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 Post subject: Kiesel Vader Short Scale (30”)
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2021, 6:01 am 
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I almost bought this, but I have a long scale five string. It seems pointless to have the same bass in two different scale lengths. Although my bad shoulder would love this!!!

https://reverb.com/item/38393933-kiesel ... yburst-thy


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 Post subject: Re: Kiesel Vader Short Scale (30”)
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2021, 6:58 am 
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I'm not usually a fan of the Vader shape, but it looks better proportioned as a shortscale! I bet this would be a ton of fun to play, and ridiculously compact!

I didn't know the Hipshot headpiece made it possible to use regular single-ball strings (let alone shortscale), but apparently it does! You can clamp the strings down with Allen bolts in the headpiece:

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 Post subject: Re: Kiesel Vader Short Scale (30”)
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2021, 8:09 am 
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Jeroen wrote:
I'm not usually a fan of the Vader shape, but it looks better proportioned as a shortscale! I bet this would be a ton of fun to play, and ridiculously compact!

I didn't know the Hipshot headpiece made it possible to use regular single-ball strings (let alone shortscale), but apparently it does!


Yep, this is also the same type clamping system used on Zon VB-4/Vinnys. I have both a bass and a guitar with this type of headless system and you can use basically any normal set of strings.


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 Post subject: Re: Kiesel Vader Short Scale (30”)
PostPosted: January 22nd, 2021, 8:57 am 
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Cool!

It's not unlike the system that's on my Status basses (although mine don't have the 32" scale with Bendwell pictured here, but are regular 34" scale):

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