this bass body 2009-Apr, a maple body with a nice bubinga top, routed
for Steinberger hardware. It was commissioned and made by some
employees at Ken Smith Basses. The luthier designed it in the style of
the Rickenbacker 4003.
came with Kent Armstrong soap-bar pickups and Ken Smith 4-knob circuit
for volume (push-pull for active/passive modes), blend, treble and
bass. Runs on a 9V battery, but I can switch to passive mode in case the battery dies during a gig.
put on a 5 string Steinberger neck and bridge, and the pickups sound
terrific! Very smooth and even volume and response across all 5
strings, and the active E/Q adds a lot of variations to the tone.