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Kens Smith MD7, EBAY

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by Fire-Starter, Aug 28, 2005.


  1. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
  2. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Uh, yeah, who charges $80 for shipping!?

    -Ray
     
  3. $80 is about right. Unless you go uninsured which I wouldn't recommend.

    It's not just the shipping cost. The packaging costs too. Not that I'm defending Ed. I just know that I've paid more to ship basses.

    - Dave
     
  4. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    Oh, my mistake then. Anytime I've shipped a bass, it's only costed me like $30-$50 max, insured even, but I always got free boxes etc. etc.
    But yeah, from what I hear, Ed is just an all around.... not good guy :p.

    -Ray
     
  5. adrian garcia

    adrian garcia

    Apr 9, 2001
    las vegas. nevada
    Endorsing Artist: Nordy Basses, Schroeder Cabs, Gallien Krueger Amps
    that may have been my friend KC Hunters bass- he talked about selling it- he used to work at Ed Romans. If you were buying form KC, you would be safe, that i can say.
     
  6. What service do you use for shipping? I'm used to paying an arm and a leg with UPS and FedEx.

    - Dave
     
  7. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    I used UPS, but switched to DHL and got cheaper rates. I dunno, I never shipped very far either, so that might offset the shipping. I do always pack very well (gigbag at the least, double box, packing foam).

    -Ray
     
  8. Fire-Starter

    Fire-Starter Supporting Member

    Aug 11, 2002
    MINNESOTA
    Hey Dave, you have a KS MD7 dont you?
     
  9. I love that MD7!!
     
  10. Chasarms

    Chasarms Casual Observer

    May 24, 2001
    Bettendorf, IA USA

    Yes, but have you ever shipped a $6,000 bass? UPS charges about 40-50 cents per $100 insured, so the difference between a that bass and even a $1500 bass would be Around $15 or so.

    Plus I would think the seller would crate it, which would cost a few bucks.
     
  11. Selta

    Selta

    Feb 6, 2002
    Pacific Northwet
    Total fanboi of: Fractal Audio, AudiKinesis Cabs, Dingwall basses
    That's also a good point... most expensive bass I shipped was $800.

    -Ray
     
  12. Maybe it's just me, but it seems a bit pricey when you can buy a new one for ~$6300.
     
  13. I heard Melvin play one of these live with the Ritenour/Carlton tour a number of years ago.... very nice (and he's amazing... one of the few guys I've ever heard that can totally cop the Marcus-type sound, feel and vibe on a Fender 4 string, and then switch over to this monster and bop like crazy).

    For any interested, there's a nice new DVD by Lee Ritenour that is kind of a retrospective of his career... live in the studio... with an DB player who I can't remember right now, Anthony Jackson on a lot of cuts, and Melvin funkin' on the four string and soloing on the 7.... it's really good... and (I hate to say it), but tone, groove and feel... I think Melvin hit it a little better than Anthony... although some of the unison lines that Anthony played were truly frightening!

    OK, back to the thread... sorry.
     
  14. mark beem

    mark beem Gold Supporting Member

    Jul 20, 2001
    New Hope, Alabama
    Personally, I'd rather have the Roscoe that's up there as well.. :meh:
     
  15. I saw some songs of that DVD! Absolutely CRAZY!!!
    Got to get it!
     
  16. Dave Carpenter
     
  17. Thanks... you can tell I'm an electric guy! He sounds wonderful also.

    K
     
  18. Jmann

    Jmann

    Apr 29, 2003
    Lexington, Ky
    that is a sweet bass... i think smiths are starting to grow on me

    ive never had any experience with ED, and his feedback is 100% pos, so what's the deal with him? ive been looking at his webpage and im wanting to know why i shouldnt buy from him?
     
  19. Yes he does!