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Re: Looking at Carvin

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Posted by Mark ( on January 29, 2004 at 11:15:33:

In Reply to: Re: Looking at Carvin posted by Vando on December 19, 2003 at 14:05:27:

: That's a nice configuration -- I've got it myself. The piezos are a nice touch.

: Best of luck to you!

: : Thanks, I think I will take a chance. I currently play a 74'P bass with Seymour Duncan's and it has a great traditional sound. Looking to try a bass that has active electonics. I ordered my bass with the new humbucker in the bridge postion and piezo's. Looking for some interesting tonal enhancements.

The Carvin bass arrived yesterday. Very interesting. The finish and fit showed that detail was taken in the construction process. The three pickup configuration provides a wide array of "modern" sounding shapes.

The J-pick-up is very hot, yet has a warm sounding characteristic, the HB2 humbucker gives a fat and flat rock sound and the piezos are a pleasant surprise!! The piezos allow you to dial in a very sharp attack, now I need to test the bass in a band context to see how well it cut through.

The only negative so far is the e string needs to be raised a bit to eliminate fret buzzing between the 5th and 9th frets.

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