Bass used in the smooth criminal video

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by 2BitBassPlayer, Aug 30, 2001.

  1. Does anyone know what type of bass the bassist froma alien aunt farm is using?
  2. AngryArgentine

    AngryArgentine Guest

    Jul 10, 2001
    Baltimore, Maryland
    it was a custom made
  3. liran

    liran Guest

    Dec 18, 2000
    San Antonio, Texas
    Custom made Dave Parr Six Stringer
  4. Dave Metts

    Dave Metts Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I know this thread has been done before. :rolleyes:

    Anyway, the bass in the Smooth Criminal video is definitely a Ken Lawrence Brase.... The bass player from AAF does also have a custom Dave Parr 6 which you can see him playing in one of the issues of Bass Player (I forget which). One interesting thing about the custom 6 is that he's got some wood scooped out of the body at the base of the neck on the treble side so he can get his fingers under the strings for popping/pulling.
  5. agyeman

    agyeman Member

    Mar 6, 2001
    I am the only person who proberly thinks this, but that bass is sick. What a waste of wood.
  6. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Definitely a Kenneth Lawrence Brase 6. I'd get one. :)

    I love these!


    If I had the money, it would be mine! :)
  7. uglybassplayer


    Aug 24, 2001
    New Jersey
    Check out Bassplayer Magazine's review of the Brase fiver from their "5 string shootout" in the January '97 issue.

    Go to and click on the "Gear" link.

    - Frank
  8. Go to and search for the "Movies" Video. In that he's playing his custom one. The Smooth criminal one is the Brase. That is one beefy lookin SOB....the bass that is...
  9. Muttluk

    Muttluk Guest

    Jan 19, 2000
    Oakland, California
    Doesnt sick mean good now-a-day's?

    anyways, i believe i was the other person who originaly asked this question, i asked it back in june after i saw them live.
  10. flipperwhite

    flipperwhite Guest

    Jul 12, 2001
    yeahKL put that horn on the neck tokeep the tension tight while allowing extremely low action only in the 5 and 6 string models,I think it's ulgy/cool but I say form over function.....unless chicks are watching.:cool:
  11. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Inactive

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    DR Strings
  12. EString

    EString Guest

    Nov 20, 2000
    Los Altos, CA
    Pure ugly!

    To each his own, I suppose.
  13. Bass Guitar

    Bass Guitar Supporting Member

    Aug 13, 2001
    At least it has a handle so you can carry it without a case. :D Nice wood though.
  14. istaticl

    istaticl Guest

    Nov 29, 2000
    Prescott, AZ
    I agree that it is fairly ugly. That handle thing totally blows it. It is original though.
  15. Phat Ham

    Phat Ham

    Feb 13, 2000
    Didn't KL get the idea from Fodera?
  16. ImNotGeddyLee

    ImNotGeddyLee Guest

    Mar 13, 2001
    Providence RI
    oh god that is ugly. I think bunnybasses should post this one up
  17. Chris J

    Chris J Inactive

    The Dave Parr 6 is not the one he uses in that video. The bass with the "handle" is the one. Everyone is saying it's a 6. I thought it was a 7. Pretty nice though. But the body shape wouldn't look good on a 4. Only big basses. IMO.
  18. Bass-A-Nova

    Bass-A-Nova Guest

    Nov 2, 2000
    It's kind of like the Sarah Jessica Parker of can't really decide if it's hot looking or repulsive...:eek:
  19. Dave Metts

    Dave Metts Guest

    Nov 21, 2000
    Kansas City, MO
    I do believe so. I read somewhere (either in BP or on the KL site) that Ken Lawrence actually ran that design by the Fodera guys to make sure that they wouldn't be angry at the similarities. I personally think that the Brase looks awesome for a 6+ stringer, but something doesn't strike me with the 5...