Ken Smith KSD Proto J 704 four string bass, natural gloss four string bass four string bass Second Hand, used, preowned Bass Guitar Stock :: For sale, UK, On offer, Warwick, Birmingham London, Manchester


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Ken Smith KSD Proto J natural gloss, 2006 inc case


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  5. A pre-owned bass in great condition that has been cleaned and set up and features a swamp ash body, and upgraded 2 band EBS preamp with active/passive switch, vol, pan, treble, bass, hard case. Weight: 4.6kg/10lb 0oz

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Recreating the magic from the 60's and 70's, the KSD Proto-J series were designed in conjunction with Ken Smith. Drawing on his many years of experience as a studio professional in New York City and as a world class Luthier, Ken Smith designed and refined the Proto-J series to meet the demands of professional and amatuer bassists around the world. Incorporated in the KSDs are many of the features found on the Smith Handmade Basses that are familiar and recognisable to many bassists.

"Ready” Freddie Washington takes KSD Basses to Japan

Freddie Washington recently toured with "The Crusaders" in Japan using his new KSD 60’s 5-String and 70’s 5-string.  He also had some time to lay down some tracks with his new KSD's. Freddie uses Ken Smith Masters Series or Burner Series Bass Strings on his KSD's as well. Freddie Washington, a long time Ken Smith player enjoyed playing the KSD for the first time at the Brooklyn Gear / Ken Smith NAMM booth in Anaheim 2003. Freddie said, “At this point in my life I don’t need any new basses but these (KSD’s) I like”. After the NAMM Show, Freddie called and spoke to Ken personally and expressed his interest in the 70's 5-string model that he played while performing with Marcus Miller and Richard Bona in a three way Bass Jam sponsored by EBS, Brooklyn Gear, and Ken Smith Basses. 

Freddie Washington has played with everyone from Michael Jackson, Steely Dan/Donald Fagan, Al Jarreau, Lionel Ritchie, B.B. King, Stevie Wonder, Whitney Houston , Aaron Nevell and so many others. Freddie's music has also been featured in the movie "Men in Black", where 'Will Smith' raps on Freddie's tune 'Forget Me Not'.  Freddie has been synonymous with Ken Smith Basses for many years and has extended this to the new family of Ken Smith Designed Series Basses, “KSD” Proto-J. 


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