I have this bass for sale on eBay where they charge me a 10% commission, so why not lower that 10% for private sale too?
I sell handmade bass by Umut Dal in Belgium very little used outside the home. No dings, Condition as new.
I'm looking for 2100€ (1750 GBP Approx.)
Maple and purple heart Neck
Purple heart Fretboard
24 small frets
Passive Pre-amp (Vol. Switch selector. Tone)
Safran Bridge with bone saddles 18mm
FOR SALE this great healdess 6 strings KIESEL ZEUS BASS, Made in Italy, 34". It comes with Dunlop straplocks, original Kiesel case, and new Elixir nanoweb coated strings 0.32-1.25! It has original active/passive on board preamp and pickups. Everything as shown in the photo link. So really comfortable, a great instrument, with big sounds! Like new!!
ZB6, diamond pearl white (DPW), clear satin finish (CS), rear natural clear finish (RNC), maple top (MT), swamp ash body (ASH), royal ebony fingerboard (REF), no top inlays side dots only (NIN), Dunlop straplocks (SL), black logo (BL), data order of bass: 28/02/2018, with Kiesel 5 years warranty.
construction: bolt-on neck
scale length: 34"
body: Swamp ash
neck: slight birdseye hard rock maple with two high-strength carbon-fiber reinforcing rods and fully-adjustable dual action truss rod
fingerboard: Royal ebony, 14" radius
inlays: On the top, luminlay side dots
neck dimensions: 2.0" wide @ nut, 3.20" wide @ 24th fret; 0.82" thick at 1st fret, 0.94" thick at 12th fret
bridge: Hipshot™ with .640" (16.25mm) string space
nut : Kiesel locking nut system (accepts standard strings)
frets: 24 stainless steel medium-jumbo, .103 wide X .048 tall
pickup: Kiesel Radium KRH radius top alnico humbucker pickup in the neck and bridge
electronics: active/passive electronics, master volume, pickup blend, bass/high concentric knobs, mid/mid frequencies concentric knob.
Top finish: Diamond white
dimensions: 38 1/4" long, 12 3/8" wide, 1 5/8" thick body
average weight : 8.75 pounds
Mainly I prefer to sell without trades, please!
Photo of bass 😉📸: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1-hsqdfupTxiqhIdTLePJkqjDj28FOAZd
Foreign Currency: about payments different from the Euros currency you can pay by clicking using this ►Transferwise bank transfer◄ link.
Setup by an expert luthier, wonderfully resonant woods, perfectly functional, really good conditions!
Bass is located in Italy (Sicily). No problems for international fast shipping:
*Shipping prices include shockproof packaging but without insurance, which must be calculated separately.
To Italy: 30€ (1/2 working days)
To Ireland/Great Britain: 60€ (4/5 working days)
To Germany and Austria: 45€ (3/4 working days)
To Spain: 60€ (4/5 working days)
To France: 65€ (4/5 working days)
To Lithuania: 75€ (4/5 working days)
To Romania: 80€ (4/5 working days)
To Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands: 65€ (3/4 working days)
To Czech Republic (CZ): 80€ (4/5 working days)
To USA and Canada: 130€ (6/8 working days)
Ken Smith's personal bass.
Made, owned and played by Ken Smith.
KEN SMITH 4 STRING Only two were built, with these characteristics.
Neck: maple & mahogany (5-pc)
NUT: 36 mm !!!!! (52 mm Width at 12F); impeccable neck; maximum comfort. Perfect and functional truss road
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.