Ken Smith

Bass Direct are proud to be working with Ken Smith and his team and offer the full range of Smith basses plus strings and accessories exclusively in the UK. Please contact us if you have any questions or are interested in either a custom order or to arrange to try one of our stock basses. Smith basses have a reputation as one of the finest instruments in the World and are hand made using only the finest seasoned tone woods and custom electronics and hardware.

In Stock

On Order

Burner Hadrien Feraud – Rough ETA Early 2025

Ash body, Quilted Maple top, Maple Fingerboard, JJ Pickups

Walnut body, Buckeye Burl top, Ebony Fingerboard, JJ Pickups

Walnut body, Buckeye Burl top, Ebony Fingerboard, Dual Coil Pickups SOLD – Frank S

Mahogany body, Macassar Ebony top, Maple Fingerboard, Dual Coil Pickups SOLD – Frank S

Ash body, Cocobolo top, Ebony Fingerboard, JJ Pickups SOLD – Jan P L 

Mahogany body, Walnut top, Ebony Fingerboard, Dual Coil Pickups SOLD Mike G


Model range

Burner Hadrien Feraud

These basses are being built under license from Ken Smith bass guitars by one of Japans top custom shop builders, Sleek Elite, who have been working with Hadrien since 2008 on this bass. It has some unique features like the new “Smith: style headstock, the new preamp with a 4 position mid boost and the rosewood finger ramp to add Hadriens finger technique and have 17.5mm string spacing at the bridge.. This bass is perfect for those players looking for a warm voiced bass for technical playing styles in a beautifully designed and hand built package. Call now to make a custom order. The price starts from £4000

Neck: Bolt-on 3-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple with Graphite Inlaid Bars, 44.5mm nut width, 73cm width at 24th fret

String spacing: 17.5mm string spacing at bridge, 34″ scale, Rosewood finger ramps

19mm string spacing £200 option

Fingerboard: Ebony with Mother Of Pearl Side Dots and facing dots or Maple

Body: 2 piece of either Mahogany, Walnut or Flame Maple

TopsBuckeye Burl, Walnut, Quilt Maple, Flame Maple, Redwood, Macassar Ebony etc – please call for more details.

Finish: High Gloss

HeadstockSmith design, Black finish or Matching with body top wood (£100 option)

Hardware: Chrome or Black Smith Hardware with Smith QSR Bridge and Dunlop “Flush Mount” Straploks

Electronics: Smith 3-Band 18-Volt EQ Circuit Bass, Mid & Treble with Pickup Blend and Master Volume Control & Smith Custom Bass Single coil Pickups,

Dual coil pickups £200 option