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PostPosted: Thu Dec 24, 2009 6:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Has anyone seen one like this? What would this be? 88 model (?????)
Strange control setup.



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:00 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I think thats a 1989 dc135 with st body option n single pup instead of the humbucker in the bridge position

Pretty rare actually , I saw that one at the bay like a year ago Shocked
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:15 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I bought it back in August for like $350. It is serious clean. Like left under a bed for 20 years clean. I'm not a big fan of the neck-thru stripe, but for what I paid...
Ive been thinking about giving it a volume pot, A bridge hummer, & maybe even a Kahler 2300. Just not sure if I want to mod it.
Any opinions?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:10 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Hell yeah!!! Twisted

Drool it will be awesome with a hummer in bp n fu&%$#" superb with the kahler!!!
I was going to buy that one but I needed exactly what ur planning to add n Iīm really lazy to do it Mr. Green

It will be awesome to see the process

Go on !!! Yeah!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:48 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

BTW Congrats thatīs a great one , I donīt love the neck-thru stripe either n neither maple bodies , I like its tone but not its weight(is that one too heavy?)

... In the other hand I love the st shape n Jackson style headstock(as well as the dc, ultrav, x220 n early 90's pointy headstock), actually I like this slimer headstock more than the original from Jackson

Carvin Rocks!!! Yeah!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:51 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Thatīs not all maple is it? Think
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 1:51 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Cuz of the body grain it seems to be maple but ... Oh yeah both are maple just with different grain pattern, right? Bounce
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What do you think? Black hardware or stay with the Gold?
I already have the Black Kahler, string lock, straplocks, knob. I could sell off the gold hardware & buy a new set of tuners through Carvin. Or I could sell off the black hardware & buy a gold Kahler.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 2:37 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm not sure what kind of wood the wings are. It's heavier than my Alder 127 but still not what I consider heavy.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:08 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I wouldn't want to mod an old treasure like that. But when it comes to Carvins I'm just an old sentimentalist. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:09 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I'm new here, and don't want to come across wrong on this one.
I've been doing some soul searching for a wile, and I really hate to do a permanent mod to any guitar, but I bought this one to play. Its just so limited without a volume pot. Thats my main problem with it.
But if I add a pot, that's it, its done.
As for collectible value, Carvin guitars just don't seem to get the respect they deserve. Maybe that will change. But hay, go price an 80s American, or Japan Strat. Or Gibson. Get ready to drop some serious bucks. And the price will just continue to go up. No better construction, just the name.
People are paying more than $350 Epiphones! Shame.
I will always have Carvin gear. Not for an investment, but to use.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:15 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

the contribute, the wings may be poplar given the time, if not maple.

As for modding it, why not? guitars are made to suit the need you want, if an instrument doesn't suit your needs there is no purpose in keeping it around why bother? Very odd that one has no pots, some people are odd though (and fortunately on custom orders we are allowed to be) At least its got a always on for the bridge (a must for 5 ways imo) and can't go wrong with red.

I need to mod my DC in the future to make it something I will use, the pickups don't work for me (m22sd and twinblades) maybe make it H-S-S with something fun. Its currently my 1/2 step down guitar, so it isn't used in regular practice, only the occasional play sessions.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:45 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

I don't think poplar started until 90. The wing wood looks to be open grain.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:53 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe you could go with a C22T & AP11s. Or Duncan PG & singles.
I love the sound of my PG.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 6:58 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

My Kramer sounds awesome with Duncans. Alder body.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:21 pm   Reply with quoteBack to top

PG being pearly gates?

I am thinking of a step away from carvin pickups, my C66C has C22B and C22J and I absolutely love them, but different tools for different jobs.
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Pearly gates. I have one in in an old Univox. The Kramer has JBJ-TB4.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 31, 2009 10:55 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

You all ready have the black one, put it in n keep the gold tuners , n if u donīt like it then change it all gold for a classy look that matches the neck-through stripe n maybe a cream hummer to match the board or all black for a more metal look Think
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 5:22 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

I wouldn't mod it if I were you. It's almost sure to be one-of-a-kind, especially with no volume control, and the ring-mounted pickups. I'd have a really hard time playing it without volume and tone controls, so that would be a practical mod--or, you could get one of those Fender pedals that does volume control up-and-down and tone left-to-right, and not have to modify the guitar.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:11 am   Reply with quoteBack to top

Maybe I can put something like a Little 59 in it & use a volume pedal. I just hate to add another pedal in the chain.

I figure its got to be a one of a kind.

1) ST body and 88 Schaller hard tail. Don't think the ST option was officially offered until 89. - That's cool Cool

2) Three singles. I bet not too popular in 88. - OK Surprised
3) No volume or tone. - Kinda crazy. Whack! No wonder its one of a kind!
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