PRS SE Kingfisher Bass - Natural

4-string Electric Bass with Ash Body, Maple/Walnut Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Humbucking Pickups - Natural
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A Modern-style Bass from PRS

The PRS SE Kingfisher is a modern-style bass that packs an impressive arsenal of tones. The neck humbucker's full, classic voice is well balanced by the neck humbucker's punch and articulation. Where we feel the Kingfisher really shines, however, is in blending the pickups together. The result is a big and commanding sound that works well for slap-and-pop funk and fusion lines. A lightweight ash body and a stable five-ply maple/walnut neck round out the PRS SE Kingfisher bass's other features.

PRS SE Kingfisher Electric Bass Guitar at a Glance:
  • Ash body provides a balanced tone with just enough attack
  • Maple and walnut neck enhances tonal balance
  • PRS quality in every guitar
Ash body provides a balanced tone with just enough attack

With its balanced, yet bright tone, ash tends to be highly resonant across the entire frequency spectrum. Similar, but slightly more pronounced than alder, ash tends to have more "bite" in its top end. Sweetwater knows bassists will love the quick attack and dynamic range provided by this excellent tonewood.

Maple and walnut neck enhances tonal balance

Although composed primarily of maple, this PRS SE Kingfisher's five-ply neck also benefits from the addition of maple, which further enhances this bass guitar's tonal balance, while providing additional strength and an enhanced appearance. This bass guitar's neck-through design allows trouble-free access to its entire fingerboard, in addition to providing everlasting, awe-inspiring sustain.

PRS quality in every guitar

All PRS guitars and basses are designed for top-notch performance, right out of the case, and this SE Kingfisher bass guitar is no exception. Constructed from top-notch tonewoods and components, PRS instruments carry on a commitment to quality that's been the brand's hallmark since 1985, when Paul Reed Smith himself started hand-building guitars for some of the most elite players in the world.

PRS SE Kingfisher Electric Bass Guitar Features:
  • Ash body delivers a balanced and dynamic tone
  • Maple and walnut neck further enhances balanced tone
  • Neck-through design provides everlasting, awe-inspiring sustain
  • Hipshot bridge and tailpiece with thru-body stringing for improved sustain and timbre
  • PRS-designed humbuckers deliver a round, fat tone
Get premium PRS quality in an electric bass guitar with this PRS SE Kingfisher!

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Tech Specs

Body Shape SE Kingfisher
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 4
Color Natural
Body Material Ash
Neck Material Maple/Walnut, Neck Through
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Birds
Number of Frets 24
Scale Length 34"
Bridge/Tailpiece Hipshot Bridge
Tuners Hipshot Tuners
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup PRS Humbucker
Bridge Pickup PRS Humbucker
Controls 2 x volume, 1 x tone
Case Included Gig bag
Manufacturer Part Number KR4NA

Customer Reviews

4.5/5
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5/5

INCREDIBLE VALUE

I have had my PRS SE Kingfisher for several weeks now, and I am extremely impressed. I had Sweetwater install some D'Addario Super Light Flatwound Chromes, and I lowered the action a little, and the bass plays like a dream. I have number of basses, including custom instruments costing three to four times the Kingfisher's reasonable price, and none play any better. I usually play through a G-K MB115, or a G-K or Hartke head straight into my DAW, but even out of a 20-watt Ampeg BA-108 practice amp the Kingfisher's sound is great. The humbuckers are clean and punchy, the set neck and high-mass through-the-body bridge enhance sustain, the body shape and balance are great for standing or seated playing, and the appearance is striking and classy. The build quality is exceptional. And Sweetwater's service is second to none. My Sales Engineer, Matt Kreager, made sure that I got the particular bass I wanted, and that it was flawless. An excellent instrument and excellent buying experience!
Music background: Former full-time pro, hobbyist recording engineer
5/5

PRS Kingfisher Bass

This bass is an exceptional value. Fit and finish are excellent. This bass puts out a range of tone ranging from warm, round, and mellow to bright, sparkling, and cutting. The action as delivered responds well to finger and pick plucking. Snap and poppers might prefer a slightly higher action. Balance is good, and adding strap locks was an easy installation. The natural finish showcases the wood grain, of which the example I received had a pleasant and interesting grain pattern. The supplied gig bag offers reasonable protection with a good sized storage pocket. This is a bass that looks, sounds, and plays much better than you'd expect for this price range.
Music background: Picking and grinning since 1964
4.5/5

Great Buy

This guitar has great tone and a ton of nice features. Hipshot tuners and bridge, and the pu's were a perfect choice by PRS. All this for under 1K !! It's def. worth the money.
4/5

PRS SE Kingfisher Bass

Very satisfied with my new Kingfisher. Sweetwater as well are TOP NOTCH as far as customer service goes. Very impressed with their response time. This is the first time i have ever ordered musical equipment on line. I was impressed enough that i placed a second order for an Ampeg PF-500. Very satisfied with that piece of equipment as well!!
Music background: Hobbyist
See also: PRS, PRS 4-string Bass Guitars