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Played a KSD Fretless Jazz Bass 5

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by gfab333, Jun 14, 2003.


  1. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    A local shop brought one in and I had the opportunity to try it right out of the box. Be advised that I'm not a fretless player, but i was curious to try one out.

    The workmanship and finish looked very good for the price. The string action naturally needed a little work, but it still played real nice! it definitely has a nice Jazz-style growl and mwahh. Kudos to Ken on providing the masses with a lower cost alternative!
     
  2. Blackbird

    Blackbird Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

    Mar 18, 2000
    California
    How much was it?
     
  3. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    Sorry, I didn't bother to ask since I wasn't looking to buy a fretless. Most stores in Hawaii won't give more than 30-35% off of MSRP.

    Anyone out there know the street price on these?
     
  4. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think the fretted 5's go for about $700.00.
     
  5. gfab333

    gfab333

    Mar 22, 2000
    Honolulu, Hawaii
    whoah!!!

    Cheaper than my Skyline JO 5
     
  6. Woodchuck

    Woodchuck

    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta / Macon (sigh)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    I think the Skylines are a better bass. KIM, I haven't played a KSD yet.
     
  7. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    i was imptressed witth the KSD i had here- it was sold in 24 hours!
    havent tried the fretless- but the fretted i had here had a great natural tone- so it should translate very nicely
     
  8. Cool, Ken Smith all the way.
     
  9. odie

    odie Supporting Member

    Adrian whats your take on the KSD vs Skyline??

    When are getting more in?? 4's that is!!