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Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-22-2017, 11:56 AM
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Posted By John Adams
I watched when they first came out. If you...

I watched when they first came out.

If you are looking for honest customer feedback....I just think the format doesn't do your instruments justice. They are too short.

I really liked this...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-24-2017, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 611
Posted By John Adams
I bought my Smith new in 1989. ...

I bought my Smith new in 1989.

Well....actually I was in my last year of Jazz studies in university and saw the Pattiucci video. I wanted a Smith. So I sold my car, all my basses, and almost...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 05-22-2014, 08:01 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,123
Posted By John Adams
It's Alive - Back to the studio after 20+ years in its case

Here is my 1989 BT I bought new in 89. I quit playing professionally in 1992. Mostly a session player. It sat in its case some 20 years + till late Dec 2013 when the playing bug bit me again. ...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 05-18-2014, 06:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,532
Posted By John Adams
Hi Ken, Thank you for taking the time to go...

Hi Ken,

Thank you for taking the time to go through all that detail. I really appreciate it. I love hearing the stories of what went on behind the business. Thank you for sharing.

John
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 05-16-2014, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,532
Posted By John Adams
Congratulations on making the best bass I have...

Congratulations on making the best bass I have ever owned and the longevity and the continued quality control of your products.

I am curious as to demands through the years. 6400 basses in 35...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 01-24-2014, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By John Adams
Thanks Tim. I have been a customer of Ken's...

Thanks Tim. I have been a customer of Ken's since 1989. Ken built a winner for me in late 89. Had it at a luthier just yesterday. He couldn't stop playing it. He even stated that of all the...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 01-16-2014, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,971
Posted By John Adams
Flats on a fretted Ken Smith

Just wondering if any one on here have experimented with putting flats on their fretted Ken Smith bass?

Results? Comments?
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 03-18-2013, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,742
Posted By John Adams
Got price from seller but just couldn't afford...

Got price from seller but just couldn't afford it. Too bad I think it an awesome example of KS history and design.

Thanks Ken for the info.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 03-17-2013, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,742
Posted By John Adams
Wow. Thank you Ken. That is awesome information....

Wow. Thank you Ken. That is awesome information. Much more than I expected.

My bass is an 89 not pictured here. ( I'll save that one for a later thread).

The one pictured in the post is not...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 03-17-2013, 05:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,742
Posted By John Adams
How many Smith/Jackson basses were made?

Hi Everyone

Just joined recently and was going through the threads. I'm an original owner of an 1989 KS 5 String. Still have the bass. Great story on that bass and will do a thread on it.

I...
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