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Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-20-2017, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Smith Players - Have you owned your Smith Bass for 20+ years?

Smith Players,

Who has owned and played their smith bass for 20+ years?

I purchased my 1st Smith, a BMT 6-string, back in 1993 and I still play it to this day! Sometimes I think the tone has...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 10-31-2013, 05:08 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,203
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Ken Smith Bass Demo

Demo of my 1993 Ken Smith 6-string...
via YouTube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7Ucq7D-vBzk
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 10-23-2013, 11:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,136
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Can't Hide Love - with a Ken Smith bass!

Micah Smith - Vocals
Craig Alston - Sax
Chris Featherstone - Keys
Spyda - Drums
Christopher Rhodes - Bass (1993 Ken Smith 6-string BMT)
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 10-22-2013, 07:19 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,160
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Is it the way - with a Ken Smith Bass!

A Woman! - Vocals
Craig Alston - Sax
Chris Featherstone - Keys
Spyda - Drums
Christopher Rhodes - Bass (1993 Ken Smith 6-string BMT)
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 10-22-2013, 06:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,074
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
People Make the World Go Round - Jazzy - with a Ken Smith Bass

Micah Smith - Vocals
Craig Alston - Sax
Chris Featherstone - Keys
Spyda - Drums
Christopher Rhodes - Bass (1993 Ken Smith 6-string BMT)
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 10-22-2013, 06:21 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,099
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Feel Like Making Love - using a Ken Smith bass!

Micah Smith - Vocals
Craig Alston - Sax
Chris Featherstone - Keys
Spyda - Drums
Christopher Rhodes - Bass (1993 Ken Smith 6-string BMT)
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 10-22-2013, 06:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,285
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Crazy - using a Ken Smith bass!

Micah Smith - Vocals
Craig Alston - Sax
Chris Featherstone - Keys
Spyda - Drums
Christopher Rhodes - Bass (1993 Ken Smith 6-string BMT)
Forum: Member Bass Clips [BG] 09-19-2013, 10:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,455
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Ken Smith MD7 bass - solo starts at 10:00 minute mark

Here is something fun I do at a gig in Owning Mills MD.

Issac Parham - Sax
Dawoud Said - Keys
Will Allen - Drums
Chris Rhodes - Bass (Ken Smith 7-string)

Enjoy
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-10-2012, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,846
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Wood combinations on Smith basses

I agree. Cocobolo top and back with a soft wood, makes for a nice low end with the sparkle in the high freqs. My MD7 has this combination of woods, incredible instrument.
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 11-08-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 35,858
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Ken Smith MD7 - I would only change the number I own :)

Ken Smith MD7 - I would only change the number I own. :)
A White-Tiger MD7!
I am accepting donations for worthy cause.
Contact me for the donation website - really, contact me :)
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 09-26-2010, 10:14 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 35,858
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Smith 7-string Headstock length

I almost had the problem with the headstock - but the problem was really the other musician standing too close to me.

Last night, the guitarist kept standing too close - so I put the headstock...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 09-18-2010, 08:27 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 108,730
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Genz Benz 12.0 with Aguilar 2x12

I recently played through a bass rig with the Shuttle 12.0 and 2x12 Aguilar. Wow! This amp really fills up a space nicely and not too big.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-05-2010, 08:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,629
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
No More Comments?

I hope I did not kill this thread...

I played my 7-string bass last night, with a LMKII head... it was nice. I might get another gig out of it.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-01-2010, 09:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,629
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Tone is in your touch & technique

EQ settings, running flat, or however you desire still cannot replace a players abilities with touch and technique.
Your pluck, thump, slap, pop, attack, release, and control of the strings are...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-01-2010, 06:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,629
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
My Favorite Tone Setting...

My favorite setting is ... well... a new set of Ken Smith Burner strings. The nickel type.:)

All the EQ settings cannot replace a fresh set of strings.

Secondly. A nice sounding cabinet seems...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 05-05-2010, 07:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,100
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
This appears to be Rare Ken Smith Bass

This appears to be one of those Smith Basses that are rare, low production numbers, and will always retain its value - like all Smith Basses.

I do not want another Smith bass, but this one......
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-08-2010, 04:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,790
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Amp Settings...

Ken is right. There is no exact way to measure this. All types of variables come into play when dialing in "your" tone.

There are no specific amp settings - it is all subjective to your desired...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-06-2010, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,790
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
My 1993 BMT seems to be sounding better with time and new strings...

I recently put a set of Burners, Light gauge, on my 1993 BMT. It totally came to life. The bass sounds better than it did when I purchased it. I started noticing the better tone output about 5...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 01-11-2010, 07:36 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 54,244
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Agreed - More cabinets means better sound

Tim,

I agree. More Cabinet means more volume; coverage; etc. I generally run two 4x10 bagend cabinetsm or two 1x15 cabs. This means better coverage and volume for me. Especially in large...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 12-30-2009, 01:15 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 54,244
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Little Mark 800 & Little Mark Tube 800

The new Little Mark's now are 800 watts with a 4 Ohm load!

6.5 lbs

Smith Bass (MD7 or BMT 6/with new smith strings) + LMKII + Bag End cabinet = superior sound.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-27-2009, 12:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 21,345
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
What the lastest on the Signature Bass

Smith-heads (smile),

What's the latest on the Signature Bass? Does any one have leads?
I have not found any responses from Hajime of the Sleek-Elite.

Interesting smith bass - with...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-09-2009, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,260
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Nice Axes

I totally agree Tim. What great advice about the pole piece adjustments. I use the "follow" the radius of the fingerboard technique as well.

I also notice that smith strings make most basses...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-01-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,618
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Wow - that would be a nice option...

Mr. Smith,

That sounds like a nice option to have. I would drive my basses up to you - to visit you and the shop - and have my basses retro-fitted with the new-switches; if all the details work...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 06-28-2009, 09:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 22,618
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Can we get a sound clip of the Smith bass...

This is very interesting. Can you post a sound clip? Both Pickups, back pickup soloed and then the front pickup soloed - all in single coil mode?
Forum: General Bass Guitar Music and Playing 06-18-2009, 02:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 11,319
Posted By Christopher Rhodes
Favorable Smith Bass comments

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oKqn6Bpv8Q4
Got a Match - John P. on bass.

Notice the favorable comments on this clip. It seems a lot people like the tone and feel of Smith basses. :)
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