Is Ken Smith the best?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by o_gutierrez_13, Nov 16, 2005.

  1. o_gutierrez_13


    Nov 16, 2005
    Hey I want to buy a Ken Smith bass, I love the sound and the look. I got a 4x10 Hartke VX Series amp. I wanted to know if this was a good idea. Is ken smith the best?
  2. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    I'm sure Ken's family and friends would all agree!! ;)
  3. TaySte_2000


    Jun 23, 2001
    Manchester, UK
    Endorsing Artist: Mojohand, Subdecay, Overwater, Matamp
    I'm gonna go with he's the best person at making Ken Smith basses.
  4. Whafrodamus


    Oct 29, 2003
    Andover, MA
    Nuh uh! I am.
  5. Stox


    Mar 18, 2005
    London UK
    Its a matter of opinion and what feels best to you
  6. BurningSkies

    BurningSkies CRAZY BALDHEAD

    Feb 20, 2005
    Seweracuse, NY
    From his time here, I'd say that he's a really nice guy.

    I'd also say that everyone has their own answer for 'who's the best'...and they're not the same guy.

    I think, before you go and spend $X,000.000 on a Smith you spend some time playing high end basses and seeing what your options are.

    I'd also think about upgrading from a VX to a really nice amp first...
  7. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    To be serious - I agree with all these points.

    I would just add that a Ken Smith 6-string I played in London, was certainly my favourite BG out of all those I've ever tried out of hundreds of different makes.....:)

    It was priced however, at about twice my maximum budget for spending on basses and amps put together!! ;)
  8. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    No bass is the best.

    No brand of bass is the best.

    Some bass or brand of bass may be the best for you.

    That being said, Smith Basses are generally considered to be very consistent, fantastic for some people, fairly expensive, instruments.

    Sounds like this is a good idea for you, assuming that finances, and thirty other personal life factors that we have no clue about, allow it.
  9. tplyons


    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    Great guy and a helluva bass player.

    Not the BEST bass, because that's opinion.

    A bass I certainly wouldn't shake a stick at, and I plan to own one in the future.
  10. o_gutierrez_13


    Nov 16, 2005
    Hey so would you guys think its a good idea to get one, the one i am getting is a used BSR 5 String neckthrough maple bass. The guy is offering to seel it for 2,500. Also do I need a better amp? I usually like to pop, slap, tap, and all that. what is the best amp for me?
  11. iriegnome

    iriegnome Bassstar style Supporting Member

    Nov 23, 2001
    Kenosha, WI 53140
    Gotta Agree with this!!!
  12. Pickebass

    Pickebass Supporting Member

    Jul 12, 2004
    San Antonio, TX
    One of the best and consistent instruments around. If you like the sound it is great. It is definitely one of the best built instruments around
  13. Starrchild


    Nov 10, 2000
    The Bay.
    Get it. don't hesitate.
  14. zac2944

    zac2944 Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2004
    Rochester, NY
    Yes! Ken Smith basses are the best.

    There are no other basses that are as good as a Ken Smith. They have the best tone, are the most comfortable, best looking, and best value bass you can buy.

    Don't waste you time looking at other basses, nothing is as good as a Ken Smith.

    Everyone knows this.

    Hah! I wish it were that simple. I just love threads like this; almost as much as I love users with nothing in their profile.
  15. bikeplate

    bikeplate Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2001
    Upstate NY

    Get off your behind and go play some basses. Try cheap ones, try $5000 ones. They are all different. Some may suit u, some wont. Its all up to your ears and hands. Make your own decision.

    KS basses are very nice. Very respected man and builder.

    Keep in mind there are many guys like him who make a great bass guitar. Keep an open mind.

  16. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    It's about what's best for you. I have a Smith and it's a great bass. Once you gravitate into that price range they're all good and you have to decide what's BEST for you. You can't go wrong with a Smith. Good Luck!