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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by mark beem, Feb 5, 2014.
looks like an esp.
Might be cool in a trans finish with a figured top. As-is, doesn't do much for me.
I'm disappointed. 5-string only? Why?
Oh, and Carvin? The 80's called. They want their "new, aggressive headstock" back.
And why oh why is the only pic in that hideous finish?
I had hoped that Carvin would- just for once- make a decent looking instrument. No luck yet.
No, 4 and 6 string models are also available.
This is obviously targeted at the metal crowd, of which I'm not a part. I am curious about their updated radiused humbucker, though.
For what its worth, I thought the blue bolt on prototype they brought to NAMM looked much cooler.
From the link:
The Xccelerator X54 is also available in a 4-string and 6-string configuration, the X44 and X64.
OK, I missed that. But the only one on their site right now is the fiver.
I'd like to see one in some natural finishes. I kinda dig it.
The LBs, the Icons, and the Brombergs are all more than "decent looking". Some of them are downright beautiful.
Pointy instruments aren't my idea of style either, especially the pointy headstock, but I must say that any trend toward basses based on a P-J configuration (actually P-H here) with more than 4 strings is always deemed an advance by me. Especially when you can order two as a fretted-fretless pair.
Meh. Not my thing. Like a cross between an LTD and a Jackson.
Not sure why Carvin wouldn't rerelease the REAL 80's Carvin basses such as the V220. That would be a cool bass for metal!
(Not sure why Carvin wouldn't rerelease the REAL 80's Carvin basses such as the V220.)
I was thinking the same thing today. My daughter has a white '86 V220 w/ Kahler. It's still new. It's uncomfortable to play so it stays in it's case.
'Not crazy about the angled tuners.
Cross between a Jackson JS2 and a Washburn.
I also liked that beveled blue bolt on prototype they brought to NAMM. There was a pic of Brian Bromberg holding it which also showed the headstock. Looked like it used a pair of the radiused humbuckers. I hope they go forward with that one.
I think the Bromberg line is pretty sharp.
This is probably a perfectly good bass but the demographic is pretty apparent. This wasn't built for the masses; Carvin has that covered. Yeah, it's a bit on the metalic side for my taste too but I wouldn't knock it without playing it. And heck, with the right finish, I might be into it.
I am looking forward to picking up a 6 string version in the future. I really dig the look in a metal context. For everything else I will probably just use a P bass.