It's been a little while since I poked my head in over here, and I have since picked up a couple of new basses. Yea! New basses! The first one is a new one from the Carvin Custom Shop - an LB70, with a sweet flamed koa top, birdseye maple fingerboard, koa neck and body and gold hardware. Really nice - I love koa. And it's super light (surprisingly), and sounds fantastic. The next one is just, well, cool. It's an '88 Carvin DN440 doubleneck. Pearl Purple, Kahler bass trem, fretted/fretless. What's really cool about this (IMHO) is that it was originally made for Steve McDonald of Redd Kross, which has always been one of my favorite bands. A couple of days ago, Jon from Redd Kross sent me a QuickTime of their "Annie's Gone" video, which featured this bass. It's pretty cool - seeing *my* bass in a real, live video (this particular clip was from MTV's 120 Minutes). As Antique's Roadshow would say, this adds to it's "provenance". And we know how I love those weird basses. If anyone is interested, the video is on the Carvin Museum, under Collections/Kevio. I love new basses!