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CUSTOM SHOP BASSES

B SERIES

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arvin’s basses are significantly enhanced with the addition of our stacked bass/treble and mid range level/sweep controls. The tonal improvement and versatility with the new electronic circuitry is quite dramatic. In a recent review, Bass Guitar Magazine said “(the sweepable mid range control) in itself is almost worth the cost of the bass”. Our modern 82,000 square foot plant in San Diego is equipped with the finest instrument building machinery in the industry. The use of high quality woods and our constant improvement in manufacturing methods are an ongoing quest at Carvin. If Carvin basses were available in retail stores, you would pay up to three times more than our factory direct prices. By selling direct, Carvin not only gives incredible value but also provides you with a direct connection to the builder. With the best build up times in the industry along with our risk free 10-day money back guarantee, there has never been a better time to order your Carvin Custom Shop bass.

USA B50

B40

Troy Lampkins with Carlos Santana Contoured Heel

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BUNNY BRUNEL

5 string bass with passive electronics

4 string bass with passive electronics

Hardshell Black Case

HUGH McDONALD BON JOVI

MADE IN

SEKOU BUNCH

DARRYL WILLIAMS

FRANK WHITE

AMLAK TAFARI

GUITARS & SAXES, CHAKA KAHN

ACOUSTIC ALCHEMY

STEEL PULSE, YELLOW WALL

ULI JON ROTH

B40 options shown: White White (WW) Matching Painted Headstock (PH) SB Headstock (SBH) Mother of Pearl Block Inlays (MP) Active Electronics (AC) Black Hardware (BC)

B40 options shown: Tobacco Burst (TT) Maple Fingerboard (MF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Active Electronics (AC) SB Headstock (SBH)

ROY VOGT

NEW NECK PROFILES AND DIMENSIONS NEW CARVIN BRIDGE WITH LOCKING SADDLES NEW J99A ALNICO V SINGLE COIL PICKUPS NEW OPTIONAL 18v ACTIVE ELECTRONICS

B40 & B50 BRYANT SIONO

JON LAWHON

BACKSTREET BOYS

BLACK STONE CHERRY

PAUL LORANGER

TRAA DANIELS P.O.D.

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CHRIS BUCK

GRETA BRINKMAN

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B50 options shown: Left Handed (L) Swamp Ash Body (ASH) Sapphire Blue (TB) Active Electronics (AC)

PHIL MARTIN

Carvin’s entirely new B40 & B50 bolt on neck basses are loaded with features only found on boutique instruments. New 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 with 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 ebony 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 Add F after model for Fretless....................... N/C PH Painted matching headstock.......................... SBH SB style headstock......................................... AC Passive/Active electronics............................... H5A Alnico Stacked Humbuckers (black)................. 409 Cream pickups (J99A or H50A only)................... HB2 Bridge Humbucker......................................... For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

BJORN ENGLEN Yngwie Malmsteen

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SB Series Basses

SB4000 4 string 20 fret bass passive electronics

NEW NECK DIMENSIONS AND PROFILE NEW CARVIN BRIDGE WITH LOCKING SADDLES NEW J99A ALNICO V SINGLE COIL PICKUPS NEW OPTIONAL ACTIVE ELECTRONICS

SB5000

...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

5 string 22 fret bass active/passive electronics

SB4000 options shown: Spalted Maple Top (SM) Black Burst Edges (BST) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) Bird’s Eye Maple Headstock (BMNH) Abalone Diamond Inlays (DAB) No Pickguard (NP) Gold Hardware (G)

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BRYANT SIONO BACKSTREET BOYS

FEATURES:

• Premium grade alder wood body • Hardrock maple bolt on neck • Precise fitting neck/body pocket • 1.53” wide nut, 2.5” wide heel, .83” 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 ebony 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

HUGH McDONALD BON JOVI

SB Series

Carvin’s SB Series basses feature entirely new bolt on necks. The SB4000 is based on a traditional 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. If you really want to jazz it up, order one with a 5mm figured wood drop top along with your choice of many Custom Shop options.

SB4000 options shown: Swamp Ash Body (ASH) Maple Fingerboard (MF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) White Pearloid Pickguard (WP) Metal Knobs with Mother of Pearl Inlays (PK) Active Electronics (AC) Gold Hardware (G)

OPTIONS: F Add F after model for Fretless...................N/C PH Painted matching headstock........................... IVN Ivory Tusq Graphite Nut................................... BG Black multi-layer pickguard............................. WP White pearloid multi-layer pickguard............... RP Red tortoise multi-layer pickguard................... NP No pickguard..............................................N/C HG Metal hand guard covering neck pickup........... PK Metal knobs with Mother-of-Pearl Inlays.......... AC Active electronics (standard on SB5000)........... H5A H50A Stacked Humbuckers.............................. 409 Cream Pickups................................................. HB2 Bridge Humbucker (coil split not avail)............. MVB Master Vol & Blend replaces separate Vol......... MBS Stacked Mid Sweep to replace push/pull passive tone control................................ For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

HC8W

Hardshell Black Case

Sekou Bunch

“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

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SB5000 options shown: Swamp Ash Body (ASH) Blue Burst (TL) Black Painted Headstock (BPH) Gloss Black Back of Neck (GNB) No Inlays on Fingerboard (NIN)

SB5000 options shown: Vintage Cream (VC) Rosewood Fingerboard (RWF) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Ivory Tusc Nut (IVN) Tortoise Pickguard (RP) Cream Pickups (409)

J99A Pickups

The SB series basses come equipped with a pair of J99A single coil pickups which feature Alnico V magnets. These pickups deliver a rich bell-tone with full bottomend, clear upper range and the right amount of mid-range growl.

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

DARRYL WILLIAMS

PICKGUARD OPTIONS:

GUITARS & SAXES, CHAKA KAHN

“The SB4000 and SB5000 are some of the best sounding and playing basses that I have ever played. I am very pleased to be a part of the Carvin family”

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Black (BG)

Red Tortoise (RP)

White Perloid (WP)

No Pickguard (NP)

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ICON SERIES

CLARO WALNUT SERIES The Claro Walnut series basses come standard with our five piece maple/walnut neck-through construction. A three piece layered body utilizing the finest selections of walnut for the back, alder wood for the center layer, and our most highly figured California Claro Walnut for the top really gives these basses a stunning appearance. To further compliment the overall design, the body edges are fully radiused. The Claro Walnut series represents Carvin’s commitment to the design and craftsmanship of high-end basses. For general specifications refer to the LB70, LB75 & LB76.

IC5

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ANNIVERSARY SERIES

6 string Flame Maple top

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Bjorn Englen Yngwie Malmsteen

• 34” scale five piece maple & walnut laminated through-neck...........No charge • Claro walnut: 3 piece Claro walnut/alder/walnut laminated body.......No charge • Anniversary: 3 piece flamed maple/walnut/alder laminated body.......No charge • Fully rounded body edges...............................................................No charge • Two J99A Single Coil Pickups .........................................................No charge • 18v Active/Passive Electronics.........................................................No charge • Clear Gloss Finish ...........................................................................No charge • Gold plated metal CARVIN logo on headstock...................................No charge (for tung oil satin finish specify TF, for clear matte satin finish specify CS)

HC8

Hardshell Black Case

MADE IN

USA

OPTIONS:

Troy Lampkins

IC6P

LB75AP options shown: Flame Maple (FTC4) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH4) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Bridge Humbucker (HB2) Coil Splitting Switch (31) Gold Hardware (G) LB76W options shown: Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Soap Bar Pickups (SP2) Gold Hardware (G)

LB75W

5 string Walnut Series active/passive electronics

Umber Stain Quilt (QSU4) Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) Matching Quilt Headstock N/C Rosewood Fingerboard (RWF) Stainless Steel Frets (STF) Abalone Dot Inlays(ABD) Tung Oiled Neck (TN) Gold Hardware (G)

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Deep Purple on Quilt (QTP4) Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) Tung Oiled Neck (TN) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) No Inlays on Fingerboard (NIN) 5-piece Maple Walnut neck (5MW)

IC5

Tobacco Sunburst on Quilt (QTT4) 5-piece Maple Walnut neck (5MW) Asymmetrical Wider Neck (5W) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Black Hardware (BC)

IC4A

Clear Finish on Flame (FTC) Matching Flame Headstock N/C

Carvin is proud to offer the ICON series. This ergonomic design gives the ultimate in comfort, playability and feel. New features include Carvin SP Soap Bar Pickups, new active passive 18v electronics with sweepable midrange and the A-style Hipshot bridge for solid enhanced bottom end. The ICON bass is the product of 60 years in design excellence. ICON SERIES SPECIAL FEATURES:

Rear of LB76W

LB70W

Amlak Tafari

Hardshell Black Case

STANDARD FEATURES:

4 string Walnut Series active/passive electronics

4 string Flame Maple top

IC6

Carvin’s top of the line anniversary series was launched a year before the Claro walnut series. The difference between these two elite models is the anniversary comes standard with our finest AAAA flamed curly maple top. A center layer of walnut is laminated between the premium alder back. The look as well as the performance of this bass is simply stunning.

Fretless basses add F after model number............................ N/C AB Abalone block inlays.............................................................. QTC4 Upgrade to Quilted maple top.............................................. FK4 Upgrade to Flame Koa top............................................... FPH4 Add Flame maple headstock............................................N/C QPH4 Add Quilted maple headstock.........................................N/C HB2 Bridge humbucker................................................................. HB2N Neck humbucker (must also order HB2)............................... 31 Coil Spliter switch...................................................................... SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups................................................ NS Five piece neck is covered by figured top.................................. For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

IC4

5 string Flame Maple top

LB76W

6 string Walnut Series active/passive electronics

For flamed maple Anniversary model, change the “W” to “A” (LB70A) For 35 1/4” scale basses, change the “L” to “X” add $70

• 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) Matching figured headstock 24k Gold plated CARVIN logo on headstock Special contoured body edges for maximum comfort 34” Scale ebony fingerboard with 24 frets Hipshot A-style bridge 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:

Fretless basses add F after model number . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . N/C QTC4 Quilted Maple Top and matching headstock . . . . . . . . . . . . FK4 Flame Koa top and matching headstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . H5AS Stacked H50A Humbuckers in Soapbar pickup covers . . . . . . . 5W Asymmetrical 5-string neck, 1/4” wider @ heel . . . . . . . . . . . . For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

LB76W

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BB SERIES

LB/XB SERIES XB75

MADE IN

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5 string, 35 1/4” scale 22 fret, active/passive includes HB2 & RB options

HC8W

Hardshell Black Case

BB75

AC50

AC40

5 string bass with active/passive elec.

Fretted 5-string acoustic bass

Fretted 4-string acoustic bass

BB70

LB70

4 string bass with active/passive electronics

4 string bass with active/passive

LB76

LB75

6 string 34” scale 24 fret, active/passive

5 string, 34” scale 24 fret, active/passive

XB76

351/ ” scale, 22 frets active/passive 4

includes HB2 & RB options

HC8W

Hardshell Black Case Traa Daniels - P.O.D.

Bass Player Magazine

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HC8

Hardshell Black Case

XB75P options shown: Crimson Red on Quilt (QTR) Deep Triple Step Stain (DTS) Matching Quilt Headstock (QPH) Bird’s Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF) No Inlays on Fingerboard (NIN) Fully Rounded Body Edges (RB) Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups (SP2) Black Hardware (BC)

LB76P options shown Jet Black (B) Birds Eye Maple Fingerboard (BMF)

LB SERIES

Whether you choose the 4, 5 or 6 string models, Carvin’s new active/passive electronics provide a huge selection of percussive bass sounds. Choose from our wide selection of woods, finishes and options to create your own custom bass. • • • • • •

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

OPTIONS: Fretless basses add F after model number............. N/C 5W Asymmetrical neck, 1/4” wider @ heel.................... RB Fully rounded body edges.................................... SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups .................................. HB2 Bridge humbucker .................................................. HB2N Neck humbucker (must also order HB2)................. For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

XB76P (Includes HB2 Humbucker & RB) Lefthand Model (L) Figured Walnut Top (FW) 5-piece Maple/Walnut Neck (5MW) Walnut Body Sides (WAL) Coil Splitting Switch for Humbucker (31) Gold Hardware (G)

XB SERIES

MADE IN

USA

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. • • • • • •

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AC40F options shown: Spalted Maple Top (SMTA) Matching Headstock (SMPH) Icon Headstock Shape (IPH) Body Binding (BB) White Fretline on Fretless (FI)

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

AC50F options shown: Jet Black (B) Body Binding (BB)

AC40/AC50 BB Series These semi-hollow acoustic basses have 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

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 Add F after model for Fretless..................N/C CE Cedar top 1/8” thick.................................... • Same features as BB70 FTCA Flamed maple top 1/8“ thick.................... • 1.75” wide at nut, 3.00” at 24th fret QTCA Quilted maple top 1/8“ thick.................... • Asymmetrical rear neck contour KTA Book matched koa top 1/8“ thick............... • Position dots are offset between 1st and 4th string FKTA Flamed koa top 1/8“ thick........................ BB76 SIX STRING FEATURES: FWTA Figured Walnut top 1/8“ thick................. • Same features as BB70 TH Traditional headstock (AC40 only)............... • 2.02” wide at nut, 3.2” at heel CTH Carved Top CT6 Headstock shape (AC40 only)..... BB Multi-layer tortoise body binding............... BBE Natural body binding effect...................... OPTIONS: For colors & other options see page 4 & 5 Fretless: add F after model number...............N/C SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups........................ HB2N Neck humbucker ......................................... NOTE: The RB option is not available. For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

BB75 FIVE STRING ADDITIONAL FEATURES:

OPTIONS: Fretless basses add F after model number.............N/C SP2 Soap Bar Humbucking Pickups ................................. For colors & other options see page 4 & 5

BB75 (Includes HB2 Humbucker) Honeyburst on Flame Maple (FTH) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD) Gold Hardware (G)

LB70 options shown: Jet Black (B) Fully Rounded Body Edges (RB) Bridge Humbucker (HB2) Coil Splitting Switch For Humbucker (31) 28

BB70P (Includes HB2 Humbucker) Classic Sunburst on Flame Maple (FTD) Matching Flame Headstock (FPH) Abalone Dot Inlays (ABD)

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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.

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

450N CLASSICAL NYLON NICKEL PLATED As used on our CL450 guitars. BASS STRINGS

NICKEL ELECTRIC STRINGS X-Lights - .009, .011, .016, .024,.032, .042

These non-ball end strings will fit any nylon stringed guitar for great classical tone. .028 .032 .040 .029 .035 .043

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

1046

STAINLESS STEEL BASS STRINGS

4-string medium: .045, .065, .085, .105

4-string med-light: .040, .060, .080, .100

4511

40STS

5-string medium: .045, .065, .085, .105, .128

5-string med-light: .040, .060, .080, .100, .128

5511

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50STS

6-str medium: .029, .045, .065, .085, .105, .128

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

Since 1946,

S22TC

Chrome

5-STRING as used

S22JC

Chrome

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

GS25

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

SLC SLB SLG

Custom Shop Kits!

chrome black 24K gold

GK1 GK1T

For all positions.

5012

Bridge P.U. w/ 1/4” Alnico - great sustain 13.6k Ohms

Black coils

S22TG

Gold

S22JG

Gold

S22BG

Gold

Warm sounding pickup as on SH550 8.6k Ohms

60STS

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.

LEATHER STRAPS

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

Classic Series C22N h u m b u c k e r s C22J

This neck position humbucker is warmer sounding with rich harmonics. (7.6k Ohms)

C22T

ALLAN HOLDSWORTH HUMBUCKER

These easy to assemble kits have the same exact components as Carvin’s Bolt On Basses. Every hole is drilled for each component, including for the neck and strap buttons. Each kit comes standard as shown with chrome hardware and two H50S pickups. Comes with easy to follow instructions. Minor pickup lead soldering required. BK40 4 string kit passive electronics............................................................. BK40A 4 string kit active/passive electronics with 2 batteries........................ BK50 5 string kit passive electronics............................................................. BK50A 5 string kit active/passive electronics with 2 batteries........................

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

BN With shaped headstock as shown Optional: TNB Tung oil finish on neck Comes with blank undrilled, unshaped rectangular 8.3” long x 3.3” wide headstock See page 5 for other fingerboard, inlay and fret options No charge for optional Maple (MF) or Rosewood (RWF) Fingerboards 30

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The H50A stacked humbucker encorporates a large Alnico V magnet and has a similar tone as the J99A, but with 30% less output. The H50A 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. (16.6k Ohms) H50A-2 for cream color

SOAP BAR BASS HUMBUCKER

SPN Neck position (8.5k Ohms)

SPB Bridge position (11.4k Ohms)

The Carvin SP series “soap bar” humbucking bass pickups have a deep smooth bass response with excellent mid range punch and top end definition. For passive or active If you want to attain Allan Holdsworth’s electronics. Designed for 4, 5 and 6 string basses with an effective string spacing width up smooth sustain, this bridge pickup is the one to 3.4”. Dimensions are 4.25” long x 1.25” wide x .75” high. Available in black only. you need. (8.6k Ohms)

H22T

ALNICO-5 BASS HUMBUCKERS HB4

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

Assembled Pickguards

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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. 12” radiused Ebony fingerboard with 22 frets and 251/2 scale. Fits 21 or 22 fret Strats & many other guitars.

H50A STACKED HUMBUCKER H50A

H22N

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Bolt-on Hardrock Maple Neck with Ebony Fingerboard

J99A

The J99A was developed for the SB Series basses. This single coil pickup encorporates a large Alnico V magnet and has 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) H50A-2 for cream color

C22B

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, an ebony fingerboard, angled headstock, graphite nut and dot inlays on the top and side. 2-way adjustable truss rod.

BN neck shown with optional drilled inline headstock (IN)

BASS PICKUPS

This bridge position humbucker has less output than the C22B with the same tone and output as a PAF humbucker. (8.6k Ohms)

ASH 2-piece Swamp ash body........................................... ....................... Satin body finish: Black (CSB), White(CSW)................................................. TN Tung Oiled Neck................................................................................ F Fretless neck........................................................ .......................N/C FI Fretless neck with fretlines......................................... ...................... BC Black hardware.......................................................... ....................... G Gold hardware........................................................... ....................... 5A Alnico stacked humbuckers black (5A2 for cream)............................ HB2 Bridge Humbucker & coil tap..................................... .......................

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 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

These dual-coil humbuckers are ideal for players that want to add humbuckers in place of single coils. Higher output with more midrange than stock Strat® pickups. Tonally, 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)

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

Options:

NT6 neck shown with standard blank undrilled headstock

TBH60

J99A SINGLE COIL ALNICO V

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

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.

Through the Body Necks

TWINBLADE HUMBUCKERS

Guitar Player Magazine “these Carvin AP11 pickups are terrific. With zero adjustments to their heights, they all produced rich, clear, and very useful tones. I don’t know what more you could ask of single-coil pickups. It sounded great every time, producing warm and jazzy lows” -Tom Wheeler, Guitar Player Magazine

Chrome

NEW B40 & B50 Kits

Guitar kit with FT6 fixed bridge.................................... Guitar kit with Wilkinson tremolo, as shown...............

The AP11 Series single coil pickups are almost identical to Carvin’s vintage AP6 pickups from the 1950’s and 1960’s. Higher output with a fuller tone than stock Strat® pickups.

S22BC

GS55 Tan GS53 Black GS54 Walnut High-quality Carvin Custom Shop componets GO TO Carvinworld.com Easy to Assemble • No experience required TO ORDER A CUSTOM KIT

OPTIONS ASH 2-Piece Swamp ash body . . . . . . . . . . . . Satin body finish: Black (CSB), White(CSW). . . TN Tung Oiled Neck . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TBH Twinblade humbucking pickups . . . . . . 22B Humbucking bridge pickup . . . . . . . . . . WP White pearloid pickguard . . . . . . . . . . . . BP Black pearloid pickguard . . . . . . . . . . . . RP Red tortoise pickguard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Black hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . G Gold hardware . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . SP Sperzel tuners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Reverse wound–Black coil (4.3k Ohms) Add -2 for Cream coil (example AP11-2)

Neck position w/ rich harmonics 7.6k Ohms

NEW CONTOURED BODY

These easy to assemble kits have the same exact components as Carvin’s Custom Shop Bolt guitars. Every hole is drilled. Each kit comes standard as shown with chrome hardware, an assembled white multilayered pickguard with three AP11 single coil pickups and a set of 1046 strings. Comes with easy instructions. No soldering required.

on AC50 basses 060, .070, .097, .115, .125

Neck position w/ rich harmonics 7.6k Ohms

DELUXE STRAP

AP11R

Warm sounding pickup as on SH550 8.6k Ohms

4012

AP11

For all positions–Black coil (4.3k Ohms)

CHROME, GOLD & BLACK HUMBUCKERS

6-str med-light: .029, .040, .060, .080, .100, .128

6511

AP11 SINGLE COIL PICKUPS

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. Carvin Custom Shop pickups are made by utilizing modern state-of-theart 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.

AG1W AG1K AG1P AG1B AG1R AG2W AG2K AG2P AG2B AG2R

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

CUSTOMER COMMENT

Completely assembled pickguards with high-quality Carvin pickups & components. Available with three AP11 single coil pickups or two AP11 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.

“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

HB5

Narrow 2.63” spacing between center of outside string poles. Dim: 4.6”L x 1.9”W (6.8k Ohms) The HB bass pickups have large Alnico-5 pole pieces, which is one of the main ingredients to the rich, fat monstrous tone of this design. Coils are precision wound to optimize a powerful deep bass tone with excellent clarity in its top end. 4 shielded conductors for many wiring possibilities

HB5W

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

HB6

3.06” spacing between center of outside string poles. Dim: 4.6”L x 1.9”W (7.4k Ohms)

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