They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

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They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:41 am

I'm not a bass player, and I don't play multiscale...but I always thought to myself, "You know what would make a killer multiscale? The JB." Sort of like that Dingwall Super P, but a JB.

Well...it happened!

33.5-35" 5-string
33.5-34.5" 4-string

7th fret parallel fret.

Hipshot solo bridges.

Single coil-sized pickups only (including the stacked humbuckers).

Same pickguard and control plate as the standard scale.

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby amon » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:15 am

At least they didn't angle the pickups. I'd like to see a 4-string with a different headstock.

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:55 am

amon wrote:At least they didn't angle the pickups.


My hunch is that it uses the same pickguard as the standard scale, which would save them from needing additional parts. If they angled the neck pickup, it would need a new pickguard. :think:

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby Toptube » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:47 pm

spudmunkey wrote:
amon wrote:At least they didn't angle the pickups.


My hunch is that it uses the same pickguard as the standard scale, which would save them from needing additional parts. If they angled the neck pickup, it would need a new pickguard. :think:

They would need longer pickups, to angle them.

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby spudmunkey » Wed Jun 20, 2018 2:38 pm

Toptube wrote:
spudmunkey wrote:
amon wrote:At least they didn't angle the pickups.


My hunch is that it uses the same pickguard as the standard scale, which would save them from needing additional parts. If they angled the neck pickup, it would need a new pickguard. :think:

They would need longer pickups, to angle them.


I think for the Vanquish, they use 5-string pickups on the 4, and 6-string pickups on the 5 (that's why there's no multiscale 6, because there's no 7-string pickups)

edit: Ahh, as specified below, it's just all the same pickup width for the different string counts.
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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby Toptube » Wed Jun 20, 2018 4:52 pm

For the radiused pickups and the jazz pickups, they have one size.

The SCP is also one size.

The only bass pickup which has different sizes, is the music man style large pole piece humbucker.

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby gumbynotpokey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:12 am

PU's not angled? PU's not radiused? Hmm.
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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby jovsiew » Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:01 am

No mention of the cost?

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby A-Ro » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:47 am

jovsiew wrote:No mention of the cost?


They will be around $200 more bass price over the standard JB.

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby spudmunkey » Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:22 am

In one of their replies to someone's comment to one of the posts, Chris said that it starts at $1299, which i assume is for the 4 string.

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby brento73 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 12:04 pm

The page is up for the 5-string, although it's not linked anywhere:

https://www.kieselguitars.com/catalog/guitars/jbm5

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:13 pm

Dang...this is the first time a bass has captured my imagination like this. :drool:

I've got, like...a bajillion build ideas running through my head...and less than no reasons to buy one...but darn, I want one. :laughhard:

The one that's bouncing around in their now:
5-string in the color below, in gloss (maybe one notch darker...)
Walnut/maple 5-piece neck
Black-as-pitch ebony board
MOP dot inlays (or blocks? :think: ) [edit: nevermind...no blocks in multiscale, duh]
The "Icon" style headstock
White pearl pickguard
Chrome hardware
MOP logo

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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby gumbynotpokey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:31 pm

spudmunkey wrote:Dang...this is the first time a bass has captured my imagination like this. :drool:

I've got, like...a bajillion build ideas running through my head...and less than no reasons to buy one...but darn, I want one. :laughhard:

The one that's bouncing around in their now:
5-string in the color below, in gloss (maybe one notch darker...)
Walnut/maple 5-piece neck
Black-as-pitch ebony board
MOP dot inlays (or blocks? :think: ) [edit: nevermind...no blocks in multiscale, duh]
The "Icon" style headstock
White pearl pickguard
Chrome hardware
MOP logo

Image


electric blue metallic was my favorite....they should have never gotten rid of it
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Re: They really finally did it... Multiscale JB bass!!

Postby spudmunkey » Fri Jun 22, 2018 8:26 pm

It was nice, but too light/bright for my own personal taste... But no doubt there were some cool builds with it.


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