Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby UnexplodedCow » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:28 am

I decided to inventory all the pickups I have, just sitting around. Here's the Carvin-only part of that list. All told, I apparently have 15 of their pickups as spares. I think I'm good. :D

Count Model Color Mount Type
2 AP11 White Bezel
1 AP11R Black Bezel
2 M22V Black Bezel
2 M22SD Black Bezel
4 AP11 Black Bezel
1 TBH60 Black Bezel
1 M22SD White Direct
1 M22V White Direct
1 M22T Black Bezel
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:31 am

I see a distinct lack of C22 in there. :stir: :laughhard:

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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby UnexplodedCow » Mon Jan 07, 2019 10:42 am

spudmunkey wrote:I see a distinct lack of C22 in there. :stir: :laughhard:


Yeah, there's a reason for that. While I don't mind the C22N or T, I don't seek them out.

The B/J isn't my thing at all. Never cared for either pickup.

S60 variants are also absent.
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby Doctor Turn » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:28 pm

You need a spare vintage N!
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby UnexplodedCow » Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:36 am

I was thinking that.....and won't turn down donations
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby Doctor Turn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 2:56 pm

Heh.. they'll have to pry my spare vintage M's (still in the box from eBay, eighties N/SD) from my hands in full rigor mortis! :laughhard:
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby UnexplodedCow » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:01 pm

Doctor Turn wrote:Heh.. they'll have to pry my spare vintage M's (still in the box from eBay, eighties N/SD) from my hands in full rigor mortis! :laughhard:


There's a seller on eBay who seems to feel similarly, as they have a used M22SD and T set of pickups, selling individually, priced higher than what can be had new. They also list a set of H22 pickups as from the 80s.

I always look for them, but people seem to be trying to cash in on the "vintage" Carvin thing. Prices are just weird, and people are wanting some crazy (to me) prices for things. Makes me almost want to try selling my used stuff, make 3-4 times the money I paid for it, and go buy a new one, just to do it.
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby spudmunkey » Sun Jan 13, 2019 4:20 pm

UnexplodedCow wrote: They also list a set of H22 pickups as from the 80s.


So either I am missing something obvious, they have a time machine and got the pickups from the 80s which is at least 7 years before the launch of the H1 and H2 guitars which came with the H22 pickups, or they are mistaken. :lol:

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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby UnexplodedCow » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:01 am

spudmunkey wrote:
UnexplodedCow wrote: They also list a set of H22 pickups as from the 80s.


So either I am missing something obvious, they have a time machine and got the pickups from the 80s which is at least 7 years before the launch of the H1 and H2 guitars which came with the H22 pickups, or they are mistaken. :lol:


I decided to contact the seller and confirm if they're 80s, as well as sending them a link to the museum catalog page showing their first year. The seller responded that it was an autocorrect problem from their phone.

Uh huh, because any phone will totally correct 90s to 80s.....

They updated the ad to say 90s, however, they want $175 for the pair.
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby ElfDude » Mon Jan 14, 2019 6:48 am

I'm not as concerned with the vanishing of the H22s as I am with some of the others.
The newer Kiesel Holdsworths are just so good-sounding.

I find the Lithium single coils to be very nice pickups, but I still like the AP11s a whole lot more.
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Re: Kiesel Random Thoughts (not worth their own thread)

Postby spudmunkey » Thu Jan 17, 2019 6:02 pm

My Google-Fu is failing me...

For some reason I just can't seem to find any photos of that carved top model that was inspired by a print ad for the same model, where the top and fret board were made up of several pieced together woods. I can find images of the print ad, but I haven't found a single photo of the physical top guitar that was built later.

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