I was in a local music store today and I saw a used Carvin LB75 hanging on the wall. Since Carvins are mail-order only and I don't live in So-Cal (where their showrooms are), I always like to check out a Carvin bass when I see one. I have played a handful of Carvin basses in the past and always thought they were OK, but when I played this one (unplugged at first), I thought to myself, "This is really nice". What made the difference this time? This LB75 had the 5W wider asymmetrical neck-which felt great! The bass also had the HB2 electronics (MM style pup at the bridge and single coil at the neck). I only played the bass plugged-in for a short time through a small practice amp, so I don't have a very good idea of what this bass can do amplified (I'll have to go back), but I didn't hear anything I didn't like. The bass also had a quilted maple top, matching head stock, and gold hardware. The color had me puzzled. It looked like it was a clear copper color. I don't know if it was Carvin's Antique Brown or one of their red finishes. One downer...The previous owner put a clear plastic scratch guard on the back of the bass that is held on with about eight 1/2-inch square pieces of velcro positioned around the perimeter of the scratch guard. Maybe the adhesive back velcro could be removed without damaging the finish. Anyway, this bass has me seriously considering making a Carvin (maybe this one) my next bass purchase .