Vintage Ken Smith BT-4 SN #140

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  1. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    This is the one bass I have that I swore I would keep forever. It is in amazing shape. Built in 1982 in NY when Vinny Fodera was still working at the Smith shop.

    This was a custom order for an Italian customer who reneged on the deal.

    Solid maple with a nice subtle holographic looking flame. Birdseye neck. Ebony fretboard. Set neck construction. Crown headstock with classic coin emblem. Hazlabs 9v preamp, active passive/switch, series/parallel switch, treble and bass knobs, blend and volume.

    I've had this for about 9 years. First thing I did was take it to Ken Smith himself who cleaned it up, checked the electronics, shielded the cavity, and gave it a fantastic set up. So this is a "pre-owned" not a "used bass".

    The neck is super slim and plays so fast. Such variable tones too. I love playing this bass.

    I'm hoping I don't end up selling it, because I know I'll kick myself. But sometimes you have to make room to move on.

    $3800 + shipping from PA

    I have three other basses for sale too:

    Veillette Archtop Fretless 5
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/veillette-archtop-fretless-5-string-922666/

    Autographed Chris Squire Signature Rickenbacker 4001CA
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/chris-squire-4001cs-rickenbacker-autographed-922655/

    1972 Jazz Bass
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/72-fender-jazz-real-geddy-922657/

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  2. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    Ken Smith

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    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    BT4 #140.

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    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    I did some quick iPhone recordings today. I will try to get them posted later.
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    Demo video posted
  7. brett7276

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    Gosh this thing is amazing...let me know if you fancy trades I have intresting trade bait
  8. JeffplaysBass

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    How amazing is it Brett? :bassist:
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    Video don't work...:spit:
  10. ZuluFunk

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  11. brett7276

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    Pretty amazing Jeff :)
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    Keep it rollin
  14. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    Thanks urusaltered.

    I really don't want to part with this one, but I will if someone makes the deal. However, I absolutely can't trade this one. Sorry. Out of all the basses I own, this is the last one I would want to go.
  15. davec

    davec Gold Supporting Member

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    bump,
    I had a very similar Smith #231, that I miss fiercely
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

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    Almost ready to pull this one.
  17. ZuluFunk

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    Pulling this one. Sorry folks.

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