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post #76 of 97 (permalink) Old 12-18-2008, 12:58 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Well, For a long time I used an MTS3200 head with 2 matching Carvin 4x12's. That head got a ton of use but after 7 years the transformer went on it and I ended up buying a different amp. But while it lasted, it was great. Also had a Legacy but I always liked the sound of the MTS a lot more.
As for guitars...Last year I had ordered a DC125. It arrived and the build quality was superb. I'm glad they have the 10 day trial period because I sadly sent it back. I could not get used to the neck profile. It was just too thick for me to get used to. It's too bad because it had amazing tone and it had a quality feel to it that put so many other guitars to shame. They offer radius choices but no neck profile choice. If they had a thin neck option I'd order another. So as for a recommendation, If you love your wizard 1 neck, you probably won't dig the Carvin neck too much but if you like thicker necks there's no way you could be disappointed in one of Carvins guitars.
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post #77 of 97 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 01:58 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

How does a 6-string carvin neck compare to a fender strat? On my quest for a new guitar, Carvin popped out as a possibility and would like to know if the neck is similar to a strat, which is my present and only guitar
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post #78 of 97 (permalink) Old 12-19-2008, 02:50 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

its not even thick (neck wise), just compared to the Wizard necks it is.

I love my carvin necks, best neck feel IMO. but thinner than a C-shape fender strat neck. I compare them to Jacksons.
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Sounds good...Though I am looking into getting a 7-String, so I think this would be kind of a moot point.
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post #80 of 97 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 04:39 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

What carvin model does MacAlpine play?
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post #81 of 97 (permalink) Old 01-01-2009, 10:49 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I just snagged a lefty ate 80's DC200 (OFR, pointy) on the auction site, can't wait to get it.
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post #82 of 97 (permalink) Old 01-03-2009, 01:21 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I always thought Carvin made beautiful guitars. I always drool over the finishes when I get the catalogs. Never had a chance to play one though. Maybe someday.
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post #83 of 97 (permalink) Old 02-20-2009, 08:43 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Love them! I got an uber rare DC200 (pointy) with custom marquetry of a serpent on the body, only found 1 other like mine online, emailed carvin and they said it was never mass produced (don't know if he is BS'ing me but till this day haven't found many like this out there).. apart from looks plays super sweet and the neck is perfect!
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post #85 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 03:24 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Nice looking guitar but I don't think that it is right how the strings are off center towards the high E side. Is that just the angle of the pics that makes it look like that?
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post #86 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 03:31 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

I can assure you the strings are definitely NOT off centre.....prob my crappy Camera! LOL!
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post #87 of 97 (permalink) Old 03-28-2009, 06:27 PM
 
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Okay just checking. Prolly just the angle the pictures were taken. I've seen too man yguitars lately with the string falling off the high E side... It's becoming a pet peeve!
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

Yeah! I used to have a rare neck thru 25.5" scale with Koa neck and sides( Carvin LS-175 H-S-H) that was very versatile- did lots of Strat and other tones with awesome sustain.

I now have a Koa body Bolt with Maple neck which is extremely resonant and very good sustain-more than I expected from a Bolt on guitar.

The tones and finish and fretwork are on par with the very top boutique Strat builders and the thing rings very loud unplugged like a thin semi hollow- does great fatter Strat tones and more with H-S-S.

The profile on the neck is a medium C( larger than an "Even C Slim " from Suhr )- I have the 14" radius and it's sooo nice- no deadspots on the ebony board - etc.

Carvin has Improved the neck joints on the Bolt ons lately( rounded joint for better upper fret access) and they've always been super precise in construction and fretwork.( look at the pictures- they are ALL this precise).

Judging from the pictures I see they are still improving the wood that they use which was already excellent before!Upgrading to a Mahogany or Koa body is really cheap as well-

I haven't played Fenders lately but the Carvin nut width is comparable to the Strats that are 1.6875 "
wide at the nut- a bit wider than the EJ for example which is 1.650"- the strings always align on Carvins and there's NO ROOM for a shim in the neck pocket on their Bolt ons , they are tight.

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post #89 of 97 (permalink) Old 02-11-2010, 01:55 PM
 
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Re: Any Carvin fans in here?

That semi-hollow looks awesome. My main guitar (an extremely far cry from my 550 and RS 400) is a Gibson Chet Atkins Tennessean. It just has the meatiest, most full tone I've ever heard. Would you say the same about the Carvin?
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Yeah! I used to have a rare neck thru 25.5" scale with Koa neck and sides( Carvin LS-175 H-S-H) that was very versatile- did lots of Strat and other tones with awesome sustain.

I now have a Koa body Bolt with Maple neck which is extremely resonant and very good sustain-more than I expected from a Bolt on guitar.

The tones and finish and fretwork are on par with the very top boutique Strat builders and the thing rings very loud unplugged like a thin semi hollow- does great fatter Strat tones and more with H-S-S.

The profile on the neck is a medium C( larger than an "Even C Slim " from Suhr )- I have the 14" radius and it's sooo nice- no deadspots on the ebony board - etc.

Carvin has Improved the neck joints on the Bolt ons lately( rounded joint for better upper fret access) and they've always been super precise in construction and fretwork.

Judging from the pictures I see they are still improving the wood that they use which was already excellent before!Upgrading to a Mahogany or Koa body is really cheap as well-

I haven't played Fenders lately but the Carvin nut width is comparable to the Strats that are 1.6875 "
wide at the nut- a bit wider than the EJ for example which is 1.650"- the strings always align on Carvins and there's NO ROOM for a shim in the neck pocket on their Bolt ons , they are tight.
I have a CT6 with Koa neck and body, have to say I love the look and sound of that guitar.
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