I recently read that carvin thread and it really smashed me... I need a good 5 string bass for a reasonable amount of $$$, and after considering the options the carvin lb75 claro walnut seemed to be the best choice. The prob is that i live in europe and carvins are like 60's ford mustangs, you know that there are 1 or 2 somewhere but you also know that it is an urban legend . So If i decide to get one what am i supoused to spect? a good bass needing a set up? a crappy pice of wood that could be sell like if it were a wishbass? or something else? I might order it to be taken to a friends house in Miami and she'll send it to me via UPS or something over here.