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The Ken Smith Club, Part 2

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by smperry, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. deepender


    Jan 7, 2014
    Quality lasts.

    Congrats and enjoy.
  2. Jrob121212


    Oct 11, 2018
    Thanks and that is very true.
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  3. mikkoantt


    Jul 5, 2012
    Hi from Finland
    Just like mine. Except my BT6 have macassar ebony top. And same year 1990. I'm happy that you have founded maybe best Smith they ever produced
    - Mikko received_546822786023242.jpeg
  4. Jrob121212


    Oct 11, 2018
    Every time I play it I love it more. I have owned a few Ken Smith basses and all were great but this one is on another level. That Ebony is beautiful, my favorite wood for a smith bass. Im sure it sounds great! Mine was signed July 30 1990.
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  5. akabane


    Jan 21, 2012
    The last 2 Smiths posted are beautiful!
    Especially that Macassar Ebony top...:drool:
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  6. Jrob121212


    Oct 11, 2018
    Yeah that Ebony BT6 is my dream bass. If I ever find one that will probably the only way I get rid of mine.
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  7. A lot of Ken Smith 6-strings out there. I wonder which builder would receive the most requests for 6-string basses. Smith must be up there. I would guess Dingwall too.
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  8. 5 string player

    5 string player

    Jan 24, 2012
    Posted before but here's some more eye candy lol

    Attached Files:

  9. deepender


    Jan 7, 2014
  10. Erik Turkman

    Erik Turkman Supporting Member

    Jan 18, 2004
    Washington, DC area
    I’m going to bump this inquiry. I haven’t seen much feedback from anyone who has purchased one of the newer Brubaker made Smith basses. If you have one, what are your thoughts? I am curious about how the sound, feel, finish, etc. might compare to older Smith basses, especially from a player’s perspective. I’m not interested in any sort of “which is better” comparison but more of a subjective experience. Thanks for any insight anyone can provide.
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2020
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  11. BuckeyeBassman

    BuckeyeBassman BuckeyeBass Supporting Member

    Jan 22, 2010
    I watched the You Tube Video from Scott's Bass Lessons re:vintage Ken Smith 1984 BT4 bass.

    He should get commission because after I watched this (too many times) I had to have similar and was fortunate to find a Ken Smith 1985 BT4. Scott's bass is # 151 and mine is # 243 which means it was made in Pa. not NYC and Vinny Fodera was not involved. However, this bass is beautiful and has same preamp as Scott's. It is fantastic! Ken Smith  243 #4.jpg Ken Smith # 243 #5.jpg Ken Smith 243 # 8.jpg
    Last edited: Aug 1, 2020
  12. bassmike2010


    May 28, 2010
    Be still my heart

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  13. deepender


    Jan 7, 2014
    It’s hard to find a Ken Smith bass that isn’t fantastic.
  14. BSR6P-Bob

    BSR6P-Bob Supporting Member

    Apr 5, 2005

    Applying for membership with:

    1995 Ken Smith CR6G Fretless
    Western Flame Maple Top/Back
    Mahogany Core
    34" Scale 3 Piece Hard Rock Maple Neck
    Lined Ebony Fingerboard
    3 Band 9 Volt Smith preamp

    Will always be my favorite fretless.
    Just about plays itself...

    Last edited: Aug 3, 2020
  15. deepender


    Jan 7, 2014
  16. Mastodon2


    Feb 27, 2008
    That is stunning. I've never played a fretless Smith but I can only imagine that they are superb.
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