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Whut da' hell?!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Woodchuck, Jul 1, 2003.


  1. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
  2. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i like the "555" phone number they're using. this may be just a "practice" website, using carvin pics as placeholders.
     
  3. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    JT, it's 775 - is that a legit number?
     
  4. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Wow, that's a law suit waiting to happen...
     
  5. Nick Gann

    Nick Gann Talkbass' Tubist in Residence

    Mar 24, 2002
    Silver Spring, MD
    Hey JMX, the area code can be valid, but if the local code (which is the middle 3 numbers) is 555, then its a fake number.
     
  6. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Ah ok, the us phone system confuses me. :oops:

    EDIT

    we were looking at different numbers maybe:

    it's on the start page

    But I agree, the " project" in an .edu url gives it away as a test IMO.
     
  7. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    The comments are even funnier. "The Moon-Glow 5 is so named because the special finish we apply to this 5 string bass gives it its unique glow. The double-pole humbucking pickup at the bridge will allow you to funk with the best of them"
    [​IMG]
    (I don't see any "moonglow" here)

    and "Try the 2001 Phantom 5 that Bass Player magazine called "An unparalleled bargain for a professional musician on a tight budget"

    Carvin AND Bass Player might get ticked at this; I'm hoping JT's right about it being a practice site.
     
  8. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    "We are the only authorized reseller of Carvin Guitars in the world. Carvins are manufactured in the U.S. in San Diego, California"

    This is on the home page so one would assume they know.
     
  9. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    This is on the main page:

    "We are the only authorized reseller of Carvin Guitars in the world. Carvins are manufactured in the U.S. in San Diego, California."
     
  10. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    So why don't they just push 'em as used Carvins, instead of their own custom basses? :confused:
     
  11. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    That's true... There's something hinkey about the whole thing... Even if it is just a "practice" page they should remove the "Order" link from it..
     
  12. "...Since then JG Guitars has been selling fine Carvin Guitars, and custom guitars made from Carvin kits."

    Call it what you will, to me it's still a ripoff. So I'm gonna build Fender copies from Fender parts and call them OM Guitars. Oh yeah.
    :rolleyes: Oh wait! It's probably already been done! :D
     
  13. JMX

    JMX Vorsprung durch Technik

    Sep 4, 2000
    Cologne, Germany
    Or you use Warmoth parts and call them Sadowskys :p ;)
     
  14. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    Hold still, I need to zip that back of your asbestos suit! :D
     
  15. smakbass

    smakbass Smakkin basses for 25 years..

    Aug 6, 2002
    Vancouver Canada
    I think we have been over the Sadowsky argument enough to know they do not use Warmoth parts. Although have in the past.
     
  16. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder

    Well isn't that a great Quote.........But Wait a second isn't Bass Central the only AUTHORIZED dealer for Carvin!!!!
     
  17. dragonbass

    dragonbass Commercial User

    Feb 17, 2003
    N.Y.
    Owner/Builder of LoPrinzi Basses.........................................EX-Sadowsky Guitars Builder
    This is also from the home page............

    "ABOUT OUR COMPANY

    JG Guitars has been around since 1999, when our founder Joe Groot decided to build his first guitar. He had been modifying guitars for some time, when he decided it was time to make "the big move" and try to make his own instrument. Using a Carvin kit, Joe assembled, soldered and finished a 5-string bass. Since then JG Guitars has been selling fine Carvin Guitars, and custom guitars made from Carvin kits."


    So let me get this Straight.... They build basses/guitars that Carvins sells as Kits..and RENAME them............Well well...Why didn't I think of that?
     
  18. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i was looking at the "custom order options" page
     
  19. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    since the guy is supposedly "authorized" we should try to get in touch with carvin and find out.
     
  20. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    I sent an email to them...