Kiesel Guitars Introduces Vader Headless Bass Series

Kiesel Guitars has introduced a bass version of their Vader Series of instruments. Available in four, five, and six-string versions, the basses feature a headless design with a compact, beveled body for ergonomics.

Kiesel Guitars Vader Headless Bass Series Basses

Each version has 24 frets and a 34-inch scale, though the option of a 30-inch short scale is available. Standard features include an alder body, a carbon fiber reinforced Eastern hard rock maple neck, a Hipshot bridge, and Kiesel’s radiused-top RADHV humbuckers. As Kiesel instruments can be modified, the Vader series has options ranging from woods used to pickups and electronics.

The Kiesel Guitars Vader Bass Series are available now with prices of $1,299 for the VB4, $1,349 for the VB5, and $1,399 for the VB6.

Kiesel Guitars Vader Bass Series Standard Specs:

Construction:Neck Through Body
Scale Length:34″ (30″ Short Scale Available at No Charge)
Neck:Maple With Two High-Strength Carbon-Fiber Reinforcing Rods and Fully-Adjustable Dual Action Truss Rod
Fingerboard:Ebony, 14″ Radius
Inlays:Diamond Mother-Of-Pearl
Nut:Kiesel Locking Nut System (Accepts Standard Strings)
Frets:24 Medium-Jumbo, .103 Wide X .048 Tall
Pickup:RADHV Radius Top Alnico Humbucker Pickup in the Neck and Bridge
Electronics:Passive Electronics, Master Volume, Pickup Blend, Tone Control
Strings:Dunlop Super Brights
Average Weight:8 Pounds for 4-string, 8.5 Pounds for 5-string, 8.75 Pounds for 6-String

For more information:
Kiesel Guitars

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  1. Killer playing. Is that Anna Sentina?

  2. tomas

    shouldn’t it be in all black?

  3. Doc.Hoc.

    I think that is Anna playing this and there is a all black bass and there all fine looking. I like the yellow and the black and the white 4 string bass. I need another bass one is not enough.
    I have a old 1986 Ibanez 606 EX but it needs rewiring , its a small scale bass that I can pick up with 2 fingers easy. Its seen better days.

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  5. Beholder

    A bolt-on version of this wold be very interesting

  6. Brenno Ciuffo

    Stop factor, I know it’s you there…

  7. Love Carvin gear. This bass is no exception. I would love the yellow Vader and an Icon 5 string… left handed. Anna Sentina is an amazing player.

  8. Finally a short scale from Carvin/Kiesel. About darn time. Now I have start saving my lunch money.

    • Now, if we can only get them to give us a Fender compatible 21st fret option on the PB4 and the neck it uses, the N420. Can we get a N420/21 model so that the fret overhang is an option? I would really really buy a replacement neck for my P bass in NY minute if they did that. How about it, Mr. Kiesel? I know you told me you could get that unofficially, but it would would be nice if it was a standard option. Anyone with me please help to start a petition or something for this.

  9. Petey

    No disrespect to Ned Steinberger, but I think carvin has a winner here. I would love a white short scale version and a 6 string model in a fretless. Anna never ceases to amazed me. Who said females can’t funk? I beg to differ!?

  10. Terry

    Nice bass ,,,