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 Post subject: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: February 10th, 2019, 6:17 pm 
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https://reverb.com/item/19230763-lefty- ... pearl-blue


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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 2:58 am 
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I have this same control lay-out on my Carvin DC727 7-string guitar and I love it. On mine, the controls are volume (push-pull for active-passive), passive tone (only on in passive mode) and active bass and treble boost/cut (only on in active mode). The switches are a pickup selector (the big one, obviously), a coil split for each pickup separately, and the bottom one is a phase switch. It is immensely versatile and the active EQ is a great and very musical addition that seemed excessive to have on a guitar at first, but actually works great. I love that guitar!

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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: February 11th, 2019, 4:30 pm 
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In surprisingly good shape for a twenty-nine year old bass... good price too.

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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: March 2nd, 2019, 3:43 pm 
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Another one, translucent finish, pricier:

https://reverb.com/item/20030826-carvin ... ranslucent


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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: March 3rd, 2019, 11:03 am 
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tim wrote:
Another one, translucent finish, pricier:

https://reverb.com/item/20030826-carvin ... ranslucent



That one is a LB70 (4 String) not a LB75 as listed.


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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: March 4th, 2019, 11:18 am 
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The pickups on both the basses in question date them at around 1988-89. I used to have a 1989 LB70, but didn’t keep it long... IMO the H13B stacked humbuckers have always been a bit of a weak pickup (probably why Carvin only used them for a couple years). The Kahler tremelo bridge looked cool- but for me it was superfluous, I really never used it.

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But then- I got this 1990 LB70 (in 1990 Carvin introduced the H50B stacked humbuckers- they're a much better match with the A500 active electronics) and I absolutely love the sound of this bass! The deep pearl blue metallic finish w/ gold hardware combination is still a beautiful look.

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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 3:15 am 
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Carmine wrote:
The pickups on both the basses in question date them at around 1988-89. I used to have a 1989 LB70, but didn’t keep it long... IMO the H13B stacked humbuckers have always been a bit of a weak pickup (probably why Carvin only used them for a couple years). The Kahler tremelo bridge looked cool- but for me it was superfluous, I really never used it.

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But then- I got this 1990 LB70 (in 1990 Carvin introduced the H50B stacked humbuckers- they're a much better match with the A500 active electronics) and I absolutely love the sound of this bass! The deep pearl blue metallic finish w/ gold hardware combination is still a beautiful look.

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Dang, your Images didn't come through... would Love to see those pics!

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PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 11:10 am 
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Strange... I can see them just fine on my laptop- but not on my iPad. I'll try it again:

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PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 12:40 pm 
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Carmine wrote:
Strange... I can see them just fine on my laptop- but not on my iPad. I'll try it again:

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I can see the two pictures in your latest post.


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PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 3:27 pm 
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More "knob & switch" bass porn for you, Tim :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 3:57 pm 
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PostPosted: March 5th, 2019, 5:53 pm 
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I am very interested in 2/2 80s Carvins.


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 Post subject: Re: Carvin knob n switch special -- Reverb
PostPosted: March 8th, 2019, 4:44 am 
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All pictures coming through now... great colors on these basses!

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