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Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Leco reis, Aug 16, 2005.
Any ideas how can I try a Carvin in NY?
Unless you find one used, you can't because Carvin sells direct. It really sucks actually.
I know , does any one knows of a used one in any store or someone that has one?
don't they have a 10 day try-out policy?
I bought mine when I was in PA and didn't return it. I still have it. A very good instrument. AC-40
Well, I've got two, but I don't know how the logistics would work out. My practice space is in a private home in Westchester that is not mine, and it not being my place I can't just willy-nilly invite people in there.
If you paid for tolls, parking and some gas I suppose I could possibly come to you one evening. Do you have an amp?
I wish the timing were better. I'm GASing for a Bongo, and might sell my main Carvin to get one. But not right away...I need to do an A/B shootout between my Carvin and the Bongo...and it will take three months to get the Bongo I want (special order) if I do decide to pull the trigger.
BTW: The basses are a fretted 1997 LB75A that has been significantly upgraded with Bartolini pickups and an Aguilar OBP-3 preamp, (that's the bass in my profile photo) and a fretless BB75P with the P-series electronics. Both have TI Jazz Flats on them.
well very nice of you to offer but since you upgraded for barts would not be the carvin sound.
I would like to hear the carvin pickups
Check around some of the used music stores in NY.
Guitar Center in Commack Long Island has a few used ones you could try.
IMO, one of Carvin's biggest faults is the lack of a few stores similar to their SoCo retail stores. I'm not talking GC amount - NY/Boston, Chicago, Atlanta, somewhere in the west... 5-10, max.
The ability for people to enter a retail store, play an instrument close to what they'd order, and then place the custom order online or by phone would easily be worth the cost of running a few B&M storefronts, as well as an easy way to get "10-day returns" out the door on a wider scale.