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Old 11-28-2012, 11:46 PM
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If the seller is to be believed, all mods came straight from the shop. He claimed to have worked at KSB in the 1990's, and told me he had this bass built while employed there. His name is Scott He_ _ _ _d. It was sold without a case, btw.

The pics are interesting. First one is the lower bout: no jack plug hole ever drilled as far as I can tell.



Next is the control cavity. Yes, jack plug goes through the rout usually designated for tone pot. Looks like pretty good work to me! And if anyone would like to chime in, I'd like to know whether this is the old 9v BT circuit, or if it's the BMT minus the mid.



And finally, here's the maker's mark.



So there you have it. I'd be interested to hear anything that Ken might recollect or have to say about the bass or the story that came with it. And I appreciate your eyes, Tim: I haven't spent enough time with enough different KS basses to be able to quickly discern something as noticeable as a jack plug where a tone pot should be!
Well, looks like this bass was ordered this way. Nice bass, very clean. I have a '92 BT5G Zebra. Looks similar to this one, except a neck-thru with same woods, however, 3 band pre. I LOVE it!
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:00 AM
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BTW- Looks like the original 2-band BT pre to me.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:23 AM
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Ken, Tim--wow. Thanks so much for the backstory and assessment. While conducting the transaction with Scott, he said repeatedly this was a special bass, and he couldn't have been more right. So glad it's mine.
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Old 11-29-2012, 12:31 AM
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Ken, Tim--wow. Thanks so much for the backstory and assessment. While conducting the transaction with Scott, he said repeatedly this was a special bass, and he couldn't have been more right. So glad it's mine.
Yep, I hear ya. Looks and sounds like you got a keeper!
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:15 AM
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BTW- Looks like the original 2-band BT pre to me.
Tim/Chris, this was the 9v BT/BMT 4 or 5 knob circuit that came out in late 1992.
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Old 01-06-2013, 05:42 PM
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I wanted a production-level J-bass-ish 5 string, and after realizing how much I love my CR-5, I thought, well, duh. So I sold my EBMM Sterling 5, scoured the internet, and found this in Los Angeles. A bit of text messaging, Paypal, and Fedex, and here she is.





So now I have low and medium tiers covered. Next up: a high-end, neck-through. That one'll take a bit more time and marital finessing. But for now, I'm there.
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Old 01-06-2013, 08:06 PM
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Loving my new bass. Feels lovely and sounds even better
I just like opening the case & looking at it for a while....... maybe I'm odd
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:47 AM
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:49 AM
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Loving my new bass. Feels lovely and sounds even better
I just like opening the case & looking at it for a while....... maybe I'm odd
Im so jealous. But I have a Black Tiger, and I didn't feel the need to have two basses that produce the same tone.
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Old 01-09-2013, 09:33 PM
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How could this forum be complete without a place to show off our beautiful instruments?

Let us see those Smith basses!!

Mine is a 2001 BSR4EG fretless and can be found on Ken's BSR Elite G page. It's the quilted maple BSR4EG fretless right in the middle of that row.

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http://www.kensmithbasses.com/models...ss_quilmap.htm

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I love looking at Smith basses so show em off!
Super Nice bass Bob
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:19 PM
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Hey guys,

I'm new to the forum, just though I'd show off my bass. It's a BSR5PE in Quilted Maple, Mahogany Core.

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Old 01-15-2013, 12:08 AM
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Very Nice!
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Old 01-15-2013, 04:30 PM
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Super Nice bass Bob
Thanks!

That 5PE is also awesome!
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:16 PM
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my new BSR5EG. maple/maple with walnut laminates. This one may be my favorite.

This one is different because it has the 3-way switches Series/Single Coil/Parallel. Just gives me more options for sounds.
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Old 04-09-2013, 02:25 PM
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Stunning trio!
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:40 AM
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I just picked up my new BSR7EG from Ken a couple of weeks ago......I absolutely love it! It is Western Maple Core and Tiger Maple top and back. It joins my 7 year old 6 String 'Black Tiger' in the set up! I'll post more pictures of the Black Tiger shortly!
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Old 05-09-2013, 11:42 AM
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And here is the Black Tiger....
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Old 06-02-2013, 12:15 AM
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Old 06-10-2013, 12:46 AM
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Have not posted my pic in a while. Better get to work on some action shots though.
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New member here. Found this beauty literally abandoned in a long time closed to public second hand musicstore. Burner Custom Red. Hope you enjoy!
Amazing how the red turns into orange against the light... sexiness...

















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