1981 Ken Smith PAS II #35


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Made in USA
Dated 5/16/81
Upgraded original Ken Smith active pickups from 1986
Personally owned and played by Ken Smith himself
In his own words…

“I was a very active studio musician back then and my personal records show ME using this bass on several recording back then, Jingles/Commercials for Radio and TV.

Thanks for the memories. I played on about 2,000 recordings like those. Some of the dates were 2 3, 4 or 5 spots on them, not just one. Most were done for Ted Bates Advertising, Arnold Eidus director, Virtuoso violinist and the arranger was Al Datz. Much of the bass parts said ‘Kenny’ in the upper left corner and not ‘Bass’ as you would expect because by the morning of the session, he knew I was playing on it. Also, I took a lot of those parts home, with and without my name on it and used them with my students for lessons I gave then as well.

This bass has a 5-pc neck with figured maple and I think mahogany. We made only a couple like this 5-pc neck.

A piece of my history here!”

Thank you,

Ken Smith
Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.


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