Hardware
    Dunlop Straplocks
    Carvin Hardcase


    Here's a pic of the preamp....

    CarvinBartpreamp.
     
  16. ^^^ Whoever put in that preamp made some pretty wire bundles. Everything I solder ends up looking like a rodent lives in it. :bawl:
     
  17. aproud1

    aproud1 Don't surround yourself with yourself. Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2007
    Cincy, OH
    Poncho is available for sale or trade...

    Thanks!


    Whoever gets this bass is going to be real happy. It is awesome.
     
  18. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    Thanks, Andy! :)

    After all your comments and use of your photos - I almost owe you a commission on this!

    (I said almost..) :)
     
  19. Bass-only

    Bass-only Supporting Member

    Oct 9, 2001
    Cleveland
    I've been asked about weight. This bass is LIGHT!

    I would guesstimate it at around 8 pounds. It also balances perfectly.
     
  20. Bassist01545

    Bassist01545 Supporting Member

    Jun 30, 2006
    Absolute steal!

    I'd put my Carvins up against any bass at 2X the price

    MM Febder POS are going for more then this--a USA made custom bass
     

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