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NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 6:06 pm
by bhunt1
Just got this today! Really pretty top will take pics when we get some sun here but in the meantime here is the first song I played on this:

https://youtu.be/4gm1k3U4WFI

Tone is great - P pickup is the bomb. This is the 4th Carvin/Kiesel bass I have ordered, and I have to say the quality has been first rate on all of them, and the action and setup is always perfect right out of the box. Very pleased with the bass :)

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Thu Feb 15, 2018 11:17 pm
by MikeBass
Sweet bass and nice playing :rockon: what are the specs on that bad boy?

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:51 am
by bhunt1
Thanks! Ash body, black limba top, chambered body, ebony board, P pickup and radius humbucker. I will get some pics up this weekend - the top is really nice :) Very pleased overall.

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Fri Feb 16, 2018 7:31 am
by Bob C
Always nice to see lefty basses. I have a lefty AB4.

Really good tone on your video. Is your bass active? And what pickup/tone settings are you using there?

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:07 am
by bhunt1
Thanks. Yes active. I had it in active mode, pickup blend in the center, slight boost on bass and treble.

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:10 am
by Bob C
Thanks for the info. Your bass has some nice growl to it.

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 4:38 am
by bhunt1
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Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 5:55 pm
by MikeBass
Very nice! At first I thought the top was walnut, but that’s a fine slab of limba. Congrats and enjoy

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 6:09 pm
by Greg Emm
Great looking and sounding bass. It turned out beautifully. Thanks for the YouTube clip and those excellent pics. That limba and swamp ash show some great grain. How heavy is your new bass? It's a real beaut. :coolpics:

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Sun Feb 18, 2018 7:28 pm
by skully13a
Indeed. 8) That's a nice unit. :applause: :applause:
Congrats!

Re: NBD Aries 5 Bass

Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 3:07 am
by bhunt1
Thanks for all the nice comments. The bass is in the 9 lb range - it has a chambered body. The ash and limbs are quite beautiful :)