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yell03
post May 31 2008, 10:51 PM
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I bought my 1st Carvin a DC400 about 2-3 weeks ago from a local music store for $775.

It has a 14-15" fretboard radius and I think they are the C22N & C22B pick-ups.

I traded my Gibson SG in on that one.

Here are some pics of it:





I bought my 2nd Carvin on Ebay for $405 shipped.
It is a nicely optioned DC127 with M22N and M22T pick-ups I believe.
I just received it on Thursday (5/29th) of this week.

I think it is a 14" radius, maybe 12".

Here are the pics of that one:







Last up I just bought today on ebay for $800.
IT is a DC127 with tons of options, it would be $1550-$1600 when I priced it out new on Carvins site.
It has a M22N and M22T and a 15" fretboard radius (cool).
It is a KOA body with a Quilted Purple top.

Here are some pics of it:









I spent all total $1980 for 3 beautiful Carvins, but the best part was:
I traded my 2007 Faded Gibson SG for $400
I sold my 2005 Gibson Les Paul Standard last night for $1500
I sold my 2008 Fender American Strat today for $750.

Do the math and I still have $670 if another Carvin comes around!!! tongue.gif

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post May 31 2008, 10:53 PM
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nice guitars dude i guess you like carvins a lot if you got rid of your gibsons and fender
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post May 31 2008, 11:06 PM
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congrats new gears .i like the first one


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post Jun 1 2008, 12:16 AM
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QUOTE (Nick325 @ May 31 2008, 05:53 PM) *
nice guitars dude i guess you like carvins a lot if you got rid of your gibsons and fender


Thanks.
You have to play one to appreciate them.
I can't believe I used to throw their catalogs away thinking they were junk.


QUOTE (Hisham Al-Sanea @ May 31 2008, 06:06 PM) *
congrats new gears .i like the first one


Thanks, I like it too.
I can't wait for the purple one to get here, I'll bet it will be amazing looking.




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post Jun 1 2008, 12:54 AM
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Thats a lot of knobs and switches on the last one. What are they for? (except tone/voL)


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post Jun 1 2008, 02:04 AM
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QUOTE (Hans-Erik @ May 31 2008, 07:54 PM) *
Thats a lot of knobs and switches on the last one. What are they for? (except tone/voL)


Two toggles are for splitting the humbuckers to single coil.

On the guitar with three toggles the 3rd is a Phase switch.

The two knobs closest to the pick-ups are Volume and tone.

On the guitars with 4 knobs, the other two are for tone (bass boost/treble boost) the active pick-up option.
When you pull the volume knob out the pick-ups are passive like a regular electric, when you push it in the pick-ups are active.

Go to www.carvin.com and check out the DC400 model, it explains it.

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post Jun 1 2008, 03:07 AM
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Woa! Congrats smile.gif
Carvins are great guitars.. made me consider getting one next smile.gif


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post Jun 1 2008, 04:09 AM
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QUOTE (Trond Vold @ May 31 2008, 10:07 PM) *
Woa! Congrats smile.gif
Carvins are great guitars.. made me consider getting one next smile.gif


The only problem is, unless you live in California you can't often find one at a store to try one.

There are so many different options, some that may be good for you, some may not.

You could actually play one optioned with a fretboard radius and neck profile you hate.

I got lucky and the first one I played was PERFECT and let me know what to look for.

Study up on them before you buy.

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post Jun 1 2008, 01:17 PM
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Nice looking guitars Yell03, congrats!

I believe I've never seen a Carvin in shops, will try one if I have the chance wink.gif


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post Jun 1 2008, 01:20 PM
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Wow, the purple is simply stunning! Compliments mate!


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post Jun 1 2008, 02:03 PM
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Do they sound different enough to owe 3 of them, or you just like to collect them?
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post Jun 1 2008, 02:21 PM
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awsome guitars, i love the paintjobs on all of them. I guess you like carvins as much as i like schecter.. ive never bought 3 schecters in 3 weeks tho ohmy.gif smile.gif congrats on the gear smile.gif


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post Jun 1 2008, 02:39 PM
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QUOTE (Fran @ Jun 1 2008, 08:17 AM) *
Nice looking guitars Yell03, congrats!

I believe I've never seen a Carvin in shops, will try one if I have the chance wink.gif


Thanks, now if I could only play half decent tongue.gif

QUOTE (Danilo Capezzuto @ Jun 1 2008, 08:20 AM) *
Wow, the purple is simply stunning! Compliments mate!


I can't wait to see it in person.
It is due to arrive 6/9/08


QUOTE (Bali @ Jun 1 2008, 09:03 AM) *
Do they sound different enough to owe 3 of them, or you just like to collect them?


The red one has C series pick-ups and the green one has M series, so yes they sound alot different.
The Purple one also has M series, but my logic is....
I'll keep the two higher optioned ones (Purple and Red) at home and use the green one for taking out to music stores and travel.

QUOTE (Smikey2006 @ Jun 1 2008, 09:21 AM) *
awsome guitars, i love the paintjobs on all of them. I guess you like carvins as much as i like schecter.. ive never bought 3 schecters in 3 weeks tho ohmy.gif smile.gif congrats on the gear smile.gif


I was very impressed by a couple of neck thru Schecters (C1s I believe) at the local music store, one had a pair of Duncans and the other EMGs (I don't like active only pick-ups as much).
It played & sounded very nice, but was a little heavier than I would like, plus I am in my Carvin phase wink.gif


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post Jun 1 2008, 03:25 PM
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Awesome, congratulations mate smile.gif

Looks really great, I like the red one the most though smile.gif

..and you beat me by getting 3 guitars in 3 weeks, awesome biggrin.gif
I only bought 3 guitars in 4 or 5 weeks a while ago tongue.gif
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post Jun 1 2008, 03:42 PM
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Now thats what I call a Carvin fan !! biggrin.gif


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post Jun 1 2008, 04:15 PM
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QUOTE (audiopaal @ Jun 1 2008, 10:25 AM) *
Awesome, congratulations mate smile.gif

Looks really great, I like the red one the most though smile.gif

..and you beat me by getting 3 guitars in 3 weeks, awesome biggrin.gif
I only bought 3 guitars in 4 or 5 weeks a while ago tongue.gif


You know how it is, they all have their own vibe and feel, I love them all.
Now I am thinking about another amp.


QUOTE (mattacuk @ Jun 1 2008, 10:42 AM) *
Now thats what I call a Carvin fan !! biggrin.gif


You got that right.
I am an all or nothing type of guy.
I only like to have one sports car at a time and one brand of guitar.
I chipped in with my daughter and bought her a Brand New Mustang GT, but I don't even want to drive it unless it is raining and I don't want my car to get dirty.
I can't like two different things at the same time. tongue.gif

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post Jun 1 2008, 08:38 PM
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carvin is an amazing company, shame they arent anywhere near uk sad.gif i want to save up/make lots of money so i can buy myselft a steve vai legacy amp made by carvin lol
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post Jun 2 2008, 11:42 AM
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QUOTE (kevin-riff-after-riff @ Jun 1 2008, 03:38 PM) *
carvin is an amazing company, shame they arent anywhere near uk sad.gif i want to save up/make lots of money so i can buy myselft a steve vai legacy amp made by carvin lol


I have not tried their amps yet, but I hear good things about their tube amps.

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post Jun 2 2008, 11:44 AM
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I love the purple one ohmy.gif

Congrats!
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Nice collection. smile.gif

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