My latest order ...

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My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:45 pm

It's been seven years since I bought a bass (my last one, a Carvin Icon fretless), so it was high time. I placed the order last week ...

Custom Shop Instrument Details:
Base Price: $ 1,249.00
X44 - Xccelerator 4-String Electric Bass
Right Handed
$ 250.00 - FDC - Deep Clear Flame
$ 0.00 - -CG - Clear Gloss Finish (Standard)
$ 50.00 - MAH - Maple Neck/Mahogany Body
$ 120.00 - 5MH - 5-Piece Maple Neck w/ 2 Mahogany Stripes
$ 0.00 - -GNB - Clear Gloss Finish Back Of Neck (Standard)
$ 50. 00 - FPH - Flamed Maple Headstock Matches Body Finish
$ 0.00 - -XH - Xccelerator Bass Headstock (Standard)
$ 0.00 - -EF - Ebony Fingerboard (Standard)
$ 0.00 - NIN - No Top Inlays - Side Dots Only
$ 0.00 - -STF - Stainless Med-Jumbo Frets .048" H .103" W (Standard)
$ 0.00 - -R14 - 14in Fretboard Radius (Standard)
$ 50.00 - G - Gold Hardware
$ 20.00 - KRH - Kiesel Radium Radiused Humbucker Pickups
$ 0.00 - -BLK - Black Pickups
$ 20.00 - GL - Gold Metallic Logo
$ 0.00 - -4011 - Dunlop Super Bright Nickel Roundwound .040 .060 .080 .100
$ 20.00 - ETR - Engraved Truss Rod Cover Black
Line 1: Anya
$ 100.00 - HC8 - Black Tolex Hardshell Bass Case

IS IT HERE YET?!?!?! So hard to wait ...

(I promise pictures when it arrives. :mrgreen: )

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Apr 10, 2018 1:55 pm

Clear flame on mahogany with ebony? Sounds beautiful.

I see this if your first post here. Welcome! Feel free to post photos over in the "photo gallery" section. :)

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Tue Apr 10, 2018 3:58 pm

Thanks, and will do!

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Apr 10, 2018 8:18 pm

Oh, and I don't just mean of your new guitar when it comes in... Your existing icon too! Haha!

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:55 pm

I have a spot on the wall right next to the Icon reserved for the X44; I'll be sure to get a good shot of them next to each other (and my upright)! :)

[Doh! I'm totally just seeing that I should have posted this in The Waiting Room. Sorry, folks - newbie mistake!]

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Postby skully13a » Wed Apr 11, 2018 4:08 pm

Sounds like just in the nick of time. I hope, as always, that your wait isn't too bad. (Right, huh?)
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Postby kreider204 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:00 pm

skully13a wrote:Sounds like just in the nick of time. I hope, as always, that your wait isn't too bad. (Right, huh?)
:D


Right, I just heard the word about it being discontinued. Good timing on my part! :o

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:32 am

Just saw this on the Kiesel FB page, and it's almost certainly mine!
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Re: My latest order ...

Postby Greg Emm » Sat Jul 14, 2018 1:42 pm

:shock:

THAT is one beautiful bass. What a gorgeous tribute to the Xccelerator line. Enjoy it!

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:07 pm

Greg Emm wrote::shock:

THAT is one beautiful bass. What a gorgeous tribute to the Xccelerator line. Enjoy it!


Thanks! That shot doesn't show off the mahogany body too well, but I'll be sure to take some pictures when I get it and share. :)

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Postby Praiser » Sun Jul 15, 2018 6:57 pm

Love how it looks like the mahogany matches the darker shades of the flame.
Looking forward to more pics. I love my X54!
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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:43 pm

Praiser wrote:Love how it looks like the mahogany matches the darker shades of the flame.


I was thinking the same thing! It really brings it together.

Still waiting on my tracking number ... :wall: :( :D

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:37 pm

Called Kiesel. The bass shipped, but FedEx didn't send me an email ... Anyway, got the tracking number, should be here Friday!!!

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:56 pm

It's in Iowa today. DARN YOU, IOWANS!!! GIVE ME MY BASS!!!!!

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Postby spudmunkey » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:51 pm

kreider204 wrote:It's in Iowa today. DARN YOU, IOWANS!!! GIVE ME MY BASS!!!!!


Give 'em a break. Your Kiesel passing through is probably the most exciting thing to happen in the state since the Eskimo Pie was patented there in 1922.

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Postby kreider204 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:42 pm

spudmunkey wrote:
kreider204 wrote:It's in Iowa today. DARN YOU, IOWANS!!! GIVE ME MY BASS!!!!!


Give 'em a break. Your Kiesel passing through is probably the most exciting thing to happen in the state since the Eskimo Pie was patented there in 1922.


When you put it that way, it may never make it to Wisconsin! :D

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby spudmunkey » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:46 pm

I wish I had known. I live in California and was just back home in WI this past weekend. I could have brought it with me. :laughhard:

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Re: My latest order ...

Postby kreider204 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:55 pm

For a small "shipping fee," I'm sure! ;)

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Postby kreider204 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:51 pm

It's here!!! :D :D :D
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Re: My latest order ...

Postby MarshallTSL » Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:42 pm

Kreider204, your new bass is just great looking. I'm about to order my first bass, and I was wondering what your thoughts are about your Icon. Would you buy it again if it was your first bass? And, given the choices now in pickups, which pickups would you choose? What would you have changed on your Icon order if you could do it over again?

I'm a guitar player first and a brutal rank amateur bass player. My musical genres are progressive rock, classic and hard rock.

kreider204 wrote:It's been seven years since I bought a bass (my last one, a Carvin Icon fretless), so it was high time. I placed the order last week ...
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