Hey guys, the Carvin I ordered finally arrived on February 7th! I ordered the bass on 11/28/11, so it took about 2 months from order to completion. I paid for the bass in advance, which turned out to be somewhat of a “sour” moment, only because they never sent a notice or email that the bass had been shipped, and I wanted to make sure I was home to sign for it.
Another bassist on YouTube ordered a B50 about a week before I did, and he advised that I contact my sales advisor because the factory was running a week or so behind, in which he wasn’t notified. My advice to you guys is that if you really want to know when your bass is on it’s way to it’s new home, that you wait and pay closer to your completion date. They won’t ship the bass without payment in full, and this way they’ll be forced to keep you abreast of your build info. If you call and ask about your bass, just know that it may take a day or so for them to get info from the guitar department.
I was very excited about receiving my bass and I wanted to post info about it on the blog on that very day, but I decided to wait until I had time to try it outand see what I really thought about it first. So here we go!
- Carvin B50
- Swamp Ash Body
- Black Stain w/ Flame Maple Top
- Blackburst Edges
- Active/Passive Electronics
- SB HeadStock / Flame Maple / Color Matches Body
- Abalone Dot Inlays
- Abalone Carvin logo
- Master Volume / Blend
- HardShell Case (free promotion!)
This is my first custom bass, so the experience was akin to the “kid in a candy store” adventure that everyone can relate to! I ripped through the box, opened the case and found this beauty: