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About Me

  • About Ken Smith
    Musical Background
    Manufacturer of Ken Smith Basses but also back part time playing Double Bass in Local Symphony Orchestras (and other Gigs as well including a Smith Bass as needed) using one of the Basses from my personal collection; http://www.kensmithbasses.com/doublebasses

    I Retired in 1988 after playing both Electric Bass and Double Bass in & around NYC for 20 years as well as some traveling in my earlier days. I did mostly studio work from 1975 and curtailed most travel. I taught about 450 Students privately on both Electric Bass and Double Bass from about 1974-1986 but retired from that as well. In 1978 I started Ken Smith Basses,Ltd. and continued to play as the Business grew. Now I'm back working the Bow in a few local Symphony Orchestras and a few other Gigs as time allows.
    Location
    Perkasie, PA
    Additional Information
    Just ask me if you are curious..
    Your Gear
    My current main Double Bass is a Custode Marcucci, Ravenna 1897, Italy. My back-up Basses include a full-cut 1980 Pollmann Busetto and an Italian style Bass by Josef Kreutzer from Brno, 1953. All with custom made Ebony C-Extensions. For Bows I use a custom Sartory model Bow by Sue Lipkins, a Vigneron model by Fuchs and a Sartory model by Peter Eibert. I have other basses and bows that I take out as well for rehearsals and shows on occasion to "test the waters".

    For Electric work (which is rare for me these days) I use a Smith BSR 4GN model in Walnut (Black Tiger Specs) or a '99 Burner Deluxe 4-string that I take out when needed.
    Why you joined Ken's Corner
    Is this a trick question? Mike?

    Like I had a choice in the matter.. lol
  • Signature
    Ken Smith ~ http://www.kensmithbasses.com
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