“N”BD 1955 Kay M-1B

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by armybass, Jun 26, 2020.

  1. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001
    I scored my second Kay bass today, a 1955 Kay M-1B in terrific shape with a new ebony board and adjustable bridge. It’s a Kay boomer. Bob and Cody and the guys at the Bass Violin Shop did it up great. It has a set of Helicore pizz strings on it now and it sounds great but they have a bit too much tension for much me. I have always wanted a Kay Swingmaster but why think this will do for now. :)
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    Last edited: Jun 27, 2020
  2. Keith Rawlings

    Keith Rawlings Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    Nice Kay!
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  3. CaseyVancouver


    Nov 4, 2012
    Looks in great shape! This would be a birth year bass for me.

    I had a ‘40 Kay long ago. Really liked it and it had an awesome original sand coloured canvas cover. Super light for gigging but protective. They should still make those covers today.
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  4. krfoss

    krfoss Supporting Member

    Nov 29, 2007
    Orange County, CA
    Lovely bass! That's a dream bass in dream condition.
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  5. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    Nashville TN
    damn! is that 2 in the course of a few months? did you even break in the other one yet?

    Congrats! Looks beautiful
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  6. armybass


    Jul 19, 2001

    Thanks Sam. I spotted it at BVS when they were fixing up my 1942 Kay. I fell in love with my Kay so much that I decided to trade in my Romanian Hybrid on the Kay. I have a thing for blondes and this one was irresistible lol.
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