Larry Kimpel Teams with Combe-Luthier for Signature Bass

Larry Kimpel with Combe-Luthier LK5 Signature Bass

Bassist Larry Kimpel has teamed up with French luthier Mathieu Combe to create LK5 Signature Bass. Kimpel, a seasoned session and touring bassist, worked closely on the bass’s design.

The LK5 is built with a French ash body, three-piece hard maple neck, and compound-radius maple fingerboard. The light maple and ash motif is accented by a walnut pickguard as well as black hardware. It’s fitted with Aguilar 5P/J-HC pickups matched to a active/passive Combe preamp with 3-band parametric EQ for versatility. Other features include a brass nut, a Hipshot A Style bridge, and Gotoh tuners.

Check out this clip of Kimpel explaining and demonstrating the bass:

The Combe-Luthier Larry Kimpel LK5 Signature Bass is hand made in France. It’s available for order with a price of $2,500.

Combe-Luthier Larry Kimpel LK5 Signature Bass Specs:

Body:French Ash
Neck:3-piece Hard Maple
Fingerboard Radius:9.5″- 16″
Nut Width:47mm
Width at Last Fret:80mm
Pickguard:Custom Made Walnut
Pickups:Aguilar 5P/J-HC
Electronics:Active/Passive Combe Original Design with 3-Band Parametric EQ
Bridge:Hipshot A-Style
String Spacing at Bridge:19mm

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  1. Great looking and sounding bass. The price point is right on

  2. chaze

    So happy to see basses from mathieu Combe on this webpages !
    Mathieu is becoming a killer luthier and is currently doing so of the greatest bass ever… Lots of skills and heart in his hands !
    “longue vie à mathieu” !