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sirmyghin
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 12:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

before I had a carvin bass, i was used to terrible action, , lowest it would go was like 3/16-1/4 inch at the 12th fret off the board. After playing that for 8 years having learned on it, I don't really worry about action. I can still appreciate how nice low stuff is.

Funny you mention thinner strings, when my B used to rattle I bumped my strings up to 135-50 from 127-45 or something ,and no more rattle.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:30 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I meant a thinner pick. It was early when I typed that and the coffee hadn't kicked in yet. d'oh!

It has 45-95 flats on it, which IMO are heavy enough. Any more than that and they start to feel like bridge cables.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:29 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

well then I know what to do with my old strings (the E is 105 haha) in my youthful hands it all bit vanishes, I had to learn on strings from the 70's, before all these variable gauge string stuff really kicked in, so I got used to the power lines. The heavier a string is the less likely I am to miss it Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 08, 2008 11:46 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Yamaha TBR1005 with Bart's
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I only have one at the moment, but it's been a good one. Had it since Washburn gave it to me in 1993 ..... AB25 5 string

Has so far fit all my needs... My son has a couple Jazz basses He gigs with if i need something different... I borrow his.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 11:09 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Just picked up my first Carvin Bass yesterday, and I love it!
But I do have a few more.....



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dang thats a nice collection, notice the Geddy Lee Jazz and the Rick, what are the rest?
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Thanks! Ok, on top is a Tradition fretless. starting left to right on the seat of the sofa is a Warwick Corvette Hybrid, Rickenbacher 4001 Jetglo, Next is my Very rare 2001 Silver Sparkle American Designer series Fender Jazz(only 150 of these exist), MIJ Fender Geddy Lee Jazz, Takamine Hollow Body Acoustic, And Last is the American Fender Precision Deluxe.
I dig em all!

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I tried to get my last axe made in silver sparkle but I was ordering a carvin at the time. They said no go, so I ended up with the c66 in my sig, was a good trade I think. How do the ricks play, I've always liked the sound but never gotten my hands on one. My only worthwhile bass is my LB75 which needs repairs (cosmetic warranty) once I get my tax return.
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They play ok, if you get the necessary mods done. That original Gawd-Awful bridge pickup cover was a nuisance for me, as it sits right where my hand does as I am playing. So I had to get rid of that, then theres that stock bridge. You havent intonated a Bass til you do a Ric with a stock bridge. I put a Hipshot on it and it was pretty decent. I sold it a few months back as it was not my favorite to play, and my pickup needed a new engine. They do have an original sound like no other, just like the Warwicks. I had always wanted a Ric, but when I finally got one, I got over it....
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I see, that is disappointing, I would think dropping 2k on a bass would get me a decent bridge. Almost dispels any reason to get one if its not all quality. Better to stick with a J or another carvin. Or try a warwick, I've never even seen one in person, (smalls towns are fun to grow up in, and Hamilton is devoid of good music shops, good scene though)
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Dont get me wrong, you may LOVE it! It just wasnt for me. Loved the throaty tone it produces, and theres nothing out there thats as much fun to play with as the patented "Ric-O-sound" option! Its just completely different than any other bass I ever had, thats all, not good, not bad, just different...I would have another should it present itself. But it will also be the first to go if the need arises....
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2010 2:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

k5koy wrote:
Dont get me wrong, you may LOVE it! It just wasnt for me. Loved the throaty tone it produces, and theres nothing out there thats as much fun to play with as the patented "Ric-O-sound" option! Its just completely different than any other bass I ever had, thats all, not good, not bad, just different...I would have another should it present itself. But it will also be the first to go if the need arises....
Koy


Thing is I don't need the sound, I can get my LB pretty close with the MM style pickups (love them, they do everything) , my amp eq, and the mid sweep. Or at least suitably punchy in the mids that most won't know the difference.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2010 7:36 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't think I've ever posted in this thread...

I don't own any Carvin basses but I do have a Ric 4003, Brice 6 string fretless, and a Galveston unpaired 8 string.
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Well, although I set the basses aside a few years back, I did stumble across this recently, and it will be headed my way very shortly...this would be Hamer #8 in the collection, guitar #17 overall (single, no kids)...




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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 5:51 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Russ wrote:
Well, although I set the basses aside a few years back, I did stumble across this recently, and it will be headed my way very shortly...this would be Hamer #8 in the collection, guitar #17 overall (single, no kids)...


mmm-hmm...

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PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 7:01 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Interesting Russ
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Russ wrote:
Well, although I set the basses aside a few years back, I did stumble across this recently, and it will be headed my way very shortly...this would be Hamer #8 in the collection, guitar #17 overall (single, no kids)...




Very nice. I have King'sX - Out of the Silent Planet when I start up my 'puter. I think the intro is done on a 12 string bass. Sounds kool. Cool

Or Pearl Jam - Jeremy.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:38 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I have to redo my list. Let's see, as of 29JUL10:

1. Fender Jazz Highway One (vanity purchase, it's gotta go)
2. Fender Precision MIM (love it)
3. Peavey GV with carbon composite neck and Cirrus preamp
4. Lakland 55-02
5. MTD Kingston Artist 5 (on the Bay, so this count will change again)
6. MTD 535
7. Hohner BBass FL fretless j-style
8. Musicman Stingray 5

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 29, 2010 7:55 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

My bass buddy for the last 37 years has an impressive collection of Carvin and non-Carvin guitars. A few years back his collection http://www.carvinmuseum.com/collections/davidgreen.html was posted on this site. In the years since, he has bought and sold many, many more, so these days he has quite a few more non-Carvins and a fair number of Carvins left.

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