NBD (FINALLY!!!!) - Kiesel Vanquish Multi-Scale 5-string "The Bumblebee"

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by TheOxRocks, Apr 22, 2017.

  1. WELL worth the wait. Perfect setup and almost in tune right out of the box. Very little learning curve for the fanned-fret board. VERY articulate, especially in the lowest notes. A VERY different, darker sound with the swamp ash body. Going to like this, I can tell.

    Okay, enough of my yammering - time for bass porn:

    Oh, no... it's a bleeding box:

    Soft - and that's an interesting word, this thing is built like a tank - bass case:

    Bass in case:

    On the couch:


    Carvin/Kiesel bass family 2017:
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  2. Great! The first one I've seen! I imagine the wait must have been agonizing
  3. Considering all the problems they had - string ferrules, bridges, strings themselves - I believe mine might be the first off the production line, outside of the prototype.
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  4. wvbass

    wvbass Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2004
    West Virginia
    I like Carvin. I like multiscale. I like that what passes for "binding" is a layer of wood and is inset from the edge. I like the color, wood and finish selection you went with. I like the fact that you still use a phone book.

    I'm not overly crazy about the fact that I am supposed to call Carvin "Kiesel" now.
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  5. Moving Pictures

    Moving Pictures Supporting Member

    Jan 26, 2002
    Very cool! Congratulations on the new bass. I like that colour combo and I definitely like fanned frets. I hope you will post a more in-depth review after you have lived with it a while.
  6. Rib 13

    Rib 13

    Jun 20, 2006
    Congrats! Beautiful....How long was the wait?

    btw, Im also a Mets fan: Im still bummed how Syndegaard got pasted the other night
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  7. JRA

    JRA my words = opinion Supporting Member

    aha! very nice! congratulations on your new instrument! :thumbsup:
  8. Nice!!! The only issue I have is all the Mets gear laying around LOL
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  9. Almost exactly four months.

  10. HubbardsFate


    Oct 18, 2006
    If a Dingwall and a Warwick had a baby...:roflmao:

    Seriously, happy NBD! :hyper::thumbsup::bassist:
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  11. It isn't a phone book, actually. It's "Windows 10 For Dummies" - a book I have, fortunately, yet to open in the year-plus that I've owned it.
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  12. Low8

    Low8 Supporting Member

    Mar 30, 2014
    +1 on that!
  13. stephen3547

    stephen3547 Supporting Member

    Apr 20, 2013
    Nice! I think I have that same finish on my Kiesel Vanquish fretless my kiesel bass.jpg
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  14. Spent


    May 15, 2011
    Upstate NY
    Very nice! I was so tempted, but I want a six string; I already have two 5 strings. I emailed and asked if a six would be coming out, but was told no. So I ended up getting a great deal on an LB76W, my first Carvin. They make some nice basses (but you already knew that). Good luck, enjoy it!
  15. Hand slap

    Hand slap

    Feb 14, 2016
    I have my first Keisel guitar due to be in this week, looks like you have other Keisel/Carvins, how do YOU rate their basses, on quality, playability & tone?
  16. Hand slap

    Hand slap

    Feb 14, 2016
  17. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    Beautiful bass congrats.
  18. Congrats! Multiscale's are a lot of fun to play!
  19. Just be glad you got him in trade for a mediocre knuckleballer.
  20. Klaxxi


    Mar 6, 2017
    Beaumont, TX
    Well, to be fair he was a Cy Young winning knuckleballer at the time.
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