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This is an interesting
collection that covers 3 decades of Carvin basses.
In the center of the
picture to the left and the picture below is Mark's 1980 LB50CM.
Models at that time were pretty basic, with only a few options - Mark's
has a maple body and maple set neck with a maple fingerboard.
Also, it has dual volume and dual tone controls, which wasn't the
official configuration until 1981 (the models in the 1980 catalog had
dual volume and single tone controls).
On the far left is Mark's
1994 BB75. This is one of the earlier models, and has the thinner
body and front mounted input jack not fond on contemporary models.
This particular model has a koa body with maple neck, H50N pickups,
Sperzel locking tuners and gold hardware.
Mark's 2005 LB70WP. This one is totally tricked
out, and really shows how far Carvin basses have come sine the LB50CM.
This one has dual HB pickups, piezo bridge, highly figured Claro Walnut
top with a maple and walnut body, 5-piece neck, abalone block inlays and
the newest addition to Mark's collection - a 2006 Icon
IC4P. This one is a real looker, with a flamed
maple top finished in clear gloss, Birdseye maple
fingerboard with abalone dots and chrome hardware.
The body is alder, and the neck is maple.
Electronics consist of a pair of soapbar pickups with a