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Ken Smith Burner 4 - SOLD
£1300
Athens Greece

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Mint condition and very nice playing and sounding Ken smith Burner 4 from the japan era, circa 1992.

You'd be hard pressed to find such a specimen in better condition overall.

Ash body

Ken smith humbucking jazz pick ups

Ken smith 2 band pre with passive option (push pull on volume)

3 piece maple neck, rosewood board

34" scale, 24 frets

3,7 kg

Everything works as it should, I'm the second owner.

1300 1150  1050 pounds(only while something that I'm after is available) shipped to EU and UK in its ken smith teardrop hardcase (mint condition also).

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more pics here 

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1XeNpVVC2R51fY3bQ4U2_sfd75j9uG8d7?usp=sharing

thank you.

Edited by PeteHantzios
Further price drop
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Lovely. I wish I was exaggerating when I say I've been on the lookout for a six-string version of this bass for 5 years now.

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Thanks. It trully is very nice and very even sounding all over the fretboard. The higher register is especially full and sweet sounding while the lower is thick and growly. It can do both jazz and rock imo. I'll try to record a couple of samples next week.

 

 

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I had a 1991 Burner Deluxe - walnut top.

Absolutely huge regret selling that on - I didn’t give it much of a chance, I know it would work wonderfully for the stuff my playing now.

And I’d love this - just £1300 too poor at the moment...

Great looking bass.

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Bump, price drop to 1150 pounds shipped to EU and UK.

Also an audio sample has been added to the above dropbox folder.

The bass is recorded straight through my cheap audio interface to my pc, with no processing whatsoever, no eq or compression(you can hear this in the slap part) except from some limiting for mixing purposes. Please excuse my playing.

 

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Some info about the sound samples.

The bass was not properly matched as far as impedance goes with the interface since it was connected to the mic input(instead of the line input) which I noticed afterwards. (huge difference in volume pot taper)

The pickups were too close to the strings giving a hotter sound with less treble.

The strings were elixir nickels.

Meaning it can sound better.

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Posted (edited)

Bump,

this bass sounds more akin to a traditional smith, than a jazz bass, or you could say it sounds like a smith with a j flavour.

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Hello, I am interested in your bass. Is the price at 1150 euro?
Can you take a photo of the electronics?
Thank you.
Olivier

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13 minutes ago, Lefebvre said:
Hello, I am interested in your bass. Is the price at 1150 euro?
Can you take a photo of the electronics?
Thank you.
Olivier

Hello,

I've just sent you a pm.

 

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Can you take a picture of the serial number with the signature engraved on the handle or on the electronics plate? It is to know the model.
Thanks in advance.

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