After receiving this bass and making sure it survived its’ trip, I played this bass for about 10 minutes and put it back in the case. Out of site, out of mind, they say. The point being, I cannot afford to keep every great bass that comes my way , and I figured that the less I play this bass the less opportunity for temptation to grab me.
On to the bass.
- The chambered body is Walnut , the top is
- Curly Spalted Maple with a little bit of tint.
- The neck is 3 piece Eastern Maple with an Indian Ebony fretboard.
- 34″ scale
- Custom Duncan / Lawrence 3 band preamp , wired with audiophile wire.
- Active / Passive with true passive mode
- Glockenklang blend control with true audio taper / audio reverse taper
- Nordstrand Fat Stack pickups in Ebony covers
- Hipshot hardware
- Dunlop dual function strap locks
- Oil and wax finish
- Fodera strings
- Estrella gig bag
If you have experienced Ken’s work, I fell you will agree. If you have played Ken’s basses , and you cannot justify the expense, do not play his basses. You may find yourself doing some irrational things. Temptation can be a powerful foe.