Trade feeler- early Ken Smith 4 string for 5 string???

Discussion in 'For Sale: Bass Guitars' started by nukes_da_bass, May 2, 2012.


  1. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    What we have for your consideration is Ken Smith #41 which has been played and played and played til the finish is gone. Chips and gouges everywhere, an extra Dunlop strap lock socket installed in the back to support my own crude harness system...
    This is one of the basses with the rosewood encased blade humbuckers! If she were a 5 string I'd protect her with seven armies, however I am saddened every time I pick her up and can't play my

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    usual 5 string regimen.
    Only like quality Ken Smith 5ers wil be considered, no Burners etc...
    Certainly like condition is important, however I have seen her sisters on EBay with asking prices of $5000.00- this one is in need of some TLC and a refin...
     
  2. hifibass

    hifibass

    Feb 4, 2008
    Albany, NY
    Wow! One of the first ones built without the WILD electronics!
     
  3. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Ya- HAZ labs passive preamp, with a blend pot that's sorta failing....
     
  4. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Brooklyn Era..."Vinnie Fodera was my employee at the time..." per Ken Smith.

    American Soft Rock Maple body with all kinds of hippy sandwich exotic woods...dont forget the Rosewood encased Bill Lawrence humbuckers!

    Beat to hell and back, but plays like buttah!

    Only 5 string neck through Smiths, Foderas considered. Pedulla? I'm a 5 player now...

    Own a piece of history, get it restored?

    Original hardshell case included- guaranteed to give you carpel tunnel.

    Would prefer deal in the Northeast, meet at a rent by the hour practice space and everyone gets to play the other bass...
     
  5. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Bump
     
  6. 9_AM

    9_AM

    Apr 4, 2010
    Woodside, Queens
    I'm thinking about trading my #151 as well. Hope you get what you want.
    Kinda in the same situation.
     
  7. nukes_da_bass

    nukes_da_bass Inactive

    Feb 19, 2006
    west suburban boston
    Post a pic of 151 for posterity! These Brooklyn era Smiths are unparalleled- trust me I wish I wasn't so dependent on a B string...
     
  8. Robb Abbs

    Robb Abbs

    Dec 30, 2014
    Do you still gave the bass..???
     
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