Fantastic bass that I’ve thought long and hard about selling, but I need to raise funds for some other gear for a new band project that I don’t need this bass for.
Not far off new condition - a light scratch on heel of the neck & a couple really small lower body dings is about it.
Huge spec, loads of tonal flexibility & plays like a dream. Comes with the usual Ibby rectangular foam semi hard case
BTB57pc Panga Panga/Purpleheart/Maple neck w/Graphite reinforcement rodsNeck-through
Walnut topWalnut backAsh wing body
Bound Panga Panga fretboardAbalone off-set dot inlay
Medium Stainless Steel fretsPremium fret edge treatment
number of frets
24 (+ zero fret)
Aguilar® DCB neck pickupPassive
Aguilar® DCB bridge pickupPassive
Ibanez Custom Electronics 3-band EQ w/ EQ bypass switch (passive tone control on treble pot) & 3-way Mid frequency switch
Gotoh tuners too & locking Jack socket.
No postage on this - pick up or collection from Swindon, or meet up say an hour away from here.
Ken Smith Elite 20th Anniversary Flamed Redwood Top 6 string (1 of 11 made)
Best Ken Smith out of the 10 or so I've owned for a very rare (very few have ever come out for sale) bass.
Not looking for trades - selling as bringing down my collection and mainly play jazz style basses these days.
Lots of feedback in the forum
Flamed Redwood Top with Matching Headstock.
Body Core and Heel Blocks are made of Tiger Maple. The Laminate between the Redwood and the Tiger Maple is Black Walnut, and the Body Features are Tropical Walnut.
The Neck is made of Hard Rock Maple with African Bubinga features and heel laminate.
The Fingerboard is Macassar Ebony and has Mother of Pearl Top and Side Dots.
Pickups and Electronics are the same as the BSR "EG" and includes Series/Parallel Switches.
The bass has a 20th Anniversary Backplate and Truss Rod Cover.
These were $6,000 when made new in 1999/2000.
Bass has cosmetic wear / bumps from the previous owner (I am the second owner and have owned it for the past 15 years), which is reflected in the price, but functionally it works perfectly and the frets are almost as new and plays with an incredibly low action with no buzz.
34" scale. 18mm string spacing
4.6kg / 10.1lb
Ken Smith in his quest for the best tone woods found only a limited amount of this rare, old, seasoned, air dried, Figured Redwood. Because of the limited amount, only 11 of the KSA 6 flamed redwood basses were made.
For sale 2019 Sandberg California Superlight TM4. Under 7 lb in weight. This is the earlier version with cedar body. Bought new last May. Excellent condition, one small mark to side of body was there from new. Comes with Sandberg gigbag. Can supply generic abs moulded hard case for shipping. Currently strung with elixirs.
I have changed the scratchplate to a genuine Sandberg tort version
Active IBANEZ AFR-P (P-Bass) pickup completely wired with volume, tone pot, capacitor, battery plug and screws, but no output jack.
For sale only.
Asking price including shipping fully insured with tracking number to your place in these European countries (ask for other countries) : Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (excluding French overseas departments and territories), Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Monaco, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom : £25 GBP !!!
In fully working condition.
Non-smoking environment as usual.
Selling only because I have no further use of it as it's been removed from a bass now totally passive.
What you see is what you get !
Look at the pictures to see the real condition : used.
NEW PRICE 700 !!!!
Sound Samples: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1FBZAiqArPSBhUibqIkFEKytnit7Z8-IT/view?usp=sharing
Sample order: Neck Flat - Neck EQ - Both Flat - Both EQ - Bridge Flat - Bridge EQ
Body: Afzelia(front) + Sycamore Thin Layer + Bubinga(back)
Fingerboard: Ebony with Blue Led Dots
Neck: Shedua with Flamed Sycamore Strips
String spacing: around 19mm
Pickups: EMG 40J + EMG40J
Electronics: EMG BQC System 9V (Vol - Balance - Stack Mid/MidFreq - Stack Treble/Bass)
Bridge: Brass Hipshot A Style
Shaller Straplocks Included
Hard Case Included
Weight around: 5.1kg / 11lbs
The bass recently came back from the luthier:
The old keys were replaced with new Gotohs
Old Schaller Bridge was replaced with a new Hipshot A Style
Electronics upgraded to 18V
One EMG 40DC replaced by EMG 40P5
Fingerboard sanding before placing new frets
Setup for 45-100 + 135 strings
Bass is located in Poznań, Poland. I'd prefer to keep it EU only.
Money adjustment to be discussed.