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Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 12-11-2016, 11:40 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,400
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Where are you?

Good morning all,
I just noticed that this forum has been a bit lonely for a couple of years so, I thought that I'd just say "hello" and enter a few thoughts.
My main gigging amp set-up has been;...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-24-2014, 10:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,839
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
wet bass

Thanks, again,
Advice well taken.
Kirk
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-23-2014, 09:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,839
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
wet bass

Thanks Ken,
I'll just live with the results of my errors!
There are a few subtle smears on the body but, as they say down on the farm, "it don't hurt the runnin' of it none"!
As always, thanks for...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-23-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,839
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
wet bass

Hey, Ken,
Thanks for the reply.
Am I mistaken calling the "Smith Classic Wax Polish", which came with my bass, your "Secret Sauce"?
If I'm using the wrong stuff, I'll check your website and...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 04-22-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,839
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
wet bass

Hey all,
We played at a "Tie Dye" party at The Palisade Brewing Co. in Palisade, CO on Sunday. We had a great time!
The brews, food and crowd were amazing and the vibe just worked!
We did...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-13-2013, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,852
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Chaka & Melvin

Hey Ken (and all),
Thanks for the coverage. Seems like a great time had by all!
I get to see Bruce Hornsby this Tuesday, in Fruita, CO with the Noisemakers, and I certainly hope that JV will be...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 02-08-2013, 08:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 30,080
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Hey Ken, From all of us who play your fine...

Hey Ken,
From all of us who play your fine products; thanks for having a professional and mature attitude toward the subject of this thread!
It would have been easy for you to give us the "I knew...
Forum: Smith Strings 04-06-2012, 11:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,375
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
changigng strings

Hey all and Ken,

Thanks for the response. I'm on my fourth set of Ken's Compressors and, obviously, I really like them! I change them out about once every two years or so and I love the way the...
Forum: Smith Strings 03-30-2012, 08:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,375
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Strings

Hey Ken,
Any input on the last post?
I think that it is always a good idea to remove ALL of the strings first then, clean/oil the fretboard before installing a new set of strings.
As usual,...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 02-27-2012, 07:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,380
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
castors

Hey Desmund,
I used an Eden Metro Combo for a few years (with factory castors) and I would often remove the rear set of wheeels to give the rig a little "tilt-back". This helped me hear myself...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 01-03-2012, 09:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,770
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
mid knob

Thanks Ken,
YOU are the builder and, a fine builder at that.
Thanks for the heads-up and, I'll call.
Kirk
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 01-03-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,770
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
mid knob

Hey all and Happy New Year,

This question is for Ken and anyone else who may have the answer.
The center detent on my mid circuit knob has softened to the point where I can barely feel it. Is...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-09-2011, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,141
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
CR

Hey Ken,
Right on!! I've loved and respected Chuck's playing for decades!

Kirk
Forum: Smith Strings 09-04-2011, 12:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,233
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Arrow nut

Hey "O.O.",

When I bought my Smith in 2001, it came from the Chicago area yo the central Rockies with medium guage steels, and suffered some neck warpage during the first few weeks. The steels...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 08-07-2011, 08:26 PM
Replies: 571
Views: 329,497
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Hi all, I have actually had some dummass...

Hi all,

I have actually had some dummass say to me; "hey dude, nice Carvin" at which time I told him that he was mistaken. I informed him that the bass was really a "Sears", couldn't he plainly...
Forum: Smith Strings 05-11-2010, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,732
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Hey Anton, NO KIDDING! Very good...

Hey Anton,

NO KIDDING!

Very good advice!!!!!

Kirk
Forum: Smith Strings 05-09-2010, 06:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,732
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Am I an IDIOT?

Hello all,

The answer to the posted "Q" must be; YEP!

I have been using Ken Smith Compressors on my BSR5MW, for a couple of years, with very good results. I replace them about once a year...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 04-22-2010, 10:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,934
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Hey Will, I respect and can completely...

Hey Will,

I respect and can completely understand your perspective and other considerations. I'm in a similar position! At my age, almost 66, and on a dimly lit stage, I find the side dots a...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 04-14-2010, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,934
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Hey Will, Just a thought here but, you will...

Hey Will,

Just a thought here but, you will most likely never look at the dots on the fretboard. If you are the type of player which frequently looks at the neck while playing, you will give...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 10-16-2009, 08:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,445
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
finish

Hello all,

I have yet to see a KS bass which I don't really like! The first I actually touched was at Roxy Music in Denver. It was a neck-thru and it was BEEEYOUTIFUL!!!!! The strings seemed a...
Forum: Smith Strings 10-10-2009, 02:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,126
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Hello all and a "+" to Tim Bishop, My new...

Hello all and a "+" to Tim Bishop,

My new set was the same guage as the first so I didn't have any set-up issues. My main concern was staying in tune. I have found that the Smith strings are...
Forum: Smith Strings 10-08-2009, 08:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,126
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
new strings, again

Hello all,

I've just taken delivery on my second set of Smith Compressors (M/L guage) and they went right on the 5MW and straight to a gig. I know that this is a big "OOPS" but I was eager and,...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-18-2009, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,008
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
tuning pegs

Hello all,

Here's a question for Ken or anyone who wants to pitch in.

DR FUNK has just sold a beautiful 5MW, on TalkBass, which has something on it that mine also has. This is a slightly...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-05-2009, 12:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,475
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
Thanks Tim, I guess that "detail oriented"...

Thanks Tim,

I guess that "detail oriented" is a somewhat kinder phrase than ****!

Kirk
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-04-2009, 08:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,475
Posted By Kirk P Brosius
careless

Hello all,

AAARRRGH!!!!!!!!

I beat up my bass!

We were playing at the weekly Farmer's Market when the rain began. Fortunately, there was an alcove into which we could retreat and remain...
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