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patitucci ken smith on ebay

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by C-5KO, May 20, 2005.


  1. C-5KO

    C-5KO

    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
  2. gruuv

    gruuv

    Jan 23, 2004
    Tennessee
    Wow. . . the fact that it's an Anthony Jackson co-design is pretty awesome as well. If only it wasn't a maple body I'd buy it in a second.





    Oh, and the $12,000 price tag. . . :eek:
     
  3. lefty007

    lefty007

    Jan 19, 2004
    Miami, FL
    Wow! Thanks for posting that find. I'm a big fan of Patitucci and my main bass is a Smith. Too bad I'm lefty and I don't have 12 Gs laying around.

    I always wondered why he switched from Smith to Yamaha and it's curious to me becasue I played a Yamaha TRB5 for many years and replaced it with a Smith BSR (and what a difference). I guess his signature model must kick butt.

    Still, even given Patitucci's status, I think that bass is worth around $6-7,000, not $12,000.

    Somewhere in Osaka there is a rich Japanese collector drooling and ready to bid! (no disrespect intended).

    :ninja: :ninja: :ninja:
     
  4. djcruse

    djcruse

    Jun 3, 2002
    Norwood, MA
    I think 12 grand worth of lessons with Mr. Patitucci would be more valuable.
     
  5. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    Wow, that was first multistringer I ever saw, when I saw the Elektric Band down in Greenwich Village.
     
  6. SteveC

    SteveC Supporting Member

    Nov 12, 2004
    North Dakota
    I would have to guess $$$. Why does anyone do anything. There aren't many basses I wouldn't play if you paid me.

    That sounds cynical, but...
     
  7. fraublugher

    fraublugher

    Nov 19, 2004
    ottawa, ontario, canada
    music school retailer
    .....pricing instruments out of a musicians economical sphere just piles on the contribution 's to the cultural vaccum .....
     
  8. I think the seller is not being realistic about the price. $12,000? C'mon! That won't make me play any better having Pattitucci's bass. And frankly, instruments are worth more once the player has passed away....not that I want that to happen.

    Someone would pick it up for around $7K or $8K, but where could you gig without paranoia of the thing getting damaged after shelling out $12,000? I would rather use that much money for my kids' college!
     
  9. Lorenzini

    Lorenzini

    Dec 31, 2004
    Los Angeles
    His sig model is verrrrry nice.
    The sound is just as good imo :/
     
  10. Yvon

    Yvon Supporting Member

    Nov 2, 2000
    Montreal, Canada
    i'm sure it's a wonderful bass, but I don't it should worth anymore then a regurlar smith.
     
  11. Basshole

    Basshole Banned

    Jan 28, 2005
  12. Beav

    Beav Graphics Whore

    Jul 17, 2003
    Middle Tennessee
    Designer: Beav's Graphics
    lol, 9 year old strings.
     
  13. rockstarbassist

    rockstarbassist Banned

    Apr 30, 2002
    The Woodlands, TX
    Endorsing Artist: HCAF
    All I know is that it's a great sounding bass. I have that instructional vid where he does a solo on it, and whew- it sings. :)

    But for 12K, I'd buy about 12 basses instead.
     
  14. TimothyGroovy

    TimothyGroovy Supporting Member Commercial User

    Aug 3, 2000
    Hong Kong
    Owner: Uni••Sound
    +1, the starting bid price is kinda expensive! I think no one will feel interest the bass with 12,000 price tag, right? By the way, I just want to know you guys perfer John Patitucci's Ken Smith Bass sound or his Yamaha signature bass sound?
     
  15. Bryan R. Tyler

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

    May 3, 2002
    Connecticut

    Patituci, Bill Dickens, and Anthony Jackson were the first three to really bring six-string to the forefront, and they all played Smiths, and now each of them use other brands. I've always wondered if it was because of $$ or if their tastes just changed.
     
  16. Munjibunga

    Munjibunga Total Hyper-Elite Member Gold Supporting Member

    May 6, 2000
    San Diego (when not at Groom Lake)
    Independent Contractor to Bass San Diego