Carvin Launches Xccelerator Series with X54 5-String Bass

Carvin unveiled the Xccelerator Series of basses at NAMM this year with its introductory model, the X54 5-string bass. The X54 sports several new features for the company including a fast-playing, thinner maple neck that’s reinforced with graphite. Its body also has a new shape with deeply sculpted cutaways for better access to the higher registers.

Carvin Xccelerator Series X54 5-string Bass

The bass is built with neck through construction with an alder body, maple neck, and ebony fingerboard. It’s loaded with a P/J pickup configuration that has a split coil pickup in the neck and a radius top alnico humbucker in the bridge position. Electronics include an 18-volt active passive preamp with a 2-band EQ as well as a master volume control, a pickup blend, and a push/pull active and passive tone control. For hardware, Carvin fits the X54 with a Hipshot A-style with 19mm string spacing and Carvin 20:1 ratio premium tuners.

The Carvin Xccelerator X54 Bass is available now with a direct price of $1,169. Four and 6-string versions will be shipping in the coming months.

Carvin Xccelerator Series X54 5-string Bass Photos:

Carvin Xccelerator Series X54 5-string Bass Specs:

Construction:Neck Through
Scale Length:34″
Fingerboard:Ebony, 14″ Radius
Inlays:12th Fret Diamond Mother-Of-Pearl Inlay
Neck Width:1.75″ Wide @ Nut, 3.0″ Wide @ 24th Fret
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style With .75″ (19mm) String Space and Strings-Though-Body
Tuners:Carvin Premium Tuners, 20:1 Ratio
Frets:24 Medium-Jumbo, .103 Wide X .048 Tall
Pickups:SCP Split Coil Pickup in the Neck and RADVH Radius Top Alnico Humbucker in Bridge
Electronics:18V Active/Passive, Volume, Pickup Blend, Push/Pull Active and Passive Tone Control, Stacked Concentric Bass and Treble Frequency Cut or Boost
Strings:Carvin Medium-Light Nickel Roundwounds
Dimensions:45″ Long, 12 5/8″ Wide, 1 5/8″ Thick Body
Average Weight:9.0 lbs

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  1. The 90’s are calling and they want their bass back (haha I’m half joking)

  2. They should use a 35″ scale length.

  3. I’m actually the first owner of the Carvin X54 bass, and love the new design and tone. I’m not a metal or hard-rocker player, and this bass still works for me. In fact, I’ve owned over 25 basses, and this one NAILS it!