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  1. These 20th Anniversary Smiths are fantastic and ... lightweight ! 4.6 kg is on the lower end of Smith 6ers ... Free bump from me. If I would not already own a Birdseye Redwood 6 from the 20th Anniversary series - I would buy this one in a heartbeat.... Unfortunately my collection should definitely not grow anymore ... GLWTS !
  2. It has the first 9V version of the 3-Bd. BMT circuit. Yes, you are right about the „real throughneck“. These necks are slightly slimmer than the later BSR necks. They are much more complex to build than the toneblock versions.
  3. Selling an all-time classic in top condition - a Ken Smith BT6 Elite from 1997. Specs: Wonderful walnut top 5-pc Body and 5-pc Neck (neckthrough) 34" Scale 18 mm Stringspacing Original Smith Teardrop Case Smiths from the 90s in this condition are quite rare finds. Low action. Everything works as expected. Asking 3.900 EURO / 3.600 GBP plus shipping from Duesseldorf / Germany. Sorry for the blurry pics. I will try to upload better ones soon.
  4. Hi Ariston, thanks for the offer, but Roscoes and 4-stringers are not on my GAS list ...
  5. Would be happy to swap this Fodera against a 33"/34" Fodera or a vintage Fender...
  6. Sure. Sorry ! Good luck with the sale ! Wonderful bass at a super low price ! I would buy it in a heartbeat if I would be in UK...
  7. Please look at the official statements from CITES or NAMM. By 2019 CITES decided to confirm an exception to CITES II for Musical Instruments. CITES II was effective since 2017 and contained restrictions on a lot of Dalbergia and other wood species like all Rosewood, Cocobolo, Bubinga etc. The restrictions keep to be effective now but because in Musical Instruments the part of these woods are quite small CITES accepted an exception. Brazilian Rosewood is listed since 98 in CITES appendix I and has been banned for all officially undeclared exports. And this appendix I is NOT changed by the exception rules of 2019 ! By the way - Export from Brazil is forbidden since 1968 ! So unfortunately it is still risky to ship Brazilian Rosewood across EU borders. In between EU across all countries (and until end of 2020 for brexitted countries) there is no risk as it is an unregulated trade zone. I am not sure whether flight passengers from UK to Germany have to pass the customs since Brexit. I don‘t think so. From Jan 1st 2021 this will happen. Do not underestimate the knowledge of customs guys ! In Germany they are well trained people !
  8. Look at the Talkbass thread here: https://www.talkbass.com/threads/fodera-aero-vs-duncan-pickups.1219420/ I would agree that Aeros make the bass sounding more „modern“ while the Duncans support a „vintage“ timbre. I would add that the Aeros sound more scooped yet open in the higher registers and the Duncans have more upper mids emphasis - that makes the Duncans sometimes sitting more perfect in the mix. But the Aeros sound rich too. I personally would prefer Aeros for Maple Board/Ash basses, where the upper mid grind of the Duncans could interfere too much with the sweet spot of the wood... Although I never compared them A/B in the same bass. So there is no proof ...
  9. Kenneth Lawrence is one of the most genious bass luthiers on the planet (that's what Vinnie Fodera said) and he is a top player too. He builds basses from experience, not theory. I decided to reduce my private collection and to part with my pair of C-Brases. This is the fretted one. Highly Figured Koa Top Chambered Body Lined Ebony Board Abalone Blocks 34“ Nordstrand Dual Coil Pickups Pope Flexcore Preamp (Vol/Passive Tone, Balance, 4-Bd. EQ, Frequency Switches for both mids, Act./Passive, Par./Serial) Condition is like new - some minor wear on the board from Rounds. I personally ordered this bass from Ken years ago. Retail price was about 9.000 Euro (plus VAT) back then. Asking price 6.000 EUR or (5.300 GBP (at current exchange rate) plus shipping from Duesseldorf/Germany.
  10. Kenneth Lawrence is one of the most genious bass luthiers on the planet (that's what Vinnie Fodera said) and he is a top player too. He builds basses from experience, not theory. I decided to reduce my private collection and to part with my pair of C-Brases. This is the fretless one. Flamed Maple Top Chambered Body Lined Ebony Board 34“ Nordstrand Magnetic Pickup RMC Piezo Pickups Pope Flexcore Preamp (Vol/Passive Tone, Balance, 4-Bd. EQ, Frequency Switches for both mids, Act./Passive, Par./Serial) Condition is like new - some minor wear on the board from Rounds. Asking price 4.800 EUR or (4.200 GBP (at current exchange rate) plus shipping from Duesseldorf/Germany.
  11. The BMT series have been built from 1993 to 1997 - basically it has the same spec like the all-time top-of-the-line Smith series - the later Fusion Elite. With a small difference: The BMT Series has the real neck-through concept. Newer neck are built like dove-tails. You can see the difference in the back. The real neck-through is of course more expensive as there is much more waste from sanding the neck wood piece. Additionally - the headstock is black instead of matching the top wood. The BMT are probably the most sought after basses today. There are about 150 built - and this is the one of the very rare fretless ones. This bass was originally fretless - has been fretted and later defretted again. Honestly I must say that I prefer the fretted sound on Smiths. Condition is absolutely like new ! The Quilted Maple looks much better in real life than in the pics. AAAAA Quilted Maple top 7pc body, 7pc neck 34“, 18mm spacing Weight 4,58 kg Original Smith Case Built 1994 SOLD Even if you like to let a top luthier fret this bass for let's say 400 GBP - you will get a llike new top-of-the-line Smith with the typical "click".
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