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FS Only: 1996 Ken Smith CR5G

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bigbassdaddy, Feb 21, 2014.


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  1. bigbassdaddy

    bigbassdaddy Supporting Member

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    Just bought a MTD 535, so I'm putting my Smith Chuck Rainey 5 for sale. I have two great-sounding Smiths (one with wide spacing, and this one with the standard 18mm spacing), and this one needs to go to fund the purchase!

    Specs:
    - Standard 18mm spacing
    - Quilted maple top & back, mahogany core
    - 5 piece neck
    - Larger "vintage" headstock
    - Standard 3-band 9v electronics
    - Comes with original well-used Smith teardrop case

    Disclaimers: Some standard finish wear, especially above the neck pickup. I also replaced one of the potentiometers with a replacement directly from Ken's shop (the bass trim pot, if you must know!) -- all electronics work perfectly now, of course.

    Asking price: $2500 shipped (continental US) via UPS/FedEx

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  2. basspro557

    basspro557 Supporting Member

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    These CR5G'S Sound Great! I sold one few months ago with the same Wood combo and 3 piece body that had Incredible snap for Slap and Pluck as well as fingerstyle.
    Bump.
  3. bigbassdaddy

    bigbassdaddy Supporting Member

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    Thanks, man - I totally agree - it's tough to beat this wood combo.
  4. basspro557

    basspro557 Supporting Member

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    Cant believe nobody is all over this! Bump.
  5. bigbassdaddy

    bigbassdaddy Supporting Member

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    I have a local deal pending this week, but will let y'all know if it does not work out.

    Thx to those of you who have expressed interest so far!
  6. bigbassdaddy

    bigbassdaddy Supporting Member

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    Closing the thread. Sold this afternoon - $2600 via ebay (curse you, outrageous fees!).

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