New Bass: Carvin LB76

I bought myself a Carvin LB76 on ebay recently. . .

Edit: 2 years later, I am so glad that I did. It is a phenomenal bass, sounds great, looks great.  My advice for those seeking to buy this bass would be – based on my experience – be patient. If you don’t want to custom order one from Carvin, scan local ads on eBay and craigslist. I scanned craigslist for a year, until just the right bass at just the right price popped up. Honestly, the day I found my bass, I wasn’t looking for a Carvin LB76, I was thinking that I could get a decent mid-range 5 string bass such as a Schecter Stiletto.

Carvin LB76 tri-pic

My Carvin LB76 in action…

My patience paid off, though, and I was able to get my bass used and in great condition for about what a Stiletto would have cost. The neckthru design is such a phenomenal option and I never want to go back to a bolt-on. The range of 6 strings opens up versatility so much, which is crucial in the setting I play in where we do a lot of improv. Sometimes we do not have an electric guitar or keys so I play more intricate parts across 2 or 3 octaves to fill out the sound. Having the amount of range available within a handbreadth due to the 6th string is incredibly helpful in those instances. For those considering this bass, I hope you’re able to find one and have the playing experience I have had. I hope my review is helpful, and I hope you have the success I have had in finding the bass that suits you.

If anyone else has one and wants to share their input, please, feel free to leave a comment. 🙂

Published in: on June 7, 2010 at 9:33 am  Leave a Comment  
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