Basses

2000 was a quiet year in the Basses Department, as it was in all Carvin guitar and amp departments.  There were some price fluctuations, and swamp ash was added as an optional wood, but other than that there was nothing new.

At this time, Carvin offered rounded body sides, strings-thru-body, matching headstock and HC17 case free with any order.

2000 Guitars

2000 Guitar Amps

2000 Bass Amps

2000 Vintage Guitar Magazine Article

2000 Carvin B4 & B5 Bolt

The B4 and B5 bolt-neck basses remained unchanged for 2000.  The price of the B4 increased slightly to $479, and the B5 remained at $619. The HC17 ABS case for either model was $90, and the HC18 vintage tweed hardshell case for either model was $120.  However, the HC17 case was offered for free with any order. 

The photo of these, and most of the other basses, were the same as the 1999 catalog, but put on new backgrounds.  All these photos are from the Winter 2000 edition.

The LB20 and LB70 were also unchanged for 2000, as were all Carvin basses, actually.  Prices for these two models remained the same as '98 and '99, at $579 and $649.  As on all basses for 2000, the strings-thru option, rounded body sides, matching headstock and HC17 ABS case were offered for free on any Custom Shop order.

2000 Carvin LB20 & LB70 Basses

2000 Carvin LB75 Bass

The LB75 was unchanged.  The same "free options" special was offered on this model, and it had the same base price of $719 as it had in '98 and '99.

The LB76 remained unchanged also. The price remained the same at $819, and the freebies Carvin offered were also available on this model.

2000 Carvin LB76 Bass

The LB76W (Claro Walnut) and LB76A (Anniversary edition) were unchanged, as were their 4- and 5-string counterparts.  The W series was priced the same as the A series, at $1129, $1199, and $1299 for the 4, 5 and 6 string versions.  The HC17 case and strings-through body options were offered free on these models.

2000 Carvin LB76W Claro Walnut Bass

2000 Carvin Bunny Brunel BB70 & BB75 Basses

The BB70 and BB75 were unchanged, and prices on these models remained the same as '98 and '99, at $749 and $819.  The matching headstock option, strings-through body and HC17 case was offered free on these models.

The AC40 and AC50 had no changes for 2000.

The prices and case options on these models were unchanged from the '98 and '99, and like the LB and BB basses, the strings-thru, matching headstock, and HC18W case (not the HC17 as on the others) were offered for free with any Custom Shop purchase.

2000 Carvin AC40 & AC50 Basses