2005, Carvin began a direct marketing effort geared towards overseas
customers. As it was, overseas customers had to make
purchases through local resellers, and could not order directly from
Carvin, either over the phone, or via the Internet. So, to
eliminate confusion over prices, duties, and so on, Carvin created a
website that most international visitors were automatically routed to,
Additionally, they produced an "overseas only" version of the catalog.
This catalog had no pricing, no contact information, and at 32 pages,
was considerably smaller than the US version. Not all basses were
represented, either - there were no Anniversary Series basses, BB Series
basses, AC Series basses or TBS4 basses.
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