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Ken Smith Design Burner 5-String Ignition Electric Bass

Two versatile KSD J bass single-coil pickups and a stunning figured basswood body highlight this affordable 5-string from Ken Smith Design. (1) Read 1 review for this product | Rate and review this product
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Ken Smith Burner 5 String Transparent Amber

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Built on the body and neck designs of master bass builder Ken Smith's acclaimed BSR "B" models, the Ken Smith Design Burner 5-string Ignition electric bass redefines performance and value. With a figured basswood body, you get the look of the high-end exotics without the soul-crushing price tag. The 3-piece straight-grained Canadian maple neck has the same profile, width, radius, and string spacing as the top-of-the-line Burner Deluxe. With a pair of passive KSD J bass single coil pickups and a familiar volume/blend/tone control layout, you'll feel right at home. From vintage to modern tones, this bass does it all with an effortless playability that has defined Ken Smith's basses for decades. Never before has an instrument of this caliber been available at such a remarkable low price.

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- Finish: High Gloss Trans Amber
- Body: Figured Basswood
- Neck: 3pc Straight-Grain Canadian Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Radius: 15"
- Frets: 24
- Nut: Tusq
- Scale: 35in.
- Nut Width: 44.5mm
- Hardware: Black Smoke Nickel, High-Mass
- Pickups: KSD J Bass
- Electronics: Passive
- Controls: Master Volume, Pan/Blend, Master Tone
- String Spacing : 16.5 mm at Bridge
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"So nice I bought it twice"
Overall: I bought one to initiate my transition to 5 string after YEARS of playing Fender basses. The playability and tone was great, right out of the box. I wound up putting flatwounds on the 1st one to get a vintage-y tone. I decided I wanted a 5 to have roundwounds as a backup (and an option for recording) so I bought #2. At this price point, there is NO OTHER BASS on the planet that compares. I have played basses ranging from a few hundred to several thousand dollars, and this bass really holds it's own. The Ken Smith BSR design is timeless and translates very well to this bass. The passive pickups are of moderate output, but there are lots and lots of really useable tones to be had. I am actually considering getting a 3rd bass to use as a test bass/frankenstein to try out parts/strings, etc.
Style of Music: Rock, progressive rock, blues, fusion
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