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BRIAN BROMBERG B2 SERIES BASSES

The new Brian Bromberg basses combine a sleek ergonomic design with new features to create the ultimate instrument! The body shape and sculpting offers excellent comfort whether you are standing or sitting. The B24 and B25 feature Brian’s comfortable and super fast slim-neck. The new radiused RAD-J alnico single coil pickups follow the contour of the fingerboard for consistent string volume with exceptional punch and clarity. Special Bromberg circuitry with a high-impedance active volume pot provides excellent top-end and quick response. “They play and sound like Jazz basses on steroids” - Brian Bromberg B25 options shown: Deep Teal on Quilt (QDEL4) Black Burst Edges (BST) Diamond Abalone Inlays (DAB) Black Hardware (BC)

...the B25 performed beautifully with every amp and playing situation we threw at it. Sounds were clear, clean and consistent. We took it out of the studio and played it in a live performance setting and the B25 performed beautifully, whether slapping or really digging in... This left us smiling, and arguing as to who was going to play it next. – MusicPlayers.com

B24 & B25 FLAME-SERIES • Maple neck thru alder body • AAAA Flame Maple Top • Matching flamed maple headstock with abalone logo • 34” scale Ebony fingerboard with 14” radius • 12th fret abalone Bromberg inlay • B24 neck width 1.51” wide @ nut, 2.5” wide @ 24th fret • B25 neck width 1.75” wide @ nut, 3.0” wide @ 24th fret • Hipshot™ A-style bridge with .75” string spacing • Carvin premium tuners, 20:1 ratio • 24 medium-jumbo frets, .103 wide X .048 tall • RAD-J radius top alnico single coil pickups • Bromberg 18V active preamp, volume, pickup blend, stacked concentric bass and high frequency, stacked concentric mid frequency and sweep; Bromberg high-impedance input circuitry and active volume pot • P-Series models include a blend control for the Piezo bridge

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“I am totally blown away with these basses” – Brian Bromberg

B24 & B25 STANDARD-SERIES

same features as the Flame Series except: • Standard BL Bridge with Lock-down saddles • Matching Headstock with Carvin decal logo • 12th fret white mother of pearl Bromberg inlay Available in all solid and translucent colors on pg 28 Figured wood tops & piezo bridge not available OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony fingerboard..................N/C P Piezo acoustic bridge & pan control.................$200 RH2 RAD-H radiused covered humbucking pickups with active/passive circuit as used on Icon Bass............... $40 For colors, fingerboard inlays & other options see page 28 & 29 44

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B24S

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B25S

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Carvin and Brian Bromberg have designed quite a bass with the B24. It’s an impressive-sounding instrument that has a focused tone... a killer choice for bassists that want the thick and juicy tones so prevalent in the modern styles of jam-based or funk music. - Jordan Wagner, Premier Guitar

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Hear the basses on Brian’s new CD “Bromberg Plays Hendrix”

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USA I had the opportunity to road test the B24S and do some recording with it. The versatility of the Carvin bass is amazing...I was able to get any tone that I wanted from this bass alone. You really can’t go wrong with this Carvin bass with plenty of options to choose for your own custom build. -Ty Campbell Bass Frontiers

B24 options shown: Deep Teal on Flame (FDEL4) Flame Top Covers Neck-Through Body (NS) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Piezo Acoustic Bridge & Pan Control (P) Knobs with Abalone Inlays (AK)

B24 options shown: Deep Tiger’s Eye on Flame (FDT4) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH4) Body Binding Effect (BBE) Hipshot Detuner (HS) Black Hardware (BC)

B24S stAnDARD sERiEs: Radiation Green (RG) Satin Finish (CS) Hipshot Detuner (HS)

B24S stAnDARD sERiEs: Gunmetal Grey (GM) Stainless Steel Frets (STF)

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SB4000 options shown: Classic Sunburst (TD) 1-Piece Swamp Ash Body (ASH1) Ivory Tusq Nut (IVN) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Red Tortoise Pickguard (RP)

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SB4000 & SB5000

Carvin’s SB Series basses feature entirely new bolt on necks. The SB4000 is based on a traditional 20 fret jazz style neck. The rounded neck heel allows comfortable playability to the last fret and its retro-style body features front and rear contours for hours of comfortable playing. The 22 fret SB5000 5-string has become extremely popular among pro players world-wide. Both models boast a pair of J99A single coil pickups which feature Alnico V magnets. These pickups deliver a rich bell-tone with full bottom-end, clear upper range and the right amount of mid-range growl. Try an SB series bass and discover why they have received so many awards.

NATHANIEL KEARNEY, JR DAVE KOZ / BEBE WINANAS

Optional Active Electronics (standard on SB5000) • • • • •

18 volt active electronics Separate Volume controls for each pickup Tone Control with Active-Passive push-pull switch Stacked bass/treble cut-boost controls Side mounted input jack

BJORN ENGLEN YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

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Red Tortoise (RP)

White Pearloid (WP)

No Pickguard (NP)

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...It’s meaty, with a wide palette of easily manipulated tones. ...Kudos to Carvin for ushering in a whole new generation of hip, modern, and affordable instruments – Matthew Charles Heulitt, Bass Player Magazine, December 2009

OVERALL VALUE

FEATURES:

• Premium grade alder wood body • Hardrock maple bolt on neck • Precise fitting neck/body pocket • 1.53” wide nut, 2.5” wide heel, .81” thick 1st fret • Reinforced neck with dual action truss rod • Tung oil satin finish on neck • Graphite nut with teflon helps keep it in tune • Tilt back headstock for crisp open notes • 34” scale premium Rosewood fingerboard • 20 precision medium jumbo frets • Carvin premium 20:1 ratio tuning keys • Bridge with Lock-down saddles for solid tone • Two J99A Alnico single coil pickups • Passive electronics; 2 vol. & 1 tone • White multi-layer pickguard • Body Dimensions: 13.5”w x 21”L x 1.7” thick OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony fingerboard................N/C CMB Chambered Body, removes 1/2 pound......$200 PH Painted matching headstock.......................$60 MF Maple Fingerboard..................................... N/C EF Ebony Fingerboard.....................................$30 EFB Black Ebony Fingerboard.............................$60 BMF Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard......................$60 IVN Graph Tech Ivory Tusq Nut...........................$10 BG Black multi-layer pickguard........................$10 WP White pearloid multi-layer pickguard..........$30 RP Red tortoise multi-layer pickguard..............$30 NP No pickguard.............................................. N/C HG Metal hand guard covering neck pickup.......$30 PK Metal knobs with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays.....$20 AC Active electronics (standard on SB5000)....$160 H5A H50A Stacked Humbuckers..........................$40 409 Cream Pickups............................................$10 HB2 Bridge Humbucker (coil split not avail)........$60 MVB Master Vol & Blend replaces separate Vol.....$30 MBS Stacked Mid Sweep to replace push/pull passive tone control............................$30 For colors & other options see page 28 & 29

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“My new SB4000 is the baddest bass I’ve ever played. The neck is amazing and has the fattest sound – you will never get lost in the band. This is the New electric bass!” – Sekou Bunch

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“I was able to effortlessly call up the classic Marcus Miller slap tone– thick and punchy, with a briliant sparkle...the SB5000’s B string was tight and thunderous...Note Definition was excellent... The Carvin SB5000 has killer J Bass Tone and a fresh look. The build quality and finish work stand up to boutique instruments four times the price...it has no comparable U.S.built competition. Ed Friedland, Guitar World Dec 2010

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SB5000 options shown: Diamond Pearl White (DPW) Maple Fingerboard (MF) Black Acrylic Block Inlays (BAB)

SB5000 options shown: Pearl Blue (PB) Matching Painted Headstock (PH) Ivory Tusq Nut (IVN) Mother of Pearl Block Inlays (MP) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) White Pearloid Pickuguard (WP)

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PB Series Basses PB4

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PB4 options shown: Classic Sunburst (TD) 1-piece Ash body (ASH1) Maple Fingerboard (MF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Active/Passive Electronics with J-single coil Bridge Pickup (PJAC) Black Hardware (BC)

PB4 & PB5 The new PB series basses feature classic looks combined with improved playability and tone. The standard body wood is Alder and the neck is Eastern hadrock Maple, topped with a Rosewood fingerboard. This along with Carvin’s heavy-duty bridge with adjustable locking saddles and strings fed through the body adds to the clarity and punch of the PB basses. Carvin’s new SCP split-coil humbucker with its large Alnico V magnets and vintage plain enamel wire sounds so huge, that players immediately think they’re playing an active bass. Carvin’s new optional JVA vintage bridge pickup features an Alnico V magnet and vintage plain enamel wire. This pickup is offered for bassist who wish to have a broader tone spectrum. The JVA is Carvin’s punchiest sounding J-type pickup with a fat well rounded bottom end, full punchy mids and crisp highs.

Carvin’s tung oiled maple neck, smooth neck heel & large rear body cutaway all contribute to the exceptional playability of the PB bass

PICKUP AND ELECTRONIC OPTIONS:

STANDARD Passive Electronics 1 Volume, 1 Tone

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PAC $160 $80 Active/Passive Electronics Master Volume Push/Pull Active/Passive Tone Stacked Concentric Bass/Treble

PJP $160 $80 JVA Single Coil Bridge Pickup Passive Electronics 2 Volumes, 1 Tone

PJAC $320 $160 JVA Single Coil Bridge Pickup Active/Passive Electronics 2 Volumes Push/Pull Active/Passive Tone Stacked Concentric Bass/Treble

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FEATURES: • Premium grade alder wood body • Tung-oiled hardrock Maple bolt-on neck • Precise fitting neck/body pocket • PB4: 1.54” wide nut, 2.5” wide heel, .78” thick 1st fret • PB5: 1.76” wide nut, 3” wide heel, .79” thick 1st fret • Reinforced neck with dual action truss rod • Graphite nut with teflon helps keep it in tune • Tilt back headstock for crisp open notes • 34” scale premium Rosewood fingerboard • PB4: 20 precision medium jumbo frets • PB5: 22 precision medium jumbo frets • Carvin premium 20:1 ratio tuning keys • Bridge with Lock-down saddles for solid tone • SCP split-coil humbucking Alnico V pickup • Passive electronics; 1 vol. & 1 tone • White multi-layer pickguard • Dimensions: 13.25”w x 44.5”L x 1.65” thick OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony fingerboard..........................N/C PH Painted matching headstock.................................$60 MF Maple Fingerboard................................................ N/C EF Ebony Fingerboard................................................$30 EFB Black Ebony Fingerboard.......................................$60 BMF Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard.................................$60 IVN Graph Tech Ivory Tusq Nut......................................$10 BG Black multi-layer pickguard...................................$10 WP White pearloid multi-layer pickguard.....................$30 RP Red tortoise multi-layer pickguard.........................$30 PK Metal knobs with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays................$20 409 Cream Pickups.......................................................$10 MVB Master Vol & Blend replaces separate Vol...............$30 PAC Add active/passive electronics............................. $160 PJP Add JVA bridge single coil pickup w/passive elec... $160 PJAC Add JVA bridge single coil pickup w/active elec..... $320 PHP Add HB2 Bridge Humbucker w/passive elec.......... $180 PHAC Add HB2 Bridge Humbucker w/active elec........... $340 For colors & other options see page 28 & 29

PB5

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PB5 Fretless (F) White White (WW) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB) Matching Headstock (PH) 5-piece Maple Neck (5MM) Flat Wound Strings (FWS)

PB5 options shown: Yellow Gold Metallic (YM) Matching Headstock (PH) Satin Finish (CS) Flame Maple Fingerboard (FMF) Ivory Tusq Nut (IVN) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Red Tortoise Pickguard (RP)

Active/Passive Electronics with JVA Bridge Pickup (PJAC)

REVIEW The P pickup is Carvin’s new SCP split-coil Alnico V pickup and it provides a very crisp and punchy sound, very distinct that I don’t hear on many other basses and it really cuts through the mix... I had to check to make sure the bass wasn’t equipped with active electronics, which it was not... –Bass Frontiers Magazine

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B SERIES

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B40

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B40 Jet Black (B) SB Style Headstock (SBH) Black Painted Headstock (BPH) Hipshot Detuner (HS) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB) Active/Passive Electronics (AC) Black Hardware (BC)

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B50 options shown: Diamond Peal White (DPW) Swamp Ash Body (ASH) Matching Painted Headstock (PH) SB Style Headstock (SBH)

Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) Diamond Abalone Inlays (DAB) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) 5-piece Maple Neck White Headstock Logo with Drop Shadow (DSLW) Black Hardware (BC)

HC8 $158 $79

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B40 options shown: Diamond Pearl White (DPW) Matching Headstock (PH) Black Drop Shadow Headstock Logo (DSLB) Ivory Tusq Nut (IVN) Maple Fingerboard (MF) Mother of Pearl Block Inlays (MP) White Pearl Inlay Knobs (PK)

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B40 & B50

Carvin’s B40 & B50 bolt-on neck basses are loaded with premium features. Easy-playing neck profiles allow you to play for hours with complete comfort. J99A Alnico V pickups and the new Carvin lock down saddle bridge gives these basses a very solid and punchy tone. Features such as the tilt back headstock and graphite nut for tuning stability along with Carvin’s methodical high quality construction standards make the B40 and B50 bolt on neck basses incredible values.

B40 & B50 FEATURES:

• Premium grade alder wood body 12.7”w x 20”L x 1.72” thick • Hardrock maple bolt on neck w/ contoured heel • B40 neck width: 1.53” at nut, 2.5” at heel • B50 neck width: 1.75” at nut, 3.0” at heel • Reinforced neck with dual action truss rod • Tung oil satin finish on neck • Graphite nut with teflon helps keep it in tune • Tilt back headstock eliminates the string tree • 34” scale premium Rosewood fingerboard • 22 precision medium jumbo frets • Action guaranteed to be 3/32” • Carvin premium 20:1 ratio tuning keys • Carvin bridge with lock down saddles for solid tone • J99A single coil pickups with Alnico V magnets • Passive electronics; 2 vol. & 1 tone • Chrome hardware OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony fingerboard ......... N/C MF Maple Fingerboard ............................... N/C EF Ebony Fingerboard ...............................$30 EFB Black Ebony Fingerboard ......................$60 BMF Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard ................$60 PH Painted matching headstock ................$60 SBH SB style headstock................................$40 AC Passive/Active electronics ...................$160 H5A Alnico Stacked Humbuckers (black) .......$40 409 Cream pickups (J99A, JVA or H50A only) ..$10 HB2 Bridge Humbucker ...............................$60 For colors & other options see page 28 & 29

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IC5

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IC5 Burl Maple Top (UM4) Figured Top Covers Neck-Thru Body (NS) Burl Maple Headstock (UMPH4) Black Burst Edges (BST) Wider Asymmetrical Neck (5W) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) RAD-J Radius Single Coil Pickups (RJ2) Gold Hardware (G)

IC5 IC5W Fretless (F) Clear Gloss (CG) Deep Sunset Burst on Flame (FDU4) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH) No Headstock Wood Overlay (NHWO) Swamp Ash Body (ASH) Maple Fingerboard (MF) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) Diamond Abalone Inlays (DAB) White Fretlines (FI) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) RAD-J Radius Single Coil Pickups (RJ2) Piezo Acoustic Bridge & Pan Control (P) Piezo Acoustic Bridge & Pan Control (P) Wooden Knobs (WK) Black Hardware (BC)

IC6W Clear Gloss Finish (CG) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) Piezo Acoustic Bridge & Pan Control (P) Gold Hardware (G)

Carvin is proud to offer the iCON series. This ergonomic design gives the ultimate in comfort, playability and feel. Features include Carvin Sp Soap Bar pickups, active passive 18v electronics with sweepable midrange and the A-style Hipshot bridge for solid enhanced bottom end. Order your own custom icon bass and choose from the custom shop’s vast list of options. ICON SERIES SPECIAL FEATURES:

• Maple neck thru alder body of 5mm thick Flame Maple or Figured Walnut top • Choice over a thin layer of black wood laminate separating the

top and Alder back. For Walnut top add W after model # (n/c)

figured headstock • Matching Gold plated CARVIN logo on headstock • 24k contoured body edges for maximum comfort • Special Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets • 34” A-style bridge • Hipshot • Two SP2 soap bar humbucking pickups ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS (for excellent head room) ••18V Volume control has push-pull active/passive selection

• Pickup blend control • Stacked concentric bass and high frequency controls • Stacked concentric mid freq. level & sweep (200 - 1000 Hz) • P-Series models include a blend control for the Piezo bridge IC4 neck dim: 1.60” wide at nut, 2.42” at 24th fret IC5 neck dim: 1.75” wide at nut, 2.75” at 24th fret IC6 neck dim: 2.02” wide at nut, 3.20” at 24th fret OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony fingerboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/C P Piezo acoustic bridge & pan control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $200 QTC4 Quilted Maple Top and matching headstock. . . . . . . $200 FK4 Flame Koa top and matching headstock . . . . . . . . . . $400 SM4 Spalted Maple top and matching headstock. . . . . . . $400 UM4 Burl Maple top and matching headstock. . . . . . . . . . $400 RJ2 RAD-J radius covered single coil pickups . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $20 RH2 RAD-H radius covered humbucking pickups . . . . . . . . . . . $40 5W Asymmetrical 5-string neck, 1/4” wider @ heel. . . . . . $60 For colors & other options see page 28 & 29

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Deluxe Black Wood Case LB75 Diamond Pearl White (DPW)

SB Headstock (SBH) Fully Rounded Body Edges (RB) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) HB2 Bridge Humbucker (HB2)

XB75 (inCLUDEs hB2 hUMBUCKER & RB)

LB SERIES

Carvin LB series basses have received countless awards over the years for their exceptional playability and versatile tone. Whether you choose the 4, 5 or 6 string models, Carvin’s J99A & active/passive electronics provide a huge selection of deep, punchy and percussive bass sounds. Choose from our wide selection of woods, finishes and options to create your own custom bass. • • • • • •

XB76 (inCLUDEs hB2 hUMBUCKER & RB)

Deep Tiger’s Eye on Quilt (QDT) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) Tung Oiled Neck (TN) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) Diamond Abalone Inlays (DAB) Abalone Headstock Logo (ABL) Knobs with Abalone Inlays (AK) Gold Hardware (G)

Maple neck through alder body 34” Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets Straight body sides with sculpted edges Hipshot™ A-style bridge for great tone & punch Two J99A single coil pickups 18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS • Volume has push/pull active/passive selection • Pickup blend control • Stacked bass and high frequency controls • Stacked mid freq. level & sweep (200-1000 Hz) • P-Series includes blend control for Piezo bridge

Emerald Green on Quilt (QTG) Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) Abalone Headstock Logo (ABL) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) Tung Oiled Neck (TN) Abalone Block Inlays (AB)

XB SERIES

The 35.25” scale five and six string basses cover everything from the low-end growl of the B string to the percussive tones expected of a long scale bass . Whether you choose the standard active/passive electronics or the P-series electronics you can expect a great sounding bass with exceptional playability. • • • • • •

Maple neck thru alder body 35.25” Scale ebony fingerboard with 22 frets Fully Rounded Body Edges Hipshot™ A-style bridge for great tone & punch Pickups: J99A neck and HB2 bridge humbucker 18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS • Volume has push/pull active/passive selection • Pickup blend control • Stacked bass and high frequency controls • Stacked mid freq. level & sweep (200-1000 Hz) • P-Series includes blend control for Piezo bridge

OPTIONS:

F Fretless with Ebony Fingerboard .....................N/C P Piezo bridge pickup and pan control ...........$200 Walnut or Anniversary models ......................... $800 RJ2 RAD-J radius covered single coil pickups.........$20 includes: Flame Top, 5-piece neck, 3-piece body & RB RH2 RAD-H radius covered humbucking pickups ..$40 F Fretless with Ebony Fingerboard .....................N/C 5W Asymmetrical neck, 1/4” wider @ heel ............. $60 For colors & other options see page 28 & 29 RB Fully rounded body edges............................ $100 RJ2 RAD-J radius covered single coil pickups..........$20 RH2 RAD-H radius covered humbucking pickups ...$40 HB2 Bridge humbucker ...........................................$60 HB2N Neck humbucker (must also order HB2)...........$60 For colors & other options see page 28 & 29

OPTIONS:

LB70

Honeyburst (THY) Swamp Ash Body (ASH) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Piezo Acoustic Bridge & Pan Control (P) 52

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Carvin’s basses have always played and sounded wonderful. The construction is so precise, i can pick up any BB70 or BB75 and it will play and sound just like my own.

BB75 (inCLUDEs hB2 hUMBUCKER) Deep Orange Burst on Quilt (QDO) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB) Abalone Signature Inlays (ABS) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Piezo Acoustic Bridge & Pan Control (P)

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AC50 options shown:

Classic White (W) Body Binding (BB) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB)

AC40

options shown:

Fretless with White Fretlines (FI) Flame Koa Top (FK) Matching Koa Headstock (FKPH) Body Binding (BB) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB)

BB Series AC40/AC50 Bunny Brunel’s signature bass offers his

custom shop dream to the public. The body provides ideal balance to the entire instrument. The 5 string model offers offset fret markers along with an asymmetrical neck for easy transition from 4 to 5 strings. As Bunny puts it, “it feels like playing a 4 string with the added 5th string at the top”. BB70 FOUR STRING FEATURES:

• Maple neck thru alder body • 34” Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets • 1.60” wide at nut, 2.42” at 24th fret • J99A neck & HB2 bridge humbucker • 18V ACTIVE/PASSIVE ELECTRONICS • Volume has push-pull active/passive selection • Pickup blend control • Stacked bass and high frequency controls • Stacked mid freq. level & sweep (200-1000 Hz) • P-Series includes blend control for Piezo bridge

These semi-hollow acoustic basses have a mahogany neck, which runs through the body, giving a smooth transitional heel for effortless playability to the 24th fret. The mahogany body is systematically hollowed-out for the best amplified acoustical tone possible.

AC40/50 FEATURES: • AAA Engleman Spruce top • Mahogany 34” scale neck-thru-body construction • Inline headstock standard on AC40 4-string • Smooth neck to body heel • AC40: 1.6” wide @ nut, 2.4” wide @ 24th fret • AC50: 1.75” wide @ nut, 2.7” wide @ 24th fret • Pickup: F40 acoustic transducer • Active electronics: Master volume. Separate bass and treble boost/cut controls • Strings: 4012 / 5012 black tape wound acoustic

AC40/50 OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony Fingerboard ............... N/C CE Cedar top ............................................ $20 • Same features as BB70 TH Traditional headstock (AC40 only) ........ $40 • 1.75” wide at nut, 3.00” at 24th fret CTH Carved Top CT6 Headstock shape (AC40 only)$40 • Asymmetrical rear neck contour • Position dots are offset between 1st and 4th string BB Multi-layer tortoise body binding ...... $200 BBE Natural body binding effect ............. $120 BB76 SIX STRING FEATURES: For colors & other options see page 28 & 29 • Same features as BB70 • 2.02” wide at nut, 3.2” at heel

BB75 FIVE STRING ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

BB70 (inCLUDEs hB2 hUMBUCKER) Sunsetburst on Flame (FSS) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH) Black Ebony Fingerboard (EFB) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Hipshot Detuner (HS) Gold Hardware (G)

OPTIONS: F Fretless with Ebony Fingerboard .....................N/C P Piezo bridge pickup and pan control ...........$200 RJ2 RAD-J radius covered single coil pickups..........$20 RH2 RAD-H radius covered humbucking pickups ...$40 HB2N Neck humbucker ....................................... $60 NOTE: The RB option is not available. For colors & other options see page 28 & 29

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CARVIN PREMIUM STRINGS

CARVIN PREMIUM BASS STRINGS

Carvin strings are precision made in USA and give long lasting brilliance and tone. These are great strings at factory direct prices.

NickEL ELECTRIC Strings Electric Strings X-Lights - .009, .011, .016, .024,.032, .042

942 1 set $5 942-5 5 sets $20

Lights - .010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

1046 1 set $5 1046-5 5 sets $20

Anti-Rust, Nanoweb electric guitar strings.Great tone and long life. .009, .011, .016, .024, .032, .042

942E 1 set

$11

.010, .013, .017, .026, .036, .046

Carvin’s nickel plated & stainless steel round wounds are long lasting with unbeatable clarity, punch and accurate intonation. Made in USA

STAINLESS STEEL BASS Tape Wound stringS

450N Classical Nylon NICKEL PLATED As used on our CL450 guitars. BASS STRINGS These non-ball end strings will fit any nylon stringed guitar for great classical tone. .028 .032 .040 .029 .035 .043

4-str med lt: .040, .060, .080, .100

40STS 1 set $15 40STS-3 3 sets $36

4-str med: .045, .065, .085, .105

4511 1 set $15 4511-3 3 sets $36

5-str med-lt: .040, .060, .080, 5-str med: .045, .065, .085, .105, .128 .100, .128

5511 1 set $18 5511-3 3 sets $45

50STS 1 set $18 50STS-3 3 sets $45

FOR MORE STRINGS AND ACCESSORIES 6511 1 set $21 6511-3 3 set $54

60STS 1 set $21 60STS-3 3 set $54

1046E 1 set

$11

450N 1 set

$6

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Deluxe Strap

GS25 Deluxe padded strap is very comfortable and will not slide around on your shoulder.

GS25

$15

med-light: .029, .040, .060, 6-str med: .029, .045, .065, .085, .105, .128 6-str .080, .100, .128

Straploks by Dunlop are the best in the business. Set of 2 with screws

SLC SLB SLG

Custom Shop Kits!

chrome black 24K gold

$12 $13 $18

as used on AC40 basses 4-string .060, .070, .097, .115

4012 1 set $21

5-string as used on AC50 basses 060, .070, .097, .115, .125

5012 1 set $26

Leather Straps

High quality genuine leather straps by Levy’s with the Carvin logo embossed into the leather. Max length 55 inches.

GS55 Tan GS53 Black GS54 Walnut $47

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These easy to assemble kits are produced in Carvin’s USA Custom Shop. Every hole is drilled. Each kit comes standard as shown with an Alder body and maple neck with Rosewood fingerboard. Standard with chrome hardware, an assembled white multi-layered pickguard with three S60A single coil pickups and a set of 1046 strings. Standard with Carvin tuners. Comes with easy instructions. No soldering required. GK1 GK1T GK1V

Options ASH 2-Piece Swamp ash body . . . . . . . . . . . . $80 $40 ASH1 1-Piece Swamp ash body . . . . . . . . . . . . $120 $60 EF Ebony Fingerboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 $15 EFB Ebony Fingerboard, black . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 $30 TN Tung Oiled Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $120 $60 22B Humbucking bridge pickup . . . . . . . . . . $30 $15 BG Black pickguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $10 $5 WP White pearloid pickguard . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 $15 RP Red tortoise pickguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $30 $15 BC Black hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $60 $30 G Gold hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100 $50 CL Carvin premium 19:1 locking tuners . . . $60 $30

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Guitar kit with FT6 fixed bridge, as shown . . . . . . . . . . . . . $489 $439 Guitar kit with Wilkinson tremolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $519 $469 Guitar kit with Vintage tremolo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $519 $469

Through the Body Necks

These easy to assemble kits have the same exact components as Carvin’s Bolt On Basses including a premium Rosewood fingerboard. Every hole is drilled for each component. Each kit comes standard as shown with chrome hardware and two J99 pickups. Comes with easy to follow instructions. Minor pickup lead soldering required. BK40 4 string kit passive electronics...........................................$489$439 BK50 5 string kit passive electronics..........................................$529 $479

Options:

AC Active/Passive electronics.....................................................$180 $60 ASH 2-piece Swamp ash body......................................................$80 $40 ASH1 1-piece Swamp ash body......................................................$120 $60 EF Ebony Fingerboard................................................................$30 $15 EFB Ebony Fingerboard, Black......................................................$60 $30 TN Tung Oiled Neck....................................................................$120 $60 F Fretless neck.........................................................................N/C FI Fretless neck with fretlines...................................................$80 $40 BC Black hardware.....................................................................$60 $30 G Gold hardware......................................................................$100 $50 J9A Alnico single coil pickups black (J9A2 for cream)..................$40 $20 HB2 Bridge Humbucker................................................................$60 $30

These eastern hardrock maple necks are for through-the-body construction making it relatively easy for an experienced wood worker to build a quality guitar. All Carvin necks come with 24 medium jumbo .103 high x .048 tall frets, a rosewood fingerboard, angled headstock, graphite nut and dot inlays on the top and side. 2-way adjustable truss rod. NT6 neck shown with standard blank undrilled headstock

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NT6 6 string guitar neck 25” scale, 1.7” wide at nut, 2.25” wide at 24th fret, 1.7” body thickness, 13” body length $229 NT7 7 string guitar neck 25.5”scale, 1.9” wide at nut, 2.6” wide at 24th fret, 1.7” body thickness, 13” body length $249 NT8 8 string guitar neck 27”scale, 2.15” wide at nut, 3.06” wide at 24th fret, 1.7” body thickness, 13” body length $279 BN neck shown with optional drilled inline headstock (IN) $20 $10

BN With Rosewood fingerboard as shown $169 Optional: TNB Tung oil finish on neck $60 Comes with blank undrilled, unshaped rectangular 8.3” long x 3.3” wide headstock See page 29 for other fingerboard, inlay and fret options No charge for optional Maple (MF) 54

Bolt-on Hardrock Maple Neck with Rosewood Fingerboard The BN bolt on 6-string neck has several advantages over a stock Strat® neck including a 2-way adjustable truss rod. The tilt back headstock eliminates the need for a string tree and provides crisper open notes. Includes slotted graphite nut by Graphtech. Carvin’s exclusive diamond fingerboard grinding process is accurate to within one thousandth of an inch. Medium jumbo frets. Premium Rosewood fingerboard with 22 frets and 251/2 scale. Fits 21 or 22 fret Strats & many other guitars.

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Since 1946,

Carvin has been making pickups using the finest materials and winding techniques possible. Seasoned Alnico V magnets provide the vintage tone that players strive to attain. Carvin’s current line of C22 and H22 humbucking pickups use the same great sounding materials that we used in the 1950’s & 1960’s. Carvin Custom Shop pickups are made by utilizing modern stateof-the-art winding and assembly methods. Try a set of Carvin pickups on your instrument for 10 days and you’ll agree that these are the finest sounding pickups made, or your money back.

CHROME, GOLD & BLACK HUMBUCKERS S22TC

Chrome List $135

$65

S22JC

Chrome List $135

$65

SINGLE COIL PICKUPS S60A

$42

List $89

For all positions–Black coil (7.2k Ohms)

S60AR

List $89

$42

CLASSIC SINGLE Reverse wound–Black coil (7.2k Ohms) Add -4 for White coil (example S60A-4) COIL TONE The new S60A single coil features an Alnico V bar magnet giving a tone that is more open and clear, simililar to a classic Strat™ pickup, but with higher output and a fuller more even response across all strings. These pickups nail that vintage twang and sparkle with a sweet clean tone along with a great growl when the amp is overdriven.

TWINBLADE HUMBUCKERS TBH60 List $89 $44

Warm sounding pickup as on SH550 8.6k Ohms

For all positions.

Neck position w/ rich harmonics 7.6k Ohms

Black coils

These dual-coil humbuckers are ideal for players that want to add humbuckers in place S22BC Chrome List $145 $70 of single coils. Higher output with more midrange than stock Strat® pickups. Tonally, Bridge P.U. w/ 1/4” Alnico - great sustain 13.6k Ohms the Carvin Twinblades are ideal for punchy clean tones and for hot overdriven leads. Four wires plus a shield allow split coil and series parallel wiring. (7.8k Ohms) S22TG Gold List $145 $70 Warm sounding pickup as on SH550 8.6k Ohms

S22JG

Gold List $145

$70

S22BG

Gold List $155

$75

Neck position w/ rich harmonics 7.6k Ohms Bridge P.U. w/ 1/4” Alnico - great sustain 13.6k Ohms For Black Chrome Model Replace G with B in model number (example S22TB) For the ultimate in looks and sweet humbucker tone, Carvin’s chrome and gold covered humbuckers can dress up your axe’s looks and sound. Featuring seasoned Alnico 5 magnets, these pickups provide warm tones along with definition for both clean and overdriven sounds. Comes standard with black bezel, add -2 to model number for Cream colored Bezel.

Classic Series C22N h u m b u c k e r s

List $115

BASS PICKUPS

NEW!

SCP VINTAGE SPLIT COIL HUMBUCKER SCP black List $179 $89 SCP-2 cream List $179 $89

$55

Neck position pickup with a sweet full bodied tone. Slightly brighter than C22J. (7.2k Ohms)

Carvin’s new SCP split coil humbucking pickup sounds so huge that players immediatley think they are playing an active bass. Each coil encorporates a single Alnico V magnet which will eliminate volume drop if the string isn’t perfectly centered between pole pieces. This neck position humbucker is warmer Vintage plain enamel wire is used for its sweet and natural well rounded bottom end, full sounding with rich harmonics. (7.6k Ohms) punchy mids and dynamic highs. Designed for 4, 5 and 6 string basses. Direct replacement for Fender Precision® Basses.

The C22 Classic Series comes standard on most Carvin guitars. Seasoned Alnico 5 magnets give the warmth and sweetness of an exceptional sounding 50’s guitar. With the close spacing of the pole pieces, you won’t get dropoff when bending strings. Adjustable pole pieces allow you to increase or decrease the volume of individual strings. The C22s provide warmth while still retaining great treble definition and just the right amount of bite. 4-wires plus shield.

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH HUMBUCKER

C22J

List $115

$55

C22T

List $115

$55

C22B

List $125

$60

NEW!

This bridge position humbucker has less output than the C22B with the same tone and output as a PAF humbucker. (8.6k Ohms) This medium-high output Bridge position humbucker with its extra windings and double-thick 1/4” Alnico-V magnet (A Carvin Exclusive!) has fantastic definition and sustain with warm, rich harmonics. (13.6k Ohms) Holdsworth Custom Pickups • Costly vintage plain enamel magnet wire • Seasoned Alnico 5 magnets • All 22 pole pieces are fully adjustable to customize individual string volumes. • 4-wires plus shield

H22N

List $129

$62

JVA List $159 $79 JVAR List $159 $79

reverse wound JVA SINGLE COIL ALNICO V Carvin’s new JVA jazz-type bridge pickup features a large Alnico V magnet and vintage plain enamel wire for the punchiest sounding J-type pickup available. It has a fat well rounded bottom end, full punchy mids and crisp highs. Designed for 4, 5 and 6 string basses with an effective string spacing width up to 3.2”. Replacement for Fender Jazz® bridge position. Dimensions are 3.72” long x .72” wide x .80” high. JVA-2 for cream color

AWARD WINNING TONE! J99A List $129 $59 J99A SINGLE COIL ALNICO V J99AR List $129 $59 reverse wound

This single coil pickup encorporates a large Alnico V magnet yielding a full bell tone and exceptional clarity. The J99A can be used in basses with either passive or active electronics. Designed for 4, 5 and 6 string basses with an effective string spacing width up to 3.2”. Replacement for Fender Jazz® bridge position. Dimensions are 3.72” long x .72” wide x .80” high. (8.25k Ohms) J99A-2 for cream color

Neck position pickup with fantastic singing characteristics. (7.3k Ohms)

H22T

List $129

List $149

RAD-J $75

$62

If you want to attain Allan Holdsworth’s smooth sustain, this bridge pickup is the one you need. (8.6k Ohms)

List $149

RAD-JR $75 reverse wound

RAD-J SINGLE COIL ALNICO V

The RAD-J single coil features an Alnico V magnet giving the same clarity and pure tone as our award winning J99A pickups. This new pickup has a 14” radius and works great with Assembled fingerboard radii from 10” - 16” providing consistent output across all strings. These unique pickups were designed specifically for the Brian Bromberg B24 and B25 basses. Designed for Pickguards Completely assem- 4, 5 and 6 string basses with an effective string spacing width up to 3.3”. Dimensions are bled pickguards with 4.25” long x 1.25” wide x .75” high. Available in black only. (8.25k Ohms)

AG1W AG1K AG1P AG1R AG2W AG2K AG2P AG2R

White/black/white 3 single coil p.u. Black/white/black 3 single coil p.u. White Pearloid/white/black 3 single coil p.u. Red tortoise/white/black 3 single coil p.u. White/black/white 2 single, 1 Hum Black/white/black 2 single, 1 Hum White Pearloid/white/blk 2 single, 1 Hum Red tortoise/white/black 2 single, 1 Hum

CUSTOMER COMMENT

high-quality Carvin pickups & components. Available with three S60A single coil pickups or two S60A single coils and a C22B humbucker. Includes master volume, tone, 5-way pickup selector plus a mini switch allows all seven pickup combinations. Will mount right into a Strat® or Carvin bolt on body.

RAD-HB $85

ALNICO-5 BASS HUMBUCKERS HB4

List $155

$79

HB5

List $175

$89

Bridge pos. 11.4k Ω

2.25” spacing between center of outside string poles. Dim: 4.0”L x 1.9”W (6.1k Ohms)

$124 $124 $139 $139 The HB bass pickups have large Alnico-5 $144 Options pole pieces, which is one of the main ingre$144 TBH Twinblade pickups $20 $10 dients to the rich, fat monstrous tone of $159 A11 AP11 pickups this design. Coils are precision wound to N/C $159 optimize a powerful deep bass tone with

“I just received my pre-assembled pickguard for my American Series Strat... I’m majorly impressed with the quality of the wiring and the electronic components as a whole, and the sound is second to none. I never dreamed I could get my Strat to sound like it does now. It’s the most balanced sound I’ve ever had out of a guitar, and I have owned just about every major brand. My next purchase will be a Carvin guitar.” – Timothy Parker

List $169

RAD-H HUMBUCKER ALNICO V

The RAD-H side-by-side humbucker features Alnico V magnets RAD-HN $85 for great clarity along with deep, smooth bass response with Neck pos. 9.2k Ω List $169 excellent mid-range punch. Radius and size same as RAD-J.

Narrow 2.63” spacing between center of outside string poles. Dim: 4.6”L x 1.9”W (6.8k Ohms)

HB5W

List $175

$89

Wide 2.9” spacing between center of outside string poles. Dim: 4.6”L x 1.9”W (7.2k Ohms)

HB6

List $195

$99

excellent clarity in its top end. 4 shielded 3.06” spacing between center of outside string poles. Dim: 4.6”L x 1.9”W (7.4k Ohms) conductors for many wiring possibilities

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