LIMITED TIME! Take $100 off this model, and 50% off options! Carvin Guitars is excited to debut the next generation of bolt-neck basses, the 5-string PB5 Classic Bolt-Neck Bass. The PB5 takes the classic look that bassists appreciate, and combines that with contemporary features as found on other Custom Shop basses. The PB5 is more than just another take on a classic design; our locking bass bridge, smooth contoured neck heel, and split-coil alnico pickup make the PB5 a true player's instrument, with exceptional playability and tone. Many bassists prefer the sound of a bolt-neck bass, which is generally described as "more punchy" than a set-neck or neck-through bass. The PB5 is made in the USA, and is loaded with features generally only found in boutique instruments. However, because we sell direct to you, you don't have to pay a boutique price for your new PB5. With hundreds of options available, you can build your PB5 exactly the way you want it, and be the proud owner of an instrument that will last you a lifetime.

The only way to appreciate the performance of a Carvin Guitars instrument is to use it in your own environment, giving it the test of "real world" performance. Take 10 days to try out your PB5 bass. If you're not completely satisfied, you can return it - no questions asked. Your trial period starts when the merchandise is received by you, not when it's shipped. Really give it a workout. If you're not satisfied for any reason, send it back for a prompt refund or exchange - you would only be responsible for the return shipping. (US and Canada customers only; international customers, see here)

The PB5 is built at the Kiesel Guitars Custom Shop in Escondido, California.

PB5 Classic 5-String Bass Specifications:

construction bolt-on neck
scale length 34"
body alder with smooth comfortable neck heel
neck tung-oiled maple with classic style headstock, two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods and fully-adjustable dual action truss rod
fingerboard ebony, 14" radius
inlays white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots
neck width 1.77" wide @ nut, 2.98" wide @ 22nd fret; .78" thick @ 1st fret, .88 thick @ 12th fret
hardware chrome
bridge Carvin Guitars bass bridge with adjustable lockdown saddles & strings-through-body or top loading
tuners Carvin Guitars premium tuners, 20:1 ratio
frets 22 stainless steel medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall
pickup SPC split-coil with Alnico V magnets
electronics passive with 1 volume, 1 tone
strings Dunlop Super Brights
dimensions 44.5" long, 13.25" wide body, 1.65" thick body
average weight 8.75 pounds