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Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby TomA » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:31 pm

Very J like. Alnico magnet pickups.

Carvin SB4000

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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby nolabass » Fri Jun 26, 2009 2:43 pm

Pretty dang cool. I wonder if these will be offered as a kit?
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby GonzoBass » Fri Jun 26, 2009 8:52 pm

Looks kinda like a J that someone cut the top horn off
and reversed.

Still needs at least one more fret IMHO.
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby spideyjg » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:16 pm

Kinda Warwicky on that upper horn.

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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby nolabass » Fri Jun 26, 2009 9:50 pm

Specter maybe?
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby Gil Escalera » Fri Jun 26, 2009 11:21 pm

Déjà vu!

Now all we need is the funkycarnivore to give us a description of the sound. ;)

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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby hmagman » Sat Jun 27, 2009 6:15 am

I'm thinking of checking these basses out today at the Carvin factory...two freeway exits from my house.
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby kennans » Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:38 pm

GonzoBass wrote:Still needs at least one more fret IMHO.
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I would have suggested getting rid of the damn things altogether!
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby hmagman » Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:08 am

I made it to the factory store yesterday to check these basses out...

Non in stock at the store, the basses are backordered filling the internet direct orders. Guess I'll have to wait... [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby kennans » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:18 am

These got a lot of attention at Bass Player Live. Seems like a lot of axe for the money. The alnico pickups are the new flavor of the month between these and the new EMG JA-x's.
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby Kevin Probass Borden » Fri Dec 11, 2009 6:59 am

Forgive me... I actually like Carvin basses. They offer alot of bass for the dough. This bass, It looks cheap to me. It reminds me of the Ibanez Rabbit bass from a few years ago. The headstock looks like an afterthought, the body isnt quite right, the truss rod cover just screams cheap... Just my jaded opinion..
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby bigfatbass » Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:51 am

I've had more than one student using Carvins and they have all been GREAT axes, especially the Bunny. Serious bang for the buck if you can get past the fugly/pointy factor. These new ones push the fugly meter off the scale for me. That headstock is almost laughably hideous.
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby Lieutenant Dan » Mon Mar 07, 2011 2:24 pm

I realize this is a necrobump, but Pete's Streamliner thread features Ed Friedland playing one of these through that amp, sounds killer. Though I agree it's one of the worst headstocks ever. Otherwise, these basses seem to be getting some good love on other boards.

Having said that, a custom Carvin LB70 made just for me in bookmatched KOA w/5pc maple neck w/koa stripes, black hardware, ebony board w/abolone diamond inlays, stainless steel frets, traditional headstock, and soapbar pups, or the big humbucker and j-style combo would be tres' cool. [smilie=cool-smiley-031.gif]

And lo and behold...the Carvin gallery has one that is just about right on the money in most respects so I can SEE the dream.. [smilie=cheeky-smiley-025.gif]

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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby Freddels » Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:04 pm

I have an SB4000 and it's a killer bass. It has become my #1 go to bass. I absolutely love the tone and playability of this bass. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif] [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif] [smilie=grinning-smiley-044.gif]
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Re: Carvin's latest - the SB4000

Postby Freddels » Mon May 30, 2011 10:34 am

Here's a couple of vids of my SB4000 at a Blues Fest I played the other day.

http://www.youtube.com/v/UeP5Gtzy ... er&list=UL

http://www.youtube.com/v/scx1kfFI ... e=youtu.be
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