Oh Carvin, X(

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  1. BigDaddyLH

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    That looks like something you'd find on the floor of a daycare.
     
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    Oh, Carvin?? Or Oh, Jason Becker..

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    And what are you doing with those fingers... :eek:
     
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    What a big knob.
     
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    I should add that I'm not a Carvin guitar hater: I'd love the Allan Holdsworth HH2.
     
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    It's a victim of it's times - Jason Becker had pretty much designed that to be a signature model from Peavey for him to use on an upcoming tour with David Lee Roth set for 1991 - so I suppose this was designed in 1990 at the end of the hair band era. He was also using his Carvins in the studio at that time, but I guess this was something we wanted as a stage guitar for that tour.

    Of course Becker was diagnosed with ALS in 1990; all he was able to do was finish the album. The model never went into production until Carvin picked it up to add to their other Becker tribute models.
     
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    Talking about Becker, this is a great doc:

     
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    Carvin makes some great guitars and basses, but I find some of them FUGLY!

    Jason Becker is an inspiration, and not just for guitarists.
     
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    Yup. The body is funny looking with no roundover, and the vol knob looks like a tinkertoy from when we were kids.

    Wouldn't be my first choice.

    Carvin says - "Sure Jason, we can make the pups different colors, but were gonna have to spit it out of the CNC machine 11 seconds sooner to make up for it"

    Jason says - "Perfect, between my boyish smile, my big poofy hair, and my friendship bracelet, nobody's gonna notice those sharp edges anyway"
     
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    The Jason Becker model is supposed to be based on his DC200. Carvin must have made a major change in the style of that guitar. My 1986 DC200 looks nothing like either his original guitar, or the signature model.
     

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    IIRC, I saw some print ads for those guitars back in 1990 and then they abruptly disappeared. I suspect that was when Jason got the sad news and Carvin canceled production. So yeah, that guitar is very much a product of its time - the end of the hair metal era.

    Never listened to Jason Becker's music- I had burned out on shred guitar by then - but I have a lot of respect for his living with a terrible disease.
     
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    I always joke with my my guitarist that we've got to get him a guitar with our songs on the frets, so he'll stop forgetting what key they're in...
    He writes them, too!
     
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    Actually it's pretty much the only model Carvin has ever produced without their own pickups installed; they worked with Seymour Duncan to make a set that's supposed to match Jason's old guitar. Here's a NAMM video from a few weeks back going over the guitar.

     
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    im a jason fan i have all his video material, and the tabs for it. took me for ever to get the old recordings.. ( to be honest there is not to much.. pretty much his guitar store work shop is the main source obv, and a few other vids he did. )

    its to bad he did not get to see where music would of took him after the hair metal died. his best friend marty friedmen moved on..
    chris.
     
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    yeah my fingers can not bend like that. :(

    chris.
     
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    That's one of my favorite guitars from that era. That, and the Ernie Ball guitar made for Nigel Tufnel. image-1040500184.jpg
     
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    That thing is so ugly, it makes me angry. I know that's not logical.

    What an abomination.
     
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    The kids in my school band would rock those!....

    play by numbers?...;)
     
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    It suddenly makes a whole lot more sense when you realize it's Nigel Tufnel's signature model
     
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    This should clear up some things.


    The Current Jason Becker Signature model is based on those Strat-style DC200ś he played, not on the one you have.
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    As for the Numbers guitar, that actually is NOT based on a Carvin. It was based on a Custom Peavey.
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    Seeing how different it is from a DC200 specs-wise, my guess it that this guitar was meant to play the Eddie Van Halen and Steve Vai songs in David Lee Roth's repertoire.
     
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    That is my idea of a signature guitar! Remind me of what makes the Dee Dee Ramone signature Precision bass (ironic given the Ramones' iconoclastic leanings) different from a bog-standard P bass? The black pickguard? Fender stick a sig on an otherwise standard instrument with minimal cosmetic changes and then charge more money for it...

    At least Carvin offered Jason what he wanted. Besides, bagging on Jason Becker in the present day is bad taste.

    Give Blues Saraceno a hard time for those plaid-covered guitars!

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