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SOLD Ken Smith BSR5M 5 String Bass Flamed Maple

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by bassdudestevo, Sep 16, 2019.


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  1. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Price:
    2550
    Strings:
    5
    Location:
    Texas
    For sale is my Ken Smith BSR5M. I love these bolt-on models for their warmth and punch. It’s in good condition given its age with a nice road worn look that many people pay Fender big bucks to get this relic look. Low action and brand new Ken smith Burner strings. Awesome growly and clear tone. Comes with original case but the middle latch is missing but the lock is still there.

    $2,400

    Price includes shipping to CONUS address. PayPal preferred.

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    Specs:
    This bass has the re-designed Smith B.M.T. 3 Band Eq 9-Volt Circuit (Made in the U.S.A.) with world famous Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Pickups and Fully Shielded Pickup & Control Cavities. It is has a 34 inch scale neck with Graphite inlaid bars that is precision handcarved and fit to exacting specifications. There is a matching wood headstock overlay on this model along with an individually hand-fit scalloped brass nut. The bridge itself is machined from solid brass. The Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil finish on it is reserved exclusively for use on Ken Smith M and MS Models.
     

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    Last edited: Sep 20, 2019
  2. Yes! Nothing like a nice, warm, bolt on, lunch...............





    Kidding Spell check gottcha’!!!
     
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  3. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    I stand by my comment...
     
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  4. What year is it?
     
  5. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Los Angeles
    I thought the "5M" meant it was maple and no graphite and the "5G" means graphite strips?
     
  6. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
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    According to their website the “M” refers to graphite unless I’m reading this wrong.
     
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  7. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    I’ll take more pictures when I get home tonight including inside the back cover for the year.
     
  8. Tnadu

    Tnadu

    May 5, 2010
    Louisville, CO
    This bass is too old to get any useful information off their website. BSR stands for the body shape introduced in the mid '90s, and M stands for maple. Based on the wood quality this appears to be an entry level bolt-on model with a 3-piece maple neck and no graphite; I'd guess late '90s early 2000s vintage. If you would let us know the serial number that will answer the question. You'll find that stamped on the fingerboard just below the last fret (I can't quite make it out in your photo), and also clearly labeled in the control cavity. More detailed pictures including those of the back and inside of control cavity would be helpful for those looking. This will have the original BMT preamp, not the redesigned version. For what it's worth, the D string is not a Smith so this couldn't be a new set.
     
  9. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Ok finally got around to taking fresh pics. This should clear things up. Fresh Burner strings and battery as of this last weekend. Everything in the listing is accurate. I’m not in a hurry and might end up keeping it to have a 5’er in the stable.

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  10. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    Price drop to $2,400
     
  11. jebmd

    jebmd Gold Supporting Member

    May 4, 2009
    Lothian, Maryland
    Weight?
     
  12. bassdudestevo

    bassdudestevo Supporting Member

    Oct 15, 2005
    Ft. Worth, Texas
    just a hair over 10 lbs

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