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my new carvin

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by DeanG, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. DeanG


    Jul 30, 2005
  2. Beautiful

    Glad to see another happy Carvin owner. Good luck with the bass brutha
  3. Dirty Dave

    Dirty Dave

    Oct 17, 2004
    Boston, MA
  4. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    Wow! Very nice! This bass will sound and play as good as it looks! Many Happy gigs.
  5. Daywalker


    Apr 13, 2005
    Wow, that's really nice!
  6. seansbrew


    Oct 23, 2000
    Mesa AZ.
    Lovely bass, look forward to a revue.
  7. Blues Cat

    Blues Cat Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner Supporting Member Commercial User

    May 28, 2005
    Katy, Tx
    Payson Fanned Bass Strings Owner
    What is that beautiful top?
  8. DeanG


    Jul 30, 2005
    It is a figured walnut top, walnut sides with maple/walnut neck.

    I'm loving it. It's safe to say Carvin isn't getting it back.
  9. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego
    Fantastic bass! This is what I've been talking about.
  10. Mmmmmmmmm
    Walnut :)
  11. unity bass

    unity bass

    Dec 15, 2003
    Modesto, Ca.
    amazingly beautiful!!!

    enjoy it,
  12. Masher88

    Masher88 Believe in absurdities and you commit atrocities

    May 7, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    You gonna do a review on this little gem? Some of us are on the fence about Carvins. I keep hearing that they suck...but they look so nice...and affordable, too! I played one briefly at a store and it seemed pretty good.
  13. Nice....Me like Carvin.......
  14. Mystic Michael

    Mystic Michael Hip No Ties

    Apr 1, 2004
    New York, NY
    They don't suck. They're certainly not on the level of a "boutique" instrument, though sometimes they may suffer from the comparison because they tend to look high-end.

    If there's a weak spot, it's the electronics (though there is controversy here, even among Carvin owners). Fortunately, pickups & preamps can easily be replaced. And the overall quality of materials and craftsmanship is excellent - they build those instruments with precision, and it shows...

  15. keb


    Mar 30, 2004
    Nice top on that one. I've said it before but I might as well say it again: Carvin gets their hands on some nice wood.
  16. Papersen

    Papersen Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2002
    Hey, that´s really nice.
    Can you give us a brief description of its sound / playability, etc ?
  17. DeanG


    Jul 30, 2005
    It plays great the neck is perfect. The whole bass is really seamless. The B is amazing. It's as solid as the E string and it still has the Carvin strings on it.

    I'm sure everyone is curious about the electronics. I've been keeping the onboard mostly flat and playing with the Sansamp. It sounds good to me active and passive.
    I hope to take it out of my apartment this weekend to test out the tone with some volume.

    I'll give some better descriptions on tone after I crank it up some.
    I keep the volume at home quite low.
  18. Commreman

    Commreman Faith, Family, Fitness, and Frets Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 12, 2005
    New Jersey
    I recently switched from chrome wound strings on my Carvin to Pro Steels, with a .135 B string. The B sounds like thunder! Try this, you'll dig it.