Ken Smith 7 string on EBAY

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by By-Tor, Jun 9, 2004.

  1. Brian Barrett

    Brian Barrett

    Nov 25, 2001
    Murfreesboro, TN (Nashville)
    Dealer, Builder
    I know Ken said the other day he was posting the 7 on ebay. Looks like the winning bidder might be questionable........

    Killer looking Smith!!
  2. Very nice! Hey Ken, what's the little thingy on the back of the headstock? I've never seen anything like that. That pointy wooden protrusion thing. It seems like it's there to serve a purpose but I can't tell from the pictures what that might be aside from maybe reinforcing the headstock a bit.

    Beautiful instrument!

    - Dave
  3. Eyescream


    Feb 4, 2004
    Knoxville, TN
    I think that little thingy on the back of the headstock has the same shape as the trussrod cover. I dunno. Maybe it's like a depression under that cover so you can get down there better, and he just dressed it up on the backside of the headstock.
  4. By-Tor


    Apr 13, 2000
    Sacramento, CA
    The thing on the back looks to be carved from the headstock.
    I think it's a trade mark thing.

    By the way Ken very sweet bass.
  5. Brad Johnson

    Brad Johnson Commercial User

    Mar 8, 2000
    Gaithersburg, Md
    Boom Bass Cabinets, DR strings
    Right. I have the same thing on my 99 BSR 5P.
  6. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    i've heard folks call that a volute, but i don't know if that's correct.
  7. oversoul

    oversoul fretless by fate

    Feb 16, 2004
    *GASing bad!* :bag:

    hmmm, I'd love to see a Ken smith 8 string. that headstock screams for it.