CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

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CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby Friesman » Thu Jul 15, 2010 11:22 am

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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby KCJones » Thu Jul 15, 2010 12:13 pm

I don’t know man. Sure, the DC400 is a nice guitar. But if you want a Carvin (highly recommended) for more of a Jer Tone out of your guitar, I’d go with the Carvin California series. The DC400 has the Alder body which gives you more of a scooped, squank, light tone, sound … like John K’s, no matter what foo foo electronics you put in it. The California series has the Mahogany body w/ maple top giving more of a flat full resonant Jer tone. IMHO of course.

http://www.carvinguitars.com/catalog/guitars/index.php?model=ct6
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby gr8fulbluz » Thu Jul 15, 2010 3:03 pm

A bit of difference between the Carved top and the DC400 is the thru-neck on the DC400 and a set neck on the Carved top. But there are so many options I cannot ever keep up.. If I were to build one again I dunno? If i didnt have a neck thru I would probably do a 3 piece body neck-thru. But I would for sure have Mahogony and/or Walnut for the body option, I dunno I have not looked for a while at new Carvins. :oops:

Depending on what that DC4oo on ebay goes for could be a good deal, the clear finish is classy looking.
If it is a 2003 build it might have a similar neck as mine. Which is thin/flat. I am pretty sure i got mine in 2003. Also the bridge pickup would be a C22t standard i think. Which to my ear is Old school 1950s style treble-ly. But i have gotten used to it and find it useful. For the neck pup a C22n, again to my ear, is a nice jazzy drive-able flexible tone.
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby mijknahs » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:14 am

Get one with a 25.5" scale length if you're going for a post '72 sound.
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby brutusbuck45 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 2:24 pm

Are any Rukinder's bidding on this? Low, low bids so far. Wow!
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby jackr » Sat Jul 17, 2010 3:14 pm

I have been GASing for a carvin for a long time. In fact for some reason I just got a catalog in the mail. I never got one before. Unfortunately they sell direct and not to dealers. So I cant get away with telling my wife I got it wholesale.

I think that not having dealers makes most carvins a pretty good value. :cry:
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby Adam Deckard » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:00 pm

is this thread slowly dying cause u are all secretly gonna bid on this sweet guitar? my max bid is one million dollars, and i will release it 2 minutes out!

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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby tcsned » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:42 pm

did you get it Adam?
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby Adam Deckard » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:47 pm

I didn't even touch it, i was at best gonna throw 650, and it was up to 760 within 9 minutes. i looked up on the wall afterwards and saw my ibanez giving me a dirty look, i felt ashamed.
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby tcsned » Tue Jul 20, 2010 4:50 pm

c'est la vie
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby Bobbyg » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:03 am

Impulse buy, I bought it to go with the K120 speaker I got from Friesman. Thinking about changing the pick-ups.....have to do some more research here I guess.
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Re: CARVIN DC 400 AAAA Quilted Maple Top...EBAY

Postby tcsned » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:12 am

Bobbyg wrote:Impulse buy, I bought it to go with the K120 speaker I got from Friesman. Thinking about changing the pick-ups.....have to do some more research here I guess.

It's been years since I've played a Carvin and the pickups were the one thing I wasn't totally thrilled by. Though I'm sure they've changed since then. Beauty of a guitar!
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