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PRS Paul Reed Smith SE Kingfisher Electric Bass, Natural

Loaded with PRS humbuckers, the Kingfisher SE bass lets you string through the body or the Hipshot bridge, making it easy to adjust for playing all styles. Rate and review this product
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PRS SE Kingfisher Bass Natural

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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
Swamp ash body Clear highs, strong mids and huge lows
Multi-laminate maple and walnut neck Well-balanced combination of bright and dark tones
Rosewood fretboard Open, warm tone and smooth playing feel
PRS Birds fretboard inlays Signature Paul Reed Smith inlay pattern

A PRS Bass with Modern, Understated Looks and Classic Rumble

The Paul Reed Smith SE Kingfisher electric bass offers a sleek modern look and a fat sonic punch with its pair of PRS-Designed humbuckers. A swamp ash body gives your notes loads of sustain and a well-balanced sound. A 5-ply maple neck with walnut stripes rests comfortably in your hand with its cozy SE bass neck shape, and independent volume controls for each humbucker allows you to find the perfect blend of the treble and bass pickup to forge your output. Anchoring everything down is this bass's heavy-duty Hipshot bridge and tailpiece, which utilizes a strings-through-body design for a more lucid transfer of sound.

Swamp Ash Body

Swamp ash is a light and porous wood, originating from trees whose roots take hold underwater. Its color tends to be light, with dark grain patterns that are easy on the eyes. Tonally, it brings a lot of resonance to the table, and it offers a pleasant and well balanced overall sound -- firm lows, rounded highs, and a slightly scooped midrange. Swamp ash is a popular wood for rock, country, blues, and metal players, but it works well in pretty much any genre or style of music. It's no wonder bassists love this tonewood!

Warm and Articulate Pair of PRS-Designed Humbuckers

Fire your PRS SE Kingfisher up and hear it purr. An SE 4B "H" Bass humbucker produces a classic-sounding tone with lot of warmth, low end, and midrange. The SE 4B "H" Treble humbucker pickup brings in a little more high-end edge to the mix, allowing you to hear a bit more of the attack from your fingers. With both pickups turned up, you get a great setting for slaps -- warm and present lows with just enough high end to brighten things up and cut through the mix. Play around with your Kingfisher's separate volume controls to find the right blend.

Comfortable 5-Ply Maple and Walnut Neck

The SE bass neck shape offers a comfortable modern feel as your hand and fingers navigate their way across this melodious appendage's 24 frets and smooth rosewood fingerboard. Walnut tends to have a sound that's between rosewood and mahogany, with a nice push on the highs and mids and less emphasis on the low end. Maple has a nice brightness to it with a decent helping of snap and bite -- great for slaps and aggressive picking. And with the Kingfisher's neck-through-body construction, this bass delivers sustain for days.

Features:

- Electric bass in SE Kingfisher body shape
- Swamp ash body
- 5-ply maple neck with walnut strips
- Comfy SE bass neck shape
- SE 4B "H" Treble and SE 4B "H" Bass humbucking pickups
- Scale length of 34"
- 24 frets over a smooth and inviting rosewood fingerboard
- Attractive bird fretboard inlays
- Hipshot bridge and tailpiece provides greater string security and intonation
- Shiny chrome hardware
- Hipshot HB6 tuners
- Two volume controls -- one for each pickup
- One tone control
- Neck-through-body design provides seamless transfer of sound and longer sustain
- Gig bag included

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- Body Wood: Swamp Ash
- Number of Frets: 24
- Scale Length: 34 inches
- Neck Woods: 5-Ply Maple with Walnut Strips, Neck-Through Construction
- Fingerboard Wood: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Inlays: Birds
- Neck Shape: SE Bass
- Depth at .5 fret: .792 inch
- Width at nut: 1.591 inches
- Width at end of fingerboard: 2.500 inches
- Fingerboard radius: 7.500 inches
- Bridge: Hipshot TransTone
- Tuners: Hipshot HB6
- Hardware Type: Chrome
- Electronics: Passive
- Treble Pickup: SE 4B 'H' Treble (PRS-Designed Humbucker)
- Bass Pickup: SE 4B 'H' Bass (PRS-Designed Humbucker)
- Controls: Two Volume Controls and One Tone Control
- Strings: 45-105 Gauge
Weight, Dimensions, and Manufacturer Part Numbers
Natural
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 20 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KR4NA
Scarlett Red
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 20 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KR4SR
Tortoise Shell
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 49 x 20 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KR4TO
Blemished, Tortoise Shell
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 44 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): KR4TO

Product Description

The Paul Reed Smith SE Kingfisher has modern signature sound that will grab your attention. Dual humbucking pickups give sparkling top end with a high midrange growl to give the Kingfisher a personality that will cut through the mix while holding down the band with its sweet warm fundamental tone.

Designed in PRS's Maryland shop, the Kingfisher's offset Swamp Ash body and neck-through construction provide sustain and evenly balanced tone. The 24-fret maple/walnut neck allows unlimited possibilities for your creativity and sonic palette, and the 34" scale length makes this an instantly comfortable bass for players old and new.

Kingfisher (4B 'H') pickups are deep, thick-sounding humbuckers with plenty of top end clarity and punch. These modern pickups have a distinct old-school tonal character that delivers that huge "clacky" tone missing from some modern basses.

Features:

- Ash Body
- Maple/Walnut 5-ply thru neck
- 24-fret Rosewood fretboard with birds
- 34-inch scale
- PRS-designed, proprietary humbucking pickups (2)
- Rear mounted controls
- Hipshot bridge with thru-body stringing
- Hipshot tuners
- Includes SE gigbag
zZounds Expert Review
I was lucky enough to get my hands on a Paul Reed Smith SE Kingfisher bass for quite some time. I really dig the look of the Kingfisher's swamp ash body -- it is traditional and understated, a departure from many of PRS's flamed-maple-topped instruments. Looks are one thing, but the feel and sound of the bass are what's important. The Kingfisher was one of the most comfortable basses I have played lately -- very smooth, and easy to get around. I could really feel this bass vibrate, and its resonance was confirmed when I plugged it in. Between the neck-thru construction, and the super-heavy-duty bridge, this bass has a huge sustain. The pickups added a nice beefy low end. I could not believe the price tag on this bass -- I thought it cost twice as much when I was playing it! The PRS SE Kingfisher bass had a comfortable feel, great tone, and great price all in one. I'm impressed!

- Martin, Bass Specialist, zZounds Guitar Expert Team

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