Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

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Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

Postby gumbynotpokey » Mon Feb 05, 2018 6:04 pm

Ok, bass peeps....what about a.........

Double cutaway, double f-hole, semi-hollow Kiesel bass, with 2 metal-covered humbuckers?

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Re: Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

Postby Dometalican » Mon Feb 05, 2018 7:00 pm

Oddly, coming from a metalhead, I can only imagine semi-hollow as a singlecut and I prefer double cut.

Here's what I think they should do:

Allow for 2 F-holes
Set Neck
22-frets
Available in 4 and 5-string configuration (I don't see 6 selling well)
Available in standard 34" scale with the optional 30" (although I think 31" scale would be the appropriate middle-man of the short scale)
Standard JVA neck with fat Humbucker and allow for a neck Humbucker or Split P swap or no neck humbucker at all. They could also add the Radium pickups as separate options
Make it available chambered
New Classy-looking headstock (maybe something similar to the Les Paul-like headstock)

I think these would all make the formula for the best semi-hollow bass.
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Re: Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

Postby Praiser » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:51 am

I dig the idea of a semi-hollow bass, but think it has to be a pretty limited market.
They just stopped making the AC series basses and they were essentially semi-hollow.

Still, having something that has that fat, thumpy, airy tone for a default sounds pretty cool.
Maybe they could give the option of F holes or C holes....or no holes, of course.
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Re: Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

Postby Toptube » Tue Feb 06, 2018 12:52 pm

I would love a semi hollow Crescent bass.

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Re: Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

Postby Doctor Turn » Tue Feb 06, 2018 3:47 pm

Dometalican wrote:Oddly, coming from a metalhead, I can only imagine semi-hollow as a singlecut and I prefer double cut.



Imagine the vintage Guild Starfire or the Hagstrom Viking semihollow basses of the vintage years:

Starfire:
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Re: Semi-hollow Kiesel bass

Postby Dometalican » Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:09 am

Thanks Doc! Lol. But I think semi-hollow looks better for it. Considering they don't have a single-cut bass with a headstock, this would be an awesome addition with all of the specs I posted above.
Rig goals:
1 A6C
2 AC375 (or AC475; 7-string preferred)
3 Carvin V3412
4 X64
5 Carvin BX1600
6 DC700C (27" scale)
7 Extended scale or Multiscale 6-string Bass
8 AM8/KVM8
9 K6CX/SCB6CX/DC6CX (26.5"/27" scale)
For fun:
10. CT73C
11. V59K/LB75

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