Ken Smith BG-CR5MW Tiger Maple/Walnut 5-String Electric Bass

Ken Smith Basses

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, Detented 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 tonewoods. Visitors to the factory are awestruck 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.

  • “NEW” Smith B.M.T. 3 Band Active EQ 18-volt Circuit with Internal 4-way adjustable frequency DIP switches for each band or the NEW re-designed Smith B.M.T. 3 Band Eq 9-Volt Circuit 
  • World Famous Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Soapbar Pickups
  • Fully Shielded Pickup & Control Cavities
  • Aged Hardrock Maple Neck 3 pc. MW 
  • Long Scale, 34″ (Best Low ‘B’ in the Business!) 24 frets
  • Fingerboards: Quartersawn Morado (Pau Ferro)
  • Smith Custom Reflex Truss Rod
  • Angled Back Headstock reinforced with Smith Coat of Arms carving on back
  • Matching Wood Headstock Overlay
  • Smith Custom Tuning Gears
  • Scalloped Brass Nut, Individually Hand-Fit
  • Smith QSR (Quick String Release) Bridge machined from Solid Brass
  • Classic Smith Hand-Rubbed Dutch Varnish over Stradivari Gold Oil Finish
  • All Smith Basses are Set-Up with Smith Custom Balanced Taper Core Medium
    Bass Strings
  • 5-String Models are Standard with Low ‘B’

Collections: Electric Basses

Category: Electric Bass, Ken Smith Basses

Type: Bass

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