Lizzy Daymont's Collection
Carvin BBS ID: lizzyd

Thundering out of the Pacific Northwest is Lizzy Daymont, and her excellent collection.  Lizzy currently plays with Half Zaftig and has recorded and performed with Susan Robkin, and has also worked with Elliot Randall (from Steely Dan), Jerry Marotta (Indigo Girls, Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates, Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello) and legendary bassist Tony Levin.

In addition to her Carvin gear, Lizzy has Roscoe, Pedulla, Rickenbacker and Fender basses, and Taylor, Fender and Musicman guitars.  Swing by her website to have a look at them all.

UPDATE (7/14/05): Lizzy's band Half Zaftig has just completed their first EP, Retrograde.  It's well worth checking out, right here.

First up is Lizzy's BK5F kit.  Not only does she play, she builds!  Yep, Lizzy built this one in 2001 from the B5 kit that Carvin has offered since 1997.  

It features:
- Bolt on maple neck 
- Swamp ash body 
- Tung oil finish 
- Ebony fingerboard 
- Carvin tuners 
- Hipshot bridge w/ strings through body 
- J99 single coil neck pickup / HB2 bridge humbucking pickup and coil splitter
- Active/passive electronics: bass, mid & treble boost/cut, pull up volume for passive mode 
- 34 inch scale

This is Lizzy's 2001 model TL60T.  Features include:

- Mahogany body & neck
- Ruby red stain on flamed maple
- Matching headstock
- Ebony fingerboard
- Abalone block inlays
- C22 pickups with coil splitters
- Wilkinson tremolo
- Sperzel locking tuners
- Chrome hardware

Below is Lizzy's Bolt-T, which, like her BK5F above, she made herself from a Carvin kit.  It features:

- Swamp ash body
- Maple neck
- Wilkinson tremolo
- AP11 single coil neck and middle pickups & M22SD bridge humbucker
- 5 position pickup selector, bridge pickup coil splitter, bridge on/off switch
- Ebony fingerboard
- Abalone dot inlays
- Custom purple stain/oil/poly finish
- Custom headstock design ("Love, Harmony, Forgiveness" in Chinese)

Lizzy has lots of detailed construction pics on her site - see them right here.

Here's a recent addition to Lizzy's collection - a '99 LB75, which was once owned by Jim Alkire. It has a one piece maple neck, alder body with flamed maple top with matching headstock in Deep Purple, rounded body sides, mother of pearl block inlays, gold hardware, Straploks and J99 pickups.

Here is Lizzy's latest addition, which she scored on eBay in November of '05.  It's a 1995 model LB76, and Lizzy has it on good authority from Carvin that this was most likely the first Purpleburst Carvin bass made.  It has a quilted top with a matching headstock, tung-oiled neck, and no inlays on the ebony fingerboard.  Other features include a Wilkinson bridge, and Sperzel tuners, which were standard at the time.  Electronics consist of a pair of H50N stacked humbuckers with active electronics and a midrange control, which was optional at the time.



All of these instruments were once part of Lizzy's Collection, but have since gone on to new owners.


This is Lizzy's 2001 model LB75P (shown in the top photo also). 

It features:
- 5 piece laminated maple neck with koa stripes 
- 1/2 inch thick AAA Quilted maple top 
- Alder body sides 
- Ruby red stain finish 
- Ebony fretboard 
- Carvin tuners Carvin P Series bridge with piezo saddles 
- Strings through body 
- Rounded body sides 
- J99 single coil neck pickup / HB2 bridge humbucking pickup and coil splitter 
- 18 volt Active/passive electronics: bass, mid & treble boost/cut, pull up volume for passive mode, magnetic pickup blend, magnetic/piezo pickup blend 
- 34 inch scale

Below is Lizzy's 2002 model AE185 acoustic/electric.  It's features include a mahogany neck and back, quilted maple top finished in Ruby Red stain with matching headstock and tortoiseshell body binding, ebony fingerboard with abalone dot inlays and black chrome hardware.  Electronics consist of C22 humbucking pickups with coil splitters and phase switch, a piezo pickup, and dual output jacks for piezo and magnetic pickups.  It is now part of Craig Wiper's Collection.


The one on the left is a 1994 LB76, in translucent purple on poplar with a maple neck, ebony fingerboard, H50N stacked humbuckers and black chrome hardware.

Below is a 1999 LB76F, with koa body, maple neck, ebony fingerboard with fretlines H50N stacked humbuckers, and black chrome hardware.