1. Please take 30 seconds to register your free account to remove most ads, post topics, make friends, earn reward points at our store, and more!  

For Sale Kiesel JB-5 5-string Fretless jazz bass - MINT

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by xnewyorka, May 5, 2019.


  1. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Price:
    1300
    Strings:
    5
    Fretless:
    • Y
    Location:
    New Jersey
    Beautiful Kiesel 5-string Fretless jazz bass in excellent condition.
    Sounds great, plays great, feels great, looks great.
    This bass has a lovely mellow, "woody" tone. It is not a super bright "hi-fi" sound. Not sure how much of that is the strings, how much is the wood, and how much is the pickups. My instincts tell me it is the natural voice of the bass itself, i.e. the wood, although I have not tried changing the strings to experiment. "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" - it sounds beautiful exactly as it is.
    There are a few swirl marks on the pickguard just from being played normally, shown in photos at the optimum angle to make them stand out as much as possible. In person they are trivial. Aside from that, the bass looks as good as any new bass hanging on the wall in a store.
    I recently purchased it here:
    SOLD - Kiesel JB5 Fretless Antique Ash
    Aside from giving it a pro setup for maximum mwah, it is in the same condition as received.
    I was so impressed with this bass and with Kiesel in general that I bought three others. (See last pic.)
    No point being a hoarder. The other 3 are all identical (Bromberg Signature model), so for consistency I will play those and let this baby go to a new home.
    $1,300 shipped CONUS.
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited: Jul 1, 2019
    Basso Gruvitas likes this.
  2. MattB88

    MattB88 Gold Supporting Member

    Sep 11, 2016
    Nashville
    Endorsing Artist: Alien Audio Basses, DR Strings, Warm Audio, Shaw Audio
    Any trade considerations?
     
  3. lowendmafia

    lowendmafia Supporting Member

    Oct 11, 2007
    Sacramento, California
    Not sure I’ve ever seen you sell one... lol
     
  4. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    I guess it can't hurt to try and tempt me with something. I am weak. But honestly, I have so many great basses, it would have to be something truly special. Here's what I have, and most of them never even come out of their cases. I really should sell 90% of these, and I would if I had the time:

    Strings / Brand / Model
    4 / Alembic / Series I, Spoiler electronics; with blue box
    4 / Brubaker / NBS-II Jazz, Trans blue; ultra light, killer tone
    4 / Brubaker / NBS-II Jazz, gloss black, Paulownia body, Bartolini pre/pups, 7 lbs.
    4 / Dingwall / Combustion NG-2, Lamborghini Orange Swirl, Darkglass pre
    4 / Epiphone / Jack Casady Signature hollowbody, Gold
    4 / Fender / Precision Elite II, gloss black w/ white pg
    4 / Fender / MIJ '57 Precision Reissue , tobacco sunburst, gold aluminum pg
    4 / Fender / MIJ '58 Precision Reissue , tobacco sunburst, gold aluminum pg
    4 / Fender / '64 Jazz Reissue , tobacco sunburst, rosewood fb
    4 / Fender / Tony Franklin Fretless, Gloss black, passive P/J pickups, ebony fb
    4 / Fodera / Monarch 4 Standard, custom flamed cedar top (1 of 5 made), ebony contrast layer
    4 / Fodera / Monarch 4 Standard Fretless, walnut w/figured walnut top, red oak neck, ebony FB, Fodera/Duncan dual coil pups, Fodera/Pope 3-band preamp
    4 / G&L / L2000 beautiful cherry burst, maple fb
    4 / G&L / L2000, Gorgeous blonde, #12 neck, maple fb w/abalone dot inlays
    4 / G&L / L2000, tobacco burst, rosewood fb
    4 / Guild / B301F Fretless, Bartolini J-J pups, passive
    4 / Guild / B4CE Fretless Acoustic/Electric (near mint)
    4 / Ibanez / Roadstar RB800, early 80's active PJ
    4 / Jerzy Drozd / Legend chambered body 3-octave fretless with magnetic pup plus bridge piezo
    4 / Kiesel / K24 Brian Bromberg Signature, Blue sparkle, J-J single coils, 3-band pre, maple fb
    4 / Lakland / 4-94 (vintage!) Early S/N, amazing cherry burst, birdseye maple FB
    4 / LeFay / Herr Schwarz padouk neck and fb
    4 / LeFay / Custom Piccolo bass
    4 / Marleaux / Consat Sopran soprano/piccolo bass
    4 / MTD / 435 poplar body, maple neck & fb, wenge accents (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / StingRay Ball Family Reserve, tobacco burst w/roasted maple neck, birdseye fb (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / Caprice PJ, white w/maple fb, creme PG and custom red tort PG (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / Caprice PJ, sunburst w/rosewood fb, tort PG (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / Cutlass, light blue w/maple fb (mint)
    4 / Pedulla / Buzz bass fretless, cherry sunburst, Bartolini P/J, swamp ash w/ ebony fb, 7 lb 14 oz
    4 / Sadowsky / Will Lee (mint), creme painted finish, black pg, maple neck, black block inlays
    4 / Skjold / Slayer, Limba (a/k/a Korina) body, myrtle top, integrated ramp, Ken Armstrong pups, Nathan East pre
    4 / Spector / NS-2A (rare early Korean model, no serial #), PJ pups, active, dark blue stain
    4 / Spector / USA BOB Deluxe, 2 MM pups
    4 / Vigier / Excess, maple neck & FB, Benedetti pups
    4 / Warrior / Dran Michael 4, Gorgeous flamed maple top, burl headstock veneer
    5 / Dingwall / Z1 Fretless, quilted bubinga top, macassar ebony fb, Glockenklang pre
    5 / Dingwall / Z3 Incredible green/yellow spalted maple top, wenge contrast layer, Darkglass pre, FDV pups, maple on maple with Luminlay side dots
    5 / Dingwall / Z3 Ducatti white matte, wenge neck, wenge fb with speedo bars, Darkglass pre, FDV pups
    5 / Fodera / Emperor Walnut, Koa top, Ebony FB, 17.5mm, coil taps
    5 / Ken Smith / Chuck Rainey CR5, curly maple top, maple fb, 2-band preamp (excellent)
    5 / Kiesel / JB5 lined fretless jazz bass, antique ash
    5 / Kiesel / K25 Bromberg Signature
    5 / Kiesel / K25 Bromberg Signature Fretless
    5 / Le Fay / Pangton headless , All wenge, 3 pickups, 6-way pickup selector, Le Fay preamp
    5 / Le Fay / Singer V, mahogany, maple neck, rosewood fb (new)
    5 / Marleaux / Contra 5, vintage violin finish, ebony fb (as new)
    5 / Marleaux / Diva Fretless
    5 / Marleaux / Jazz bass
    5 / Marleaux / Votan
    5 / Martin Keith / Elfin, Mahogany w/spalted maple top, ebony fb, Citron pups
    5 / Mayones / Hadrien Feraud, Antique Black, Delano pups, 3-band pre
    5 / Mike Lull / M5V Fretless, blue w/white pg, ebony fb
    5 / Mike Lull / PJ, black w/rosewood fb, Nordstrand pups & 2-band pre
    5 / MusicMan / StingRay purple w/ matching purple headstock and white pearloid pickguard
    5 / NS Design / CR5M Cellobass (EUB)
    5 / Roscoe / SKB-3005 Custom, rare 1-pc. swamp ash w/ beautiful cherry burst, 3 pc neck, Nordstrand pups, Demeter pre, just PLEK'd
    5 / Roscoe / SKB Standard Plus Fretless, ash w/bubinga top, maple neck w/diamondwood fb, Bartolini Pups & pre
    5 / Sandberg / California II VM5, European ash body w/gorgeous blue burst, Canadian maple neck and maple fb (new)
    5 / Sandberg / Forty Eight
    5 / Sire / Marcus Miller V7 fretless
    5 / Skjold / Erskine Whaleback, limba (a/k/a Korina) body, makore top, Skjold pups and pre
    5 / Skjold / Slayer, pearl white swamp ash, maple fb
    5 / Stambaugh / Master Modern
    5 / Vigier / Arpege III, Benedetti single-coil pups, Vigier custom pre, one-off custom trans black finish
    5 / Wal / Mark 3 Fretless, Mahogany w/Shedua facings (top and back), Pete Stevens sig.
    5 / Warrior / Dran Michael 5, Amazing rosewood top, burl headstock veneer, guitar-like action, very flat fb
    5 / Zon / Sonus TJ5, spalted maple top
    6 / Dingwall / ABZ 6-string, trans blackburst, passive, wenge neck & fb, FD3 pups
    6 / MTD / 634-24, NAMM bass, incredible Nebula Burst finish on Makore body, 10+ Myrtle Burl top, rosewood fb w/Luminlay side dots, pearl logo, matched wood knobs
    6 / Roger / Jazz, mahogany body, walnut top, maple neck/fb, Bartolini pups, Glockenklang pre
    6 / Veillette / Mark IV Fretless, piezo pickup
     
    Last edited: May 8, 2019
    BK bassist and mmbass21 like this.
  5. mmbass21

    mmbass21 Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2016
    Florida
    That is quite the collection. I thought my 10 was a solid #. Love the Kiesel's, all my 3 of my 5 stringers are Kiesel's (1 is an older Carvin). GLWTS
     
  6. BK bassist

    BK bassist "Apollo's Ghost" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY

    Wow, this post is loooooong time coming bro!!! ... let's see how many of these you'll actually be willing to part with! :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
     
  7. BK bassist

    BK bassist "Apollo's Ghost" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    You bought a 5 string "Forty Eight"?!
     
  8. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    1.
     
    Mike Sorr and BK bassist like this.
  9. singlemalt

    singlemalt Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2007
    White Salmon, WA
    The first one is the hardest! Good Luck!
     
    BK bassist likes this.
  10. BK bassist

    BK bassist "Apollo's Ghost" Gold Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2017
    Brooklyn, NY
    So is the next one, and then the next one, and so on ....... If I had a dollar for every instance of "I should have never sold that" here on TB ... I'd have a lot of dollars :)
     
  11. Susqmike

    Susqmike

    Nov 15, 2011
    I'll take the ABZ-6 string!
     
  12. hugeactman

    hugeactman Supporting Member

    May 20, 2019
    i would buy just about any off your amazing list! good luck with the sale!
     
    xnewyorka likes this.
  13. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Cool - thanks! Let me know which items I can send to you...

    Strings / Brand / Model
    4 / Alembic / Series I, Spoiler electronics; with blue box
    4 / Brubaker / NBS-II Jazz, Trans blue; ultra light, killer tone
    4 / Brubaker / NBS-II Jazz, gloss black, Paulownia body, Bartolini pre/pups, 7 lbs.
    4 / Dingwall / Combustion NG-2, Lamborghini Orange Swirl, Darkglass pre
    4 / Epiphone / Jack Casady Signature hollowbody, Gold
    4 / Fender / Precision Elite II, gloss black w/ white pg
    4 / Fender / MIJ '58 Precision Reissue , tobacco sunburst, gold aluminum pg
    4 / Fender / '64 Jazz Reissue , tobacco sunburst, rosewood fb
    4 / Fender / Tony Franklin Fretless, Gloss black, passive P/J pickups, ebony fb
    4 / Fodera / Monarch 4 Standard, custom flamed cedar top (1 of 5 made), ebony contrast layer
    4 / Fodera / Monarch 4 Standard Fretless, walnut w/figured walnut top, red oak neck, ebony FB, Fodera/Duncan dual coil pups, Fodera/Pope 3-band preamp
    4 / G&L / L2000 beautiful cherry burst, maple fb
    4 / G&L / L2000, Gorgeous blonde, #12 neck, maple fb w/abalone dot inlays
    4 / G&L / L2000, tobacco burst, rosewood fb
    4 / Guild / B301F Fretless, Bartolini J-J pups, passive
    4 / Guild / B4CE Fretless Acoustic/Electric (near mint)
    4 / Ibanez / Roadstar RB800, early 80's active PJ
    4 / Jerzy Drozd / Legend chambered body 3-octave fretless with magnetic pup plus bridge piezo
    4 / Kiesel / K24 Brian Bromberg Signature, Blue sparkle, J-J single coils, 3-band pre, maple fb
    4 / Lakland / 4-94 (vintage!) Early S/N, amazing cherry burst, birdseye maple FB
    4 / LeFay / Herr Schwarz padouk neck and fb
    4 / LeFay / Custom Piccolo bass
    4 / Marleaux / Consat Sopran soprano/piccolo bass
    4 / MTD / 435 poplar body, maple neck & fb, wenge accents (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / StingRay Ball Family Reserve, tobacco burst w/roasted maple neck, birdseye fb (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / Caprice PJ, white w/maple fb, creme PG and custom red tort PG (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / Caprice PJ, sunburst w/rosewood fb, tort PG (mint)
    4 / MusicMan / Cutlass, light blue w/maple fb (mint)
    4 / Pedulla / Buzz bass fretless, cherry sunburst, Bartolini P/J, swamp ash w/ ebony fb, 7 lb 14 oz
    4 / Sadowsky / Will Lee (mint), creme painted finish, black pg, maple neck, black block inlays
    4 / Skjold / Slayer, Limba (a/k/a Korina) body, myrtle top, integrated ramp, Ken Armstrong pups, Nathan East pre
    4 / Spector / NS-2A (rare early Korean model, no serial #), PJ pups, active, dark blue stain
    4 / Spector / USA BOB Deluxe, 2 MM pups
    4 / Vigier / Excess, maple neck & FB, Benedetti pups
    4 / Warrior / Dran Michael 4, Gorgeous flamed maple top, burl headstock veneer
    5 / Dingwall / Z1 Fretless, quilted bubinga top, macassar ebony fb, Glockenklang pre
    5 / Dingwall / Z3 Incredible green/yellow spalted maple top, wenge contrast layer, Darkglass pre, FDV pups, maple on maple with Luminlay side dots
    5 / Dingwall / Z3 Ducatti white matte, wenge neck, wenge fb with speedo bars, Darkglass pre, FDV pups
    5 / Fodera / Emperor Walnut, Koa top, Ebony FB, 17.5mm, coil taps
    5 / Ken Smith / Chuck Rainey CR5, curly maple top, maple fb, 2-band preamp (excellent)
    5 / Kiesel / JB5 lined fretless jazz bass, antique ash, 2-ba
    5 / Kiesel / K25 Bromberg Signature
    5 / Kiesel / K25 Bromberg Signature Fretless
    5 / Le Fay / Pangton headless , All wenge, 3 pickups, 6-way pickup selector, Le Fay preamp
    5 / Le Fay / Singer V, mahogany, maple neck, rosewood fb (new)
    5 / Marleaux / Contra 5, vintage violin finish, ebony fb (as new)
    5 / Marleaux / Diva Fretless
    5 / Marleaux / Jazz bass
    5 / Martin Keith / Elfin, Mahogany w/spalted maple top, ebony fb, Citron pups
    5 / Mayones / Hadrien Feraud, Antique Black, Delano pups, 3-band pre
    5 / Mike Lull / M5V Fretless, blue w/white pg, ebony fb
    5 / Mike Lull / PJ, black w/rosewood fb, Nordstrand pups & 2-band pre
    5 / MusicMan / StingRay purple w/ matching purple headstock and white pearloid pickguard
    5 / NS Design / CR5M Cellobass (EUB)
    5 / Roscoe / SKB-3005 Custom, rare 1-pc. swamp ash w/ beautiful cherry burst, 3 pc neck, Nordstrand pups, Demeter pre, just PLEK'd
    5 / Roscoe / SKB Standard Plus Fretless, ash w/bubinga top, maple neck w/diamondwood fb, Bartolini PUPS & pre
    5 / Sandberg / California II VM5, European ash body w/gorgeous blue burst, Canadian maple neck and maple fb (new)
    5 / Sandberg / Forty Eight
    5 / Sire / Marcus Miller V7 fretless
    5 / Skjold / Erskine Whaleback, limba (a/k/a Korina) body, makore top, Skjold pups and pre
    5 / Stambaugh / Master Modern
    5 / Vigier / Arpege III, Benedetti single-coil pups, Vigier custom pre, one-off custom trans black finish
    5 / Wal / Mark 3 Fretless, Mahogany w/Shedua facings (top and back), Pete Stevens sig.
    5 / Warrior / Dran Michael 5, Amazing rosewood top, burl headstock veneer, guitar-like action, very flat fb
    5 / Zon / Sonus TJ5, spalted maple top
    6 / Dingwall / ABZ 6-string, trans blackburst, passive, wenge neck & fb, FD3 pups
    6 / MTD / 634-24, NAMM bass, incredible Nebula Burst finish on Makore body, 10+ Myrtle Burl top, rosewood fb w/Luminlay side dots, pearl logo, matched wood knobs
    6 / Roger / Jazz, mahogany body, walnut top, maple neck/fb, Bartolini pups, Glockenklang pre
    6 / Veillette / Mark IV Fretless, piezo pickup



    BASS COMBO AMPS
    Ampeg / B15-N Portaflex

    BASS AMPLIFIERS
    Genz Benz / Shuttlemax 12.2
    Jule / Monique 700 Tardis
    Mesa Boogie / Subway D-800+
    Mesa Boogie / Strategy Eight:88
    SWR / SM-400
    Trace Elliott / Elf

    BASS CABINETS
    Barefaced / Super Twin 212
    Bergantino / AE410
    Bergantino / HD210 (x2)
    Eden / D-410XLT
    Harry Kolbe / 112 with EVM-12L (x2)
    Mesa Boogie / PowerHouse 410

    PEDALS

    COMPRESSOR PEDALS
    AnalogMan / BiComp (Orange Juicer + CompRossor)
    Darkglass / Hyper Luminal
    Darkglass / Super Symmetry
    JHS / Whitey Tighty
    Origin Effects / Cali76 Compact Bass Compressor (new)
    Symmetrix / Model 501 (rackmount)

    OVERDRIVE PEDALS
    Analogman / Sunface NKT 275
    BK Butler / Tube Driver
    Bondi Effects / Sick As
    Damnation Audio / MBD-1
    Darkglass / Alpha Omega Ultra
    Darkglass / Microtubes X7
    Darkglass / Vintage Ultra
    DOD / Overdrive Preamp/250
    Earthquaker Devices / Black Ash Endangered
    Earthquaker Devices / Hoof
    Earthquaker Devices / Tentacle
    Earthquaker Devices / Westwood
    Fairfield Circuitry / Barbershop
    Fulltone / Full-Drive 2
    Fulltone / OCD v1.4
    Gamechanger / Plasma
    H.B.E. / Big D
    Keeley / Red Dirt
    Redwitch / Factotum (distortion + octaver in one)
    Southampton / Fifth Gear
    Subdecay / Harmonic Antagonizer
    Tech21 / Dug Pinnick DP-3X
    Way Huge / Green Rhino
    ZVex / Instant Lo-Fi Junky
    ZVex Vector / Fuzz Factory

    FILTER PEDALS
    3Leaf Audio / Chromatron
    3Leaf Audio / Wonderlove
    Aguilar / Filter Twin
    Earthquaker Devices / Spatial Delivery
    EBS / BassIQ
    Iron Ether / Xerograph Deluxe (the only orange one!)
    Source Audio / Manta Envelope Filter
    Source Audio / Soundblox2 Pro Bass Envelope Filter

    OTHER PEDALS
    Boss / OC-2 Octaver
    Boss / ME-50 multi-effects
    Boss / RC-300 Looper
    Boss / SY-300 Synth
    DSM Noisemaker / OmniCabSim cabinet simulator
    EHX / Freeze
    ElectroHarmonix / Electric Mistress Flanger (vintage)
    ElectroHarmonix / Iron Lung Vocoder
    ElectroHarmonix / Small Stone Phaser (vintage)
    Empress / Tape Delay
    Eventide / H9 Max
    Fairfield Circuitry / Randy's Revenge (ring modulator)
    Foxrox / Octron 2
    Gamechanger Audio / Plus Sustain
    Heil / TalkBox
    JHS / Clover (preamp)
    JHS / Spring Tank Reverb
    Line6 / Helix
    Line6 / M5 Stomp
    Morley / Mark Tremonti Wah
    Panda / Future Impact I Bass Synthesizer
    Providence / Anadime ABC-1 Chorus
    Rocktron / Bassis
    Roland / VG-88 Guitar Synth
    Sampson / Wireless
    Strymon / Big Sky
    Strymon / Mobius
    Strymon / Timewave
    TCElectronics / Ditto Looper (x2)

    SWITCHES
    Disaster Area Design / DPC-5
    Boss / ES-8
    Radial / Switchbone V2
    Radial / Headlight
    Providence / Dual Bass Station
    Whirlwind / AB/Y
     
    BK bassist likes this.

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.