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Old 03-02-2014, 06:41 PM
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Just wanted to know some details of my ken smith Burner bass thanks.

The serial number is 941196 sw5
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:26 PM
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Hi Ken

Just wanted to know some details of my ken smith Burner bass thanks.

The serial number is 941196 sw5
Are you asking the members here or asking me? To ask me directly, you can also email me at the company, support@kensmithbasses.com

But, since we are here, this is what I can tell you;

1994 Burner Standard, White color (5-string)

More to read here from the quick jump from the company website including specs; http://www.kensmithbasses.com/models/bsrb/bsrb.html
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:47 PM
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Ah, I was asking you, but ok I can send an email to you if needed instead,

Thanks
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Old 03-02-2014, 08:53 PM
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Ah, I was asking you, but ok I can send an email to you if needed instead,

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We are good. That is what I would have replied back with. On the other hand, I only email from my office. I can do forum responses from home though in the evenings and weekends so this place works fine.
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Old 03-03-2014, 08:30 AM
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We are good. That is what I would have replied back with. On the other hand, I only email from my office. I can do forum responses from home though in the evenings and weekends so this place works fine.
Ok, if its alright here then i will await your response in the evening, i just kind of want to know any information you could give me on it as iv'e had it for a while but don't really know too much about it. I only know what the first 6 numbers of the serial number mean.

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Old 03-03-2014, 06:14 PM
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Ok, if its alright here then i will await your response in the evening, i just kind of want to know any information you could give me on it as iv'e had it for a while but don't really know too much about it. I only know what the first 6 numbers of the serial number mean.

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I did answer you in my first post.

On the number, 94 1196 sw5..

94=1994,

1196 = number of Burners made to date.
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Old 03-03-2014, 06:33 PM
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Oh cool ok. I though there was more you were gonna add to it but that is fine Ken.

Thank you for the info!
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Old 03-03-2014, 10:28 PM
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Oh cool ok. I though there was more you were gonna add to it but that is fine Ken.

Thank you for the info!
Did you read the info in my first reply? Everything is there and with a link to read the specs.
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Hi Nathan,

I own this bass now!
Did you sanded it, or was it a previous owner?
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Just about to get an old Burner, most likely a standard since it's a solid color. I just wanted to ask if the specs are the same for the BSRB and the Burners when it comes to body woods?
So, Standard = alder?

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Old 02-04-2018, 07:57 PM
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Just about to get an old Burner, most likely a standard since it's a solid color. I just wanted to ask if the specs are the same for the BSRB and the Burners when it comes to body woods?
So, Standard = alder?

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Yes, just the shape of the body and head were changed. Burners were the BT model and the BSR'B' were the BSR models. Burners before late 1992 had a different circuit.
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Yes, just the shape of the body and head were changed. Burners were the BT model and the BSR'B' were the BSR models. Burners before late 1992 had a different circuit.
Thanks a lot!
I think it will compliment my '90 BT6 in a very nice way.
Cheers, Jon-Inge
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Old 02-05-2018, 05:18 PM
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Hi again :-)
The seller sendt the serial number, which is 904405
He says there are no letters there, just those numbers (but I will double check when it arrives).
I was just wondering if there was a different numbering scheme the first years of production?
Its a solid red finish 5-string, so I was wondering if the numbers meant that it is #440 in 1990 or if it's #4405 (which doesn't really makes sense if there was produced a total of about 2000 Burners and BRS'B' basses from 1989 to 1999 :-)

When you say "to date", you mean to date from production start in 1989, or to date for that given year?

As it's a 90-model, it must have the other circuit, then. What is the difference between these?
Thanks for the information! :-)
Cheers,
Jon-Inge

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Hi again :-)
The seller sendt the serial number, which is 904405
He says there are no letters there, just those numbers (but I will double check when it arrives).
I was just wondering if there was a different numbering scheme the first years of production?
Its a solid red finish 5-string, so I was wondering if the numbers meant that it is #440 in 1990 or if it's #4405 (which doesn't really makes sense if there was produced a total of about 2000 Burners and BRS'B' basses from 1989 to 1999 :-)

When you say "to date", you mean to date from production start in 1989, or to date for that given year?

As it's a 90-model, it must have the other circuit, then. What is the difference between these?
Thanks for the information! :-)
Cheers,
Jon-Inge
Letters were not used in the beginning. That is a 1990 bass #440, 5-string. The Burner basses before late 1992 had circuits from Japan. After that, we used our printed circuit boards made here in USA.
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Then it was as I thought, then. :-)
Thanks again for the information!
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