Johnny Lee Long and a Ken Smith Chuck Rainey Six

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Dr. Cheese, Sep 14, 2017.

  1. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis

    This really makes me miss my Ken Smith so much!:crying:
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  2. Kmrumedy


    May 12, 2004
    Montreal, Canada
    Older Ken Smith BT's with the larger headstock - best basses ever made.
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  3. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    The tone of that Ken Smith is hefty and sweet!
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  4. Pbassmanca

    Pbassmanca In the pocket n' thumpy. So woody, so greasy...

    I make a point of habitually clicking on any thread that has "Chuck Rainey" in the title...;)
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  5. gwangi


    Jul 4, 2009
    Forbidden Valley
    Well Ken Smith custom build a Chuck Rainey or not?
  6. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    That was indeed a Ken Smith built to Chuck Rainey's specifications. It was made in the mid to late Nineties, as far as I know.
  7. bassmike2010


    May 28, 2010
    '95 Ken Smitrh CRM5.jpg
  8. Man, is that dude, umm medicated? A bit hard to take IMHO. A real review would have been nice.
  9. pacojas

    pacojas "FYYA BUN"

    Oct 11, 2009
    he was definitely high on Ken Smith, yikes!
  10. Damn, that thing has tone for weeks! I think I'll go play my Smith now.
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  11. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Funny how we see things differently. :D

    I thought the polar opposite. Finally! A review that is FUN as well as informative. I could hang out with that guy easy.

    (Bonus points for saying "Kin Smiff" about a hundred times.) :roflmao:
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  12. AngelCrusher


    Sep 12, 2004
    Mesa Boogie, Tech 21, Taylor
    Every Ken Smith I have ever played has been totally awesome and smoked all the other basses in that category of "costs way too much money".

    The most recent one was a custom made Burner 5 that had J pickups but yet still had incredible midrange presence and never got too harsh in the upper registers.
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  13. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    Rub it in dude!:D
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  14. If it makes you feel any better, I don't have Johnny Long's skill. :)
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  15. Dr. Cheese

    Dr. Cheese Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 3, 2004
    Metro St. Louis
    I have seen your videos. You have me beat by a mile!
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  16. MobileHolmes

    MobileHolmes I used to be BassoP

    Nov 4, 2006
    With a Ken Smiff, you get that balls thing happening.
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  17. Mr_O'B


    Feb 22, 2015
    He is not everyone's cup of tea, but I think he is entertaining, and
    I get to hear some incredible basses in the process.
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