The BMT series have been built from 1993 to 1997 - basically it has the same spec like the all-time top-of-the-line Smith series - the later Fusion Elite. With a small difference: The BMT Series has the real neck-through concept. Newer neck are built like dove-tails. You can see the difference in the back. The real neck-through is of course more expensive as there is much more waste from sanding the neck wood piece. Additionally - the headstock is black instead of matching the top wood.
The BMT are probably the most sought after basses today. There are about 150 built - and this is the one of the very rare fretless ones. This bass was originally fretless - has been fretted and later defretted again. Honestly I must say that I prefer the fretted sound on Smiths.
Condition is absolutely like new ! The Quilted Maple looks much better in real life than in the pics.
AAAAA Quilted Maple top
7pc body, 7pc neck
34“, 18mm spacing
Weight 4,58 kg
Original Smith Case
Even if you like to let a top luthier fret this bass for let's say 400 GBP - you will get a llike new top-of-the-line Smith with the typical "click".
For sale only: Ken Smith BSR5EG , 2006 with Smith hardcase, NOW £3250
No trades, thank you.
Quilted maple top with walnut core.
EG = Elite spec; Graphite-reinforced neck
18v preamp with Bass, Mid, Treble cut/boost, blend, volume (pull for passive)
Series/Parallel switches for each pickup
Mid/treble frequency selector switches
Internal dip switches for bass, mid, treble range
Weight: 4.45 kg
Full working order and excellent cosmetic condition: I can't find a mark to photograph.
Smith hardcase in good condition: catches are tarnished but fully functional. Plush interior and compartment are fine.
Smith leather and sheepskin strap (nicely 'worn in' and supple)
Smith classic wax polish
Wearing Ken Smith tapercores, and an extra set of Sadowsky Blue Label stainless steel rounds cut to fit.
Recently acquired from the US, and posted on the Ken Smith NBD thread here (which also has more pics): https://www.basschat.co.uk/topic/344438-ken-smith-chat-nbd-inside-black-tiger-6/?do=findComment&comment=4015594
I meant what I said in the thread - amazing playability and tone. Sadly have to let this one go; in more solvent times I'll certainly be hunting down another!
Payment by BACS
Tonbridge, Kent, 15 mins from J5 of M25. Can courier within UK.
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Selling this beautiful 1997 4 String Ken Smith Bass. Here's a description from Ken Smith himself:
"...this is a BSR 4B. The B model was an upgrade package for the BSR 'M' model with a package of extras, 3-band EQ (2-band was standard then on the M model), ebony fingerboard (upgraded from morado), top dots (was an option) and gold hardware (chrome was standard). So this model had about $400 of options list price which in usa is $300 street price then. We only made this model/package for a year or so. Then it was just the M model with upgrades, not a different model. M-G was an M with gold..."
For sale or trade: Ken Smith BSR 5MW
Trade only for 6 string, preferably Dingwall.
The bass has a flamed maple core with walnut top and back.
It's in good condition.
Serial number: 5MW210202W
Bolt on construction
9volt, 3 band preamp
string spacing: 18mm
In action here: