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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
 
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Carvin custom shop - need input

I recently discovered Carvin are having a sale with 50% off all their custom orders. I absolutely love all the options and finishes they do, but I've never played one and really don't have a clue as to wether they're good or not. the sale is just too attractive to miss - for some $1000 I can get:

-Quilted Maple body
-Original Floyd Rose
-2 Carvin humbuckers of my choice
-2 dual-to-sigle coil switches
-Hardrock Maple, graphite reinforced neck
-24 frets
-Abalone block inlays
-Tung Oil finish on the back of neck
-wicked colour with matching headstock
and a hardshell case!

Is that awesome or what!!:love: i might buy one but need your opinions on playability, sound, feel, etc. Thanks!


BTW, what are active electronics? How do they work?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 06:49 PM
 
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* hey i think u better check the carvin forum for that answers, i think they make great stuff, i have a carvin flying V from 89 and its just flawless, i also know that tony mcalpine from planet X uses their seven strings and im gonna order mine next week.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 07:40 PM Thread Starter
 
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it's just that I wanted opinions from JEM players (since I wanted a 7D just before I discovered Carvin). I don't really know which one's best: JEM7DBK ('cause it's a JEM) or a custom-upgraded DC127 (which has better looking finish and inlays, and the price is the same or lower), but I think Carvin gave me a bit more G.A.S. than Rich:donnie:
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 07:43 PM
 
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Snake--

Carvin has 50% off all guitar "options" and a hardshell case with purchase of any guitar! (Case purchase required for shipment.)

The custom guitars are not 50% off just the options!
You pay the full base price!

Carvin makes a quality product and they have stood the test of time. There are a lot of old Carvins out there that still play very well. If they have the options you are looking for in axe....go for it!

~R~
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 07:59 PM Thread Starter
 
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yeah, that's what I meant, and I think all their gear is onsale! i doubt i'll win if I buy used...you just can't beat 50%!!

the biggest guitar sale I've ever seen!
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 08:07 PM
 
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Carvins are known for great bang for the buck. *You'll never find a better deal on a new guitar. *And, you can customize it more than any other factory guitar.

They don't hold their value well, though - I dunno why but for whatever reason, there's no collectible value there. *Of course, that means if you can find a used one you like, you can get a friggin' AWESOME deal on a great axe!

My next guitar will likely be a Carvin or a Parker...
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-06-2001, 08:33 PM
 
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* thats true carvin's don't hold their value too well, and i'm thankfull for it!!! i got my neckthrough Flying V with a floyd for 299!! and it can go up against any guitar and sound and play just as good or better
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 06:17 PM
 
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I had a DC 127 and - though it was clearly well made - I didn't like it one bit. I didn't like sterile, "CnC" feel (which I usually associate with Peavey guitars), I didn't like the tone, and I didn't like the finish. Again, well made but not for me. I still have my 7DBK, and don't ever want to give it up. It's a far more versatile and personable instrument to my mind than the DC 127.
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-16-2001, 10:30 PM
 
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I saw a guy riding a motorcycle the other day with a "CARVIN CUSTOM SHOP" T-Shirt on.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-17-2001, 04:11 AM
 
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I think Carvins are quality pieces but I can't play their necks. *The board seemed like it curved away from my fingers on the DC I played. *It's probably just because it's totally flat and I'm used to playing with a slight curve (my American Masters are the only guitars I play). *Plus, I would never buy an electric that didn't have an Edge. *If you want a guitar with a nice top that is neck thru for cheap, this is the way to go probably tho.

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