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BassClef
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:03 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hey everyone!

Since I sold off all my Carvin basses, it has been awhile since I posted here. BUT....I'm back!

Just put in an order for a B1500 bass amp! Dancing Can't wait to get it!

A buddy of mine has one and it just blew me away how great it sounded! Clean and all that headroom! Both my Sadowsky basses sounded awesome through it. I'll have to get use to a big amp again, I've been playing through a Genz-Benz Shuttle 6.0 which is so small I can just about fit it in my gig bag! Great amp, but no match to the power of the B1500.

Well I am glad I am back in the Carvin family! I always had high praise for their products.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 9:20 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome back. You know you don't have to own any carvin gear to hang out here. Was it you that sold the Icon elite model?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:59 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Welcome back, O king of the bottom end! Mr. Green

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BassClef
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 5:48 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

emux2 wrote:
Welcome back. You know you don't have to own any carvin gear to hang out here. Was it you that sold the Icon elite model?


It was a LB70 Elite, not the Icon. I sold it to help fund the Sadowsky Fretless I had built. (the one on the right)


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:20 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Aw crap, you had to go and post pictures. Shocked

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 12:27 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

BassClef wrote:
emux2 wrote:
Welcome back. You know you don't have to own any carvin gear to hang out here. Was it you that sold the Icon elite model?


It was a LB70 Elite, not the Icon. I sold it to help fund the Sadowsky Fretless I had built. (the one on the right)



Very nice!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 10:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

If there were such a thing as "too sweet" these just might fit that category...beautiful...absolutely beautiful.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 6:14 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

bossboy2 wrote:
If there were such a thing as "too sweet" these just might fit that category...beautiful...absolutely beautiful.


Thanks! I used to one of those who said they would never pay so much for a "Fender" clone. But after playing one, I said "sorry" to Roger Sadowsky when I met him!

The fretted bass is my main bass, it was built in 1988. A very early Sadowsky and very broken in! But that bass also has some history to it!

I don't know if you can see in the photo, but there is a "SWR" on the headstock after the Sadowsky logo.

Well this bass was originally made for Steve W. Rabe, founder of SWR amplifiers. He used it in his product showcase room and at the NAMM show for years up to the time he sold SWR.

But the neat part, the bass was used in some of the SWR ads back in the early 90's. The "Judge Us By The Company We Keep" ads.

I actually got some copies and a poster of the ad when I bought the bass a few years ago.

My Bass is the one of the left:


And a close up of the ad:

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'72 Fender Jazz Maple Sunburst
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 25, 2009 10:03 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

That fretless is soooooo fine! Tongue Spin
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BassClef
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:03 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Well got to gig last night with my new Carvin B1500 amp....and all I can say is WOW WEE!!!! Dancing

Man this amp is clean and crystal clear....and not to mention POWERFUL!!

What attracted me to this amp is it's very clean a simple layout. I HATE amps will a million EQ controls. I've seen amps that have both graphic and parametric EQ plus shaping controls. To me for bass....that is just way too much over kill. The B1500 simply has Bass, Low Mid, Mid, High Mid and Treble plus the Sub-Bass which is a great feature. Nice and simple the way I like it!

Well any way, My setup last night was the B1500 running through 2 8ohm Avatar B210 Neo (10x2) cabinets and using my 1988 Sadowsky Standard 4. With the two 8Ohm cabinets I was running 1250 Watts.

It was amazing the punch, nice bottom end and Oh so clean. Not one bit of distorting or "farting" even when slapping hard or soloing.

I ran it pretty much flat with some boosting of the low mid for punch, a little boost of the treble for the slap and a little sub-bass for...well sub-bass!

Well all I can say is Carvin hit a Grand Slam with this amplifier!

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'72 Fender Jazz Maple Sunburst
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:25 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

bassclef, what kind of woods are on those basses?

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:55 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

bossboy2 wrote:
bassclef, what kind of woods are on those basses?


The fretted bass on the left is Swamp Ash, the fretless bass on the right is Flamed Spalted Maple over Swamp Ash.

Photos (at least mine) do not do the fretless justice! The Flamed Spalted Maple is just beautiful. Here is a phone Sadowsky sent me of the body after it was finished. You can really see the flame in this photo.


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'72 Fender Jazz Maple Sunburst
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