#1
I play Rock, Blues, and Shredder style guitar and im thinking about getting a Carvin Guitar and Amp. What do people think of Carvin is it a good choice for my style.
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#3
they're ok, most people like them, I had a Carvin sc90 it was eh. I felt the coil taps were quite weak, and the spretzal locking tuners that come on all of the electrics I didn't like becuase they lock the string in and the string is harder to bend. It had great tone and I think it might have just been that model. I saw their classical thinline which looks pretty cool as well as their california carved tops which look awesome.
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#4
I saw this one small rock show where a guy had a carvin amp.

Gosh what a show. He shredded and idk. Just an amazing tone.
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#5
Locking tuners have nothing to do with how hard strings are to bend, are you sure it wasn't just because your LP has a 24" length and the SC has a 25"?
#6
If you're looking for a guitar around $1000, take Carvin into serious consideration.
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Locking tuners have nothing to do with how hard strings are to bend, are you sure it wasn't just because your LP has a 24" length and the SC has a 25"?


i don't know that must have been it, I just figured that becuase I've never had any experience with sptrezel locking thumb tuners and to an unitelligent nin compoop like me it would be just the right answer
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#9
hmm, my only problem in buying a carvin is that i cant play it first, someone help with goods and bads of Carvins
TotalyHAB
#10
Speaking of Carvins, I was almost about to buy one. It was a CTM-6 (California Carved top) and it played beautifully. If only I hadn't spent the money on that '58 Gibson LP I could have bought it. Of all the Carvins i've played i've never been disappointed. They're solid, well playing guitars and look beautiful! The 'only' major issue you may have is shredding on them because of the necks 12" radius. Shredding is better on flatter boards, like a Jackson 16" radius.

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#11
you bought a 58 LP?
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#12
Yeah, 1958 Gibson LP Custom. Sittin' on a goldmine, and it'll only go up as the years pass.

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#13
how much did you pay for it?

and pictures. . .
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#14
Most of the new Carvins have fret radius options, and 16" is one.

Absolutely great guitars. I have a TL60 and it plays and sounds great. Granted, I'm not really a shredder, more blues/classic rock/modern rock, but still a best buy.
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how much did you pay for it?

and pictures. . .

$20 at a garage sale. On the way to try out/buy that Carvin when I noticed the old lady had a guitar case, so I figure what the hell. She asked for 50 but I talked her down.

No pics, my mom broke the camera at the hospital.

Chris
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$20 at a garage sale. On the way to try out/buy that Carvin when I noticed the old lady had a guitar case, so I figure what the hell. She asked for 50 but I talked her down.

No pics, my mom broke the camera at the hospital.

Chris



20 bucks for a gibson 1958 lp custom???
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#17
Yeah, sounds kinda cliche I know (almost like Homers '59 LP thread) but the lady didnt really know what she had. Her husband used to be a musician but he passed away a few months ago from what I gathered to talking to her. She was too high to even realize it also.

It's not worth too much compared to the '58 Standards, but it's still worth a good $35,000 or so. I might sell it soon though.

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#19
i have 2 carvin guitars, the dc135 and the california top (ctm6 i believe) and they are both incredible, i actually have yet to have a complaint about either guitar. i would say they are some of the highest quality instruments i have ever played. never used the amps though, but if vai likes 'em they can't be too shabby
#20
Carvin amps are great, especially for the money. The MTS, Legacy, and V3 are all solid. The MTS is more voiced for modern metal, the Legacy a bit smoother, much like comparing the Peavey XXX and JSX.

If you like the older amp styles the Nomad is a very solid pick, a lot like a Fender Twin.

Another amp in the $1k range to consider is the new Fender Supersonic. I've been reading up on it, heard some interesting sound clips and have heard good reviews.
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#23
He said they aren't shredly because of their 12" STANDARD radius, but you can get it with a 14 " radius too
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Quote by TotalyHAB
so carvins arnt good for shredding?

listen to steve vai's band. the other 2 guitarists shred along with vai on 7 string carvins
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