Carvin BBS ID: chapbass
Oh, my - look at this! Absolutely
gorgeous. Tung oiled bookmatched figured walnut - and what a piece
of figured walnut that is. Probably the nicest piece I've ever
seen. The body is also walnut (versus mahogany, which is normally
used). Gold hardware and a clean unlined fingerboard complete the
Dave Woomer's AC50
Wow, check this one out!
Love that flamed top. Abalone block inlays and chrome hardware
round out this one - and of course, the great sounding LaBella tapewound
Norm Stockton's AC50F
This one is just gorgeous. An
all-koa AC50F, with gold hardware, no inlays, fretlines & body
binding. One of the nicest of the AC models I've seen.
And Norm is a guy who knows basses.
He was profiled in Bass Player in 1995, has released several
albums, and played with a wide variety of musicians. He has also
produced a highly acclaimed bass instructional series, and had a recent
composition featured on the bass compilation CD Bass Talk 7.
Stop by his site and check him out - lots to see and do for any bassist!
Woody Lingle's AC50F
From just up the freeway, in Nash-Vegas, is
Woody Lingle and his AC50F. Features a gorgeous quilted top, with a
tobacco burst finish and gold hardware. Very nice.
And Woody's a guy who knows his way around
a bass. Here's a brief bio from his website:
"Through the years I've worked or recorded with Emmy Lou Harris,
Steve Wariner, Ricky Van Shelton, Bill Anderson, Margaret Becker, Out Of
The Grey, Susan Ashton, and countless others. I've played or backed
everyone from Chet Atkins to Phil Keaggy, to Liberace to Fred Waring.
Admittedly, I'm a "Jazzer" at heart, but have a real soft spot
for R & B and Funk, with a pop sensibility."
There's also some great MP3's on his site
(I'm telling you, this guy is good!), as well as links to purchase
his solo CD's. Check it out!
||Tim Warstler's AC50
Carvin BBS ID: desertracenbass
Tim's a recent Carvin customer, and just
received this gorgeous Custom Shop AC50. This beauty features a
Sunsetburst on flamed maple finish, tung-oiled neck, gold hardware and
Right on the heels of
buying his AC50, Tim did what many Carvin owners do - he ordered another
one. This time, an AC50F. This one has a very beautiful Umber
Stain with Sunsetburst edges over quilted maple, with the headstock and back of the
instrument finished in just the burst color. Other features
include tung-oil on the back of the neck, tortoise body binding,
drop-shadow logo, fretlines with no inlays and gold hardware.
Jerry Maday's AC50F
Carvin BBS ID: Jerry Maday
The AC50's are really starting to
proliferate! I guess the word is out on these great a/e basses.
And this is a great example - all
mahogany, including the top, accented with gold hardware. Very
nice! And if you haven't tried the LaBella tapewound strings -
they're sweet! Jerry says:
is a fretless (AC50F) - all mahogany - w/ standard Koa headstock, gold
hardware and inlay fretlines and dots.
sounds and plays perfectly - a lot of people have commented things like
... "That is you" "That is your kind of bass"
"Unbelievable expression" etc...
I love it. I also play a pre-CBS Jazz Bass ('63 L series) which I adore
as well. The fretless, 5-string Carvin hollow body is a marvelous
addition to my collection.
has a feel and expressiveness all its own - vibrato, chords, glisses,
sustain and warm punch with the low B string pedal tones make it a truly
fantastic musical tool - a precision instrument I will proudly cherish
and give music to people with.
Carvin team surpassed my expectations. The beauty of the wood and
workmanship are knock-out quality. (I really need the fretlines to guide
||Bill Drury's AC50F
Carvin BBS ID: Gumby4
Here's another nice
AC50F - in this case, a 2001 model, in classic sunburst on quilted
maple. Other features include matching headstock, body
binding, and black chrome hardware.
also has a koa LB70 - see it on the LB70