SOLD Ken Smith BSR 5 $2300 REDUCED!!!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by Flipper, Apr 22, 2017.


  1. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    Price:
    2300
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Texas
    Trying to cull the herd a bit.

    Super nice '99 BSR 5, JJ (V, P, T, M, B), 9v preamp, walnut on maple with headstock overlay, 3 piece neck, pau ferro board. My scale says 9.2. Spacing is typical Smith(18mm?)
    Sounds huge! Does everything a Smith is supposed to do! I didn't get a case with it. I will try to find something that fits it.
    No international sale. Not into trades, but you never know... If it's not a 5 or longer than 34" don't bother. Maybe a Pedulla MVP to go with my Penta? IMG_2198.JPG IMG_2199.JPG IMG_2200.JPG IMG_2201.JPG IMG_2202.JPG IMG_2203.JPG

    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. Chuck M

    Chuck M Supporting Member

    May 2, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    It is a BSR5JMW. I had one years ago and it was my favorite out of several Smith basses that passed through my collection.
     
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  3. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    It's my second one. I love it, I just can't justify keeping it right now. I know I'll have another!
     
  4. Erik Turkman

    Erik Turkman Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    Washington, DC area
    Just curious, what kind of pickups are these? Single coil, split or stacked humbuckers? If you have had the chance to compare, how would you describe the sound as compared to a similar BSR with the KS soapbars?
     
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  5. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    They're are stock Jazz type single coils. To me they sound very aggressive, very sharp and focused. I can get it to cut through the mix just by ramping up my attack. Yet it sits nicely in the mix for the Motown thing I've been doing, super versatile! Wish I had some clips. Haven't done a side by side with soaps. I imagine they would be equally usable, just different. Fwiw, I only ever noticed hum with the treble up, even then it was more of a hiss and didn't affect tone or the mix.
     
  6. Erik Turkman

    Erik Turkman Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    Washington, DC area
    Thanks for this extra info.
     
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  7. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    Was just informed these are dual coil pickups. Thanks again Chuck! Certainly explains the lack of hum:)
     
  8. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    On hold.
     
  9. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    Bass is available again.
     
  10. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    Dropped price to $2600+shipping.
     
  11. Rasbeng

    Rasbeng

    Jul 26, 2012
    Chicago, Il
    Endorsing Artist: (BagEnd,Eden) previous, (Schroeder cabs) current
    I think I used to own this one! Great player that does the Smith, Jazz, and surprisingly a very good P bass tone as well! GLWTS
     
  12. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    Just put on evilBay. Would SOOOOOO much rather sell here!! $2500 + 100 shipping in conus, no international.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2017
  13. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    $2300.
     
    Last edited: Jul 2, 2017
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  14. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    $2300.
     
  15. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    I'm in a dealin kind of mood...for a few hours anyway... if you're on the fence, pm me.
     
  16. Flipper

    Flipper

    Jan 11, 2005
    Spring, Texas
    Sold on eBay.
     
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