Re: Looking for comments about the Carvin 6-string.

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Posted by mike on January 23, 2000 at 07:32:05:

In Reply to: Looking for comments about the Carvin 6-string. posted by Brutus on January 20, 2000 at 09:55:14:

: Tell me about your Carvin 6-string. Does it sound and play like an upper-end model or an ecomomy instrument? What about the slap sound?
: Thanks for your help,
: Brutus

i own 2 carvin 6 strings, one fretted and one fretless,i had them built in
1994. i played every six string i could get my hands on before i ordered them.
the sound is the great it was just what i was looking for,i can play any style
on the fretted one, it sounds completely different than the can
slap and pop on the fretted model,or make it sound like a jazz bass or blend
in the neck pickup for a fuller tone, i use stock carvin strings on it.the
reason i went with carvin was not so much the tone but it has a smaller neck
than the others i tried,yamaha and modulus but the necks were huge, the modulus
was the best, but very expensive.on the fretless i use ken smith compressor
strings.the wood has alot to do with the sound, on the fretted i went all out
and got the tripple "a" flamed maple,where on the fretless it just has the
standard wood,alder. another sugjestion, on the fretted i had them make
the back of the neck, without paint, i found this easier to play than
the painted neck on the fretless.i have noticed alot of changes in there
catalog over the past few years,they no longer use sperzel locking tuners
they have there own house brand enclosed mini tuner.also they no longeer
use the wilkerson bridge,they have gone to a hipshot.and they now offer
string thru body. i have not played them in there present form,so they may
be different,but i love both of mine,and will never buy another six string.
and i have 17 basses including a hamer 12 string,and when i walk out of
the house to go play 90% of the time i take the fretted six.any questions
feel free to e-mail me at'm in tampa bay fl.

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