Carvin / Kiesel Icon 6 string bass guitar
February 26, 2019
Carvin Icon series 6 string bass guitar. original owner and ordered the bass from the custom shop a couple of years back. It is an amazing instrument with a lot of great features
The Bass Specs
Walnut Body w/ Flamed maple top in Honeyburst Finish
Maple / Walnut neck thru construction w/ Flamed maple veneer in a matching Honeyburst like the body
The neck is also an Asymmetrical build which means the bass side is thicker than the treble side of the neck and improves playability and comfort. 34 inch scale
Birdseye (Extremely figured) maple fingerboard with 24 stainless steel med / jumbo frets. It has side dot markers but no inlays (lets you see that gorgeous wood!)
Carvin Soapbar Humbuckers with an 18 volt 3 band EQ and adjustable Mid freq knob under the mid range frequency pot. It has the upgrade Hipshot A style bridge w/ Graphtech Ghost piezo saddles and blend system (100.00$ upgrade). It gives you a nice wooden acoustic tone that rings.
A white Graphtech nut that matches the fingerboard almost perfectly and Dunlop Straplocks to complete the package.
I’ve recently set the bass up w / brand new medium gauge Elixir nickel strings (135 – 105 – 85 – 65 – 45 – 32) and put two new 9 volts into it. The action is nice and low and is pretty even across the entire board. The bass also comes with a soft shell case that is very sturdy and doesn’t have a scuff mark on it itself
The bass has two dings since it was a gigging instrument. A blemish on the back of the body and a blemish on the top of the headstock. It does not effect the playability of the instrument whatsoever. Otherwise it is in pristine condition!