Weight: 3.7 kg!!!
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Superb Craftmanship and Sound
Patrice Vigier pioneered graphite neck construction in the 1970s and 80s, and after much research and fine tuning Vigier moved away from the colder and brittle sounding solid graphite necks to a composite of 90% wood and 10% graphite - this yields the same strength and rigidity famed on graphite necked instruments bu..
NEW PRICE !!! £4200 / 4.500 € (I accept some bass, as part of the payment)
Ken Smith's personal bass.
Made, owned and played by Ken Smith.
KEN SMITH 4 STRING
Date: 16/5/ 1981
Neck: maple & mahogany (5-pc)
Body: Flamed maple & mahogany
Originals pickups: The bass was transformed active / passive in 1986, keeping the originals pickups. Smith Concentric BT Circuit with a DIP panel switch .....recently installed.
Made in NY: At that time, Fodera built the basses for Smith.......read article: https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/336065-ken-smith-and-the-6-string-basses/
This is the email Ken Smith wrote to his former owner ...
" I was a very active studio musician back then and my personal records show ME using this bass on several recording back then, Jingles/Commercials for Radio and TV.
I played on about 2,000 recordings like those. Some of the dates were 2 3, 4 or 5 spots on them, not just one. Most were done for Ted Bates Advertising, Arnold Eidus director, Virtuoso violinist and the arranger was Al Datz. Much of the bass parts said "Kenny" in the upper left corner and not "Bass" as you would expect because by the morning of the session, he knew I was playing on it. Also, I took a lot of those parts home, with and without my name on it and used them with my students for lessons I gave then as well.
This bass has a 5-pc neck with figured maple and I mahogany. We made only a couple like this 5-pc neck.
A piece of my history here!
Thank you "
Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
ARIES Senes VS 6 Custom Signature, hyper rare, unique model !
Asking price : £2245 GBP !!!
In fully working condition and real good condition. This bass has never been modified, except for the changed strap pins.
Here are the specifications :
Body : 7 pieces with, in order of appearance, red alder top, wenge veneer, maple veneer, mahogany core, maple veneer, wenge veneer, red alder back
Neck : 5 pieces neckthrough flamed maple, wenge, maple, wenge, flamed maple
Fingerboard : Macassar ebony
Frets : 24
Headstock : 3 + 3
Tuners : Hipshot Ultralite
Pickups : Aries Custom Neodymium humbuckers
Preamp : Aries Custom Solfegio 3 bands 18 Volts
Controls : volume (active / passive), blend, bass, mids and treble, 1 switch per pickup for series / single / parallel modes
Bridge : Hipshot Type A
Strings spacing at bridge : 18 mm
Nut : brass
Truss rod : dual action
Strings spacing at nut : 9 mm
Knobs : Aries Custom wood following the same pattern as the body
Scale : 35"
Hardware colour : gold
Finish : gloss
Land of craftsmanship : Croatia
Serial number : 010109
Year : January 2009
Weight : 5.4 kilos
Action : from 1,5 mm under the C string to 2 mm under the B string at 12th position
Will come with a generic semi-rigid case.
Non-smoking environment, as usual.
The Šabić brothers, at the origin of the brand, are, for one, classical luthier and, for the other, electronics engineer. They manufacture instruments of excellent craftsmanship and with handpicked electronic components. Unfortunately, they stopped the production of their always unique and hand-made instruments to work for a brand-name Custom Shop three years ago ... This is, therefore, a unique instrument made to measure for an Italian bassist and I am the third owner. It is an ultra-versatile and super rare bass.
The new price in 2009 was around 4.500 Euros…
The bass has been fully set up professionally. It has two new batteries and has been fitted with a brand new set of LaBella Super Steps SS45CB strings (29 - 45 - 65 - 85 - 105 - 128).
Link to all the high resolution photos and the below sound clip : https://drive.google.com/open?id=1eich-IrjiKGxx3wAHupJPHlKSj_bNxjh
Link to a video made by my friend Vincent :
Here, a sound clip recorded with this very bass, except for the fretless intro and outro, by the same Vincent : https://drive.google.com/file/d/1jezFSCAl3S_3Yl_dNcurxnARbRvVeAZ5/view
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures taken under different lights to see the real condition : some few marks, especially close to the bottom strap pin and the usual light scratches, but nothing serious at all.
£25 each including UK shipping.
2 lightly used Ken Smith leather and sheep skin straps. Length is adjustable from approx. 50 to 125cm. I've used them with straplocks so the end holes are slightly enlarged.
Bass Direct have these in for £35 plus £4 shipping so grab one of mine for 40% less! 😁
Have two dings which show in the picture.
Model: STD VI
- Year: 2006
- Weight: 3,7kgs
- Construction / Materials: Entirely hollow (body and handle), constructed of a single piece of composite/carbon
- Micros: 2 soapbars Delano
- Electro: BassLab BassXX BassLab Preamp: 1 volume mute sound switch, 1 volume flip-flop serial / parallel switch, 1 bass staké knob, treble and active/passive switch, 1 staké knob medium boost/cut and parametric medium)
- Scale: 34 '
Very easy to play, however, I got some financial issues, so need to sell the bass ASAP.
Now price drop to £1400
The price included the UK/EU shipping fee.