Ken Burgner's LB70 Elite
Carvin BBS ID: BassClef

There aren't many Elite models floating around out there - it's a pretty expensive upgrade, but as you can see from Ken's, it's well worth it.  It's a 2006 model, which Ken received in April.  The Elite package comes standard with a walnut body, and with a quilted maple top and back, as well as headstock and rear of the headstock.  In addition to these features, Ken added a Birdseye maple fingerboard, and CT-style 2X2 headstock.

You can click the picture above, and the two below for much larger versions.

 


The Webmaster's BB70EP

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 phenolic layer between the body and the quilt - very classy. 

Now 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 HB2.

You can click each of these photos to see a larger version.  There are more pictures on my Collections page.


Jeff Aurigemma's IC6P

This is an amazing Icon bass.  Pretty much every thing about it is unique - more so than most Carvins.  The most obvious feature is the finish - it's deep triple-step clear gloss with a sapphire blue burst.  And although technically not an "Elite", it has a flamed maple top and back, as well as front and back of the headstock like the Elite series.  The body is swamp ash, and the neck is maple and koa, with a tung-oil finish.  It has a birdseye maple fingerboard with abalone dot inlays.  The hardware is black chrome.  Electronics consist of Carvins new 18V preamp with soapbar pickups and piezo bridge.

You can click the below left photo for a larger version.