All Carvin instruments are hand made at their facilitues in San Diego, California. What's more, there are no Standard and Custom instruments. All of them are Custom Made using only the best tonewoods and parts. You can choose from a lot of different bass models and then lots of different options such as woods for the body, neck and fingerboard, finshes, exotic tops, colours, pickups, electronics and more. The amazing part is that you can get your dream bass in just 8 weeks since you place your order through us.
The JB5 is Carvin latest model within the family of electric basses in their cartalog. It is based on a classic design but has some really nice appointments. In this case we chose an ash body with an amazing flamed koa top and matching headstock and completed the package adding the no pickguard option (to show the koa in all its beauty) and block inlays. The bolt on neck is neccesary to preserve the attack, and two Single Coil Alnico Carvin J99 pickups capture that sound that so many bassist dream about. Just play a few notes and you'll see what we mean.
In passive mode you get Volume, Balance and Tone. In Active mode you get two wel selected bands of EQ. You can easily dial in a traditional sound in Passive mode by rolling down the tone slightly. Then get into Active with a preselected Bass and Treble boost and you'll get that Super Jazz Tone that so many people search for so many years.
The traidtional 34" scale gives this bass an instant familar feel and we are happy to say tha the low B is excellent.
To sum up: a gorgeous looking bass that plays and sounds like a dream and has an amazingly low price tag. Remember this is a 100% custom made bass in the US.
Carvin is an American comany with a 60+ long history manufacturing excellent musical instruments,amplificacion and accessories. We did the distribution of this brand in Spain years ago and we are happy to work with them now. We are now exclusive dealers in Spain for their bass products (instruments and amplification). Value for money is incredibly good. They offer a number of different bass models and you can choose from a lot of different options (body wood, tops, colors and finishes, electronics, inlays, etc.) all of which within more than reasonable pricing and just 8 week average delivery time. To sum up, a great brand with amazing value for money. 100% made in the US.