Just scored a Carvin AC-50 semi-acoustic 5 string for $ 200 !!!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by jibreel, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. jibreel


    Apr 12, 2005
    Went down to Bass Northwest to try this Carvin AC 50 that they had dropped the price to $ 499.00. I am planning on selling my fretted Turner 5 string as I want all my basses to be 34".

    They were putting in a new battery and appearently, if you put it in backwards it can fry the board. And it did.

    So Evan says, how about $ 200.00 ? I said YES.

    Called Carvin. The most a new board will be is $ 100.00. Maybe less. I have to call tomorrow to talk to the guy who can give me the correct part description.

    So max will be around $ 300.00. :D

    Here it is:

  2. Seriously, Carvin didn't add a $.10 diode to protect against reverse polarity power supply connections? Perhaps you should use your $100 to get a different brand of active electronics...
  3. Jo6Pak


    May 2, 2007
    Lucky sumbich...
  4. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Good deal!

  5. jibreel


    Apr 12, 2005
    I am hoping that it might be an inexpensive repair. It is strange, there is full sound for about 3-5 seconds then it goes to VERY low sound and a lot of " scratchy " distortion like a loose jack but the jack is not loose.

    Hoping it is an easy fix. I may very well go with different electronics. The piezo pup works fine.

    It came BEADG. I just restrung it EADGC and adjusted the neck. Puurfect !!