Ken Smith is a bass guitar luthier from Perkasie, Pennsylvania who, for over 40 years, has been known for his exceptional designs and innovative features. Ken Smith worked closely with a team of players at Brooklyn Gear and was contracted as a designer and consultant as needed to provide great basses at an affordable price point. The Proto-J 5 features an ash body with maple neck and slab maple fretboard. The neck stunts cream binding and pearl block inlays with chrome hardware and 3 ply tortoise pickguard completing this vintage-inspired package. Pulling the volume knob out activates passive mode which bypasses the stacked bass and middle controls while the pickup blend is remains available in passive and active mode.
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