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Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 01-15-2013, 03:30 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 245,523
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Thanks! That 5PE is also awesome!

Thanks!

That 5PE is also awesome!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-16-2012, 08:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,512
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Great!! I want to see some pics!

Great!! I want to see some pics!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-20-2012, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Because I don't play that much anymore other than...

Because I don't play that much anymore other than tooling around in the recliner watching tv with the wife and kids. I don't want the Smith sitting in the living room with 2 dogs, 2 cats, and a 6...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-19-2012, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,903
Posted By Bob Faulkner
That's one of the things that still gets me to...

That's one of the things that still gets me to this day.. Since my band broke up 3 years ago most of my playing is done on a super cheap, yet still playable, 5 string fretless that is basically my...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-19-2012, 06:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,699
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Well, the bass I learned to play on will be in...

Well, the bass I learned to play on will be in the casket with me.. It's a POS and deserves to be put somewhere no one will ever have to suffer it's inadequacy again..

My Smith is too nice to...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-05-2012, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,262
Posted By Bob Faulkner
BSR5TNE unlined fretless

BSR5TNE unlined fretless
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-26-2012, 01:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,801
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Mildly off topic, but during one rehearsal (on a...

Mildly off topic, but during one rehearsal (on a concrete floor) I had failed to fully latch the horn straplock and between songs it popped out.. My Smith fell straight down.. I caught the bass in...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-10-2012, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,015
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Beautiful bass!

Beautiful bass!
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 05-29-2012, 04:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,565
Posted By Bob Faulkner
All the Koa hate! I'm quite pleased with my...

All the Koa hate!

I'm quite pleased with my BSR4EG with Koa as the core wood!.. The color of the wood mixed with the flame figure in the Koa really makes the edges of the bass pop to me, and I...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-01-2011, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,412
Posted By Bob Faulkner
You could put it that way!

You could put it that way!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 05-23-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,412
Posted By Bob Faulkner
As a devoted fretless lover, let me emphatically...

As a devoted fretless lover, let me emphatically ask that you PLEASE not mangle a perfectly good fretless by putting frets on it.. There is an overabundance of fretted bases out there to choose from.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 04-28-2011, 11:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,859
Posted By Bob Faulkner
very nice!

very nice!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 03-18-2011, 12:08 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 245,523
Posted By Bob Faulkner
wow! that's incredible looking! Congrats!

wow!

that's incredible looking! Congrats!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 02-08-2011, 10:52 AM
Replies: 570
Views: 245,523
Posted By Bob Faulkner
awesome pics man.. Nice family there!

awesome pics man.. Nice family there!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 01-04-2011, 10:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,130
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Stunning! Congrats on an awesome instrument!

Stunning! Congrats on an awesome instrument!
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 12-16-2010, 01:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,585
Posted By Bob Faulkner
I have a degree in electronics engineering, so...

I have a degree in electronics engineering, so I'm more than qualified to repair a bass.. Having said that, would you hire some random guy to touch up the Sistine chapel if you had access to...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 12-15-2010, 12:47 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 245,523
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Very nice basses guys!

Very nice basses guys!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 11-10-2010, 11:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,691
Posted By Bob Faulkner
I agree with the Walnut 5EG. looks like walnut...

I agree with the Walnut 5EG. looks like walnut core, maple lams, and walnut top to me. and a maple center cap on the back for some reason.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-20-2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,111
Posted By Bob Faulkner
My BSR4EG fretless is laquer finished, and will...

My BSR4EG fretless is laquer finished, and will growl your face off.. I prefer the laquer finish because of the feel. If it affects the sound, I can't tell because it's just buttery awesome goodness.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 08-02-2010, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,975
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Tim got the right one.. The core is Koa....

Tim got the right one..

The core is Koa. The core actually has a mild flame figure to it as well. It's a beautiful core wood. I've never managed to capture a good picture of it though. It's 4A...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-30-2010, 06:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,975
Posted By Bob Faulkner
I think keeping the model names more in-line with...

I think keeping the model names more in-line with tradition is probably the best. It would have made it more difficult explaining what my bass is comparable to in the current line up.. It'll be nice...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-24-2010, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 8,975
Posted By Bob Faulkner
I know it doesn't change the model of my bass,...

I know it doesn't change the model of my bass, but under the new modeling regime I'm wondering what it's model would be. I assume it would fall in the Elite X line, but I'm wondering what the actual...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-09-2010, 12:01 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 245,523
Posted By Bob Faulkner
Very nice! Do you seriously have it sitting on...

Very nice! Do you seriously have it sitting on rocks?
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-22-2010, 12:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 9,523
Posted By Bob Faulkner
My favorite is BSR, but I'd take a fusion without...

My favorite is BSR, but I'd take a fusion without complaint. (I'd take any Smith without complaint!)

My personal favorite:...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-22-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,410
Posted By Bob Faulkner
looks like a fusion. below the 24th fret the...

looks like a fusion.

below the 24th fret the serial number should be stamped into the wood. That would help.
There should also be a sticker with the model and serial number on the inside of the...
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