the online magazine for bass players

Search Menu

Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Updates Icon Series Basses

Kiesel Guitars, formerly Carvin Guitars, is celebrating the 10th anniversary of their Icon series of basses with an upgraded version of the instruments. Available in four-, five-, and six-string models, the Icon 2.0 bass now features a deeper body cutaway for improved comfort, a three-piece headstock design, and an option for a chambered body.

Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Icon Series Basses

The Kiesel Icon comes with a 4A flamed maple top and matching headstock as a standard option with several exotic tops available. Another new feature is in the model’s electronics. Each bass will be fitted with plain enamel wire radiused humbuckers, similar to those found on the company’s Vanquish bass, with the option for a split-coil neck pickup. The pickups have also been repositioned for tonal enhancement. Kiesel realigned the control layout which connects to a new 18-volt active/passive preamp.

The Kiesel Guitars Icon 2.0 Series is available with several options available. Prices start at $1,399 for the four-string, $1,459 for the five-string, and $1,519 for the six-string.

Kiesel/Carvin Guitars Icon Series 2.0 Standard Features:

Construction:Neck-Through
Scale:34″
Body:Alder
Top:4A Flamed Maple with Black Wood Fiber Center Layer
Headstock:Matching AAAA Flamed Maple Headstock With Black Center Layer
Neck:Maple
Fingerboard:Ebony
Inlays:White Dot
Fingerboard Radius:14″
Pickups:RADV2 Radiused Humbuckers, Optional RJV Single-Coil Pickups, Optional Neck SCP Split-Coil Pickup
Electronics:18V Active/Passive, Volume, Pickup Blend, Stacked Concentric Bass and High Frequency, Stacked Concentric Mid Frequency and Sweep
Hardware:Black
Tuners:Carvin 20:1 Ratio
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style
Average Weight:9 to 9.5 lbs

For more information:
Kiesel/Carvin Guitars