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NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby pbass6811 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:20 am

My NBD finally came today! It's pretty sexy, at least to me, LOL! The color and the HAN was a "tribute" to my, now, second favorite fretless bass-the Pedulla PentaBuzz. I wanted another one, but I could never seem to find the perfect one used, and I don't feel like dropping $5k on a new one. Along come Kiesel and let's me spec out one that has the stuff I wanted! So, the specs...

-VB5
-BGB
-FDBC
-FI
-HFC(HAN, whatever...)
-EFB
-AC
-BL
-SL

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And a group shot...
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Sorry. These pics are pretty awful for the camera that I have, but at least I know it's me and not the camera. I'm still getting used to this camera...I will try to take some better pics later

Pretty stoked! I'm probably going to spend the day learning some fretless tunes!! :woot:
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-VB4/FDP
-VB5/fretted/White-Blue
-VB5/fretted/Satin Jet Black
-VB5/fretless/FDBC
-CT324X/Primer Gray

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby Heavyduty » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:08 am

Sweet!!!

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby gumbynotpokey » Wed Jul 12, 2017 6:08 pm

Tone report?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby MikeBass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 8:46 pm

Awesome! Great color combo. Definitely looking forward to more pics :rockon:
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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby pbass6811 » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:06 pm

Heavyduty wrote:Sweet!!!


MikeBass wrote:Awesome! Great color combo. Definitely looking forward to more pics :rockon:


Thanks, guys! Really happy with it!

gumbynotpokey wrote:Tone report?


Well, hmm, it sounds like my other Vaders, but with no frets... :mrgreen:

Seriously, though, It has a very distinct mwah, like the PentaBuzz has, but it's different than the Pedulla. Since they both have coated boards, I'm sure I can attribute some of the similarities to that, but the Kiesel adds its own flavor to the sound. It's got a brighter mwah than a non-coated fretless, but it still has that woody, organic quality that we all want in a fretless. I'd be happy with a non-coated fretless, but I really LOVE the way the coated board shines...
-VB4/FDP
-VB5/fretted/White-Blue
-VB5/fretted/Satin Jet Black
-VB5/fretless/FDBC
-CT324X/Primer Gray

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby MikeBass » Wed Jul 12, 2017 11:06 pm

So cool, glad you're liking it. I've been favoring my AB4 since I got it but decided to pick up the fretless LB70 last night - there's just something inherently fun about fretless.

Can you get the B string to mwah too? I always find it easier on the higher strings (plus I haven't owned a fretless 5er in many years)
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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby gumbynotpokey » Thu Jul 13, 2017 3:00 am

Do you mind telling us how much they charged you for the HAN epoxy finish on the board?
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby Catman10 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 4:40 am

Very cool! Congrats!! Do you have a "favorite" yet out of your three?

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby skully13a » Thu Jul 13, 2017 5:37 am

Right on! Cool bass. Congratulations, dude. :applause: :applause:
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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby pbass6811 » Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:16 am

MikeBass wrote:So cool, glad you're liking it. I've been favoring my AB4 since I got it but decided to pick up the fretless LB70 last night - there's just something inherently fun about fretless.

Can you get the B string to mwah too? I always find it easier on the higher strings (plus I haven't owned a fretless 5er in many years)


It's still harder to get the B string to mwah. I might mess around with different string gauges to see if that makes it easier.

gumbynotpokey wrote:Do you mind telling us how much they charged you for the HAN epoxy finish on the board?


Yeah, it was $250. I believe that made it non-returnable also...

Catman10 wrote:Very cool! Congrats!! Do you have a "favorite" yet out of your three?


Nah, they all rock! I usually get to a gig, get set up, figure out which bass sounds better that night, and use that one for most of the night. I'll tune the other one down a half step, and away we go. I am having a ton o' fun with this fretless! I wanna gig it this weekend, lol!

skully13a wrote:Right on! Cool bass. Congratulations, dude. :applause: :applause:


Thank you, sir! Much appreciated!
-VB4/FDP
-VB5/fretted/White-Blue
-VB5/fretted/Satin Jet Black
-VB5/fretless/FDBC
-CT324X/Primer Gray

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby gumbynotpokey » Thu Jul 13, 2017 7:10 pm

Thanks.

Yes price is the same and yes HAN is a standard option (non-Option 50) that is non returnable.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: NBD! VB5 Fretless!

Postby fizzchem » Mon Jul 31, 2017 3:41 pm

Bootiful.


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