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"Official" Carvin and Kiesel Club - Part 3

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Jul 20, 2013.

  1. songwriter21

    songwriter21 I have an obsession for wood. The musical kind. Supporting Member

    Jul 31, 2005
    Sponsored by Hipshot
    Preamp had the bass flat, mid cranked, and treble cut about 25% (it's a bright-sounding bass).

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  2. gstaats


    Mar 22, 2019
    10 day trial? What's that? All the cool options are nifty, and start with fifty... ;)
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  3. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    Eh, not so sure about that!

    Trans-Teal over AAT should be standard options. Maple fretboard, cream pickups, standard stuff.

    Salted maple should be returnable. But they may have changed that. Otherwise, looks returnable?
  4. IronSpatula

    IronSpatula Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Northern CA
    Sounds like a great ice cream or latte flavor. Is autocorrect a genius?
  5. Id put a deer tree stand on a salted maple tree...lol...
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  6. gstaats


    Mar 22, 2019
    Put my first one in the oven today!! :) Super stoked! I've had quite a few used carvin/kiesels, but never a new one. Below are the highlights!
  7. funkometer

    funkometer Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2006
    Birmingham AL
    Trying to remember what neck shape/contour Kiesel uses on the JB5/PB5's, it's one of the most comfortable 5 string necks I've ever played.
  8. Nice choice on the tung oil finish. Looking forward to seeing that top, and the finished instrument!

  9. gstaats


    Mar 22, 2019
    Thanks! I love tung oil. I've had all three finishes - tung oil is my favorite. Definitely looking forward to getting it. I'll probably start stalking the kiesel feeds more once I get a timeline for it. :-D
  10. GlassToMouth

    GlassToMouth Supporting Member

    Jul 1, 2014
    Rhode Island
    This will be gorgeous. I love the look of a 3 piece body with purple heart as the sandwich layer between natural woods. With a walnut body, there will be an equal sexiness-to-heaviness ratio. I don't see too many 7 piece necks other than the K Series guitars. Great specs. It's gonna be a stunner.
  11. gstaats


    Mar 22, 2019
    Thanks! I really wanted a seven piece neck. Only a few in the gallery with them. I love the 3pc bodies - must have for me if can. Lots of option 50's on this one... :)
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  12. I think I seen this on the fb kiesel group..I was wondering about those HB2s and the wiring diagram...will those be wired to be split or are you doing something along the lines of series and parallel wiring..
  13. gstaats


    Mar 22, 2019
    All the
    I'm having 2 mini 3-way switches installed. Each pickup will be able to be selected as series/parallel/single. Should be able to coax a variety of tones out of it. Thanks!
  14. IronSpatula

    IronSpatula Supporting Member

    Dec 13, 2003
    Northern CA
    I can confirm that those HBs split well. Haven’t tried parallel and would love to hear it.
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  15. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
  16. 5StringPocket

    5StringPocket Supporting Member

    Jan 11, 2006
    That SB5000 is a fine bass! I had one in blue pearl and it's the only bass I regret selling. Still thinking about a ZBM5 with sapphire blue caliburst swamp ash body, three piece maple/walnut/maple neck, roasted birdseye maple board, and single coil (rad-jva) pickups. I really like the 1.5" fan over the more extreme 3" fan. There are some good sounding ZBM5 demos on youtube.

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  17. Toptube


    Feb 9, 2009
    Guess who got that B25. Yeah, THAT B25!!!

  18. lowdownthump


    Jul 17, 2004
  19. Here is some classical playing (Telemann flute Fantasia) on my Zeus 6-string (ZB6). I lowered the action and adjusted the neck a little bit to accommodate for easier tapping on this one. I think I like it setup like this overall now.

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