The Carvin / Kiesel thread

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

  1. Samark

    Samark SS.org Regular

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    Direct mounted pickups on a DC145??? :O

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    Cloudy Wood Labs

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    Direct mounted pickups has been an opt 50 for quite some time on most models.

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    (whining voice)

    I really want to order another Carvin but I've just had too many "out of the blue" bills to justify it.
     
  4. Jack Secret

    Jack Secret Carvin Afficianado

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    I think there's a DC600 in black limba in my near future. That is one sexy damn wood.
     
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    I have DC800. Great guitar... but I'm pretty sure my ebony fretboard has shrunk a tiny bit because the fret wire is sticking out a little more and is in need of a dressing to clean it up now......
     
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    WHAT THE .... I NED A GUITAR IN THIS PAINT!!
     
  7. Jack Secret

    Jack Secret Carvin Afficianado

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    Well, I'm getting perilously closer to making a decision on getting a DC600 hardtail in all black limba. DC600 is probably my favorite Carvin right now (owning 4 as we type) but I do not have a Strat shaped hardtail currently and this needs to be rectified. Now, being past my guitar hoarding days, I will have to sell off a guitar or two just to keep my collection at a workable level (14 guitars is workable, yes? :p) So! I believe I'll drop my HF2 fatboy in walnut for one. I bought if off the 'bay and it's been ok to noodle on but never been a go-to guitar for recording. The other will be my TL60 in mahogany with splated maple top that was my first custom made Carvin. I had it made for studio work in NYC with the piezo in it so that along with my CT624 would cover a wide range of what I needed but I never got back to NYC for studio work so this one languishes in its case and as longtime Jack Secret/GuitarAnthony fans, you know if a guitar is not getting used, I'd rather it find a good home that leave it to never be used.

    I will order a DC600 with A60 pickups with black limba neck/body, ebony board with no inlays, reverse inline headstock, gold hardware and my infamous gloss body/satin neck combo. It will, undoubtedly, be glorious. It's Carvin. How could it not be?
     
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    whats the fretboard radius on the walnut HF2?? And if you want a strat shaped hardtail, I recommend the ST300 =] Best model Carvin makes IMO. Can't wait for mine. I may use a neckthru blank and make my own ST 7 string rather than buying another DC727/700 even, I like it that much more than the DC shapes.
     
  9. Jack Secret

    Jack Secret Carvin Afficianado

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    HF2 is the standard 20" radius. Great guitar but it's just not getting used. I'd rather have the DC600 because I love the A60 active pups.
     
  10. Alberto7

    Alberto7 Sillygoose Engineering

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    Okay, I'm really digging this:

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  11. TheWarAgainstTime

    TheWarAgainstTime "TWAT" for short

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    12enoB It's Boner Backwards

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    Wow, I am usually not a fan of that shape....

    but wow....
     
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    cataclysm_child NOT a ss.org Regular

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    Made this video with my trusty DC727


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  14. Alberto7

    Alberto7 Sillygoose Engineering

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    That's the first Carvin I ever saw when you first did your Icarus Lives! cover, and what inspired me to get my own. I'm always happy to see it in action. Sick video, Michael, that thing sounds massive, and the riffage is heeaavvvyyy!
     
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    12enoB It's Boner Backwards

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    I went to the hollywood store today and this guitar was there. Maybe its because I've never played a fresh from the factory instrument before, but this was the best playing and sounding guitar I've ever put my hands on. I'm highly considering purchasing it.

    Also, I'm not able to link the picture but look at the red and black one with the natural binding showing. Holy crap its gorgeous. Carvin.com : SCB6 SINGLE CUTAWAY BEVEL-TOP GUITAR

    That song was ....ing awesome, and that guitar is awesome.
     
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    Figure I'll post pictures of the "other" Spiderman-burst DC727.. Even though I plan on selling it once my ST300 nears completion.. Still a sweet guitar though.

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    With the AxeFX II + Mackie DLM8 in my tiny room..

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    In the new Carvin mag I'm sure many of you have seen.
    Got it a week or two ago but hadn't had the browse yet.
    Anyways. Jackson if you're nasty.

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    graaabbbmeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  18. Alberto7

    Alberto7 Sillygoose Engineering

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    You lucky you. I had never thought of a guitar in that color scheme; white and brown is a very, very classy combination of colors. The black/red one with natural binding on their website is very striking. They definitely went with the right choice of colors to emphasize the beveled top. I don't feel that the SCB6 works well with the more traditional color combinations that Carvin has always worked with, but it provides a lot of new great possibilities looks-wise. It's a good next step for Carvin design-wise, I feel. If, on top of that, it plays as good as you say it does... well, fuck.
     
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    Jack Secret Carvin Afficianado

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    To my surprise, my HF2 sold first day for a nifty price. I have decided to order my DC600 hardtail in gorgeous black limba korina (and I will ask for extra streaky wood) in 2 weeks so 2 months later when it is ready, it will be my birthday. Still have the TL60 to go.
     
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    Really? Haha, that's cool :hbang:
    Thanks pal :)

    Thank you sir. Glad you like it :cheers:

    That's a nice quilt top! :metal:
     

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