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SOLD KSD Ken Smith Proto J Left Handed $350 free shipping

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by alaskaleftybass, Mar 6, 2017.


  1. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Price:
    350.00
    Strings:
    4
    Left-Handed?:
    • Yes
    Location:
    Alaska
    FREE SHIPPING TO ANYWHERE USA ONLY

    Hi TB'ers. Anyone watching this sale, I am motivated to sell. I am bidding on another Ibanez bass. So I'll sell this bass for $350, free shipping, free Walker and Williams leather guitar strap, and black gig bag (needs a couple zip pulls). Get 'em while they're hot! :D

    Great Jazz style bass for sale here. Beautiful violin sunburst finish. The bass sounds very nice and the action is great. The overall feel of the bass is like a 25 year old Fender Jazz. Has that kind of vibe.

    There is a small ding on the right side of the body, right where your forearm would sit while you play. I did sand it down a bit, and now I hardly notice it. A couple brush strokes will make it barely noticeable.

    The bass was well taken care of. Feels much like an old well worn bass.Very vintage feel to it.

    ksd1.JPG ksd2.JPG ksd3.JPG ksd4.JPG ksd5.JPG ksd6.JPG ding.jpg wwstrap.jpg

    Please see the last pic showing the dent. The ding is about 1 1/2 inches long and surface only. A little more sanding and black touch up and it would be nearly invisible.

    Here are the specs from another website
    :

    "Scale: 34"
    Frets: 21
    Nut Width: 4.1cm
    Nut Spacing: 10.5mm center to center
    String tree: Chrome barrel / bar type
    Bridge: Plate with barrel saddles
    Bridge Spacing: 19mm center to center
    Frets: Medium
    Tuning Machines: Large clover key / open back
    Hardware Color: Chrome
    Neck Wood: Maple
    Fretboard: Rosewood with dot markers
    Body Shape: Standard jazz shape
    Body Wood: Alder
    Finish: Tobacco sunburst
    Pickguard: 3 Ply tortoise shell
    Pickups: Exposed pole, alnico magnets
    Electronics: Active w/ bypass, volume, balance, stacked bass & treble on chrome plate
    Electronics Cavity: Paint shielding


    "List Price $995.00. Buy It Now for $695.00" (From the online store).

    I will make sure the bass is very clean and well packed. It came to me in a very heavy duty box that I saved in a warm dry location.

    Thanks for looking. Please PM me with any questions.
     
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2017
  2. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Shameless bump on a great deal! :)
     
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    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
  5. I am indeed. No trickery in my avatar :laugh:
     
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  6. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    :thumbsup:
     
  7. bullitproof

    bullitproof Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2015
    Boston
    Nice bass man, GLWTS!
     
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  8. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Thank you @bullitproof . Sadly it has to go to make room for a new Ibanez. I've realized I'm an Ibanez guy....
     
  9. Does anyone else see that this Bass is backwards? :smug:

    Weekend bump. :thumbsup:
     
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    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    FYI anyone interested, I've now listed this bass on eBay, so I will close the sale item if it sells elsewhere.

    Thanks... keep looking! :)
     
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  11. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Beautiful bass.. get it while it's hot! :laugh:
     
  12. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Update: I went through the expense of sending this bass out of town to a guitar tech and had them go through the bass. He said all the internal electronics are clean and logically laid out. Very nice setup under the hood. Neck is very straight and I spent some time tweaking the neck. The action is very low now and it plays like butter. I know I keep saying that but I can't describe how nice the neck feels. Kind of fast with the 1 1/2" Jazz neck. The tone is outstanding and the bass/treble controls are very musical. I like the blend knob. It adds a lot of versatility.

    I'm taking a loss on this one but I want to complete my Ibanez collection. Otherwise I'd keep the bass. It's sad that some people here have some preconceived notions on the KSD because I think it's really a sleeper brand. Plays well, sounds excellent, It's just I'm an Ibanez guy and like the uniformity across basses. I'm making someone a good deal on this! :)
     
  13. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    I SOLD the bass and got EVERY CENT I was asking for it! :cigar:
     
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  14. alaskaleftybass

    alaskaleftybass Will Hanbury, Jr. Supporting Member

    Mar 21, 2012
    Sitka, Alaska
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
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