New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

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New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby RyanBass » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:29 am

Hi there!
Not a frequent post-er but a regular lurker. Just ordered my second Carvin/Kiesel instrument since 1997! I play a variety of music so I needed a versatile instrument capable of multiple tones from vintage to modern. So I decided on the classic design of the JB5. I've been more than impressed with the reviews, youtube clips, and finishes I've seen coming out of the custom shop, and with the full summer we have planned I thought now was the time to reward myself by showcasing a beautiful new custom instrument.
So i called and ordered..
JB5 5 string jazz bass - 1069
Mahogany body - 50
Quilt maple top - 400
Upgraded 5a top see Jeff - 500
Op 50 purple sunset burst see pics - 400
QPH to match body -80
Trans purple back and sides - 80
Maple neck w/ birdseye maple board - 30
Gold hardware - 70
Block inlays - 50
Abalone inlays - 70
Gold EVO frets - 30
I think thats everything? I might be off on a few prices since im doing this all from memory, but that about covers it. I kept the standard electronics and 70's style pickup configuration. I think its going to look pretty flashy to be honest! I just cannot wait. Called at the end of February, finished and officially placed the order on March 1st. 10 - 12 weeks maybe more, maybe less. Im just beyond excited! My previous instrument is an LB70F with swamp ash and i think the H50 pickups but I'm still unsure? Man this is going to look glorious next to that ol' girl.
Just can't wait!!!

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Re: New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby brento73 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 9:34 am

Sounds pretty awesome! Once you get it, I hope you'll post some pictures up here :)

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Re: New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:15 am

Purple sunset? Sounds awesome! I love seeing jazz-up JB bases. :)

also: *champing
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Re: New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby skully13a » Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:39 am

Well, if it looks(& sounds) half as good as your specs, it should be amazing. 8)
I look forward to checking it out, in pics, anyway. :)
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Re: New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby RyanBass » Wed May 30, 2018 10:20 am

:woot: :woot:
I think i just saw her this morning..... unbelievable!
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Re: New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby spudmunkey » Wed May 30, 2018 10:31 am

Reminds me a lot of this one from a few years back. :)

http://www.kieselguitarsbbs.com/viewtopic.php?t=41666

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Re: New JB5 ordered, chomping at the bit!

Postby RyanBass » Thu May 31, 2018 10:06 am

Yea! That guy was talking with me about the similarities. He also posted a sweet video of himself playing a cool jazz tune on it. I'll post more pictures once she arrives! I'm over the moon excited right now! 8)


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