Narrowing in on a carvin finish...HELP ME DECIDE!

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  1. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    mods, move this where ever its appropriate...

    okie folks, i think ive narrowed down what i want out of my carvin. the pickups will be the last thing i pick as i keep changing my mind with them. but in terms of woods and frets and all, i've picked up what i want. the finish on the top i cant pick....

    but the specs are as follows for 3 guitars:

    CT3/4-24
    finish: gloss classic white
    ebony board (no inlays. will add ESP side square/bullets on later on)
    mahogany body and neck
    neck with a satin finish
    (plain maple top if CT4-24)
    medium wide SS frets
    black trim
    gold hardware and covered pickups
    string-thru-bod
    (if a CT3-24, then i'll had a very thin black pinstripe binding on the body and maybe the neck later on...)

    kinda like this:




    guitar two:
    CT6-24m
    finish: either Tiger eye, Teal, or faded denim with thin black burst (not on teal)
    mahogany body and neck
    tight flame maple top for faded denim, and wide/lazy flame for tiger, tight quilt for teal
    ebony board
    medium wide SS frets
    black trim
    chrome hardware
    satin back of neck
    faded denim will be satin will be satin
    no inlays (will either leave this blank or add esp type side square/bullets ltar on)

    kinda like this:
    faded denim:
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    tiger eye:
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    teal:
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    Guitar 3:
    CS6
    finish: moss green
    mahogany body
    flame maple top
    cream trim
    zebra pickups
    gold wilk/vintage trem
    4 knobs (vol/tone)
    ebony board
    satin neck
    medium jumbo frets

    kinda like this:
    Deep moss green (new color, so no real pictures, but inspiration is this:)
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    the color can be seen here:
    Brian Bromberg Carvin Model - Page 25 - TalkBass Forums

    obviously i'll only order one of these...and most likely will order it sometime in september or something...
     
  2. yingmin

    yingmin Parker über alles

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  3. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    no, i was thrown off by johnny bravo holding a guitar and not a pose or a girl... :hbang:
     
  4. Zombie13

    Zombie13 Guitartist

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  5. BucketheadRules

    BucketheadRules Fuzz pedal hoarder

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    Faded Denim and Teal are teh awesome.
     
  6. AfroSamurai

    AfroSamurai SS.org Regular

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    I'm torn between tiger eye and teal.

    Also, if you dig tiger eye you may want to look into umber stain.
     
  7. SirMyghin

    SirMyghin The Dirt Guy

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    None of those guitars are red, your choices are invalid. Or your lack of choice is invalid anyway.

    Choose something more than novel (I would say teal is probably pretty novel, dragonburst and the like definite are). By not choosing something you think is novel or whatnot you greatly increase your chances of keeping the guitar for the long haul, and is why I don't own a V (they look cool but I can see that fading). Green is also always a bad decision.

    As far as pickups I highly recommend staying well clear of the M22s, and if you want to play with a bunch of gain remember the H22s are unpotted which narrows your results greatly. The C22T is just a weak C22B, the J is an overly bassy monster that you will need to have disproportionately lower. You don't really win with their pickups outside of clean modes, they lack voice driven (c22s), M22s are the exact opposite, they lack character clean. Overall the pickups are generally some of the most transparent I have run accross, no body to speak of. The twinblades were the best pickups of theirs imo.

    All those years lurking and drooling and finally going to order eh? Good luck.
     
  8. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    well, the lizard burst, and the dragon burst finishes really dont interest me as i find em fairly ugly to be honest.

    i'm just looking for a guitar that is super classy, rare, unique, and beautiful.

    as for their pickups, i hear SO many mixed reviews on their C and their M series. if for example, person A says they suck and are the worst pickups ever, person B would contradict that. even folks on other forums think the same. some LOVE them, others HATE them. hardly anyone who is 'meh' with them :S
     
  9. -42-

    -42- Nothing to see here

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    Pickups can always be swapped if need be.
     
  10. yingmin

    yingmin Parker über alles

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    Seems kind of silly to order a "custom" guitar and then have to swap out the pickups once you get it, don't you think?
     
  11. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    Denim and Teal FTW!

    If you get Denim make sure you get a Maple Fretboard, look killer with the Denim!
     
  12. elq

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    If you're choose faded denim, good luck... carvin apparently has a really hard time duplicating the finish on rob_l's CT.

    Also, is this your first carvin? If so, I'm surprised given how frequently you talk about carvin in other threads :lol:
     
  13. Church2224

    Church2224 Guitar Whore

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    This is true but I have NEVER seen a bad looking denim finish from Carvin...
     
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    [​IMG]

    it's not bad... but I certainly expected it to come out darker (even without the black burst).
     
  15. Thrashmanzac

    Thrashmanzac plays in 69/42

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    ^ that finish is stunning!
     
  16. soliloquy

    soliloquy SS.org Regular

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    but carvin isnt exactly a custom shop. its more of an 'option shop' :p
     
  17. soliloquy

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    :noplease:

    alas, i spend WAY too much time on anything carvin related on the forums
     
  18. Stealthdjentstic

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    Denim! But in a really dark shade of purply blue.
     
  19. HighGain510

    HighGain510 <b><font color="DeepSkyBlue">Cold As Ice</font></b

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    Which SUCKS because I had actually ordered that guitar originally and because after 2 1/2 months they called me and told me they fucked up *something* on the guitar and were starting over from scratch I canceled it several weeks into the SECOND build without getting a guitar. It was a deep triple step faded blue jean, that might be why it looks different than the rest of the others that have been done. :shrug:
     
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