Carvin Vader

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  1. jc986

    jc986 Tone Enthusiast Contributor

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    Any ideas what this could be? They posted this on Facebook just a little while ago.

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    gigawhat All 6s and 7s

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    The first thing that comes to mind is a 7-string V. :shrug:
     
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    Matthew SS.org Regular

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    To add some context:
    So, new 7 string model for sure. Perhaps an LP style single cut or one of the other shapes they do. Maybe something totally new.

    Either way :hbang:
     
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    Hoping it's a 27" scale, whatever shape it ends up being.
     
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    ovlott SS.org Regular

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    Related to the topic being discussed over in the ERG subforum of a Carvin 8 headless, This may be just the 7 string version. We'll have to see though for sure.

    I hope they dont spend the first 3 days showing the space beneath and on top of the neck lol
     
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    Malevolent_Croatian SS.org Regular

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    A seven string V.


    DOOOO EEEEETTT KIEESEEEEL
     
  7. jc986

    jc986 Tone Enthusiast Contributor

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    I could get down with a V as long as the lower horn isn't longer than the upper one. I think their current V shape just looks weird. I'm sure it balances fine, but the aesthetics are strange to me.
     
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    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

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    There's enough fretboard there that someone could scale a picture of one of their 27" necks so the diamonds are the same size and figure out the scale length.
     
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    IIRC aren't all their inlays the same size regardless of the model? I know guys have complained about the blocks and "signature" (the sperm-like ones :lol:) being the same size for an 8 string as they used on the 6'ers, I wouldn't think the diamonds are any different.
     
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    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

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    That's why I suggested scaling an image of one of their other fretboards so the diamonds are the same size.

    If the frets match then you know the scale length. If they don't then you also know the scale length as they only offer two scales for their ERGs.
     
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    Discoqueen Dang tootin

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    It looks like one of those finger exercising dohickeys to me.
     
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    Yay my nerd skills come in handy for once. If you don't want spoilers, skip this post.










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    that should be enough room.

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    Disclaimer: I'm by no means a pro at photoshop, so I may be making some wrong assumptions but;

    1.) Headstock doesn't fit in their image here, so it must be headless.

    2.) I lined up the 11th/12th frets and the size of the diamond inlays, and the further-out frets don't match, so it must be a 27" scale. Could be some other scale, but I don't know how to extrapolate that far, and I don't know if the image is high enough resolution to make any solid claims of a longer-than-27" scale.


    Exploded image with increased opacity so you can see where the frets start to not line up

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    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

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    cardinal F# Dive Bomber

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    Well, if it's headless that eliminates one of my Carvin gripes right off the bat (I'm not fond of any of their headstock shapes).
     
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    27" scale it is!

    As if the DC7x didn't make me wish Carvin sorted out their European distribution, this makes the lack of affordable new Carvins in the UK even harder to bare.
     
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    ChrisH Kiesel Specialist

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    While I am neither confirming or denying anything here....

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    I kind of feel bad actually. Like I'm ruining things for whoever came up with the way of revealing the picture. Unless we're all being trolled and its just a DC7x in a poorly-cropped picture.

    Though I am dying to see what the body looks like.
     
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    xwmucradiox sweep.tap.sweep

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    Carvin plays these games because they LOVE engaged consumers. I'm sure they'll be stoked.
     
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    fps Kit

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    This times a thousand. If they still dealt directly with customers here in the UK I'd own at least one more Carvin by now. That's no lie, either.
     
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    ChrisH Kiesel Specialist

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    Alls I gotsta say, there are BIG changes coming soon and it's not just a few new models.

    ;)
     

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