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Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 03-01-2020, 04:46 PM
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Posted By Rainer Bastian
How many US Smith basses at all ?

How Many Smith basses were already built up-to-now ? US only - no KSD !
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 02-19-2013, 02:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 14,349
Posted By Rainer Bastian
+1

+1 for Ebony tops, but for me they could be highly figured. These basses not only look wonderful, they have THE sound to me. I played 3 with these tops and they all were killin'.

Second choice...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 05-04-2011, 09:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,718
Posted By Rainer Bastian
I'm sure that the one you are looking for is a...

I'm sure that the one you are looking for is a regular BT custom 5 with Maple top and back and Mahogany core, 5-pc body and neck, 3-knobber and black headstock - posted in the Classifieds of...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 02-16-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 36,437
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Neck Thickness

I own and owned a lot of BTs, BMTs and BSRs and I found that the newer BSR necks feel thicker, beefier than the older BT and BMT necks. What was the reason for this change ? Customer demand ?...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 05-15-2010, 03:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 29,683
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Non-standards

Just read this thread the first time after adding my posts and would give myself a try as a bird with a human voice:

First, if I ever try to modify a highest level bass like my Smiths I have in...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 09-16-2009, 01:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,370
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Morado

Ken, very explanative. Thanks !

You mentioned that Morado is more oily than other woods. I own a BMT Elite with Morado top and back which seems to be satin finished (as the BSR GN series ?),...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-05-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 29,683
Posted By Rainer Bastian
3-way switches

I forgot to mention: I used 3-way switches, where in the middle position the (middle left pin and bottom left pin) and the (middle right pin and top right pin) are connected. I know that the switch...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-05-2009, 04:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 29,683
Posted By Rainer Bastian
3-way switch connections

Here are the connections necessary for installing the 3-way switch with serial/parallel/single coil mode.

Assuming you have the same colours on your connectors you will have to solder them to the...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 06-24-2009, 01:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 29,683
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Inner or outer coils ?

That's interesting. I thought for a while to give that modification a try but never started because the sound I get from my Smiths never disappointed me.

Did you use the inner or outer coils ?...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 06-07-2009, 05:58 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 76,763
Posted By Rainer Bastian
TecAmp + Epifani

Just got my TecAmp Puma 1000 !!!!

2*500 Watt / 4 Ohm at 2,8 kg !!! Seems to have a Powersoft DigiMod Module in it.

Recently I paired it with two Epi UL cabs on stage and the sound with my BMT...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 04-28-2009, 03:41 AM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Headstock

Here it is:

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithBMT4Morado/BTM-headstock.jpg
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 04-24-2009, 05:39 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
BMT 4 Morado ?

Coming soon into my arsenal: a New Old Stock (!!) BMT 4 Elite:

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithBMT4Morado/btm-frontjpg.jpg

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithBMT4Morado/btm-back.jpg
...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 01-27-2009, 04:37 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
For those who sometimes take a look into the "For...

For those who sometimes take a look into the "For sale" threads: I've got this beauty from G.M. - another forum user - and restored it to the original fretless neck at Bassline here in Germany. After...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-19-2008, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,425
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Collector's Classics

Hi all,

Are there any others out there in this forum, who own one of the Collector's Classics exposed on Ken's Site ?

This is Ken's Page of the 4 Classics:
...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-18-2008, 01:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,214
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Polish or finish ?

May be the previous owner applied the original Smith polish recently. That makes raw wood areas glossy to some degree...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-17-2008, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,214
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Bmt5

Hi Jason,

Seems to be a pair of coil select switches, the up position is the loudest, right ? That looks like serial wiring of the pickup. I believe mid position is single coil (don't know which...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 12-14-2008, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 36,437
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Walnut for Fretless, Maple for Fretted

Hi all,

What about the difference between THE fretted and THE fretless neck wood ?

After 30 years of bass playing I am totally enthusiastic about my tone and feel with Smith basses. My...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-08-2007, 06:12 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
And my fretless project is back from the service...

I've put my really worn BSR5EG in the service to replace the fretted board with a ebony fretless one, of course with a refinish. The deep "fire" of the original finish hasn't been completely reached,...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-08-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Got a '95 BMT Elite !!

Here it is - I love it !!!:) :) :) :)

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithBMT5-W/bodyfront1.jpg

7/7 option as usual on the old BMTs - rich Walnut top and back ! Has the all-Bubinga stripes...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,517
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Truss rod problem

Is there anybody out there who has experience with replacing the truss rod of an Elite 5 ? Is it possible at all ?

The truss rod screw of my BMT Elite 5 seems to be damaged - I cannot tighten it...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 08-24-2007, 04:46 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Smile Recent Acquisitions

Got 3 new toys ....:D

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithBMT5/Bodyfront1.jpg

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithTNE6/bodyfront5.jpg
...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 08-20-2007, 11:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,012
Posted By Rainer Bastian
BMT Elite Specs

2 Questions about the older BMT Elite models (93-95):

1) Do they normally have a catalyzed lacquer high gloss finish or the varnish/oil finish like older BT models ?

2) Are the 7 pc BMT necks...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 07-30-2007, 03:01 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 153,406
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Aguilar, Glockenklang, Epifani

My gear:

Rack 1:
Aguilar DB680 => Powersoft DIGAM D3002 (Hi Egbert ...:-)

Rack 2:
Glockenklang Heart-Rock

Rack 3:
Aguilar DB750
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-03-2007, 04:01 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,832
Posted By Rainer Bastian
Refinishing an Elite

Are there any experiences with refinishing a BSR Elite (fretless) ? What kind of lacquer affects the sound of the bass in which way ? I love the Smith tone and would have a result as close as...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 04-03-2007, 03:50 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 324,962
Posted By Rainer Bastian
:) Greets to all enthusiastic KS users. I've...

:) Greets to all enthusiastic KS users. I've searched a long time for a forum like this...

Here are my 4 KS's:

http://www.mrbassman.net/images/SmithBSR5_Walnut/kensmith_bsr5eg-01.jpg
...
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