Hello from Carvin Guitars!

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by ChrisH, May 6, 2014.

  1. ChrisH

    ChrisH Kiesel Specialist

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    This is a little long but I tried to answer everyone I haven't gotten to yet. If you posted something chances are I have a response in this long reply.

    Awesome man! Like I said, I've been lurking on here for a while so I definitely recognize some of our Carvin fans here on the board! Glad you like your DC727, they're killer guitars!

    What info did you need? The V220 that Marty had was typical for all the V220s they had back in the day that we don't offer standard on our newer reissues. Some of the options being coil splitters with 3 knobs for vol/tone. The neck heels are a little different from back then too. If you come across a red V220 from the late 80's with black hardware, Kahler tremolo, straight (modern) logo as opposed to the cursive then you will have a guitar that is exactly like the one that Marty used back in the days. His was a neck through guitar because he got his after 1988. All previous guitars were set neck construction.

    Instead of over-analyzing you can send me a PM haha. I can try and answer as many questions that I can, of course keep in mind I can't disclose a certain amount of knowledge so it might make you go :wallbash:

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    Yeah, it's unfortunate but it's something that is a little tricky for not just us but all US based companies. There are a lot of factors, many include newer international trade laws, taxes in both countries, changes to shipping fees, etc. etc. that make exporting a product from the US not as simple (inexpensive) as it used to be.

    You and me both my friend

    Does this help? ;)

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    lolol we typically take about 5-6 weeks average for our rush builds. Sure we can build one sooner (if we reaaaaaally needed to) but we're not ones to skimp on quality and want to make sure everything gets taken care of to our standards and letting the woods do their natural thang is very important for a happy guitar. Rush builds are possible, just have to speak with a sales person to get it set up. Now, holding the place up on the other hand for over a month you'd better bring yourself and all of us some decent grub, we get real cranky when we don't eat ;)

    For something like that I would post it on Jeff Kiesel's official facebook page. He's the one designing all of the newer guitars so if you have an example or request at least he'll see it and it'll get the gears turning. What did you have in mind? Even more generic than this? This is our Bolt Plus, which is a bolt on model that's pretty "super strat-y." The C66 model is another option as well.

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    We have all the newly released models available in our SD showroom for demo, just be sure to take the suicide vest off before you play them, we don't want to get any of them scratched up now ;)

    As for the new model, all will be revealed in time.

    You have a good name! Glad you like your DC727, what options did you go with? Also, if you need help putting together your next build let me know!
     
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    Convictional Forest Wanderer

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    Get in line. I want a book matched flamed maple fretboard on a dc700 string (two pieces, one fretboard) with a piezo bridge.


    But I can do something way worse than hold the place up. I can take down the office WiFi for an undisclosed amount of time, and then make sure that it works whenever the IT guy comes to fix it.
     
  3. ChrisH

    ChrisH Kiesel Specialist

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    Now THAT is scary. How will I be able to log onto SSO???

    :eek:
     
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    7stg SS.org Regular

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    Alter the the DNS Server. All requests for Sevenstring.org and maybe a few others point to the proper IP address, but all other pages are directed to an ip address that serves an internet down page like this one I made - No Internet connection available or to a page that would be amusing but quickly annoying like hamster dance or breadfish.

    DNS hijacking - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia


    BUT

    I think the best strategy is race car parts for Jeff for a DC8x around 29.4 - 30.5, DC8m at 28.825, multisclae 8 28 - 30.667, multiscale 9 30-33, Xccelerator X74 + a 35" scale would be good, and Xccelerator X74 multiscale 34-37
     
  5. mcsalty

    mcsalty Keepin' it Kodos

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    Fair enough, just hoped you might have heard some talk :lol:
    As far as "generic superstrats" go, I was thinking more or less the typical RG-style superstrat shape you'll find every other company using aha. The thick/round horns do nothing for my discerning, ultra-refined* taste

    *read with much self-deprecating sarcasm
     
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    TRENCHLORD Banned

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    Don't like the 600 either?
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    Now this explanation makes a lot more sense than the official reason given back then that the clients were requesting the dealer solution. I know that a dealer seems to be able to handle situation better when there is a problem with a guitar but it really is a matter of dealer to dealer and country to country.

    Concerning the tax, I think some people where discussing that if an item is taxed in both countries you maybe can customer can reclaim the sales tax from the sellers country. I might be wrong about that though.

    I wonder though if it's possible to buy one of the stock models if I am somewhere in the US for a business trip. Have it shipped to the hotel I'll be staying and then pay customs and taxes myself when I bring it back to the UK.
     
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    arturocivit 7 String Newbie

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    Thanks so much Chris!
     
  9. ChrisH

    ChrisH Kiesel Specialist

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    Hmmmm.... it'd have to be some damn good parts for that to happen haha

    I'm guessing (correct me if I'm wrong) but mcsalty might be wanting a 24 fret bold on guitar similar to our DC600. Most superstrats are bolt ons and the RG style requests are usually paired with the guitar being bolt-on.

    That is totally possible, we've had customers do that before. If you wanted to do that sometime call or email me.

    Not a problem! That's what I'm here for!
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    I've seen some good suggestions on here, so I thought I would throw one out:

    offset dot inlay options!!!!!
     
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    stevexc Laura Like Butter

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    So much this. offset dots, and even offset blocks!
     
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    SpaceDock Shred till your dead

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    ^ I was going to put that, but didnt want to push my luck....
     
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    Edika SS.org Regular

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    I most certainly will and thanks for the confirmation! It might take a while as it depends on when my company finds it necessary to send overseas but it will happen :)!
     
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    mcsalty Keepin' it Kodos

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    I actually prefer neck-thru :lol:
    What I'm really talking about is that I can't get into the shape/proportion of the horns or the amount of space behind the bridge; SO unfortunately the 600 doesn't do it for me either haha. I'm a terrible customer
     
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    Nothing wrong with liking what you like :yesway:.
    I don't like the dc600 shape either :lol:.
    The dc127 type fully-rounded, and the st300 are my only Carvin picks as far as shaping.
    Carvin's carved-tops look amazing IMO, but I'll stick with neck-thru.
     
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    Simple stupid question.
    Why is the Jason Becker DC200 equipped with Floyd instead of Kahler like the original?
     
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    One thing I have noticed, which might not be a big deal to some, is the size of the inlays on the 7 string models and DC800. It is obvious that they are the 6 string inlay size routed to the 7 string and 8 string fretboards. The block inlays just seem tiny on the DC800 and the diamond and dot inlays at the 12th fret just seem to close to each other.
    So just for aesthetic reasons I would suggest to widen the block inlays, especially on the DC800, and widen the distance of the dots and diamonds on the 12th fret for the 7 string models and DC800. The Carvin signature inlays surprisingly don't look that bad but they could be widened also.

    I know minor thing but it has been driving me crazy on all the 7 string and DC800's with inlays I see.
     
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    I think Khaler is not making that specific unit anymore and Carvin will have to change their route programming if using a new Kahler unit. They have been using Floyds for many years and they are wider known and more popular units than Kahlers. One might argue about quality, superiority of unit and tuning stability of each bridge but at the bottom line an average user would choose the OFR because it is more well known. They might not even have heard of Kahlers. Just my estimation though.
     
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    Don't give inquired people pre baked answers :lol:
     
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    Pre baked or not this is how Carvin worked all these years :lol::lol:.
    There would be a lot of demand for a certain model/upgrade, they would research it and then start producing/change spec.

    With Jeff being really active in R&Ding new models and adding a Hipshot bridge to the 7 string models, might make the addition of Kahlers as an option if enough people ask about them. But it will be something across all models and not just the Jason Beckers.
     

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