Re: Down the drain or good buy?

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Posted by Deman on July 20, 2000 at 00:38:04:

In Reply to: Down the drain or good buy? posted by Kev on July 19, 2000 at 11:03:46:

: Hi Everybody,

: I've been lurking on this board for a little while and I'm really impressed with the knowledge and maturity of you guys. I'm sure this question has been addressed thoroughly already but I couldn't find much posted recently on this specifically so sorry if this is a common question.

: I play guitar(1year) and on a recent trip to a local store I saw some crazy hippie looking guy on a video doing things with a bass that completely blew me away. I asked the sales guy "WHO IS THAT?!" He didn't know but he asked around and then told me "Some guy named Jack-o." That was it for me. I'm looking to buy a bass and amp and get started. My dilemma is concerning buying a new Carvin Bass. Peoples opinions on Carvin stuff seem to be love or hate with no in betweens. I believe in "you get what you pay for" but the allure of an american made custom bass at half the price of other basses with comparable features is powerful. Specifically I'm looking at a Bunny Brunel 4 or 5 string model. So for you experienced people out there(El Pajaro, Brock, Pat Harrington for example) who have played dozens of instruments, what's your real impression of Carvin basses? I know resale is low on these and that's not a big concern. For what I want I'm going to pay around $1000 and if you guys think it's a bad move I'd REALLY appreciate it if you could give me compelling reason(s) to or not to pull the trigger on a Carvin Bass. They appear to be a great value for the money and I'm just not motivated by cheap/starter basses-even though I know that's all I really need. Thanks in advance for your help.

: kev

Hey...I've recently put myself back in the market for a five string, and had seen Carvins custom shop website, so I decided to check out Carvins next time I headed south...And I was amazed! These basses come in so many options, at such a great price that I figured I would Find that they were being slapped together by minimum wage labor from south of the border (No offense, Pajaro :}) in the back of some warehouse somewhere. Not so was the case...These basses were well made by experienced craftmen, and played as well as the website and reviews claimed. For the money and options, I feel that these basses can't be beat, and I will probably end up with one end of summer as soon as I have the cash for the one I want...Tha's My two cents

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