The Carvin / Kiesel thread

Discussion in 'Standard Guitars' started by soliloquy, May 22, 2011.

  1. MaxOfMetal

    MaxOfMetal Likes trem wankery. Super Moderator

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    Nice!

    Those old DCs are probably my favorite 7s from them. They definitely bring back some good memories.
     
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    And some stuff is just wrong and contradictory. Like how on the main page it lists "Jason Becker Tribute 6 & 7 string guitars." But there is no such thing as a 7 string Becker guitar, so you can't actually build one.
     
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    Aaaahhhhh DC7x7 memories...
    Lost most of my pictures but among the few that remain:

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    I’m distracted-boyfriending the 7x7s with Floyds these days. I traded away my 727 like 10 years ago, but given that Kiesel doesn’t do Floyds anymore, now I kind of want another one.
     
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    Bridge was typical Carvin FT7 of those times.
    Pretty solid and no-nonsense.
     
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    Thanks guys. It's taking a little getting used to 7 string again. The pickups are letting the guitar down unfortunately, theyre a bit too 'fat' or 'rounded off' for me. I was considering getting an EVO 7 or Duncan Distortion 7 for the bridge but are the existing pickup routes going to be an issue?
     
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    It depends, but likely yes. When the model was first released with the c26 pickups, the pickup routes were pretty under-sized. Later in it's life when they switched to the D26, they got a little bigger, but not a whole lot. Then they were enlarged again in the last few years of the model's life after they made their more-"standard" Lithium pickups the standard for that model. I dont remember off the top of my head, but if the model lasted long enough to be around when Kiesel released their 7-string pickup covers, the routes would have been enlarged again with more "squared off" corners to accommodate the covers...but I dont remember if the DC727/747 lasted that long.
     
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    The heyday of getting used DC747s For peanuts is over, isn’t it :(
     
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    this one was just under £1000 so yeah, prices are creeping up. I bought the DC135 around 2008 for £400, shows how things have changed.

    These are the C26 pickups so looks like I may run into some trouble.
     
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    I bought the all-koa flamed maple neck above for 600$ at the time iiirc
     
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    all the used carvins and kiesels are going up in price.
     
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    A good
    The guitar has a flat top, so a good tech, with a sharp router bit and good prep can, it's not impossible. If you're open to pickup rings, that can actually even "hide" a less-then-perfect routing job.

    Alternatively, you might be able to get the stock pickup re-wound. If I remember right, re-winds are something Wolftone and Guitarmory does, or at least did at one point...but I don't know if they still do, or if they've ever done it with the older Carvin pickups.

    Carvin reminds me a lot of Tandy. For a while, parts, softrware and even peripherals had to be "Tandy Compatible" or "For Tandy"...but eventually, evolved into being more in parity with the rest of the PC industry, and eventually re-named their company (to Radio Shack, in the case of Tandy).
     
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    I have a Carvin DC7x and I fit some BKPs by carefully filing about .5 mm from each (long) side of the metal baseplate on the pickups. No wood removal needed.
     
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    New model announcement in 20 minutes.
    I bet it's an explorer now that I finally no longer need one :lol:
     
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    Regular and multiscale
    Hipshot fixed, Floyd, or Hipshot/Kiesel
    Comes standard with black limba body wings
    Has a 1.37lb stainless counterweight to improve balance, can be built without it. Under 8lbs average for the 6 without it.
    Can be had with a "bevel delete"

    25.5" scale standard, 6 is optionally available in 24.75.
    Multiscale 6: 25.5-26.5", 7 string is 25.5-27"

    "Yes" to lefty

    8-string could come in the future, but it'd depend on success of the 6 and 7, and would need to test it since it would need to be tested with the extended scale.



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    that is quite possibly the worst explorer take they could have done. It's lumpy looking, like he beveled off too much of a regular explorer body in the name of Kieseling it.


    I would throw money at them left and right if they'd just make their headless type V shapes flipped.
     
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    Lol it looks like a 5 year old's drawing of an explorer.

    I kind like it. Idk why. If it came in 8 maybe I would jump on.
     
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    Dumple Stilzkin Don’t be afraid to fart when you pee.

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    My eyes!!!
     
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    Gonna go against the grain here and say I think it looks cool.
     

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