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Old 01-15-2013, 09:38 PM
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I hesitate a little at posting this, but it's...well, bizarre. As in, "Invasion of the Bass Snatchers" bizarre.

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/s...5-00-a-949026/

Makes me think of students who could have written an original essay with all the energy spent plagiarizing someone else's. While it could well be as nice as the seller says, I, personally, would feel creepy playing a Ken Smith stalker bass.
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:56 PM
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I hesitate a little at posting this, but it's...well, bizarre. As in, "Invasion of the Bass Snatchers" bizarre.

http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f126/s...5-00-a-949026/

Makes me think of students who could have written an original essay with all the energy spent plagiarizing someone else's. While it could well be as nice as the seller says, I, personally, would feel creepy playing a Ken Smith stalker bass.
I have seen that or maybe one other COPY made of our Bass as if the maker knew no other design to make. Also, you can thank the dealer we had there back then, the Bass Centre that would charge the then USA LIST Price in GBP, making the Smith bass cost Net about Triple/3x the cost of the same bass here, before tax was added. So I blame them just as much as they knew about this and said he only made one or two of them.

It is NOT a Smith because first off, he doesn't have aged woods to make necks and age them before starting the build as well as the other body woods that are aged, some older them my children that are finished and nearly finished in College! That and a few other things. The pickups are NOT Smith pickups, Period. He bought some parts I believe like the Circuit and Bridge from who knows where but had I known where they would end up, I would have never sold the parts.

Also, the intonation is off.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:27 AM
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It is NOT a Smith because first off, he doesn't have aged woods to make necks and age them before starting the build as well as the other body woods that are aged, some older them my children that are finished and nearly finished in College! That and a few other things. The pickups are NOT Smith pickups, Period. He bought some parts I believe like the Circuit and Bridge from who knows where but had I known where they would end up, I would have never sold the parts.
Indeed. And the market agrees, since this is the seller's third time listing the bass. It went unsold in May 2010 and May 2011. No takers then, even when the price was dropped to $1500.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:31 AM
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Default unoriginal in every way.....

Show me a guy who pays close to 2k for this thing rather than just trying to get a good used smith or pony up some more cash to get a new smith & i'll show you a Dummy who doesnt know how to spend money or what a nice bass is.
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A free cookie to anyone who can complete the saying:

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but...."
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:23 AM
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