£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.
NEW PRICE !!! £4500 / 5.000 € (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.
I sell handmade bass by Umut Dal in Belgium very little used outside the home. No dings, Condition as new.
I'm looking for 2300€
Maple and purple heart Neck
Purple heart Fretboard
24 small frets
Passive Pre-amp (Vol. Switch selector. Tone)
Safran Bridge with bone saddles 18mm
Well, I've had a big, pleasant surprise. I took a bass in trade, and it has blown me away! I had a Squier CV precision in the past... Sold it and regretted it. But I recently got this one in trade, and it's even better that the Fiesta Red one I had before. That red CV was amazing, but this one (sonic blue) is one utterly amazing bass.
I took it to rehearsal the night I got it, and it sounded as awesome as it plays. It's lightweight, looks lovely, and is the most comfortable P bass I've ever played! It's a better player even than my JV, and sounds as good.... Perhaps it sounds even better? I can't quite believe it. I know many people will think I must be mad, but I've owned US, Mex, VM Squier, Japan & Roadworn p's and this is the best one. It has surprised me, to say the least
Oddly enough, I don't normally like to keep the bridge cover on a bass, but I like it on this bass. Anyhow, couple of pics, and a question - should I keep the original slightly yellowed white pickguard, or change for my favourite Tort?