Ken Smith Elite 20th Anniversary Flamed Redwood Top 6 string (1 of 11 made)
Best Ken Smith out of the 10 or so I've owned for a very rare (very few have ever come out for sale) bass.
Not looking for trades - selling as bringing down my collection and mainly play jazz style basses these days.
Lots of feedback in the forum
Flamed Redwood Top with Matching Headstock.
Body Core and Heel Blocks are made of Tiger Maple. The Laminate between the Redwood and the Tiger Maple is Black Walnut, and the Body Features are Tropical Walnut.
The Neck is made of Hard Rock Maple with African Bubinga features and heel laminate.
The Fingerboard is Macassar Ebony and has Mother of Pearl Top and Side Dots.
Pickups and Electronics are the same as the BSR "EG" and includes Series/Parallel Switches.
The bass has a 20th Anniversary Backplate and Truss Rod Cover.
These were $6,000 when made new in 1999/2000.
Bass has cosmetic wear / bumps from the previous owner (I am the second owner and have owned it for the past 15 years), which is reflected in the price, but functionally it works perfectly and the frets are almost as new and plays with an incredibly low action with no buzz.
34" scale. 18mm string spacing
4.6kg / 10.1lb
Ken Smith in his quest for the best tone woods found only a limited amount of this rare, old, seasoned, air dried, Figured Redwood. Because of the limited amount, only 11 of the KSA 6 flamed redwood basses were made.
Hi Basschat members.
Superb Fodera AJ 6 - Fat sounding beast : Fodera Emperor Elite AJ6 - Bass - 6 Sting. 1995(!). Or also known as
Anthony Jackson Contrabass Guitar.
19mm stringspacing, long scale, and incredible handling. A sweet 90ties era Fodera bass.
But new stuff coming in. Designed by the master. Small signs of wear. Around the jack output some small finish crack. But nothing serious.
So I let it go at a cool price inc standard sending cost within Europe. Including orig. Fodera Case, well packed. Fodera vibes and Fodera playability.
Don't miss the opportunity to get a bass designed by the Master and built by Masters. More pics on request.
Pickup - panorama pot
High Low pots
Active / Passive (!) switch
on/off switch (very useful!)
Has a fresh set of strings on it.
Anthony Fodera Contrabass - now or never..
The bass is in good condition, technically tiptop, with usual optical used tracks (on the back of the body) and on the top plate smaller things, which I captured in the photos as best as possible.
Pricedrop 2999 € or Trade Options: Fender Precision or Fretless Bass
The tone and response is extremely direct and resonant. The playability very comfortable.
Here are some soundfiles, recorded at home.
2006 Jerzy Drozd Obsession Excellency 6 Strings
3 Piece Maple Neck
7 Screws Bolt-on Maple Neck
Two pieces Jerzy Drozd Bridge
Two Jerzy Drozd Single Coils Pickup
Aguilar OBP-3 Preamp
18mm strings spacing, possible to up to 19mm or down to 16.5mm.
9mm at nut
Asymetrical D Neck
Controls : Volume/Blend/Bass/Medium 400hz or 800hz/Treble
Trussrod : One double-acting fully working
Weight : 4.4kg
Machine heads : Gotoh
Controls Knobs : Wood, maple and Zebrawood.
For sale is a beautiful example of Martin Petersen's work. It was made for Randy Hope-Taylor about 20 years ago, and the chap I bought it from recently had owned it for many years. It's certainly unusual, sporting a Tele headstock and stacked knobs, and as with all Martin's work, beautifully made. Having played extra long scale 5-string basses for many years, sadly it just doesn't work for me and my gorilla mitts!
Surf green body with matching tele shaped headstock
Flamed maple neck / Rosewood fingerboard
38mm nut / 19mm string spacing
Gotoh GBR640 tuners
Alder body / parchment pickguard
Passive / stack knob
Mørch single coil jazz pickups ( 60s spacing )
Vintage spiral saddle bridge
It also comes with a chrome neck pickup cover and an additional tort scratchplate. The neck & fingerboard was originally painted white, but the previous owner had this stripped some years ago by Martin Sims, and he did a great job revealing the beauty of the flame maple.
The only trade I would be interested in is for a 35" scale 5-string with 19mm spacing.