Would you buy this??

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Ryan L., Mar 7, 2002.

  1. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
  2. Brendan


    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    ...I'd play it. If it were a gift, I'd think nothing of it. Plunking down my own money...well, I'd drop in wood filler and paint it all a solid color. Actually, I think it's kinda cool!
  3. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
    It's up to $610 with two zero feedback bidders.

    Hey, it could happen ;)
  4. john turner

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

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    some folks have no shame.
  5. lesfleanut

    lesfleanut Guest

    Sep 25, 2001
    Syracuse N.Y.
    Sign me up for one:D
  6. Eilif

    Eilif Holding it down in K-Town. Supporting Member

    Oct 1, 2001
    what a hoax. This guy is lying through his teeth.
    This guitar is not handmade. Hand-assembled, but not handmade. the kit/case, couldn't have cost more than 400 bucks.

    Oh, well I guess maybe some people (peavey fans) will pay 210 xtra bucks to add a lizard, and take the "Carvin" name off the headstock. :D

    seriouly though, I concur with John Turner
  7. embellisher

    embellisher Holy Ghost filled Bass Player Supporting Member

    What does that mean?
  8. I herd det! A $400 kit for $600?!?! :confused: For the same money you could get a 5-string built by the factory with warranty, with 5 controls, and a coil splitter switch, in a choice of colors. I mean, natural alder" doesn't exactly make your eyes spin.

    "...the alder body still smell of fresh wood," This isn't exactly a good thing if the seller means like "not dried."

    That thing is "hand made" just like Top Ramen is a home-cooked meal. Well, at least the lizard is, (if anyone wants to take responsibility for it).
  9. Ryan L.

    Ryan L. Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Aug 7, 2000
    West Fargo, ND
    That is what I am getting at--a $400 kit bass currently going for over $600. Being marketed as handcrafted. But apparently a couple people are buying into it.....................................Sheesh.:rolleyes: Should tell the bidders to go to Carvin's website and show them that they can handcraft their own exquisite bass for a lot less money.
  10. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Columbia, MO
    What on earth does that bass have to do with peavey?

    That aside, I wouldn't buy it. The lizard is really ugly. The wood is really ugly. Bolting a neck onto a bass is no where near hand assembled.
  11. I checked the link this morning, and the auction has been stopped.
  12. xush


    Jul 4, 2001
    mobile AL
    Some of the Carvin BBS guys gave the seller the ol' workover, I do believe...it was quite the hot topic over there! It looks like the text quoted from the auction was edited from the original one he had, he must have read the comments on the Carvin board...

    What's a 'guitar expert' anyway, and why is he building kit basses?
  13. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    He was trying to make a easy dollar...fool.

    You know, i was thinking for my next bass...was to build one out of a kit.
    Would it be wise to buy a carvin kit...with specs like:
    5 string
    unlined fretless
    black hardware

    That and staining it a dark color...dont know what and then putting a clear coat on it.
    What would be the best way to do this?

    Ive had some experience in taking apart and putting together guitars. I took apart my friends Telecaster, stripped the paint off and painted it zebraprint. Did the intonation and lowerd the action. Nothing real drastic.
    Good idea?
  14. Wxp4759cb


    Nov 23, 2000
    Columbia, MO
  15. Pea-NUT


    Jul 1, 2001
    Jerseyville, IL
    Well, i know i cant afford a warmoth. At least when i checked last. Im checking out the allparts site now. Plus, i dont think warmoth carries whole kits. Do they? Ill probably start my new bass at least 6 months from now.
  16. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    NO. :D
  17. To answer your queston in two words....
    ¡HELL NO!
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