*Note: As of January 2013, All 'J' Series Models have been Discontinued*

'J' Series
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'J' Series 4 & 5-String Bass Features
  • BODY: Handmade 2-Piece matched Tiger Maple or Walnut Body (BSR 'J') for Percussive Bolt-on Edge or Exotic Body Wings Joined to a Tapered Center Block for Neck-thru Appearance
  • NECK: 3-Piece Laminated Aged Hardrock Maple Bolt-on Neck, Precision Handcarved and Fit to Exacting Specifications. Now Standard with Reverse 2/3 Gears on 5-String Models.
  • FINGERBOARD: 24-Fret Quartersawn Morado/Pau Ferro Fingerboard with Genuine Mother of Pearl Side Dots
  • ELECTRONICS: NEW Smith B.M.T. 3-Band 18-Volt EQ Circuit with adjustable DIP Frequency Switches for Bass,Midrange & Treble with Pickup Blend and Master Volume Control (Made in U.S.A.)
  • PICKUPS: Smith J-945 'Stacked Coil' Humbucking 'J' Pickups
  • FINISH: Classic Hand Rubbed Dutch Varnish Finish over Stradivari Gold Oil ("Ken's Secret Sauce")
  • BRIDGE: Smith Quick String Release Bridge (QSR) Machined from Solid Brass (Made in U.S.A.)
  • CASE: Smith Contour Fit Hardshell Case is included with all Smith Basses

NOTE: All Smith Neck & Body Parts as well as other Wood Components are Handmade in our PA Factory using Aged Tonewoods from our In-House Lumberyard.  All woods are Dried & Acclimated for an average of 2 Years or More.

*Note: As of January 2013, All 'J' Series Models have been Discontinued*

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The Featured Wood of this Page: Eastern Tiger Maple (Acer Rubrum, Red Maple)
(also Acer Saccharum, Sugar Maple)
Origin: Northeast USA
Avg. Weight (@ 6-8% moisture): 3.3 Lbs. per Bd. Ft.(3.8 Lb/Ft - Sugar Maple)
Weight Classification: Medium
Where Used on Smith Basses: Tops, Backs, Wings, Centers, & Cores
Tone Produced on Smith Basses: Strong, Round & Punchy
Grades Available (in stock): Medium thru Highly Figured
Avg. Age of Wood in Stock: 5-10 Years Acclimated (Kiln & Air Dried)
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