Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Thu Jun 11, 2009 1:21 pm

Does anyone here own or tried a fretless Carvin AC 40?

Opinions...

Thanks,
Harry
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Wed Jul 22, 2009 5:17 pm

Picked up a new Carvin AC40 fretless today...very cool. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby Rob Francis » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:25 pm

Well tell us Harry [smilie=fun_84.gif]

(ready to sell the green one? [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby spideyjg » Wed Jul 22, 2009 8:31 pm

hmagman wrote:Picked up a new Carvin AC40 fretless today...very cool. [smilie=music-smiley-005.gif]


Kewl, looking forward to trying it Saturday. [smilie=food-smiley-004.gif] Lined?

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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:28 am

Here are some general details...pictures soon.

Mahogany body and neck
Fretless ebony board 24 w/lines
LR Baggs ribbon trensducer pickup
Ebony acoustic bride with TUSQ saddle and strings-through-body
Multilayer binding
Light Flamed KOA top (with no acoustic sound hole)
Light Flamed KOA headstock
Black hardware

First 3-hours of playing impressions...very, very cool. Downside: a bit top heavy, but I play with a strap in almost all cases.

This is the "first" Carvin bass I've purchased. I'm not a big fan of their solid body basses, but I'm going to enjoy this acoustic hybrid.
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Thu Jul 23, 2009 6:30 am

Rob Francis wrote:Well tell us Harry [smilie=fun_84.gif]

(ready to sell the green one? [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]

Rob,

I actually thought of selling that green bass a couple of days ago, but quickly changed my mind... [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]
Harry
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:32 pm

Here are a few pictures:
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby Rob Francis » Thu Jul 23, 2009 5:48 pm

hmagman wrote:
Rob Francis wrote:Well tell us Harry [smilie=fun_84.gif]

(ready to sell the green one? [smilie=icon_biggrin.gif]

Rob,

I actually thought of selling that green bass a couple of days ago, but quickly changed my mind... [smilie=smilie_kopf.gif]

hahahaha Yer a Dawg!
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Sun Jul 26, 2009 6:28 am

Just gotta say that this bass is growing on me very quickly. [smilie=grinning-smiley-003.gif]
Harry
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby 57RIP » Thu Sep 10, 2009 9:39 am

ok, howzabout some clips .... I need to find a backup to the Godin Acoutibass. My A4/SA, while cool is someting completely different ... Does the Baggs system in this bass get real woody and warm ? is there any hint of 'piezo' to it. The Baggs on my older Godin is just woody. No hint of quack.
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Re: Carvin AC 40 Fretless

Postby hmagman » Thu Sep 10, 2009 4:41 pm

57RIP wrote:ok, howzabout some clips .... Does the Baggs system in this bass get real woody and warm ? is there any hint of 'piezo' to it. The Baggs on my older Godin is just woody. No hint of quack.

Sorry not capable of generating sound clip at the moment...

Very woody and warm to my ear, but I have nothing to compare it to.
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