Just bought ugliest Carvin ever...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by davedblyoo, Dec 27, 2014.

  1. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess."

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    $_57.jpg Just scored this on ebay. I think quite possibly it might be one of the ugliest Carvins I've ever seen, just hope that it plays better than it looks. Walnut body. Showroom demo getting blown out. I am glad to see that it has the in-line headstock and not the big toe one. Will post some more when it arrives.
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2014
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  2. scourgeofgod


    Aug 17, 2006
    Not too bad, I think a less wonky shaped black pickguard would help the look a lot. How much did it set you back if you don't mind me asking?
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  3. bobcruz


    Mar 10, 2004
    Nothing ugly about the grain in that wood. I think a black or tort pickguard would look a lot better.
  4. SunnBass

    SunnBass All these blankets saved my life.

    Aug 31, 2010
    Columbia, Mo
    Honestly, that's one of the better looking Carvins I've seen.
  5. JACink


    Mar 9, 2011
    I agree, that is the ugliest Carvin ever! It is so ugly that it should be disposed of in a specific way. (PM me for details on how to dispose :bag:)
  6. Templar

    Templar Supporting Member


    Unless you travel back in time to the late 60's, when hippies were stripping the finishes off their Fenders, staining them walnut. Then you'd have the coolest looking bass ever.

    Just joking.

    (no I meant it)

    (still joking) ;)
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  7. +1!!!

    Simple, elegant, no frills. I would definitely keep it forever...
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  8. Thomas Kievit

    Thomas Kievit Guest

    May 19, 2012
    Just let it get swirl painted!
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  9. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    Ugliest Carvin? With so many options, and so much history, this one isn't even in the running!
  10. Really, a lovely instrument. Congrats.
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  11. AdamRoberts


    Dec 1, 2014
    I like to think of mine as knife hand headstocks...

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  12. smogg


    Mar 27, 2007
    NPR, Florida
    I'm not crazy, I'm just a little unwell
    Another vote for a black pick guard. Overall nice looking bass.
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  13. joebar


    Jan 10, 2010
    not bad at all-ugly is in the eye of the beholder I suppose.
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  14. Ironbar

    Ironbar Inactive

    Aug 24, 2013
    Tigard, Oregon
    Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I think it's nice.
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  15. I was prepared to see a gaudy over customized job but this one is nice and no-frills. I like it! Let us know how it plays and sounds when you get it.
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  16. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess."

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    $769.00, shipped in a soft case.
  17. Doctor Hugocat

    Doctor Hugocat Supporting Member

    Jan 4, 2014
    Los Angeles
    I think it's pretty nice looking: I love the body color, the headstock's ok, and with a nice pickguard as others have said, you could have a real winner! Nice score :bassist:
  18. davedblyoo

    davedblyoo "All the mayhem and none of the sticky mess."

    Nov 15, 2012
    Augusta, GA
    Thank all of you for the positive comments. I believe a new pickguard is definitely in order.
  19. shwashwa


    Aug 30, 2003
    just take the pickguard off altogether, will look amazing
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  20. I was hoping for the hideous 'dragonburst' finish with gold hardware
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