CUSTOM SHOP BASSES                                                                                                       B...
SB Series Basses
NEW NECK DIMENSIONS AND PROFILE
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CLARO WALNUT SERIES
The Claro Walnut series basses come standard with our five piece
maple/walnut neck-through constructio...
LB/XB SERIES                                                                                                              ...
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  1. 1. CUSTOM SHOP BASSES B SERIES C arvin’s basses are significantly enhanced with the addition of our MADE IN stacked bass/treble and mid range level/sweep controls. The tonal improvement and versatility with the new electronic circuitry is quite USA dramatic. In a recent review, Bass Guitar Magazine said “(the sweepable mid range control) in itself is almost worth the cost of the bass”. Our modern 82,000 square foot plant in San Diego is equipped with the finest instrument building machinery in the industry. The use of high quality woods and our constant improvement in manufacturing methods are an B50 ongoing quest at Carvin. If Carvin basses were available in retail stores, 5 string bass with B40 passive electronics you would pay up to three times more than our factory direct prices. By 4 string bass with selling direct, Carvin not only gives incredible value but also provides you passive electronics with a direct connection to the builder. With the best build up times in the Troy Lampkins with Carlos Santana industry along with our risk free 10-day money back guarantee, there has Contoured Heel never been a better time to order your Carvin Custom Shop bass. B50 options shown: Left Handed (L) Swamp Ash Body (ASH) B40 options shown: Sapphire Blue (TB) White White (WW) Active Electronics (AC) Matching Painted Headstock (PH) SB Headstock (SBH) Mother of Pearl Block Inlays (MP) Active Electronics (AC) HC8 Black Hardware (BC) Hardshell Black Case B40 options shown: HUGH McDONALD BUNNY BRUNEL SEKOU BUNCH ULI JON ROTH Tobacco Burst (TT) BON JOVI Maple Fingerboard (MF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Active Electronics (AC) SB Headstock (SBH) DARRYL WILLIAMS FRANK WHITE AMLAK TAFARI ROY VOGT GUITARS & SAXES, CHAKA KAHN ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY STEEL PULSE, YELLOW WALL NEW NECK PROFILES AND DIMENSIONS NEW CARVIN BRIDGE WITH LOCKING SADDLES NEW J99A ALNICO V SINGLE COIL PICKUPS NEW OPTIONAL 18v ACTIVE ELECTRONICS B40 & B50 B40 & B50 FEATURES: • Premium grade alder wood body Carvin’s entirely new B40 & B50 bolt 12.7”w x 20”L x 1.72” thick on neck basses are loaded with features • Hardrock maple bolt on neck with contoured heel • B40 neck width: 1.53” at nut, 2.5” at heel only found on boutique instruments. • B50 neck width: 1.75” at nut, 3.0” at heel New easy-playing neck profiles allow • Reinforced neck with dual action truss rod you to play for hours with complete • Tung oil satin finish on neck BRYANT SIONO JON LAWHON CHRIS BUCK PHIL MARTIN • Graphite nut with teflon helps keep it in tune BACKSTREET BOYS BLACK STONE CHERRY comfort. J99A Alnico V pickups and the • Tilt back headstock eliminates the string tree new Carvin lock down saddle bridge • 34” scale premium ebony fingerboard gives these basses a very solid and • 22 precision medium jumbo frets punchy tone. Features such as the tilt • Action guaranteed to be 3/32” back headstock and graphite nut for • Carvin premium 20:1 ratio tuning keys • Carvin bridge with lock down saddles for solid tone tuning stability along with Carvin’s • J99A single coil pickups with Alnico V magnets methodical high quality construction • Passive electronics; 2 vol. & 1 tone standards make the B40 and B50 bolt • Chrome hardware on neck basses incredible values. OPTIONS: F Add F after model for Fretless ...................... N/C PH Painted matching headstock ......................... SBH SB style headstock ........................................ AC Passive/Active electronics.............................. H5A Alnico Stacked Humbuckers (black) ................ 409 Cream pickups (J99A or H50A only) .................. PAUL LORANGER TRAA DANIELS GRETA BRINKMAN BJORN ENGLEN HB2 Bridge Humbucker ........................................ P.O.D. Yngwie Malmsteen For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 22 22 800.854.2235 carvin.com carvinworld.com carvinworld.com 23
  2. 2. SB Series Basses NEW NECK DIMENSIONS AND PROFILE SB4000 4 string 20 fret bass passive electronics SB5000 5 string 22 fret bass active/passive electronics ...It’s meaty, with a wide palette of easily manipulated tones. ...Kudos to Carvin for ushering in a whole new generation of hip, modern, and affordable instruments NEW CARVIN BRIDGE WITH LOCKING SADDLES – Matthew Charles Heulitt, Bass Player Magazine, December 2009 NEW J99A ALNICO V SINGLE COIL PICKUPS SB4000 options shown: NEW OPTIONAL ACTIVE ELECTRONICS Spalted Maple Top (SM) Black Burst Edges (BST) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) MADE IN Bird’s Eye Maple Headstock (BMNH) USA Abalone Diamond Inlays (DAB) No Pickguard (NP) Gold Hardware (G) BRYANT SIONO BACKSTREET BOYS FEATURES: • Premium grade alder wood body • Hardrock maple bolt on neck • Precise fitting neck/body pocket • 1.53” wide nut, 2.5” wide heel, .83” thick 1st fret • Reinforced neck with dual action truss rod • Tung oil satin finish on neck • Graphite nut with teflon helps keep it in tune HC8W • Tilt back headstock for crisp open notes Hardshell Black Case • 34” scale premium ebony fingerboard • 20 precision medium jumbo frets • Carvin premium 20:1 ratio tuning keys • Bridge with Lock-down saddles for solid tone Sekou Bunch • Two J99A Alnico single coil pickups “My new SB4000 is the baddest • Passive electronics; 2 vol. & 1 tone • White multi-layer pickguard bass I’ve ever played. The neck • Body Dimensions: 13.5”w x 21”L x 1.7” thick is amazing and has the fattest OPTIONS: sound – you will never get lost HUGH McDONALD F Add F after model for Fretless..................N/C in the band. This IS the New BON JOVI PH Painted matching headstock .......................... ELECTRIC BASS!” – Sekou IVN Ivory Tusq Graphite Nut .................................. BG Black multi-layer pickguard ............................ See the video at carvinworld.com/sb4000 WP White pearloid multi-layer pickguard .............. or at RP Red tortoise multi-layer pickguard.................. AARON SAMSON NP No pickguard .............................................N/C ODIN / DRIVER / GENE LOVES JEZEBEL HG Metal hand guard covering neck pickup .......... PK Metal knobs with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays......... AC Active electronics (standard on SB5000) .......... H5A H50A Stacked Humbuckers............................. SB Series SB4000 options shown: SB5000 options shown: 409 Cream Pickups ................................................ Swamp Ash Body (ASH) SB5000 options shown: Swamp Ash Body (ASH) HB2 Bridge Humbucker (coil split not avail) ............ Maple Fingerboard (MF) Blue Burst (TL) Vintage Cream (VC) Carvin’s SB Series basses feature entirely new bolt on necks. The SB4000 is based MVB Master Vol & Blend replaces separate Vol........ Black Painted Headstock (BPH) Rosewood Fingerboard (RWF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) MBS Stacked Mid Sweep to replace on a traditional jazz style neck. The rounded neck heel allows comfortable play- White Pearloid Pickguard (WP) Gloss Black Back of Neck (GNB) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) push/pull passive tone control ............................... No Inlays on Fingerboard (NIN) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) ability to the last fret and its retro-style body features front and rear contours for Metal Knobs with Mother of Pearl For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 Inlays (PK) Ivory Tusc Nut (IVN) hours of comfortable playing. If you really want to jazz it up, order one with a 5mm Active Electronics (AC) Tortoise Pickguard (RP) figured wood drop top along with your choice of many Custom Shop options. Gold Hardware (G) Cream Pickups (409) J99A Pickups The SB series basses come equipped with a pair of J99A single coil pickups which feature Alnico V magnets. These pickups deliver a rich bell-tone with full bottom- end, clear upper range and the right amount of mid-range growl. Optional Active Electronics (standard on SB5000) • 18 volt active electronics • Separate Volume controls for each pickup • Tone Control with Active-Passive push-pull switch • Stacked bass/treble cut-boost controls • Side mounted input jack DARRYL WILLIAMS PICKGUARD OPTIONS: GUITARS & SAXES, CHAKA KAHN “The SB4000 and SB5000 are some of the best sounding and playing basses that I have ever played. I am very pleased to be a part of the Carvin family” Black (BG) Red Tortoise (RP) White Perloid (WP) No Pickguard (NP) 24 carvinworld.com carvinworld.com 25
  3. 3. CLARO WALNUT SERIES The Claro Walnut series basses come standard with our five piece maple/walnut neck-through construction. A three piece layered ICON SERIES body utilizing the finest selections of walnut for the back, alder wood for the center layer, and our most highly figured California Claro MADE IN IC5 IC4 USA 5 string 4 string Walnut for the top really gives these basses a stunning appearance. Flame Maple top Flame Maple top To further compliment the overall design, the body edges are fully radiused. The Claro Walnut series represents Carvin’s commitment to the design and craftsmanship of high-end basses. For general specifi- cations refer to the LB70, LB75 & LB76. ANNIVERSARY SERIES Carvin’s top of the line anniversary series was launched a year before IC6 6 string the Claro walnut series. The difference between these two elite mod- Flame Maple top els is the anniversary comes standard with our finest AAAA flamed curly maple top. A center layer of walnut is laminated between the HC8 premium alder back. The look as well as the performance of this bass Amlak Tafari Hardshell Black Case is simply stunning. Bjorn Englen STANDARD FEATURES: Yngwie Malmsteen • 34” scale five piece maple & walnut laminated through-neck...........No charge • Claro walnut: 3 piece Claro walnut/alder/walnut laminated body ......No charge • Anniversary: 3 piece flamed maple/walnut/alder laminated body ......No charge • Fully rounded body edges ..............................................................No charge HC8 • Two J99A Single Coil Pickups ........................................................No charge Hardshell Black Case • 18v Active/Passive Electronics ........................................................No charge • Clear Gloss Finish ..........................................................................No charge • Gold plated metal CARVIN logo on headstock ..................................No charge MADE IN (for tung oil satin finish specify TF, for clear matte satin finish specify CS) OPTIONS: USA Fretless basses add F after model number ........................... N/C AB Abalone block inlays ............................................................. QTC4 Upgrade to Quilted maple top.............................................. FK4 Upgrade to Flame Koa top............................................... Troy Lampkins FPH4 Add Flame maple headstock...........................................N/C QPH4 Add Quilted maple headstock ........................................N/C HB2 Bridge humbucker ................................................................ HB2N Neck humbucker (must also order HB2).............................. 31 Coil Spliter switch ..................................................................... LB75AP options shown: IC6P Flame Maple (FTC4) Umber Stain Quilt (QSU4) SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups................................................ Matching Flame Headstock (FPH4) NS Five piece neck is covered by figured top ................................. Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Matching Quilt Headstock N/C For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 Rosewood Fingerboard (RWF) Bridge Humbucker (HB2) Coil Splitting Switch (31) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) IC5 IC5 IC4A Gold Hardware (G) Abalone Dot Inlays(ABD) Deep Purple on Quilt (QTP4) Tobacco Sunburst on Quilt (QTT4) Clear Finish on Flame (FTC) Tung Oiled Neck (TN) Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) 5-piece Maple Walnut neck (5MW) Matching Flame Headstock N/C LB76W options shown: Gold Hardware (G) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) Asymmetrical Wider Neck (5W) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Soap Bar Pickups (SP2) Tung Oiled Neck (TN) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) Black Hardware (BC) Gold Hardware (G) No Inlays on Fingerboard (NIN) 5-piece Maple Walnut neck (5MW) Carvin is proud to offer the ICON series. This ergonomic design gives the ultimate in comfort, playability and feel. New features include Carvin SP Soap Bar Pickups, new active passive 18v electronics with sweepable midrange and the A-style Hipshot bridge for solid enhanced bottom end. The ICON bass is the product of 60 years in design Rear of LB76W excellence. ICON SERIES SPECIAL FEATURES: • Maple neck thru alder body LB70W LB75W LB76W • Choice thin layer of black wood laminate separating the over a of 5mm thick Flame Maple or Figured Walnut top 4 string Walnut Series 5 string Walnut Series 6 string Walnut Series top and Alder back. For Walnut top add W after model # (n/c) active/passive electronics active/passive electronics active/passive electronics • Matching figured headstock • 24k Gold plated CARVIN logo on headstock • Special contoured body edges for maximum comfort • 34” Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets For flamed maple Anniversary model, change the “W” to “A” (LB70A) For 35 1/4” scale basses, change the “L” to “X” add $70 • Hipshot A-style bridge • Two SP2 soap bar humbucking pickups ••18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE push-pull active/passive selectionroom) Volume control has ELECTRONICS (for excellent head • Pickup blend control • Stacked concentric bass and high frequency controls • Stacked concentric mid freq. level & sweep (200 - 1000 Hz) • P-Series models include a blend control for the Piezo bridge • IC4 neck dim: 1.60” wide at nut, 2.42” at 24th fret • IC5 neck dim: 1.75” wide at nut, 2.75” at 24th fret • IC6 neck dim: 2.02” wide at nut, 3.20” at 24th fret OPTIONS: Fretless basses add F after model number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/C LB76W QTC4 Quilted Maple Top and matching headstock. . . . . . . . . . . . FK4 Flame Koa top and matching headstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H5AS Stacked H50A Humbuckers in Soapbar pickup covers . . . . . . . . 5W Asymmetrical 5-string neck, 1/4” wider @ heel . . . . . . . . . . . For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 26 carvinworld.com carvinworld.com 27
  4. 4. LB/XB SERIES BB SERIES HC8W MADE IN XB75 Hardshell Black Case BB75 USA 5 string, 35 1/4” scale 22 fret, active/passive includes HB2 & RB options 5 string bass with active/passive elec. AC40 AC50 Fretted 4-string Fretted 5-string acoustic bass acoustic bass BB70 4 string bass with LB70 LB75 LB76 active/passive 4 string bass with 5 string, 34” scale 6 string 34” scale active/passive electronics 24 fret, active/passive 24 fret, active/passive XB76 351/ ” scale, 22 frets 4 active/passive includes HB2 & RB options HC8W Hardshell Black Case Traa Daniels - P.O.D. Bass Player Magazine See the video Carvin’s basses have always played and sounded wonder- ful. The construction is so precise, I can pick up any HC8 BB70 or BB75 and it will Hardshell Black Case play and sound just like my own. BB70P (includes hB2 humBucker) AC40F options shown: Classic Sunburst on Flame Maple (FTD) Spalted Maple Top (SMTA) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH) Matching Headstock (SMPH) AC50F options shown: XB75P options shown: Jet Black (B) Crimson Red on Quilt (QTR) LB76P options shown Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Icon Headstock Shape (IPH) Body Binding (BB) Body Binding (BB) Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) Jet Black (B) XB76P (includes hB2 humBucker & rB) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) Birds Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) Lefthand Model (L) White Fretline on Fretless (FI) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) Figured Walnut Top (FW) BB Series his AC40/AC50 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) No Inlays on Fingerboard (NIN) Walnut Body Sides (WAL) Fully Rounded Body Edges (RB) Coil Splitting Switch for Humbucker (31) MADE IN Bunny Brunel’s signature bass offers USA Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups (SP2) Gold Hardware (G) These semi-hollow acoustic basses have Black Hardware (BC) custom shop dream to the public. The a mahogany neck, which runs through body provides ideal balance to the entire the body, giving a smooth transitional LB SERIES XB SERIES instrument. The 5 string model offers offset fret markers along with an asym- heel for effortless playability to the 24th fret. The mahogany body is sys- Whether you choose the 4, 5 or 6 string models, The 35.25” scale five and six string basses cover metrical neck for easy transition from 4 tematically hollowed-out for the best Carvin’s new active/passive electronics provide everything from the low-end growl of the B to 5 strings. As Bunny puts it, “it feels amplified acoustical tone possible. a huge selection of percussive bass sounds. string to the percussive tones expected of a long like playing a 4 string with the added 5th Choose from our wide selection of woods, finish- scale bass . Whether you choose the standard string at the top” . AC40/50 FEATURES: es and options to create your own custom bass. active/passive electronics or the P-series elec- • AAA Engleman Spruce top tronics you can expect a great sounding bass BB70 FOUR STRING FEATURES: • Mahogany 34” scale neck-thru-body construction • Maple neck through alder body • Maple neck thru alder body • Inline headstock standard on AC40 4-string • 34” Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets with exceptional playability. • 34” Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets • Smooth neck to body heel • Straight body sides with sculpted edges • Maple neck thru alder body • 1.60” wide at nut, 2.42” at 24th fret • AC40: 1.6” wide @ nut, 2.4” wide @ 24th fret • Hipshot™ A-style bridge for great tone & punch • 35.25” Scale ebony fingerboard with 22 frets • J99A neck & HB2 bridge humbucker • AC50: 1.75” wide @ nut, 2.7” wide @ 24th fret • Two J99A single coil pickups • Fully Rounded Body Edges • 18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS • Pickup: F40 acoustic transducer • 18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS • Hipshot™ A-style bridge for great tone & punch • Volume has push-pull active/passive selection • Active electronics: Master volume. Separate • Volume has push/pull active/passive selection • Pickups: J99A neck and HB2 bridge humbucker • Pickup blend control bass and treble boost/cut controls • 18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS • Stacked bass and high frequency controls • Strings: 4012 / 5012 black tape wound acoustic • Pickup blend control • Volume has push/pull active/passive selection • Stacked mid freq. level & sweep (200-1000 Hz) • Stacked bass and high frequency controls AC40/50 OPTIONS: • P-Series includes blend control for Piezo bridge • Stacked mid freq. level & sweep (200-1000 Hz) • Pickup blend control F Add F after model for Fretless .................N/C • P-Series includes blend control for Piezo bridge • Stacked bass and high frequency controls BB75 FIVE STRING ADDITIONAL FEATURES: CE Cedar top 1/8” thick ................................... • Stacked mid freq. level & sweep (200-1000 Hz) • Same features as BB70 FTCA Flamed maple top 1/8“ thick ................... OPTIONS: • 1.75” wide at nut, 3.00” at 24th fret Fretless basses add F after model number ............ N/C • P-Series includes blend control for Piezo bridge QTCA Quilted maple top 1/8“ thick ................... • Asymmetrical rear neck contour KTA Book matched koa top 1/8“ thick............... 5W Asymmetrical neck, 1/4” wider @ heel ................... OPTIONS: • Position dots are offset between 1st and 4th string FKTA Flamed koa top 1/8“ thick ....................... RB Fully rounded body edges................................... Fretless basses add F after model number ............N/C SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups ................................. SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups ................................ BB76 SIX STRING FEATURES: FWTA Figured Walnut top 1/8“ thick................ • Same features as BB70 TH Traditional headstock (AC40 only) .............. HB2 Bridge humbucker ................................................. For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 • 2.02” wide at nut, 3.2” at heel CTH Carved Top CT6 Headstock shape (AC40 only) .... HB2N Neck humbucker (must also order HB2)................. For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 BB Multi-layer tortoise body binding .............. BBE Natural body binding effect ..................... OPTIONS: For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 BB75 (includes hB2 humBucker) Fretless: add F after model number ..............N/C Honeyburst on Flame Maple (FTH) SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups........................ LB70 options shown: Matching Flame Headstock (FPH) HB2N Neck humbucker ........................................ Jet Black (B) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Fully Rounded Body Edges (RB) NOTE: The RB option is not available. Gold Hardware (G) Bridge Humbucker (HB2) For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 Coil Splitting Switch For Humbucker (31) 28 carvinworld.com carvinworld.com 29

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