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Forum: French Bass School 07-17-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
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Posted By Ken Smith
Unless the bass is branded or labeled and...

Unless the bass is branded or labeled and authenticated, not all basses thought to be by Jacquet are. On varnish, all the ones I remember are some shade of golden brown. Barbe made similar basses as...
Forum: French Bass School 07-17-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By Ken Smith
Ok, so 1880's Jacquet from one of the sons OR, an...

Ok, so 1880's Jacquet from one of the sons OR, an earlier father Jacquet being that that might be a pre-Guild scroll that was used by Joseph Xavier Jacquet aka Jacquet-Pillement. The over-varnish on...
Forum: French Bass School 07-16-2018, 04:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By Ken Smith
Is that head grafted on crooked? I didn't know it...

Is that head grafted on crooked? I didn't know it was a 3 unless I see scars. The side of the head you showed above had no visible repairs and some new varnish to cover it up.
Forum: French Bass School 07-16-2018, 04:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 56
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Scroll/Pegbox pics, all angles would help. I...

Scroll/Pegbox pics, all angles would help. I would say from those 2 pics, Jacquet school, 1880s.
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 07-15-2018, 04:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Well, the two main shops supplying basses to...

Well, the two main shops supplying basses to Juzek at that time were Anton Wilfer and Benedict Lang I, both in Schoenbach. The model and varnish looks move like Lang to me but, who knows who all the...
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 07-15-2018, 01:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 30
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool I would say pre-war if the label is Czech, this...

I would say pre-war if the label is Czech, this being late 1930s as I have seen basses from 1933 and '34 that were dated and older. This means really Schoenbach on the Cezch side of the German...
Forum: Plywoods And Hybrids 07-09-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,175
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb new top

I had a new modern bass once that was shipped in and the top cracked in several places. I had the maker make a new top for the bass. No use having a new bass with cracks like a 100 year old bass made...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 07-09-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 59
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb This is a 19 year old bass with an Oil/varnish...

This is a 19 year old bass with an Oil/varnish finish made with two types of wood in the neck. Dry hard maple from USA and the other exotic darker wood looks like Morado...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 07-09-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 237,084
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb Pic size

Your Pics are 3 1/2 screens wide on my PC.. lol
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 06-22-2018, 11:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 15,428
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb pics

Many of the pics came from other peoples pages and for some reason, they disappeared from here. Probably because I just copy and pasted them instead of making it a jpeg first. So, I deleted those...
Forum: Woods, Electronics, & Components 06-19-2018, 11:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 74
Posted By Ken Smith
3mm for the poles yes BUT, it is hard to tell you...

3mm for the poles yes BUT, it is hard to tell you what to do as this is done from seeing it first hand.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-13-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Ken Smith
I can only tell from seeing it, sorry.

I can only tell from seeing it, sorry.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-13-2018, 11:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb I think back then, the core woods would have been...

I think back then, the core woods would have been Mahogany. I would need to see them better on the sides to tell but dark mahogany in a picture might be hard to tell from lighter walnut.
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 06-13-2018, 10:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb There was NO Elite model name then. If you loosen...

There was NO Elite model name then. If you loosen the treble knob, lift it a hair and then re-tighten it, all should be good.



Also, these are old. Things can happen.



No matter what...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 06-10-2018, 04:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,337
Posted By Ken Smith
I can't blow up the pics but looks like maple but...

I can't blow up the pics but looks like maple but low figured. Anigre is different. My pics here is Anigre, ribs and back. The neck is maple..
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-08-2018, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 15,620
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb Update..

These are the Tuners I prefer now. I have had them put on 3 of my basses already and love them. New model of Antiqued Rubner gears.
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 05-27-2018, 11:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Ken Smith
Thumbs up Great.. Welcome to the Forum and enjoy your new...

Great.. Welcome to the Forum and enjoy your new Tiger.. :cool:
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 05-20-2018, 08:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,374
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool but..

And then there was one. I brought the Kreutzer and Prague bass up to Brewster to sell. I have several more basses coming out of restoration so I am making room here. After playing my last show with...
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 05-11-2018, 12:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 21,903
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb Re-Cap

Sorry to have left this out here but a couple of years after the Bisiach labeled bass was sold, I learned even more about the bass from some bass dealers from Hungary that visited me.


So, I just...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 04-22-2018, 04:31 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 116
Posted By Ken Smith
Thumbs up Star Wars concert, April 2017..

Star Wars concert, Lowendall bass..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yldPIFZ5yIc&feature=youtu.be

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08xqMljjJDE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1V1faoVyTGI
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 03-28-2018, 11:43 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 453
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb Pitch angle of Bridge-Tailpiece in Degrees....

Pitch angle of Bridge-Tailpiece in Degrees. Length of after tuning. Saddle height. I heard that 1 degree change is 1" of saddle height, etc. But that depends on the length from saddle to Bridge....
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 03-24-2018, 11:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,374
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool well..

With several of my basses now up in Brewster for sale, I am left with 3 in my possession for gigs and practice. Marconcini school (orchestra), Kreutzer (shows and other), Prague/Viennese (home...
Forum: Used Smith Basses (for sale or wanted) 03-13-2018, 10:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb That is the Burner Custom model with Upgraded...

That is the Burner Custom model with Upgraded Smith J pickups.. FYI.

The Street Price in 1999 was $1800 with case.

BSR 'B' Custom (DISCONTINUED)
Features a selected Figured Maple or ...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 03-13-2018, 12:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 365
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation Take it to he BEST Double Bass Luthier in the...

Take it to he BEST Double Bass Luthier in the area that the Symphony guys go to. Not a music store or violin shop.
Forum: Used Smith Basses (for sale or wanted) 03-13-2018, 05:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By Ken Smith
WE used t hose on the BSR J models. NOT the...

WE used t hose on the BSR J models. NOT the Burners. Show me the head stock of that bass.
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