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New Carvin P bass, about time (part 2)

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. smperry

    smperry Administrator Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
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  3. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    I saw this a little while ago, and Im thinking of using the same pattern for a PB4 with Ebony/Diamond Abalone/Inline Stock Black/Chrome Hardware.....should pop. What do y'all think about the Double Coil Bridge P/U?

    Pimp Bass:D

    Attached Files:

  4. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    Already 1000 posts on this bass, wow. And for good reason. I've had this bass a few months now and it has become my goto bass at this point eclipsing my fave SB5000.

    Here's a pic of mine from Carvin's gallery:


    Here's another when it arrived:


    Here are some clips mine:

    PBJ Clip

    PBJ slap

    P pickup only
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  5. Bassmunnky


    Jul 3, 2004
    New York and Philadelphia
    Endorsing Artist: Ernie Ball MusicMan Guitars
    Pure Bliss...

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  6. tombowlus

    tombowlus If it sounds good, it is good Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 3, 2003
    Fremont, Ohio
    Editor-in-Chief, Bass Gear Magazine
    Nice. :cool:
  7. gorgeous!!! which has a better slap tone? the SB or PB? thks
  8. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    You decide, here's a slap clip of my SB5000:

    SB5000 Slap
  9. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    Dang, they BOTH sound great.

    I really don't need another P-bass but the Carvin keeps calling my name.
  10. Jarrett, what color is that PB of yours?

    I terribly miss electric blue metallic....
  11. jazz41


    Nov 4, 2012
    Greensboro, NC
    That purple one.....Jeebus
  12. Fair Warning

    Fair Warning Deliverin' the Goods! Supporting Member

    Yea...that purple one set a hook in me. I just pulled the trigger on one like that, PB4, with chrome hardware and diamond abalone........Im really liking my PB5 Walnut.....
  13. wrench45us


    Aug 26, 2011
    what strings are producing those sound clips?

    those clips may be the last straw in a very persuasive argument

    ok maybe I was leaning towards a Carvin anyway
  14. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    I can't remember at this point. Either Carvin strings or DR HiBeam/FatBeams.
  15. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    Translucent Pearl Blue. Electric Blue Metallic sounds nice. The Translucent Pearl Blue sparkles a bit under lights:

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  16. invalidprotocol

    invalidprotocol Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2008
    For those of you that own one with active electronics, if you prefer to run it in active mode, why? This would help me decide what to do with my build.
  17. Jarrett


    Jan 19, 2004
    Waxahachie, Tx
    For me, I hear a little more girth and definition in the active mode. Also it allows me to dial in the bass from the instrument which I find to be extremely helpful in a live situation when moving from say fingerstyle to slap to reggae tunes in a set.
  18. plong123

    plong123 All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

    Nov 19, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Hey all. Still waiting on that PB kit option :)
  19. Basshappi


    Feb 12, 2007
    That purpleburst is stunning!