This officially is a BB70EP, but it's totally unique in every
way. The Elite Series was introduced late in 2005, and this is
one of the first ones made, and it is the first BB Elite model.
What makes the Elite different from the standard models is that it
has a quilted front and back, as well as the front and back of the
headstock. The body and headstock also have a thin wood layer between
the body and the quilt - very classy.
this one has a maple body, 5-piece all maple neck with "pointy"
headstock, ebony fingerboard with abalone block inlays, Hipshot
detuner, Straploks and chrome hardware. I had the older, large
Carvin logo used on the headstock, and the Bunny Brunel logo applied
to the back. It's finished in Dragonburst (sometimes called
Caribbean Burst), which is a mixture of Emerald Green and Sapphire
Blue. Electronics consist of a single HB2 pickup with a
pan pot that pans between each coil (like my XB75 below). It
also has a piezo bridge, with a blend control to blend it with the
can click each of these photos to see a larger version. There
are more pictures on my
Rain De Leon's
Carvin BBS ID: Rain
Rain recently added this very cool '03
Custom Shop BB70 to her lineup (which includes an LB75
and an RL1018 amp). This beauty features dual J99 pickups, no
inlays on the fingerboard, black hardware, and the ultra-cool reverse
Additionally, it's equipped with LaBella black tapewound strings, giving
the bass a slick monochromatic look.
Snoopy Curtis's BB70P
Carvin BBS ID: Snoopy Curtis
A gorgeous example of the BB70P. The "P" option includes rounded body sides (on LB series
basses; rounded body sides aren't available on the BB series), HB2 and J99
pickups, as well as piezo bridge saddles and 18V active electronics. You
can see many more close-up and detailed photos of Snoopy's BB70P on his website
- check it out!
Look at the top on this one!
Outstanding. It's the clear finish over quilted maple option, with a
"no-show" neck (meaning the quilted top covers the neck-through design
on the front). Snoopy
also added the birdseye maple fingerboard, which really works well with the
top. Other features are a 5-piece maple/walnut neck, no fingerboard
inlays, tung-oiled neck, black hardware, straplocks, and a Hipshot de-tuner.
Carvin BBS ID: wrethemyr
Ah, very nice! Tung-oiled mahogany,
no fretlines, black hardware - a sweet package. And the wood has a
really interesting figure to it - notice the definition in each picture
when the light is at a different angle.
This BB70P was
spotted in the on-line inventory of a Carvin authorized reseller
in Europe, but it's certainly worth having a look at. It's
finished in Dragonburst on flamed maple, and has black chrome
hardware and abalone dot inlays.