Originally Posted by phillybass101
Check out a bass player named Melvin Davis. He plays on them and his slap tone cuts like a knife. He can be seen on youtube playing with Lee Ritenour. Check out the tune night rhythms. He endorses Ken Smith products. I do wonder however if his is stock.
On Lee Ritenour's Overtime DVD Melvin plays Night Rhythms on his black/maple Jazz Bass. And it sounds great! His KSD on the other hand really doesn't sound very good at all. Melvin is a master so his playing sounds great no matter what he plays, but the KSD doesn't do him any favors. he might have gotten paid to use it on the DVD, who knows.
The Jazz is his best sounding bass for my taste.
I have listened to lots of KSD basses that were souped up.They all more less sound the same and not very good as far as I'm concerned. For me the most crucial change I made to my KSD was moving the neck pickup forward.