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New Smith on the way...

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by godoze, Sep 13, 2005.


  1. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    going into production...

    5 string b/o Smith bass

    figured crotch walnut top
    flamed maple back
    Walnut center block
    3 piece maple neck
    ebony board w/o top dots
    Smith soaps
    Smith 18v 3 band EQ
    2+3 headstock
    BT Body shape

    Hope to see it soon...

    Will also be tuned E-C...

    Ken, I forgot to tell you that !
     
  2. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut
    You buy and sell more Ken Smiths than anyone, Don! :D How many will this one make that you own or have owned?
     
  3. Wow, sounds like a great bass! Congrats!
    You buy and sell them a lot? We have to connect....
     
  4. mike sancho

    mike sancho SANCH

    Feb 10, 2004
    Milwaukee, WI
    Smith basses are the bomb!!!! I've had mine for 3 years and it still gets a lot of play.
    Pics when you get it...please
     
  5. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Sounds great Don. If I ordered a Smith, I'd probably get almost the exact same specs (except fretless)...love maple, walnut, and ebony. Just curious, did you consider getting parallel switches? Or is that not an option with the new pre? Looking forward to seeing pictures!

    Cheers,
    Marshall
     
  6. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Kinda similar to your Elrick Fetish ? ;-)

    I currently own two that are mine to play:

    5 string Black Tiger
    #91 4 string
    KSD 4 string

    I have owned:

    a bsr 6mw
    a tiger maple GN 5 that was stolen
    a 1990 bt 4 string
    a 1985 bt 4 string #235
    a 2005 flamed koa 6p
     
  7. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002

    Oh Yeah ! I forgot to mention that I did get s/p switches !

    Nah, ireally do not sell them that often... just depends on the circumstance.
     
  8. smperry

    smperry Moderator Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 3, 2003
    Bay Area, CA
    Endorsing Artist: Martin Keith Guitars
    Good call! :) (Not that you needed me to say that...)

    Marshall
     
  9. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Pictures ? I know ken has a digital camera ... Ken ?
     
  10. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    :help: Ok.. Hi "C".. the String and not the Drink... Got it..

    BT Body?.. That's news to me.. Please confirm as I made the Wings already in the BSR. Nothing in your Email indicates a BT. It just says 5M.. Not CR5M..

    Pics?.. As soon as I know what we are making, and have something to show, You can come over and take all the pics you like. Too many buttons to figure out for me..lol
     
  11. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    if you already made a bsr body than that is ok.
     
  12. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Whew.. and I thought we had a problem.. Either way, it's not too late to change it. I can use the Body Wings for another model/bass down the road. Get what what you want if it matters. I just thought you preferred the balance of the BSR over our Vintage BT model. Just let me know asap b4 we actually make the Bolt-on Body. In Wing form, I can use it for several models.. Really.. No problem either way on my end.
     
  13. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    We're Cool...
     
  14. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    so how about i come over tomorrow afternoon ?
     
  15. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Sure, bring a few TBers with you and you can buy lunch....lol
     
  16. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Don't I always buy lunch ? Coke no ice and hold the pickles...
     
  17. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    you and i are the only TB'ers for miles...
     

  18. Ouch...that hurts....lol.
     
  19. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    You're Alive ! Did you get a DB teacher yet ?
     
  20. Not yet. I want to give Dave K. a call today, though.