LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

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LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby spudmunkey » Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:22 pm

Last year, the 6-string was discontinued. Around that same time, they mentioned that the only reason the model was still around for as long as it was in the recent years was basically one customer keeping it alive.

For 2021, it didn't make the cut.

The Icon remains as Kiesel's neck-through bass with a headstock*, available in 4, 5 and 6 string configurations.

(*not counting the Bromberg, because he owns that design and has utilized other builders before and could again in the future)

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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby helldorado » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:02 pm

spudmunkey wrote:(*not counting the Bromberg, because he owns that design and has utilized other builders before and could again in the future)


I didn't know that. Actually a really smart move on his part.

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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby spudmunkey » Tue Jan 05, 2021 12:51 pm

helldorado wrote:
spudmunkey wrote:(*not counting the Bromberg, because he owns that design and has utilized other builders before and could again in the future)


I didn't know that. Actually a really smart move on his part.


I know of at least three previous company's that have made his signature model. Each company brings their own little tweak to the Brian's design, though, so they are all slightly different (I likely have the chronology wrong here, I'll admit):
Brombergs.jpg


Dean's is the "swoopiest", what with that super deep upper-fret-access cutaway, but I do like Kiesel's take the best. That wider upper horn is much more attractive to me. Loooong skinny horns like that was something I never liked about the Bunny Brunel sig models, even the later re-design.

Honestly, it's SUCH a comfortable bass to hold. In my limited bass experience, it was the most comfortable one I tried at NAMM. The headstock doesn't photogragh well, in that it looks better in person...but it's still not really my jam. That cool 12th fret "BB" signature inlay, though...that is super cool, and would have loved to have gotten then on my SH6. :lol:
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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:25 pm

We called the elimination of the LB bass series (unthinkable) and the DC guitar series (unthinkable) at the time of the split.

And here we are.
Wife: C350, Claro top SH550, Vintage 16
Oldest: DC400M greenburst, C980TMW
Youngest: C750, GK1, CT624M Deep Black Cherry on flame, V3MC Celestion,
SH550 white/white, black binding, gold hardware
Me: LB70P jet black, LB70PF Claro BEM HAN, MB 10

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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby gumbynotpokey » Tue Jan 05, 2021 3:30 pm

for newbs and late arrivals, here's an example

walnut LB side top.jpg


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walnut LB 2.jpg
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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby islandbass » Sun Jan 10, 2021 5:31 am

I find this sad. It was one of my favorites, and up until last year had been one of the more affordable offerings. I had been considering ordering another.

Maybe Kiesel will give us a new neck-through this year?

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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby UnexplodedCow » Mon Jan 11, 2021 7:50 am

Maybe call it the LBB - the extra B for "beveled." They did it with the SC90 being reborn as SCB, so might as well hope, right?
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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby Dometalican » Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:29 pm

It's a shame for those who loved the ol' Carvin model.

One thing's for sure, I'm still craving a multi-scale 6-stringer with headstock. I understand you need a wider body to accommodate that but it's the one bass Kiesel doesn't have. At first, I wanted multi-scale but then I understood that the body may not be able to accommodate it; similar to the Icon.
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Re: LB bass series, retired 1/1/2021

Postby TTW » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:45 pm

That's really sad. A well as the aries. Wanted to order one, then it was gone. I'm happy to have ordered an Xccelerator as long as it was there.


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