Kiesel Guitars Introduces Zeus Multiscale Headless Basses
The Kiesel Guitars USA Custom Shop is wrapping up 2018 with a new bass model. The Zeus Series Multiscale series is an expansion of the Zeus bass, which features a singlecut body and a headless design. The new model comes in four, five, and six string versions, all with multi-scale fingerboards.
The four-string ZBM4 has a scale that ranges from 33.5 inches on the G string to 34.5 inches for the E string, while the five-string adds a 35-inch B-string. Each model is crafted with a beveled alder body, Eastern hardrock maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard that has staggered offset dots and stainless steel frets. For electronics, Kiesel fits the Zeus with alnico Radium humbuckers and an 18-volt active/passive preamp.
The Kiesel Zeus Headless Multiscale basses can be ordered with a plethora of options. Prices start at $1,449 for the four-string version.
Kiesel Zeus Headless Multiscale Bass Features:
|Strings:||4, 5, or 6|
|Scale length:||33.5″ - 34.5″ multiscale (33.5″ to 35″ for 5 and 6-strings)|
|Neck:||Eastern hard rock maple with two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods and fully-adjustable dual action truss rod|
|Fingerboard Radius:||14″ radius|
|Inlays:||Offset white pearl dots with standard black-ring Luminlay Super Blue side dots|
|Bridge:||Hipshot multiscale bridge|
|Nut:||Kiesel locking nut system (accepts standard strings)|
|Frets:||24 stainless steel medium-jumbo|
|Pickup:||Kiesel Radium KRH radius top alnico humbucker pickup in the neck and bridge|
|Electronics:||18V active/passive electronics, master volume/push-pull active passive switch, pickup blend, stacked concentric bass/treble, stacked concentric mid with sweep|
|Strings:||Dunlop Super Brights|
|Dimensions:||38 1/4″ long, 12 3/8″ wide, 1 5/8″ thick body|
|Average weight:||8 pounds for four-string|