Just placed my order for a Kiesel/Carvin Vanquish bass!

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by primal, Jan 11, 2016.


  1. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    And so the wait begins! I just put a down payment on a custom Vanquish 4 string bass from Kiesel/Carvin. Here are the specs:

    Maple Neck/Swamp Ash Body
    Translucent Sunset Burst
    Antique Ash Treatment
    Clear Gloss Finish
    Tung Oil Finish Back Of Neck
    Ash Headstock Matches Body Finish
    Birdseye Maple Fingerboard (Tung-Oiled)
    Abalone Dot Inlays
    Black Hardware
    Ivory Graph Tech TUSQ Nut

    With the 7-9 week lead time I've got a while to wait. I had been lusting over one of their 7 string guitars (been watching too many djent videos on Youtube) but realized that I should stick to what I'm good at. ;)

    I'll update the thread when I get my bass.
     
  2. TinIndian

    TinIndian Supporting Member

    Jan 25, 2011
    Micco Florida
    Congrats on the purchase. Hope it is everything you want it to be!
     
  3. ShenmueTacos

    ShenmueTacos

    May 22, 2009
    Virginia
    I own a 6-string Vanquish and I love it! I hope you like yours as much as I love mine!
     
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  4. Good luck with the wait. When I ordered my Icon in September, I was quoted 6-8 weeks but it was actually 10. Still, it was worth the wait, as yours will be.

    Can't wait to see pictures!
     
  5. placedesjardins

    placedesjardins

    May 7, 2012
    That's nice. Post pics when you get it.
     
  6. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    I just got the shipping notice (and the remainder of the bill charged to my credit card) for my new bass. It should be here on Wednesday. I'll post pics when I get her!

    Oh, and 10 weeks to the day from ordering.
     
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  7. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I know one or two guys who recently got Keisels and were surprised to see they had totally muffed the position of the 12th fret side dots (off center, not level, etc). If you wouldn't mind, would you let me know how they did on yours once you get it? :)
     
  8. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    Will do!
     
  9. Cool man. I'm really glad they were able to finish it before they went out of business. Whew, that was a close call. Lol!
     
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  10. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    Please take your negativity elsewhere.
     
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  11. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    I'm excited for you man, is it out on the truck? :)
     
  12. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    It's a joke related to a recent thread. Chill. He meant no harm.
     
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  13. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    Enjoy the new bass. Carvins are cool.
     
  14. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    To be fair, I did try to find some other thread that he's been active in to try to understand the reference -- without success. Hence I assumed it was a serious comment.
     
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  15. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    All fret markers are perfect. I'll have pics this evening. :)
     
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  16. Tanner5382

    Tanner5382 Supporting Member

    Sep 26, 2010
    Georgia, USA
    No problem.
     
  17. grinx

    grinx

    Mar 24, 2003
    Raleighwood, NC
    @jim777

    I ordered a Carvin in 2012. 12th fret side dots were not even by a mile, glue on board where frets meet the fingerboard, scratch lines on the fretboard and the the lamest piece of BEM ever for the fingerboard. I think there were all of 20 'eyes'.

    I have more than one Carvin. my 94 was perfect.
    I should have returned it but oh well.
     
  18. Primal, sorry you haven't seen the thread about "I predict the demise of Carvin" I totally defended them and am a user of Carvin gear. Thank you Tanner for the defense. A good friend of mine is sponsored by Carvin and has a number of very nice Carvin basses. Search Ben Jones bass on YT. Anyway enjoy man I meant no harm. Peace, Kirk
     
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  19. jim777

    jim777 Tarantula Lobbyist

    Aug 7, 2006
    South Jersey
    Yeah, first it was Warwick, then Ken Smith, then Carvin. It's kill the bass company month I guess ;)
     
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  20. primal

    primal

    Feb 22, 2015
    Tucson, AZ
    I'm reading through the thread right now. I do apologize for my comment and clearly see you are a fan of Carvin. :)
     
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