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KEN SMITH top question

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ono69, Mar 25, 2009.

  1. ono69


    Oct 23, 2007
    shanghai, China
    there are 2 kinds exibition top wood in KS high-end bass:figured walnut or quilted maple
    i need suggestion badly, which one is more classic or luxury?
  2. ono69


    Oct 23, 2007
    shanghai, China

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  3. rprowse


    Dec 17, 2005
    Wellington NZ
  4. DaveF


    Dec 22, 2007
    New Westminster, BC
    He's asking for our opinion though!

    I like the second one! More rich looking.
  5. the second one is very jewel-looking.i love it!

    i like the end of the body better.

    my vote goes for the second!
  6. I've always wanted a Ken Smith BSR5 EG with a quilted mapel top.

    The two you are choosing between are both great though, you can't go wrong!
  7. sonyb1

    sonyb1 Supporting Member

    Jul 4, 2004
    Figured Walnut is nice, but nothing is as warm as a quilt... Go with the maple.
  8. ashtray9


    Aug 1, 2002
    Tempe Arizona
    I vote for walnut
  9. Bass Collector

    Bass Collector

    Aug 14, 2008
    Walnut :cool:

    Is there a wrong answer here? :rollno:
  10. I like the walnut.
  11. SLaPiNFuNK

    SLaPiNFuNK Commercial User

    Jul 28, 2006
    LA California
    The Brains: FretNation.com
    Lacewood -

  12. Fresh Eddie

    Fresh Eddie

    Nov 13, 2008
    They both look awesome... I prefer walnut, but I am not going to be the one playing it!
  13. T-MOST

    T-MOST Supporting Member

    Dec 10, 2004
    NJ via NYC
    I have a BSR5GN in AAA Walnut. To "me" thats a more classic look. The Quilted maple always seemed to be a really "fancy" look.
  14. walnut alllll the way, love it
  15. Bryan R. Tyler

    Bryan R. Tyler TalkBass: Usurping My Practice Time Since 2002 Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    May 3, 2002
    Ask him for buckeye burl- see how he responds ;)
  16. The walnut looks classy to me but the quilted maple looks too plain. The contrast of the gold hardware with the walnut is very nice.
  17. mjl422


    Jul 3, 2002
    I've always been partial to the walnut on Ken Smith basses for some reason.
  18. ono69


    Oct 23, 2007
    shanghai, China
    walnut top+tiger maple=black tiger
    this is the deepest impression KS give me

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