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[SOLD] Ken Smith Burner Japan 3.8KG
£999

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Hi there,

For sale is an absolutely stunning and rare Ken Smith Burner bass. Hand made in Japan in I believe early 1990s, this bass was purchased in Switzerland for today's equivalent of ~£2500. Don't confuse it with today's cheap KSD rip offs - this is the real Ken Smith made using wood and hardware personally supplied by Ken Smith and then shipped back to him in the USA for the final setup. 

This bass has a rather unusual pickup placement, oriented more towards the bridge, which help attain that burpy Ken Smith signature sound. It has an active/passive switch. The fretboard wood is super nice and looks very boutique. Three-piece neck. Active/passive switch. Very light, weighs around 3.8KG.

Attached are a few pics, but they really don't do it justice. Condition is excellent for its age, no deeper scratches or anything like that. A lot of meat left in frets. 

Included is the original Ken Smith wool-padded strap with locks and a big Ken Smith logo (I'll attach a pic later when I find it). 

The bass is currently in Germany, shipping to the UK via DHL, well packed in a hard case. I will also advertise it on German forums, first come first serve.

Cheers,

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Very nice bass and a great price. You won’t find better for £999!!! 

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Damn. £998 short!

i had a Burner Deluxe for about a week - my marvellous ex put paid to that, and as much as it pained me, I sold it.

these are superb basses.

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£900 for this is mental. Someone buy it now

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26 minutes ago, ped said:

£900 for this is mental. Someone buy it now

Lend me £500

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2 minutes ago, AndyTravis said:

Lend me £500

At 99.99999% APR if you want

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2 minutes ago, ped said:

At 99.99999% APR if you want

Better than amigo.

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1 hour ago, AndyTravis said:

Better than amigo.

Don't be blaming me. I was only trying to decipher the serial code 😂😂😂

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Really nice one !! I play her all black sister since 6 years now as my main bass. The most comfortable bass i ever played, with an incredible dynamic: you go from whisper to LOUD SHOUT with just your fingers. :sun_bespectacled:

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Hi

can you explain thé electronic please ?

4 knops: 2 volumes? + preampli bass treble ?

push pull for activé /passive

 

and is tonality workîng in passive mode?

thanks for your lights! And excuse my poor english....

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Yes that's right. Would have to check re passive tonality, but have some offers already, will do if it's not sold by the end of day.

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Posted (edited)

Re-listed due to a time waster, you can have this baby for £900. Last price drop, otherwise I'm keeping it myself :)Also included this strap.

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I have an ebay account with 500 feedback, it's 'basuxa', you can write me a msg if you want and I can reply. I'm also a member on talkbass since 2005 (same user name as here). 

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