NUGD: Finally got a Carvin!

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NUGD: Finally got a Carvin!

Postby Sparky131 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:22 pm

A few weeks back, I noticed a place up in Kenosha was selling a used "DC600" for dirt cheap, so today I went up there and checked it out. They listed it wrong, but what I gather is that it's a used (probably) DC127 from the early 90s. Picked it up, played around with it, had my LTD Eclipse that I was thinking of trading in and, once I got the okay from the wife, I picked this up and ran off! Super happy with it!

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It's got a few dings and wear & tear on the body, including a nice chip on the back of the headstock, but it plays SWEET. I need to change the D'Addarios(no offense if anyone likes those, but ugh...) the EMGs(bleh...), and set 'er up. More pics to come, but I'm currently off to plug it in!

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Postby LabyrinthShredder » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:36 pm

Whoa, nice score dude!!! That guitar is awesome! Congrats on your NUGD and thanks for sharing!! :applause: :applause: :applause:
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Postby Mike Jones » Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:57 pm

Welcome to the club!
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Postby Sparky131 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:14 pm

Thanks! I'm having way too much fun with it. Only weird thing is the pickup selector is wired weird: pulling it up engages the bridge pickup and pushing it down engages the neck pickup, might rewire that when I get some new pickups put in. Here's a couple more shots!

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A couple dings here and there and the string ferrules are missing...

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To me, this is the worst of the damage. I'm curious if this can be repaired, seems like it got the wood pretty good, but it doesn't seem to be bad.

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Postby KH » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:23 pm

Congrats, Sparky.
Nice used score.
Which store did you go to? Kenosha "Music go round"? Music Center?
I used to hit those stores. Been a while since I have, though.

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Postby bigdaddy1382 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:28 pm

Nice Score. That is a real Metal Machine.
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Postby PastorDave » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:40 pm

Sweet score, as for the switch, check iof the wires are long enough if they are you can just losten it up and turn it around, easy fix! :wink:
Happy Used Guitar day!!!!!
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Postby Sparky131 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 3:40 pm

KH wrote:Congrats, Sparky.
Nice used score.
Which store did you go to? Kenosha "Music go round"? Music Center?
I used to hit those stores. Been a while since I have, though.


Music Go Round. First time up there & I had a heck of a time trying to get back on to 94 since they're doing all that construction. :lol: Well worth the 40+ minute trip.

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Postby Evster2012 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:23 pm

Big logo, straight-pull 2nd gen pointy! Nice score indeed!

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Postby 11CaliSpecGT » Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:24 pm

Vintage FTW! Happy NUGD and enjoy!
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Postby Geddy » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:07 pm

What a great looking guitar; that second photo you posted blew me away. I actually looked back to see if it was the same guitar. Very nice score indeed.

I saw a beautiful DC747 on EBAY that reminds me of one of Labrynth's guitars:

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I also saw a mint shape mid 80's X100b selling for $250!!!! There are some incredible deals out there.

Cheers and super happy NUGD, :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Postby arahobob » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:32 pm

Nice pick up indeed!

I think these guys had this listed on eBay - I remember seeing this "DC600" from the early 90s w/ EMGs.
I asked them "are you SURE its a DC600? I really don't think so."
They were sure - lol!

Enjoy!

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Postby Sparky131 » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:41 pm

arahobob wrote:Nice pick up indeed!

I think these guys had this listed on eBay - I remember seeing this "DC600" from the early 90s w/ EMGs.
I asked them "are you SURE its a DC600? I really don't think so."
They were sure - lol!

Enjoy!

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:lol: I have to remember that if I walk into a guitar shop and there's a used Carvin on the wall, the salesman will not have a clue what it is 80% of the time.

I had to beg and plead with my wife on this one, but between the EMG's and the random tip money I've been saving up from work, I'll definitely make my money back. I bought the Eclipse as a post-wedding gift and I'm kind of kicking myself in the butt that I didn't just look for something like this on "the bay". I didn't think I'd like the older models just due to age or change in the necks(if I remember right, the newer guitars have different neck specs than one from the 90s), but I just love the way this guitar feels. It just feels right.

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Postby ch23be » Wed Aug 14, 2013 5:58 pm

Cool guitar. Nice find. Gotta love those DC's. Congrats! :)
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Postby Garnoch » Wed Aug 14, 2013 8:51 pm

Great buy, that thing looks great, man - congrats!

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Postby ElfDude » Thu Aug 15, 2013 6:53 am

I love white Carvins! (so why do I keep getting used black ones?)
Yours is gorgeous!
I agree with you. If it was mine, those EMGs would be replaced immediately with a C22B and whatever Carvin neck pickup I could most easily get my hands on. :mrgreen:
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Postby Sparky131 » Thu Aug 15, 2013 7:43 am

Question:

I looked on the Carvin site and they sell the FT6 with the ferrules, has anyone ever ordered just the ferrules from them? Should I look at all parts for those, or just say screw it and not worry about them?

ElfDude, I can't wait to yank those out of this guitar. I like high gain as much as anyone, but I haven't had any good luck dialing in a tone I dug with those. It's almost TOO much, that and I hate relying on a 9V to power them.

My father-in-law will probably put in a set of his. Probably gonna do a med output neck pickup with a coil-tap and just put the same bridge I had in my Eclipse. High output with excellent clarity? Yes please!

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Postby AlanCbad » Thu Aug 15, 2013 8:42 am

Nice guitar. I have a DC600 in white. Have fun with it.
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Postby PastorDave » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:25 pm

call and ask, they will probably sell you a set.
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Postby LabyrinthShredder » Thu Aug 15, 2013 12:32 pm

Sparky131 wrote:Kupo!(Final Fantasy nerd)

+1 :mrgreen:

Thanks for posting more photos! I love the color and style of this guitar, it seems to be in really great shape considering it's age too. A few tweaks and it will practically be like new again. Congrats on a really stunning find!! :applause: :applause: :applause:
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