Bass Direct :: Ken Smith Bass Guitars, USA, Hand Made, GSR, MS, BLACK TIGER, 4, 5, 6 STRING, FRETTED, FRETLESS: For sale UK, EU



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Ken Smith BSR MS6 "Black Tiger" 6 String - SOLD

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  2. Export price outside EU £3250. Shipping cost (from): USA £100, Australia £100, Mainland EU £30

  3. Here is a superb, hand built Smith six string bass with stunning crotched walnut top and back with flame maple core. The bass also features a super-stable three piece maple neck with pau ferro fingerboard. The pickups are the usual Smith custom dual coils with single/series/parallel switches for each pickup and the classic 3 band eq with internal adjustment over the mid frequency. Those who know and respect the Smith tone will love this bass and those looking for an easy to play six string bass with great versatility and stunning build quality will be impressed.

Actual bass shown click on images to enlarge;

BSR 6MS  £4449.

The new "Black Tiger" standard model.

  1. Neck: Neck-Thru 3-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple with Graphite Inlaid Bars

  2. Fingerboard: Quartersawn Morado/PauFerro with Mother Of Pearl Side Dots

  3. String Spacing: Nut: 9mm, Bridge: 19mm

  4. Fingerboard Width: Nut: 2  1/8", 24th Fret: 3  5/8"

  5. Body Wings: 3 piece wings of Crotched Walnut/Tiger Maple/Walnut - £250 option

  6. Finish: Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil ("Ken's Secret Sauce")

  7. Hardware: Gold Smith Hardware with Smith QSR Bridge and Dunlop "Flush Mount" Straploks - £75 option

  8. Electronics: NEW Smith B.M.T. 3-Band 18-Volt EQ Circuit with adjustable DIP Frequency Switches for Bass, Midrange & Treble with Pickup Blend and Master Volume Control  & Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Soapbar Pickups, series/parallel switches (£150 upgrade)

  9. Weight: 4.75kg/10lb 7oz

Building the World’s Greatest 100% Handmade Basses since 1978

Multi-String Electric Bass Pioneer Ken Smith has developed or introduced many of the innovations used on today’s basses which are now industry standards. Some of these include Printed Circuit Board Electronics, Graphite Inlaid Neck, Detent Balance and EQ controls, Low ‘B’ Design .128 and .130, and Taper Core Bass Strings. Ken Smith hand picks the wood for every bass from our in-house lumberyard, which features over 20 species of aged tone woods. Visitors to the factory are awe struck by what is probably the largest collection and variety of acclimated musical-grade woods in the world. Inspired by the techniques of 16th - 19th Century European stringed instrument makers, Smith Basses are a marriage of Old World Tradition and Modern Innovation. Ken Smith supervises the production of each bass and still does the final set-up.

Ken Smith has been building investment grade basses since 1978. Ken uses the finest woods available and frequently has limited addition models available. We can custom-order a Smith in your choice of woods. We carry not only his extremely well-made basses, but strings and polish.


Unit 12, Rigby Close

Heathcote Ind Est

Warwick, CV34 6TH

Tel: 01926 886433

Shop opening hours

Mon - Fri 9.30 - 5.00

Saturday 10.00 - 3.00

9 months interest free credit on up to £2000 on Instrument purchases!