Carvin BBS ID: sobie
Sobie has a great
collection of Carvin basses, mostly comprised of 6-stringers. In addition to
these half-dozen Carvins, he also has some 35 other basses that he has played
while touring the world with the USAF Tops in Blue band and other groups.
You can see his other gear on his
Below is each one, as well as Mark's
comments on the lot...
LB76 (right) - My first 6-string bass. I actually owned a
Fender Jazz V before this and THAT was my first dive into the Low-B
string territory. After hearing Bad Company's "If You Needed
Somebody" off the Holy Water album (the whole thing is good!), I
knew I had to have that low-B. So, I custom ordered this from Carvin
and played many a blues, rock, & country gig with it. The first of
MANY Carvins to come.
(left) - I loved the look of
this in the catalog; I had to have one...Black hardware, lined fretless,
beautiful stain over the flamed maple, has the fretless sound I love,
love the active/passive option...
(left) - I figured a couple of
years ago that I wanted an acoustic/electric. This is where I turned.
The only gripe I have (that really is NOT applicable) is there isn't a
place to rest your right thumb while playing (like on a P-bass). Chrome
hardware, black-taped flatwounds installed, plays great, beautiful red
paint, sounds good un-plugged and running through an amp...Haven't taken
this one out anywhere...I need to show her off...
(right) - 4-string fretless bass
built with the Carvin kit. It is stained Dark Walnut, sealed in Tung
Oil, fretless un-lined neck, chrome hardware, strings through the body,
etc. Plays nice and sounds great.
(left) - Bought this
"In-Stock" while in Korea as my Yamaha TRB-JP neck freaked out
on me (it is VERY humid in Korea). So, I found this sharp looking bass
and I wanted it. It is Ruby Red stain over Quilted Maple, gold hardware,
HB2 option with the "P" set-up. I am going to send this back
to Carvin to be set-up as the action is a little strange and I tried
messing with the truss rod and all.
(right) - This arrived 3 weeks ago
as I met the UPS man on his route (I told him to call me when he stopped
by 'cuz I was at work). Looks AWESOME, beautiful, plays great, sounds
awesome, black hardware, HB2 option, and a great addition to the Carvin