Originally Posted by markorbit
I'm looking for warm fingerstyle funk tone from my next bass. I've been checking out many basses and I just can't get enough of this Black Tiger. I think it sounds superb in this guys' many videos. Trouble is, other Smith youtube videos don't seem to share the same warm tone. So, would you say this sound is typical from a Smith Black Tiger? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xUBWvMiSQow
This wouldn't be a good representation of ANY bass. Sounds like he's using an octave divider, so, too much color in this case. Also, YouTube videos are not a realistic representation of any bass as there are simply too many factors that would either compliment and/or detract from the actual sound of the bass.
If you want to hear the true sound of a Smith, you'd be better served with in-hand experience through a quality amp/cabinet set-up that compliment each other. I've been playing Smiths for 15 years and they are among the best (if not THE best) sounding Jazz, R&B, Funk, Gospel, Blues, etc. bass there is on the market. Among the many Smiths I've played and/or own, the Black Tiger is at the top of the Smith food chain and if you're looking for "warm fingerstyle funk tone", look no further.