what bass is in this pic?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Andy Nelson, Feb 16, 2005.

  1. i can't link the photo, but its on this website.


    what bass is that?

    this is elvis crespo's band (they're latin merengue/salsa band)

    if anyone has heard their stuff, how do latin bass players get that sound?
  2. Im not sure, but why does th bassist always have the crap name, Orlando, Elvis, Hector, Estrella and... Poty? ***?
  3. ..it's an Epiphone, from the 4 + 2 headstock.
  4. Winston TK

    Winston TK Hairpiece Adventurer

    Oct 8, 2001
    Burnaby, BC Canada
    My guess is a Carvin. One of those LB something-or-others. The pickups look about right.
  5. definitly not an epi.

    My guess would be a carvin too... if you look on the headstock, there is a white marking exactly where the carvin label usually is, looks about the same size, and the bodyshape also looks right...

    from the bodyshape, I think I've seen some tobias that look kinda like that...
  6. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Same thing with The Mosquitos(remember them?)-
    Bingo, Bango, Bongo, & Irving.
  7. Figjam


    Aug 5, 2003
    Boston, MA
    Looks like a Carvin to me.
  8. cassanova


    Sep 4, 2000
    This should be in the basses forum not Bassists. Think before you post ppl!
  9. artitrol


    Jan 15, 2005
  10. Sure looks like a Carvin to me too.
  11. eots


    Dec 18, 2004
    Morris, IL.
    Carvin's don't have a 4+2 headstock. Also, the waist is too thin. I have 2 Carvin's and that ain't one... sorry.
  12. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
  13. He does play a 5-string Vantage in some of those pics (check the other pages). I had the same model around 1996, but it was blue. I guess the natural 6-string is a Vantage too.
  14. j-raj

    j-raj Bassist: Educator/Soloist/Performer Staff Member Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2003
    Atlanta, GA!
    plus the fact that they did the 4+2 tuning keys... I think that both of the models that "Poty" is/are playing are Vantages.
  15. [Butthead] He said "Potty", uh-huh, uuuuhh, uh-huh-huh... [/Butthead]


    Jan 25, 2005
    Phoenix, AZ
  17. Here is a bigger, not really any sharper, pic. Definitely not a carvin with the 4+2 headstock.

  18. That's the bass I was talking about. This one's definitely a Vantage. Don't know about the 6-string, though.
  19. After looking at a pic of an Epi Expert 6 string bass on Bob Gollihur's main bass page, I rescind my earlier statement- it ain't no Epiphone. But it also ain't no Carvin.
  20. short_skirts


    Feb 14, 2005
    im not sure that ur right to me that guitar looks as if its an ibanez of some sort the body totally looks like an ibanzez but i could be wrong. y woud u want to no anyway he looks crap
    ibanez BTB400 looks the same