For Sale 2018 Kiesel buckeye burl Custom LB75, in mint condition.

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Robert Cecchini, Nov 24, 2021.


  1. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    Price:
    $2000.00
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Delaware
    Country:
    United States
    IMG_0327.jpeg An eye-catching buckeye burl top custom built 2018 Kiesel LB 75 Bass with Kiesel/ Carvin soft formed case, confirmed by Kiesel build sheet photo. This bass is world class and is in pristine condition. It is active/passive, with Kiesel install Aguilar AG 5SD-D4 Super Double Bass Pickups (additional $300.00 cost) and with Aguilar electronics 3-band active tone controls let you shape your tone. Additional sound tweaking is provided by a stacked pot knob for bass and treble boost/cut, a single midrange push/pull knob that allows you to select the center-mid frequency of 400-800, as well as 2 push/pull-style volume knobs for selecting the single or double coil mode on the pickup. These Aguilar pickups feature two rows of Alnico V pole pieces creating a thick yet articulate tone, complete with hum-canceling performance. A perfect blend of strong dynamics and rich complex overtones. In addition to neck-thru construction included graphite-reinforced 2-piece, deep-inset , strings can be top-loaded (strung from the bridge),or back-loaded (strung thru body from back side of bass). It's 34" Neck is 5 piece maple; Ebony fretboard w/ white pearl inlays/ "14 fretboard radius/ Black hardware/ Headstock matches body wood/ Logo on headstock is custom gold metallic.
    Had this Bass given a professional (Arpeggio Music of Drexel Hill, PA) set up with Fodera Nickel .044 to .125 strings and Brass nut installed (original nut in bag) for greatly improve sustain, clarity, tone, brightness and tuneability. This is a top quality instrument, that is at least as competent as any of the ridiculously priced boutique basses out there today. The build quality and material used, allows its outstanding playability, and (again), it's world class sound.
    LB 75 Standard Specs
    BODY Alder With Buckeye Burl Top
    BRIDGE Hipshot™ A-Style
    CONSTRUCTION Neck-Through
    DIMENSIONS 45 3/4" Long, 13 1/2" Wide, 1 5/8" Thick Body
    ELECTRONICS
    18V Active, Volume, Pickup Blend, Stacked Concentric Bass And High Frequency, Stacked Concentric Mid Frequency And Sweep; High-Impedance Input Circuitry And Active Volume Pot
    FINGERBOARD 14" Ebony
    FRETS 24 Stainless Steel Medium-Jumbo, .103 Wide X .048 Tall
    HARDWARE Black
    INLAYS Dots
    NECK Tung-Oiled Maple with Buckeye Burl headstock
    TRUST Two High-Strength Carbon-Fiber Reinforcing Rods, Fully-Adjustable Dual Action Truss Rod
    NECK WIDTH 1 7/8" or 4.6 MM Wide @ Nut, 2 7/8 or 7 MM Wide @ 24th Fret
    PICKUPS Aguilar AG 5SD-D4
    SCALE LENGTH 34"
    STRINGS New Fodera .44 - .125 Nickel Roundwounds
    TUNERS Kiesel Guitars Premium Tuners, 20:1 Ratio
    WEIGHT 8.8 Lbs

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    Priced at $2000.00 and I'll pay shipping! This is a GREAT deal, the build sheet cost was $2700.00 in 2018 dollars! Similar LB 75 bass on Reverb is selling for $2800.00 and another for $2500. that's a bolt on; they are not this nice and there is no Aguilar AG 5SD-D4 Super Double Bass Pickups or brass nut installed with fresh setup using the best Fodera Nickel strings! Listen:
     

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  2. Arch58

    Arch58 Low Frequency Thumper Supporting Member

    Dec 18, 2009
    Hudson Valley, NY
    Love my Kiesel, very underrated basses!!! GLWTS!!!
     
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  3. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    Beautiful looking and sounds great! If my Wilkins sells and this is still available I may be in trouble!
     
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  4. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    I had lived out in LA and SD for years; was good friends with Tim Bogert (Vanilla Fudge). Missed seeing him in the end (Covid restrictions) because I lived in Delaware the past 10 years to take care of my wife's parents. I had a friend in the CANG who lived in Agoura Hills nice place but lots of traffic like the rest of CA. Any way let me know it is a great bass, very clean and yes it sounds great!
     
  5. west*coast*bass

    west*coast*bass Supporting Member

    Dec 6, 2003
    Agoura Hills, CA
    I'm a Cali native...been in Agoura Hills for about 21 years. I love it here. Still giving some serious thought to the Kiesel...damn fine looking and sounding bass.
     
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  6. gstaats

    gstaats

    Mar 22, 2019
    Hi! That is an LB75, not an LB5. May help with your listing! Great looking bass, GLWS!
     
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  7. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    Thanks for the correction! The dealer that I had gotten it from told me it was a LB5; I figured that he knew more than I did about it. I took it in trade against a 2001 Gibson LPR 59 6 months ago but my wife's after me to sell my music equipment after I turned 70 so here it is. Thank You!
     
  8. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
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  9. gstaats

    gstaats

    Mar 22, 2019
    Are you sure? They never made an lb5. They made a jb5. And an lb75. If I'm wrong, I'll learn something new today! Cab you share the source?
     
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  10. gstaats

    gstaats

    Mar 22, 2019
    I think you should consult the carvin/ kiesel thread. Pretty sure they never made an lb5 and the dealer is wrong. Just a quick search for an lb5 really only turns up a couple old threads in forums where someone eventually corrects the poster about the actual model. :)
     
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  11. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    Update: I called Kiesel direct and they don't give that info out on the phone; he suggested to email their technical site. So I just wrote to Kiesel with the SN of the bass asking for info on it. I'll keep you informed, Thanks Bob
     
  12. Omega Monkey

    Omega Monkey

    Mar 8, 2015
    It's 100% an LB75. There is no such thing as an "LB5". All of those pictures are of other models. The first is a guitar which looks like an SH575. Several look like Vanquish basses. There's a Vader or 2 (including the lefty). The closest model name they have is JB5, but that is a jazz bass style which this is not. If you go to Carvin Museum online you can look back at LB75s going back 30+ years, which this is.

    The dealer is mistaken. I've been following Carvin/Kiesel stuff since the early 90s, trust me on this. I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume they just meant "LB" (series) 5 (as in 5 string). The LB series contained 4, 5, and 6 string basses, mostly of the "7-" variety (ie 70, 75, and 76), plus the occasional LB20 and maybe a small handful of others at various times. They're all neck through, double cutaway basses, which could be ordered with various headstock styles over the years. A fretless would get an F after the number. A piezo pickup would get a P. 35" scale would get an X in place of the L (so presumably L is "long scale", although the SB series was just named after endorser Sekou Bunch). So an XB76FP would be a 35" scale fretless 6 string with a piezo (in addition to whatever magnetic pickups it had). I also own an LB76, an LB20F, and an AC75F. The main thing hearing back from Kiesel will get you after sending the serial might be an build list with the options codes, which will probably include one for the burl top, one for the matching headstock, RB for rounded body sides, one for the particular neck style, one for the ebony FB (that might be standard, don't remember off the top of my head), and probably a 50 for the Aguilar electronics (unless those were done after purchase). 50 is their catch all code for customer requested changes that aren't covered by their standard options listed on their website.
     
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  13. robertj22

    robertj22

    Aug 15, 2012
    Sure looks like a second generation Icon 5 (IC5) to me after they redesigned the knob positions from a diamond layout...
     
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  14. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    Omega Monkey, Thanks for all that great info; I trust you more than that dealer! That was part of the reason that I changed the listing back to a LB75. I have a Carvin BB signature LB 4 string and a AC40FP fretless hollow body. I lived down in San Diego and also have about 5 of their Carvin amps (great for the price). Bravo Zulu to You! Bob
     
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  15. gstaats

    gstaats

    Mar 22, 2019
    It's not an IC5 - the icon series bodies are more asymmetrical by the bridge, and, the lower horn is different. The bass in my avatar is an Icon (6 string). His is definitely an LB75. Kiesel changed the control layout on both the LBs and Icons to an arc.
     
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  16. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    gstatats, Thank you, that is why I now have it posted as a Kiesel LB75; still haven't hear back from Kiesel on the SN of the bass I sent them requesting assistance with its ID, "No Reply as yet"?
     
  17. Omega Monkey

    Omega Monkey

    Mar 8, 2015
    Oops, I did make one error myself in my post. I said I have an AC75F, when what I meant was an AC50F. I don't know why they did the acoustic basses differently than the solid bodies. Or maybe I just answered my own question (ie they did it so the 2 lines would be more obviously different).
     
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  18. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    Just so that there are no more questions about the model of this bass it is a 2018 Kiesel LB75 custom because they Kiesel installed the Aguilar AG 5SD-D4 Super Double Bass Pickups (additional $300.00 plus cost) and with Aguilar electronics 2-band active tone controls instead of their standard LB75 pickups. See the Kiesel build sheet photo!
     

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  19. Robert Cecchini

    Robert Cecchini Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Mar 23, 2018
    Delaware
    "Gstaats" Thanks for the tip, Kiesel just got back to me and I put the build sheet photo as a posting! Just so that there are no more questions about the model of this bass it is a 2018 Kiesel LB75 custom because they Kiesel installed the Aguilar AG 5SD-D4 Super Double Bass Pickups (additional $300.00 plus cost) and with Aguilar electronics 2-band active tone controls instead of their standard LB75 pickups. Thanks again, Bob
     
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  20. gstaats

    gstaats

    Mar 22, 2019
    Did you call or email them to get that support?
     
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