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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;

    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.
    Perkasie, PA
    Additional Information
    Just ask me if you are curious..
    Your Gear
    My current main basses include an old restored Tirol bass c.1860 with an English Extension machine, the ex. Victor Venegas bass by Wilhelm Uebel with ebony C-Extension and my Marconcini school 3/4 quasi-guitar style bass with chromatic ebony C-Extension. My 2 Bows are made by L.Morizot c.1930 but stamped E.Sartory A Paris (for whom he worked and made bows for earlier) and a Vigneron model by Emilo Slaviero of Cremona c.1990.

    For Electric work (which is rare for me these days) I have 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
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  • Join Date: 01-18-2007
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