"Official" Carvin Club - Part 3

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jul 20, 2013.


  1. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
  2. I'm in! First post even! That NEVER happens... Usually I'm about 100posts late to the party! :D lol

    This is my first ever Carvin, Onyx. Is it good or bad that I'm already planning my next build, and this one is only about four weeks old? :D ;)

    5sg.

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  3. Um, excuse me, sir. Where did you get that STRAP?

    :bassist:

    :D
     
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  4. Rip Topaz

    Rip Topaz

    Aug 12, 2005
    Willow Street, PA
    Beta tester for Positive Grid
    I'm in.
     
  5. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    As club member number 1, I guess I'd better get in early. :)

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  6. Bassist4Eris

    Bassist4Eris Frat-Pack Sympathizer

    Aug 11, 2012
    Upstate NY, USA
    Well, I can hardly resist getting in on the first page. :D

    Sorry about the amateur pics with the horrible flash. :meh:

    My main axe, Claribel (LB76W)
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    My backup and first Carvin, Janis (LB76)
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    And my kit bass (also my only J-bass and my favorite slapper) Thumbelina (BK40A)
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    Let's get a closeup of that walnut, shall we? :D
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  7. It's a LM Strap that I picked up from Dan at Premier Bass Guitars, near Boulder CO. Bought it before I even got my SB... Saw it in the shop and KNEW I had to have it!

    5sg.
     
  8. I'm really jonesin' for a new build...swamp ash body w/quilted maple top, 5 piece maple asymmetrical neck w/birdseye maple fretboard, HH pickup setup and finished with translucent sapphire blue paint :). Should be a slap MONSTER!
     
  9. plong123

    plong123 All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

    Nov 19, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Howdy all! My Carvin stable is currently only two strong, but they're cherries.

    First, this fantastic AC40F says "Dream Songs" on the truss cover. I believe I'm at least the 5th owner of this bass, but I'm here to tell ya, it's not going anywhere. Not sure which of the previous owners took these pro pictures, but, hot damn.

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    And here's my newest baby, 'Ole Spalty herself. I swear I went to bed every night for two months thinking about spalted maple before I ordered. Icon headstock, five piece neck, black hardware, and a custom smoky-clear pickguard round out this SB5000.

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    Next up, I'll probably get one of the new PB4s when they become available in kit form. I've also been gassing for a Bromberg B24P. We'll see what the rest of the year holds.

    Cheers, Carvinites!
     
  10. plong123

    plong123 All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

    Nov 19, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    Wow, the top on that is gorgeous. Great bass!
     
  11. In again!

    But I'm going to hold off posting pics for a week or so until I get an old bass back and have something new to show...:bag:
     
  12. jazz41

    jazz41

    Nov 4, 2012
    Greensboro, NC
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    In again!

    Walnut kit. Will never get rid of it!
     
  13. WoodyG3

    WoodyG3

    May 6, 2003
    Colorado, USA
    Current roster of the club:


    WoodyG3: 1
    vinxbass: 2
    FLWING: 3
    Oreomeister365: 4
    LiquidMidnight: 5
    IconBasser: 6
    Cheesewiz: 7
    bassrockstar: 8
    peterbright: 9
    rcubed: 10
    silversport: 11
    Legend__ : 12
    K.Ross: 13
    mjolnir : 14
    kjpollo: 15
    pbasskalas: 16
    Mayers: 17
    Solarmist: 18
    bassistkll: 19
    southpaw: 20
    Jazzdogg: 21
    Supertanker: 22
    vinxbass: 23
    ThoughtCancer: 24
    Basshappi: 25
    kaiser sosea: 26
    BryanM: 27
    MysticMichael: 28
    Centralharbor: 29
    hockey head: 30
    DistortedBass: 31
    kazamamaster: 32
    rcahill29: 33
    RodHutch: 34
    danster: 35
    Beefbass: 36
    lobey: 37
    bassrockstar: 38
    mgood: 39
    joegeezer: 40
    Fnord Explorer: 41
    fenderphil: 42
    Mr. Pickles: 43
    Big String: 44
    Jimmyplaysabass: 45
    ::::BASSIST:::: 46
    JEDI BASS: 47
    wordsmith4u: 48
    LAG: 49
    Bassman7PM: 50
    bfc: 51
    van gogh bass: 52
    jumbosilverette: 53
    DLEE: 54
    chuckjones93: 55
    aproud1: 56
    sasquatchofohio: 57
    Bass Viking: 58
    Mutant Corn: 59
    PilbaraBass: 60
    ezstep: 61
    Mr Matt: 62
    eff-clef: 63
    JoeBelc: 64
    jwoodplays4u: 65
    Laklandlover: 66
    Sandman1278 - 67
    wms - 68
    tink9975 - 69
    bassnspace89 - 70
    Captain_Arrrg - 71
    TheBigO - 72
    allotabass* - 73
    Lemoore-on - 74
    RyreInc - 75
    cassanova - 76
    jfortune - 77
    Jo6Pak - 78
    MTMTEX - 79
    jim777 - 80
    jaypbass - 81
    lindseyp - 82
    EclecticElectrk - 83
    firstbassmn* - 84
    cjwilliams211 - 85
    madbassplaya - 86
    BlacksHole - 87
    bassfishin - 88
    Fetusyolk - 89
    scott123 - 90
    aurian4parker - 91
    tocs100 - 92
    mattj1stc - 93
    fcappi - 94
    magyk8ball - 95
    Standalone - 96
    kettch - 97
    toyrobot - 98
    Lowtonep12 - 99
    Chuck King - 100
    Pedulla-Player - 101
    Bealsosc - 102
    Jon R - 103
    Icon5* - 104
    opiate - 105*** * ***
    bigchiefbc - 106
    twocargar - 107
    J. Montgomery - 108
    bass4worship - 109
    Envincibal - 110
    polydeathsphere - 111
    lowendblues - 112
    Dave Hill - 113
    Eilif - 114
    Impostor - 115
    unclejane - 116
    Ben B - 117
    Sylar - 118
    Sbociol - 119
    Crabby - 120
    tlr1293 - 121
    Marley's Ghost - 122
    T-Funk - 123
    BezzarBass - 124
    bhunt1 - 125
    Armbruster - 126
    jebmd - 127
    TopJoey - 128
    HotRodCrazyBob - 129
    tifftunes - 130
    masterFlash - 131
    Bassman8416 - 132
    AREA - 133
    RandyMolson - 134
    Billnc - 135
    southclawer - 136
    Retroblaster - 137
    jackANSI - 138
    curbowman - 139
    DizzyExiled - 140
    musicman724 - 141
    5stringplayer - 142
    fmoore60 - 143
    KayCee - 144
    LARUMBLE - 145
    Bass4Gsus - 146
    electroken - 147
    ExaltBass - 148
    Grafeful - 149
    bunkaroo - 150
    tehuti - 151
    Floyd Eye - 152
    7string - 153
    hyden - 154
    dabluz - 155
    stfbln - 156
    k5koy - 157
    Dr. Love - 158
    grinx - 159
    WaskoDS - 160
    Blues Cat - 161
    Meatbass - 162
    RNV - 163
    sitonmybass - 164
    Lo end PUNCH - 165
    markob - 166
    Raymeous - 167
    caden000 - 168
    Bollenator - 169
    Spraeg - 170
    Jayhawk - 171
    MyMusic - 172
    timmus - 173
    southpaw 420 - 174
    bwoodman - 175
    gruvvlow - 176
    ncdsms183 - 177
    LB75 - 178
    md11pilot - 179
    peledog - 180
    Hollyrock - 181
    nuts-n-bolts - 182
    williewilkens - 183
    Retroblaster - 184
    Carvinguy - 185
    Headless Llama - 186
    Sleep - 187
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    calabri - 191
    deepbassie - 192
    Dr. Eagle - 193
    Flowdopin - 194
    mixalot - 195
    basslao - 196
    bassnat - 197
    Dave in LB - 198
    Gomeztool - 199
    Nick901 - 200
    ajota_di - 201
    FAMILIAR CHILL - 202
    Showdown - 203
    Anarkhia - 204
    khui - 205
    lionmute - 206
    Nicolay3535 - 207
    TK4261 - 208
    theduke1 - 209
    jazz bass 74 - 210
    MelodiousThump - 211
    mowburger - 212
    shannons - 213
    Dave SIff - 214
    melvn - 215
    TMart99 - 216
    Chuck65 - 217
    Double Agent - 218
    BobWestbrook - 219
    Bottomdweller - 220
    Rafael - 221
    Akrenium - 222
    papoon - 223
    BassFrends - 224
    bound'n'blocked - 225
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    Wallyworld - 227
    garytheuke - 228
    Texan - 229
    Definitely - 230
    FatFenders - 231
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    tri33 - 233
    mcglyph - 234
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    Mr Cooper - 239
    keko - 240
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    77 StingRayBass - 242
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    TheOxRocks - 299
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    JustFingered - 301
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    frankieC - 303
    dkelley - 304
    carvinbassplyr - 305
     
  14. I have a question about the Walnut.
    In some pics I see the walnut is nice and dark and in some it's lighter.
    In this first page we have both.
    Is it the finish, or lack thereof? Is it the way people take the pics?
    For those who have them, which pics represent the real dark/light tone?
     
  15. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    walnut will vary in color, just as a lot of other woods do.
     
  16. OK. So let me ask some more specific questions.

    Bassist4Eris, what finish on your walnut body?

    JAZZ41, what finish on yours?

    Also, does anybody have any pics and/or experience with TrueOil on walnut?
    This what I currently plan to put on my PB5 kit once they offer them, but if someone jumps in and yells Nnnoooo! then I'll rethink that.
     
  17. jazz41

    jazz41

    Nov 4, 2012
    Greensboro, NC
    I have tung oil on mine. I used four or five coats on that bass. I used tung oil again on another walnut jazz bass I'm building. I would have used Truoil but I still had a decent amount of tung left

    Tung oil is very easy to use and I think it feels great you can build it up pretty thick too. I have a mahogany SG bass i built that has a thick coat of about 6-7 layers of tung. Feels great
     
  18. Good info, thanks.
    The thing I like about TrueOil is it tends to darken the wood and make the grain pop. It's also really easy to work with. But it also give a hard coating, although not quite as hard as a clear coat lacquer or epoxy.
    I've done 3 fretboards with TrueOil and I've been really happy with it.
     
  19. dedpool1052

    dedpool1052

    Jan 10, 2011
    Seattle, WA
    can anybody explain how much of a difference there is between the rounded and non-rounded body edges on an LB-series bass?
     
  20. No, but I can do this:

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    :D