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nascarbean_97
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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby nascarbean_97 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:11 am

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It's got a twinblade in it. It counts! :D

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:05 am

:mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard: :laughhard:
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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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby nascarbean_97 » Sat Mar 02, 2013 10:43 pm

The thing rocks!

Though .011 just isn't thick enough for the e string, it always sounds muted.
I think I'll do a hybrid set of 13-14-18-30-38-52 from now on.

It's so sweet, though! :mrgreen:

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Mar 03, 2013 5:01 am

Something like THAT deserves a sound clip in the Music area.
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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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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby nascarbean_97 » Sun Mar 03, 2013 9:58 am

Next band practice I'll break out the zoom recorder! :lol:

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby RSD » Wed Mar 13, 2013 5:01 pm

Mine arrived last week, posted these on an NBD thread, but they're what I've got. Poor quality cell phone pics:

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby Catman10 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 7:35 am

This one arrived earlier this month, making it my second Carvin fretless. My first one has already been posted here.


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Re: re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby lucien » Sat May 11, 2013 3:11 pm

Guess I'll resurrect the thread with my 2 Bunnies. I've had these for a couple of years so a little late to the party I suppose. The 6 string was my first ever Carvin. I liked it so much I ordered a 4 a while later. They're both totally standard models except for the unlined board and 5 piece neck.

I have a Bromberg B25S fretless on order so I'll have ants in the pants waiting for it over the next couple months. It's a totally standard model also except for 5 piece neck and unlined fingerboard (tho I did opt for the radiused humbuckers so it's technically 3 options)

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby RaphaelD » Thu Sep 26, 2013 9:09 am

Wow Bass porn here!!! :D

All these beauties....

Still unclear about the wood choice for the body of my next fretless.
So what would be the best wood for the body of a fretless bass?

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Carvin SB 4000
Carvin SB 4000 fretless

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Whatever you think looks best. But, if you're speaking of the board, get ebony if you're getting a non-coated board. Right?

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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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Fretless PB&J 4

Postby Biggfigg » Sat Sep 28, 2013 1:27 am

Reposted from elsewhere on the BBS, but I'd be happy to join!

Loving this bass! Had it about a week now. Light weight (about 9lbs), wonderfully playable and sounds silly good. Mahogany body, walnut top, 5 piece all maple neck (well worth the upcharge for the added stability) and traditional headstock, ebony board with a 10" radius.

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PB&J10 by magchowder, on Flickr
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PB&J6 by magchowder, on Flickr
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http://www.flickr.com/photos/103297844@N07/

I have an SB4000 with essentially the same neck profile and an SB5000, both have the standard one piece maple neck (both came from the in stock page). They are fine, but I really like the added rigidity of the 5 piece neck and much prefer the rounder 10" radius of the fretless. I think it significantly helps the sustain as well. Thinking about another build, a fretted PB5, And all I know about that build so far is that I will definitely add the 5 piece neck again. Money well spent IMO.

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:42 am

Hooray. Love it!

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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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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:15 pm

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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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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby Resolved » Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:45 pm

May I join this party? She's already been posted in the builders forum and walnut forum.... But since she qualifies in this thread too, here she is.


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Bass:
2009 Carvin BK5A
2009 Ibanez BTB570FM
2014 Carvin PB5

Guitar:
2005 Ibanez AM73TBR
2007 Ibanez AR305AV
2009 Ibanez ACS1150ECE

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby Mayers » Mon Jan 13, 2014 5:33 pm

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2006 LB76
2007 LB76 fretless
2007 BB70P fretless - sold
2013 Icon6 fretless

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:20 am

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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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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby plong123 » Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:55 pm

AC40F in the house!

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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sun Feb 16, 2014 3:31 am

^

:applause: :applause: :applause: :applause:

(ok, where's the soundclips?)

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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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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby Kinetic Shadow » Sat Nov 15, 2014 4:38 pm

I just got this yesterday morning, and its just so gorgeous...Swamp ash in a nice Aqua Burst finish.Image
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re: Fretless Carvin Club

Postby gumbynotpokey » Sat Nov 15, 2014 5:53 pm

Man, that thing looks awesome!

Well, welcome to the Forum!

Also, if I didn't know better, I'd say that's an HAN finish on that board. Am I right? Also, how does she sound/what's her voice like? Lastly, which strings did you put on?

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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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