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About Me

  • About Ken Smith
    Musical Background
    Manufacturer of Ken Smith Basses but also back part time playing playing again on Double Bass in a Local Symphony Orchestra (or 2, 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 2 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 main Double Bass was made by Custode Marcucci, Ravenna (Italy) 1897. My 'second/back-up' bass for rehearsals or shows is an Italian style Bass by Josef Kreutzer from Brno, 1953. Both with custom made Ebony C-Extensions. For Bows I use a custom Sartory model Bow by Sue Lipkins, 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 5M model in Walnut 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
    http://www.kensmithbasses.com/doublebasses/
    http://www.facebook.com/KenSmithBasses

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