KSD= Ken Smith Design
Recreating the magic from the 60's and 70's Vintage Basses, Ken Smith is pleased to introduce the KSD Proto-J series. Drawing on his many years of experience as a studio professional in New York City and as a world class Luthier, Ken Smith designed the Proto-J series to meet the demands of Professional Bassists around the world. Ken incorporated many of the features found on his U.S. Basses into a design that is familiar and recognizable to many Bassists.
This the 4 string fretless model. With an alder body and ebonol fingerboard, this bass delivers a full sound with articulate highs that never become too bright. Tone can be described as deep, punchy and with enough definition to cut through in any situation. With our trademark Doctorbass fretless setup, this bass can deliver Jaco attack as well as that great sweet "mwah" that makes the fretless bass so special.
Alternatively, we offer the amazing J-Retro 01 Deluxe preamp as an optional upgrade. This top class preamp will not change the sound off the pickups, and will fit right in*, offering more EQ options:
Treble Boost & Cut + pull for extra Bright
Mid Boost & Cut
Mid freq sweep
Tone Control (works in Passive & Active Modes)
The price of this preamp (installed) is 300€
*Minor routing of the control cavity might be necessary. We offer free instalation of this preamp.