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SOLD FT/FS Ken Smith Black Tiger BSR5TN

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by funk generator, Jan 19, 2013.

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  1. ****SOLD****

    This is one of the hardest sale threads I've posted. This bass is killer in every way! Killer tone, amazing playability and the best looking bass I've had my hands on. Pictures don't do it justice. I get compliments every time I play out on the tone and looks.

    That said I'm finding more and more that I'm very simply a Jazz bass kinda guy. So this one is up for trade.

    I bought this from the original owner who has owned it since it was build in Dec. 2000. It comes with the Original HSC, KS strap, KS polish, polish cloth and New Ken Smith strings.

    It has some scratches as you would expect from a 13 year old bass, but nothing serious and nothing that you can see without close examination. The neck pickup has a thumb divot from being played so much, but it is unnoticeable to the eyes.

    Widening my trade options. Prefer nice Jazz basses, but would consider something of an MTD535 flavor.
    Cash Price is $3299.


    My apologizes for the photos. All I have currently is an iPhone to take them with.
  2. lay a groove

    lay a groove Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2008
    Medina, Ohio
    I have a Will Lee 4 string =)
  3. Oh man! If only it were a 5 string :) You're giving me more sadowsky envy :)
  4. Tomis17


    Jan 21, 2007
    What a work of art! Free bump.
  5. Thanks Tom! I think this is the prettiest bass I've ever owned. The MTD was close but I thin this beats it.
    Lots of trade interest today. No deals made yet so keep em coming :)
  6. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    Beautiful Smith. GLWTT/S
  7. lrhew


    Dec 8, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
  8. lrhew


    Dec 8, 2008
    Dallas, Texas
    That's Sadowsky NYC Modern 5. Trying to resize pic's or can send by e-mail.
  9. Hey Irhew,
    My email is Brantner@goldmail.etsu.edu
    I'm more looking for a Traditional J bass, but I'd be happy to take a look at the modern 5
    - Neal
  10. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Nice bass! So....

    No other trades but a Sadowsky? How about a high end 5 string P?

    Do you know the weight?
  11. I do not know the weight, but if you like I would be more than happy to go to Fedex or UPS and try it on there scales.

    I'm pretty dead set on a Sadowsky Jazz bass currently. I will keep this thread updated if I consider anything else though. I'd love an Alleva Coppolo, but no cash on my end to add makes that unlikely.

    Thanks for your interest!
    - Neal
  12. NickyBass

    NickyBass Supporting Member

    Nov 28, 2005
    Southern New Jersey
    Ok, good luck with the sale. That is a nice looking instrument.
  13. Thanks Nicky!
    Daily bump.
  14. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    A Smith not worthy of an even trade for an Alleva? That just seems wrong! Anyway, beautiful bass. Good luck with the trade.
  15. Thanks bass12. I can't really tell what there going for these days. The 3 of seen in the last 2 weeks have been 3k, 4k and 3800. Don't really know all that much about them, just that they sound good and that I want one lol
  16. AndyHendrix

    AndyHendrix Supporting Member

    Mar 12, 2012
    BEAUTIFUL bass! I know that it sounds great. If only I had the loot to buy it.
  17. Thanks Andy! I've added some more trade bait. I played her for several hours yesterday. The conclusion is I'm gonna regret selling it lol. But gas is a terrible thing, so back to the top!
  18. bass12

    bass12 And Grace, too Supporting Member

    Jun 8, 2008
    Montreal, Canada
    I keep looking at this bass. Gorgeous and a Smith (just like this one) is on my short list of basses I'd like to check out before I die. But with nothing I want to trade and all my money tied up in pre-orders (a Sadowsky NYC on the way...) that's not going to happen just yet. But again, great looking bass and I wish you luck getting what you want.
  19. You can always trade me your new Sadowsky NYC ;) It's well worth being on your basses to check out list. If I had money for more than 1 boutique bass this would be in the line up without a doubt.
  20. No one has a Sadowsky or a Super J they want to trade?

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