Today, I visited Washington Music Center (Chuck Levins) to the locals and I came across a bass I had only heard of but never actually seen. It was a five string Ken Smith. Not the KSD mind you , the real deal. I figured since I was there, Id put it through its paces just so I could say, Ive played one. One word.....WOW! That thing played like a dream, pure butter. And sounded as smooth as they come. I played a few Yamahas and Cirrus' afterwards, basses I actually like playing,and they didnt seem as nice anymore. Now Ive contracted gas for a bass that cost close to four thousand dollars!!! I cant get that outta the wife. What am I supposed to do with this gas?