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SOLD Vintage Ken Smith BT-4 SN #140

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by ZuluFunk, Oct 5, 2012.


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  1. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    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

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Ken Smith
     

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  4. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    BT4 #140.
     

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  5. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    I did some quick iPhone recordings today. I will try to get them posted later.
     
  6. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania


    Demo video posted
     
  7. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Indianapolis
    Gosh this thing is amazing...let me know if you fancy trades I have intresting trade bait
     
  8. JeffplaysBass

    JeffplaysBass Banned

    Jan 22, 2011
    Mass
    How amazing is it Brett? :bassist:
     
  9. JeffplaysBass

    JeffplaysBass Banned

    Jan 22, 2011
    Mass
    Video don't work...:spit:
     
  10. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
  11. brett7276

    brett7276 Supporting Member

    Jan 14, 2009
    Indianapolis
    Pretty amazing Jeff :)
     
  12. ursusaltered

    ursusaltered

    Feb 23, 2009
    Madison WI
  13. ursusaltered

    ursusaltered

    Feb 23, 2009
    Madison WI
  14. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    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 Supporting Member

    May 4, 2006
    bartlett illinois
    Disclosures:
    Owner; Cody Electric Basses
    bump,
    I had a very similar Smith #231, that I miss fiercely
     
  16. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Almost ready to pull this one.
     
  17. ZuluFunk

    ZuluFunk Supporting Member

    Apr 14, 2001
    Pennsylvania
    Pulling this one. Sorry folks.
     



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