NBD LB70PF Claro BEM HAN...outdoor pics & sound clip

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re: NBD LB70PF Claro BEM HAN

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:13 pm

That would be sweet, and I considered that. For my 2-cent taste, I knew I wanted Claro on the top, and figured (no pun intended) that the top would either be a bit striped or a bit flamed. This is sort of flamed. As such, I wanted a mottled looking board, rather than striped (like a flamed board), to avoid stripes on stripes.
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Postby Coda » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Mr. Notpokey, you are to be congratulated! It's an awesome looking instrument which I can only describe as museum-worthy... it could easily hold its own as a great example of fine American woodworking. Of course putting it in a museum would be a shame, because it looks like its dying to be played! Hats off to Carvin for the build and to you for the ingenuity.

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Postby mariosangermano » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:39 pm

BEAUTIFUL!! The fingerboard looks AMAZING!! :D :applause: :applause:

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Postby Altered_Ego » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:43 pm

Bring me my brown pants! :shock:
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Postby Catman10 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 4:53 pm

Killer! Beautiful!! Welcome to the HAN club.
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:12 pm

Coda wrote:Mr. Notpokey, you are to be congratulated! It's an awesome looking instrument which I can only describe as museum-worthy... it could easily hold its own as a great example of fine American woodworking. Of course putting it in a museum would be a shame, because it looks like its dying to be played! Hats off to Carvin for the build and to you for the ingenuity.


:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
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Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:13 pm

mariosangermano wrote:BEAUTIFUL!! The fingerboard looks AMAZING!! :D :applause: :applause:


...and it FEELS TOTALLY amazing...the HAN I STRONGLY recommend to anyone....

plus, I wanted to be able to fearlessly play rounds, and of course can also play flats any time i want to....

really, the HAN is OVER THE TOP....
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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:14 pm

Altered_Ego wrote:Bring me my brown pants! :shock:


Here you go, man!
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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 5:15 pm

Catman10 wrote:Killer! Beautiful!! Welcome to the HAN club.
:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:


Thanks! Hey, is there a HAN club on the Forum?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Postby MikeBass » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:54 pm

Aaaaand now I have HAN fretless GAS. Thanks a lot, GNP :x :mrgreen:
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Postby jochan90 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 6:57 pm

Can't wait until my HAN LB20F gets here! Well, until i go down to Santa Ana to pick it up!

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:02 pm

Mike and jochan, I started a HAN club in the club area of the Forums. Post yours as soon as you get 'em!

jochan, when do you get yours from the store?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:07 pm

pastordave2 wrote:Well that was worth the wait. Great walnut and that board is crazy good. I know how you must be excited for the looks. It is great how Carvin can make Claro walnut look. I love looking at mine as much(ok, almost as much) as playing it. Fantastic :applause: :applause: :applause:


Thanks tons for hanging in there with me during the wait. I was getting KILLED at the end. It's like I needed all the support I could get. VERY COOL claros for several of us. Congrats back at you, and thanks again.
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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Postby jochan90 » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:24 pm

My original card date was october 6th, when i added the HAN, they said add a week, so if all goes well, i'm hoping to pick it up on the 20th.

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Postby ajeffcote » Mon Sep 17, 2012 12:47 am

Love the walnut! Congrats on a beautiful new Carvin. Another piece of musical art!

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Postby ElfDude » Mon Sep 17, 2012 5:33 am

Absolutely beautiful! :applause:
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Re: re: NBD LB70PF Claro BEM HAN

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Sep 18, 2012 3:04 pm

ElfDude wrote:Absolutely beautiful! :applause:


Thanks, Elf!
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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
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Postby Tabare777 » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:54 am

Congrats, absolutely beautiful!!! :applause: :applause: :applause:
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re: NBD LB70PF Claro BEM HAN

Postby Osito » Fri Sep 21, 2012 5:22 pm

Honestly when I read "BEM fretless" I was skeptical, but it looks good! It contrasts the dark walnut nicely. And it's definitely super original looking!

I've got a fretless in the oven and since it's already at $1k I'm torn about the HAN finish...it sounds like you guys are recommending it pretty heavily...I wish I could play one of each and compare. I wonder if bare ebony offers some tonal or feel quality that the HAN takes away? Or if the Han is truly just superior?

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NBD LB70PF Claro BEM HAN...added outdoor pics

Postby gumbynotpokey » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:20 pm

This new build is my only fretless, so I can't make that A/B comparison. There are plenty of folks on here with an ebony board fretless. I've mentioned many times I believe Carvin deserves more of us putting tone samples up on youtube. I plan to do that with this bass. An A/B comparison of HAN vs ebony would be very interesting. As to "better" or not, I would think they are merely different, not one better than the other. In my thinking, tone is tone - so it's all about sound differences rather than better or worse per se.

BUT....

Thanks for digging my new bass!
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Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10


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