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Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-20-2018, 04:17 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,716
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb and...

And now.. The Eibert has been sold as well. The only two boys I currently own and use are the Slaveiro and the Lotte. I switch back and for the between them depending on the bass, strings, music and...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-14-2018, 12:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Thanks, I agree.. ;)

Thanks, I agree.. ;)
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-14-2018, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool On the sound, I don't remember. Sorry. On the...

On the sound, I don't remember. Sorry. On the Face across design, I never really liked that for my own basses. I prefer to see the Neck in front. This was Anthony's request. That bass was about $5-6k...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-14-2018, 04:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 78
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool The balance was fine but this was made at...

The balance was fine but this was made at Anthony's request while we were making the BT model. He wanted something that no one else would ever have. His decision, not mine. This bass is a one-off,...
Forum: For Sale [DB] 09-11-2018, 01:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 55
Posted By Ken Smith
Arrow A. J Kreutzer, Brunensis Anno 1953 3/4 Italian model Orchestral Bass (IN STOCK)

A. J Kreutzer, Brunensis Anno 1953 - 3/4 Italian model Orchestral Bass w/C-Extension
Handmade 20th Century Eastern Czech Bass.


This Bass does "everything"! That's why I use it personally..

...
Forum: For Sale [DB] 09-11-2018, 12:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 21
Posted By Ken Smith
Arrow William Tarr 1829 - No.8 (IN STOCK)

William Tarr Orchestral Bass ~ "made by William Tarr 1829 No 8"
Written and Signed in the upper Back by William Tarr
(made for 'The Gentleman's Orchestra' in Manchester aka 'The Halle...
Forum: For Sale [DB] 09-11-2018, 12:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 25
Posted By Ken Smith
Arrow Panormo School - London, c.1800 (IN STOCK/On Hold)

Panormo School, possibly by William Taylor, London, c.1800
Modified 7/8 Orchestra Model w/C-Extension

A full sized English/Italian Bass with a recent full restoration with the Block area reduced...
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 09-01-2018, 09:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Alive but slow.. Most people post on FB. I have a...

Alive but slow.. Most people post on FB. I have a KSB page and my personal page. Also there are a few KSB groups that others have started. I have losted on all of the above as well as many other...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 08-23-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 110
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb F is for quilted {figured} maple. The Q looks...

F is for quilted {figured} maple. The Q looks like an O stamped into the wood so I use the F.
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 08-12-2018, 08:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation Press 1st and 15th or 17th fret as the end is...

Press 1st and 15th or 17th fret as the end is flat. I like about a G or D string width of relief, not a B string width of space. Way too much.
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 08-12-2018, 05:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation That is assuming they know what they are doing as...

That is assuming they know what they are doing as far as working on a Smith bass.
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 08-12-2018, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation Hard to say. It's not a bounce. It is care and...

Hard to say. It's not a bounce. It is care and adjustment. If wood molecules are stretched, then that is what it is. Only adjustments can keep it playable.
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 08-11-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,507
Posted By Ken Smith
Low figure means only less visible tiger stripes....

Low figure means only less visible tiger stripes. Not quality but visual.
Forum: For Sale [DB] 08-07-2018, 02:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By Ken Smith
Arrow 19th Century Tyrolean (in restoration)

This Bass was originally made without a Neck Block in the Tyrol Region that connects Northern Italy, Austria and Southern Germany. It was made from very nice wood and inlaid with Violin grade...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 08-07-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 243,113
Posted By Ken Smith
Nice bass. Since FB became more popular, this and...

Nice bass. Since FB became more popular, this and other Forums have quieted down quite a bit.
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 08-07-2018, 11:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By Ken Smith
Nice bass. Since FB became more popular, this and...

Nice bass. Since FB became more popular, this and other Forums have quieted down quite a bit.
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 08-02-2018, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 21,940
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb WBW 3/4, Juzek Master Art

For you Juzek fans, THIS is what a Master Art Juzek/Wilfer bass looks like. It was the last 3/4 they had there in NYC and I had my eye on it for years. Robert Juzek {Jan's/John's brother that ran the...
Forum: For Sale [DB] 07-24-2018, 11:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 349
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb 5-String Orchestra Bass (IN STOCK)

A beautiful 5-String Sam Shen Gemunder model 7/8ths Orchestra Double Bass.

I originally bought this bass for personal use but have since decided to stay with my 4-String with C-Extension for my...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-24-2018, 03:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb The Lacquer is only on the Elite model. It is an...

The Lacquer is only on the Elite model. It is an expensive process and the main difference in the cost.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-22-2018, 03:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
Posted By Ken Smith
woahhh

The Nut is missing as well as a bad FB replacement. HUGE de-value in my book. Expensive to repair properly which with us, required re-finish. Ugly modification.
Forum: French Bass School 07-17-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Ken Smith
Unless the bass is branded or labeled and...

Unless the bass is branded or labeled and authenticated, not all basses thought to be by Jacquet are. On varnish, all the ones I remember are some shade of golden brown. Barbe made similar basses as...
Forum: French Bass School 07-17-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Ken Smith
Ok, so 1880's Jacquet from one of the sons OR, an...

Ok, so 1880's Jacquet from one of the sons OR, an earlier father Jacquet being that that might be a pre-Guild scroll that was used by Joseph Xavier Jacquet aka Jacquet-Pillement. The over-varnish on...
Forum: French Bass School 07-16-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Ken Smith
Is that head grafted on crooked? I didn't know it...

Is that head grafted on crooked? I didn't know it was a 3 unless I see scars. The side of the head you showed above had no visible repairs and some new varnish to cover it up.
Forum: French Bass School 07-16-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 170
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Scroll/Pegbox pics, all angles would help. I...

Scroll/Pegbox pics, all angles would help. I would say from those 2 pics, Jacquet school, 1880s.
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 07-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Well, the two main shops supplying basses to...

Well, the two main shops supplying basses to Juzek at that time were Anton Wilfer and Benedict Lang I, both in Schoenbach. The model and varnish looks move like Lang to me but, who knows who all the...
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