Re: Older Carvin Bass

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Posted by TK65 on June 30, 2002 at 21:19:36:

In Reply to: Older Carvin Bass posted by bassey-girl on April 05, 2002 at 17:02:44:

I have a housefull of Carvins (see them here -, including an '83 doubleneck guitar/bass, a '91 doubleneck fretted/fretless bass, and an '88 V440 with trem. If your bass is original, there are 2 volumes, one tone. The switches are most likely phase shifters or coil splitters (depending on the pickups. Are they humbuckers?) Are they both mini-switches? If you have a pic, I could tell you more...

: I have an older Carvin bass. It's a late -80's model. It has 2 pickups, three knobs, and two switches. I presume one switch is for active/passive, and the other is for...?? Tone, maybe? I also assume the three knobs are treble, bass, and volume.

: The bass seems to play ok, but the knobs don't seem to do anything. Matter of fact, they all seem to be for volume, depending on what configuration the switches are in, but don't change tone. Anybody still alive that knows anything about a 15-year-old bass? Can you take any guesses as to knobs/buttons and why they might not work? I think both pickups are functional. The guitar itself is in excellent shape.

: Thanks-

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