NBD : Carvin JB5, Pink Bass Alert.

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Trabeen, Oct 28, 2017.

  1. Trabeen

    Trabeen Supporting Member

    Aug 5, 2009
    Not too many things let the world know that it is dealing with a dauntless young macho bad-ass like a pretty pink fiver. I've been a Carvin (still have trouble saying "Kiesel") consumer since the late 70's and they have never been better, I can't imagine what would make this one any more so. Well done, Escondido.

    (Proactive answers to traditional questions - Light Pink on alder, oiled maple neck and flame maple board, just under 9 pounds, H50A stacked humbuckers in the 60's position, volume / blend / passive tone / stacked bass and treble EQ, seven weeks from phone call to FedEx, sounds grand, plays like butter, chicks dig it.)

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  2. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    She's a beautiful instrument! I never thought I would love the look of a pepto bass, but I was wrong.

    Tangentially, did you get a warning from Kiesel when they shipped it? I have a JB5 on order and really don't want the thing sitting on my doorstep without me realizing it's there.
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  3. Dude that thing is so boss. Nice job.
  4. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I love it! I think pink basses are hot, especially if the’re hot pink!:D:bassist::D
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  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    Vestal, NY
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    That's amazing! The board is particularly beautiful!
  6. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    That is indeed a pink bass. I'm surprised they do do the batteries as two separate boxes instead of just using a double box
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  7. Mark76


    Dec 1, 2015
    I have a sudden craving for strawberry milkshake.
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  8. scuzzy


    Feb 15, 2006
    Troy, MO
    that's just a well put together instrument. nicely done.
  9. tat2clod


    Nov 19, 2011
    Bloomington IN
    She’s a beauty.
  10. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show In Memoriam

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Pink is cool, have a pink bass myself.
    Sweet Bass, Congratulations!
  11. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    Yes, Pink is associated with women and girls, but it's just another color to me.

    Your bass looks incredible! ;):thumbsup:
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  12. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Love it!

    I didn’t even know they’d put a Carvin logo on them. Wonder if they will now?
  13. BassCliff


    May 17, 2012
    So. Cal.

    Real men play pink basses. ;)

    I've been eyeing the PB5, been saving my gig money. Been through the "build your bass" page a few times. :)

    Please let us know how it works out on the gig.

    Thank you for your indulgence,

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  14. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    Yup, you still get to choose between Carvin and Kiesel in the online builder.
  15. kobass

    kobass Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Outside Boston
    Good lord, that is bitchin'

  16. Thundar

    Thundar Supporting Member

    That Hamer is one of THE COOLEST basses Ive ever seen!
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  17. mmbongo

    mmbongo I have too many basses. Supporting Member

    Looks like Carvin logo is no longer an option.

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  18. JeffC23


    Aug 1, 2017
    I was told they will put a Keisel logo on a Carvin order but not a Carvin logo on a Keisel order. You can still order certain models of Carvin basses.
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  19. BurnOut

    BurnOut It's The Billy Baloney Show In Memoriam

    Feb 1, 2015
    The Natti
    Thanks, it's a Kip Winger Hamer Impact.
    Very few were made, the pink is a refin though. It looks like the factory copper finish is under it, I like the pink. I scored big time on it, price was very very low.
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  20. Handyman


    Sep 4, 2007
    Austin, TX
    "Carvin" is still default on the JB5 according to the online builder.

    Why they're doing this strange mix of both names I cannot explain.