Fell back to my auction trolling ways last week and seeing if there was anything nice on the ol' 'bay. Here, my friends, is the result of that trolling.
A Carvin LB70 Anniversary 4 string bass from the late 90's for the low price of $450 (new and stock is $1500 from Carvin direct). Plays like a dream. Didn't have the original case but that's no big.
Strung her up with some 40-95 Elixirs (really digging them Elixirs) and off we go.
Alder body with AAAA flamed maple top, walnut center layer
Rounded body sides
5-piece maple/walnut neck, neck-through
Ebony fingerboard with no inlays
24 medium-jumbo frets
J99A Alnico single coils
that's a fucking awesome color!