Who has had the Longest wait?

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby jacob5150 » Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:40 am

I ordered my Aries on March 14th. That's promising then!

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby jacob5150 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:20 am

Does anyone here have a built in with gold hareware/ Kiesel trem? It would be hard to guess, but there has to be a good bit of customers like me waiting on hardware backorders. Joe the Service Manager has been good at responding to emails about updates, but has gone silent the past couple weeks. With no ETA on when they're getting hardware, I'm at a loss right now :? :?

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby cheframennoodle » Fri Jul 12, 2019 2:11 pm

I ordered my bass on May 4th. Nonstandard pickup routing so maybe it will take longer than usual. (Dual MM pickups on a ZBM6)

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby jacob5150 » Thu Jul 18, 2019 7:12 am

Well I got an update on my build. Today is week 18 for me. Original estimated time on my build was 8-10 weeks. They said HipShot is behind on bridge deliveries, and they're getting some every day. But I don't where mine lies in the queue. So still no guess as to when it'll be completed :wall:

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby cheframennoodle » Thu Jul 18, 2019 2:06 pm

jacob5150 wrote:Well I got an update on my build. Today is week 18 for me. Original estimated time on my build was 8-10 weeks. They said HipShot is behind on bridge deliveries, and they're getting some every day. But I don't where mine lies in the queue. So still no guess as to when it'll be completed :wall:


Any idea which bridges they're short on?

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby spudmunkey » Thu Jul 18, 2019 4:54 pm

I believe gold, and trems are the main ones now.

I remember hearing that when the last big wildfires happened, Hipshot's metal plating vendor took a big hit of some sort and that disrupted things a bit. I can imagine that Hipshot probably prioritizes their highest volume items first, like the fixed bridges, but since the trem is a Kiesel exclusive design, and two parts that are customized are plated (the arm, and the base with the larger hole for the special arm), I can imagine that's probably a lower on the totem pole. :(

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Re: Who has had the Longest wait?

Postby jacob5150 » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:56 am

That is more info that I would have been able to ever figure out! That's bummer, I guess you have to go down the complete chain and realize there's alot more at work than just Kiesel. I would think they would have found other metal platers to bang out the product, maybe they did and HipShot is back logged too. I just hate the unknown on the time frame. Could be another 20 weeks for all I know! I should have them just throw a Chrome or black one on there and be done with it :lol:


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