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Old 11-08-2014, 06:04 PM
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My Ken Smith bass (the photos are not very good):

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Thank God, at last I have the bass of my dreams, the sound I was looking for. Thank you very much to Ken Smith for this masterpiece. God Bless you.


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Old 12-24-2014, 03:01 AM
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BSR4WT. Best bass I've ever had. Maple over Walnut core. Perfect.

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Old 12-24-2014, 11:36 AM
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What a beautyfull bass! That's the one I want!
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Old 12-24-2014, 04:49 PM
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Perhaps you could tell me what the neck feels like. How would you describe the neckprofile at the first fretpositions? Thanks.
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Old 12-24-2014, 05:16 PM
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Can't send you a private message. Check your email. I'll give you all information but it's not for this thread...

Got your PM but it wont let me reply. You need to allow incoming PM's.

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Old 12-24-2014, 05:45 PM
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According to the CP information, private messages should now be possible.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:30 PM
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For some strange reason my settings don't get "saved" when I clic the box.
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Old 12-24-2014, 06:44 PM
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It's almost midnight on this side of the ocean. Time for Christmas Eve.
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:42 AM
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Old 03-22-2015, 08:48 AM
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more here : my 4-strings on Flickr
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Old 03-22-2015, 04:51 PM
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Oh! What a beauty! Show the back..
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Old 03-22-2015, 09:20 PM
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Here we are ! A nice "old school Vinnie type set neck"







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Old 03-22-2015, 11:17 PM
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Lightbulb Gears..

FYI, those are NOT the Gears we/I put on those basses. Those are Shaller and they are also Upside Down. The screw hole goes on the bottom, not th top.

We were using Gears made by Gotoh for several years before I produced this model.

if you look at the end of the fingerboard and on the label, you will see the serial number. It will be 2xx, made in 1985-87 or so. The date is on the label as well.

Wait, let me think.... Ok, your serial number is ... 268 and made in 1987. The date is in the back plate. I don't have date records from that far back.

Also, you need TCRM strings to sound its best. Be good to your bass!
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Old 03-23-2015, 04:25 AM
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hi Ken, thank you for the informations !
This bass is unchanged till it has been purchased ... guess it was an old stock of machine head when you built this wonderfull BT4 (date 9/19/86)

Here the serial number : 86 268 at the end of the fingerboard


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Old 12-26-2015, 04:23 PM
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Default Ebay purchase--1995 5G in lacewood and mahogany

Saw this on Ebay for $1700 BIN, got a good credit offer, and pulled the trigger. It very much needs a setup and came from a smoker. None of that matters: it's incredible. Very light, and that neck heel--oh my God. I've really liked my 1995 CR-5, but this is a whole lot more bass. Any tips on getting rid of cigarette odor?











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Default Mi Smith...

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Son los bajos más elegantes que hay en el mercado; con personalidad. Y Ken es un GENTLEMAN
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Old 10-12-2016, 06:07 PM
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Default In the oven, almost finished...

I just don't have words to describe, but my congratulations to everybody at the factory.

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Old 11-13-2016, 08:28 AM
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Default My BSR5TNE BLACK TIGER ELITE 2013

This is my Ken Smith, I have other basses as Sadowsky, Fodera, Fender, Music Man, and are very good instruments, but the "Smith" has a plus !!! I can not explain exactly what I mean, but this low is unique, has a different mechanical, it is more enjoyable to play, I can make things easier with him than with the other basses, and the timbre is the highlight ... wonderful, not lump together with kick drums, very definite notes, just fantastic !!!! Congratulations mister Ken, you reinvented the way to build an electric bass !!! Thank you for being born.

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Old 11-14-2016, 08:12 PM
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Default Mulato - 24 days old...

So yesterday I took this beauty to give it a little polishing and these is what came up.

Enjoy the beauty of "Mulato".

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Old 06-22-2018, 05:37 PM
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Default My ken smith

hello everyone .. this is my new ken smith BSR5EG
Quilt maple top and back
western tiger maple core and walnut veneers
ebony finguerdboard
wait 25 years to have a ken smith ..
I really love this bass !!!
thanks Mr. Ken Smith for these bass

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