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New Carvin IC model

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by greg, Dec 31, 2005.


  1. greg

    greg

    Jun 1, 2004
    Austin,Tx
  2. Ian Perge

    Ian Perge Supporting Member

    May 11, 2001
    Evansville, Indiana
    Veeeeery interesting. They finally give in to some of the "suggestions" and offer a second body shape, headstock shape, and new pups and electronics. I'm not sure about the new designs personally (I need some time to digest them and at first glance it reminds me of Elrick's e-volution series) but it's nice to see some changes on the bass side of things after a good deal of new product introductions on the g*itar side over the past few years.

    Icon 5-string:

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  3. emjazz

    emjazz Supporting Member

    Feb 23, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Nice changes, except they royally blew it with the string spacing on the 6 string. :scowl:
     
  4. Asaf

    Asaf

    Jun 9, 2003
    Israel
    looks cool, i like the headstock and the body design.
     
  5. Wilbyman

    Wilbyman

    Sep 10, 2003
    Parkersburg, WV
    Definitely a good shape!
     
  6. 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
    Now if they'd just take that "Carvin" off the headstock ...
     
  7. McHaven

    McHaven

    Mar 1, 2005
    the headstock looks like an Ibanez Soundgear headstock
     
  8. lowmid1

    lowmid1

    Aug 16, 2002
    Baltimore, MD
    Looks more like the Esh headstock to me.
     
  9. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Not BAD, a few more tries and I may buy one.
     
  10. what is the string spacing on it? jc...
     
  11. Lackey

    Lackey

    May 10, 2002
    Los Angeles
    So they modified the LB with bigger pickup routes, a sweepable mid, and a Tobias-esqe body, with no other changes........

    Unless the pre and pickups are super, it's not a very big step forward...
     
  12. Snarf

    Snarf

    Jan 23, 2005
    New York, NY
    Maybe they stopped using ***** wood that warps and snaps the truss rod?


    . . . doubt it.
     
  13. keb

    keb

    Mar 30, 2004
    Looks much better than the LB series to me. I wonder how the new pre and pickups sound.
     
  14. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    I've never seen a Carvin that has anything but top quality wood and workmanship. Sorry if you've had a bad experience, but I know people who have had several Carvins and never encounted a problem even remotely like the one you speak of.
     
  15. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Not a bad looking bass...
     

  16. I agree. My 3 Carvins are top notch all the way. I have no complaints whatsoever. The necks are sensitive to moisture change but the truss rods work well and I usually only tweak mine twice a year or so...
     
  17. Showdown

    Showdown Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2002
    Honolulu, Hawaii

    I've never heard of that happening. Do you have an example, or is this just another anti-Carvin urban myth? I've had three Carvin necks with no warpage, and high quality woods. They all were very stable and didn't need any abnormal truss rod tweaking.

    I like the looks of this new bass. It will be interesting to hear how they sound once a few people have them.
     
  18. I don't understand the anti-Carvin bashers on here. :rolleyes: Especially the remark you quoted.
    Carvin instruments are excellent quality and use excellent quality woods and the workmanship is outstanding. I wouldn't own 3 (and now be plotting on buying a 4th) if they weren't :ninja: