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No longer available Ken Smith Black Tiger Elite 6 String

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Bassheart365, Oct 5, 2018.


  1. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    Price:
    5200
    Strings:
    6
    Location:
    California
    Up for sale is my 2013 Black Tiger Elite 6 String Bass. This bass is in excellent condition. It is not only a thing of beauty, but it also has a monstrous tone and is a joy to play. The Black Tiger "Elite" models are the cream of the crop of KS basses. It's hard to let this masterpiece go, so this is a feeler. This bass features:
    • Exhibition Grade Highly Figured Flame Walnut top
    • Flame Maple Core
    • Macassar Ebony fingerboard
    • Classic Hand Rubbed High Gloss Catalyzed Lacquer over Stadivari Gold Oil (Ken's Secret "Sauce")
    • Gold Smith Hardware & Dunlop "Flush Mount" Straplocks
    • 18v 3 band EQ with parallel and series toggle switches
    • Ken Smith custom Soapbar Pickups
    • 34" scale
    • String Spacing at bridge = 18mm
    • String Spacing at nut = 2 1/8"
    • 10.8 lbs on my hanging digital scale
    • Smith Genuine Leather Strap with Sheepskin Shoulder Pad w/ straplocks
    • Ken Smith Original Case and Polish
    Buyer to pay actual shipping costs. CONUS only.

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    Last edited: Nov 28, 2018
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  2. jebmd

    jebmd Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Edgewater, Maryland
    That is some incredibly figured walnut.

    Glwts
     
  3. Sosa

    Sosa

    Sep 28, 2013
    San Diego
    drooldrool
     
  4. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
    Looks familiar!
     
  5. Ben Rose

    Ben Rose Supporting Member

    Jan 12, 2004
    Oakland
    What part of CA?
     
  6. Jesuguru

    Jesuguru Supporting Member

    Sep 19, 2003
    DC area (for now)
    Sweet! Not to nitpick, but aren't Smith pickups based off Kent Armstrong, not Bartolini?
     
  7. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    I stand corrected. I'll change the specs. Thanks
     
  8. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    Absolutely stunning. Wow!!!!
     
  9. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    Isn't it? A part of me hopes it doesn't sell.
     
    Last edited: Oct 19, 2018
  10. rashrader

    rashrader

    Mar 4, 2004
    Baltimore, MD
    I can only imagine.
     
  11. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    Taking this off the market for the time being. Just can't let this go yet.
     
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  12. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    Back up for sale!
     
  13. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
    Still regret selling this............GLWTS
     
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  14. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Why not buy it back, and save me from buying it?
    I have recently had three sellers contact me and buy back the basses that they had sold to me only weeks earlier. I can totally relate to seller's remorse!
     
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  15. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016
    So I’m curious then since you sold some back..... did they then transfer the remorse onto you and are you going to now have to ask them to buy the basses back as you now have remorse for selling the basses back to them.

    Hmmm. :facepalm::bookworm:
     
  16. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    Very astute observation! You are correct.
    So it boils down to being a question of whether the magnitude of the satisfaction at having performed a kind gesture to make someone very happy exceeds the magnitude of the seller's (or is it called borrower's?) remorse.
     
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  17. AB Nate

    AB Nate Supporting Member

    May 28, 2016

    Maybe this guy has the answer
    CF3A07E4-15E8-4D0F-A0F5-A6A1F00C7C12.
     
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  18. xnewyorka

    xnewyorka Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2006
    NYC Area
    So put that in your pipe and smoke it! LOL
    Last night I played the Black Tiger 6 currently on display at Chicago Music Exchange, and although it was not half as gorgeous as this exotic beauty, I still concluded that I can't understand how any sane person would part with one of these unless they had no other means of feeding themselves or supporting their family. Unless they simply had way too many basses, I guess. Not that I would know anything about that.
     
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  19. sleevey55

    sleevey55 Supporting Member

    Nov 21, 2009
    Billings Montana
    I just bought a bass and now with Christmas approaching, I am done buying for me. Now Ill buy the kids and wife some nice basses..........I mean.......stuff, toys n stuff......ya.
     
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  20. benjobass

    benjobass Supporting Member

    Oct 6, 2001
    NYC
    Can definitely say it's a thing of beauty having bought it from you ;). Alas, I'm all in on 33" scale basses and am now selling my White Tiger equivalent. What a world.

    GLWTS Bassheart365!
     
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  21. Bassheart365

    Bassheart365 Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2014
    Northern California aka Paradise
    "Jazz is not dead. It just smells funny."
    Haha...came to my senses. Again. Not for sale!
     

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