Weird Alien Ant Farm Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by count_funkula, Oct 15, 2001.

  1. count_funkula

    count_funkula Guest

    Dec 13, 1999
    Greenville, Tx
    Anybody know what that unusual looking bass the bassist for Alien Ant Farm plays? I saw them on Mad TV this weekend and was puzzled.
  2. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    Its a Kenneth Lawrence Brase.
  3. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    heres a picture:

    The Kenneth Lawrence Brase is a 5 string bass with a hipshot bass XTender key on the B string, so it can be dropped to A. It also has a upper-horm that attaches to the neck for increased sustain. It costs $3750 direct.
  4. Yeah, there was a poll a while back about whether it was ugly or not.

    I thought it was.
  5. beaglesandbass

    beaglesandbass Think first, then post? Staff Member Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Aug 14, 2001
    Philly Suburbs
    i voted for not ugly
  6. Mr. X

    Mr. X Guest

    Mar 29, 2001
    I vote NOT ugly......and he was playing the hell out of it! :D
  7. count_funkula

    count_funkula Guest

    Dec 13, 1999
    Greenville, Tx
    That version of "Smooth Criminal" they do is pretty cool. He gets a pretty good sound out of that bass.
  8. lo-end

    lo-end Guest

    Jun 15, 2001
    I thought the studio tone was good, but it sucked on MadTV, IMO.

    Not ugly!
  9. damn it! how many times have we gone over this people? IT'S A KEN FREAKIN LAWRENCE BASS!

    (sorry, i've had a bad day)
  10. Si-bob


    Jun 30, 2001
    High Wycombe, UK
    Cranborne Audio
    his 6'er isn't a Kenneth Lawrence, he does own a kenneth lawrence 5, but the one u see him using in the video etc, is a custom bass built by him and a luthier called Dave Parr

  11. grooveguru


    Sep 14, 2000
    Central PA
    Si-Bob is correct. He helped design and build the bass with Mr. Parr
  12. melvin

    melvin Guest

    Apr 28, 2001
    I voted for not ugly too.

    But anyway, some have said that his Ken Lawrence is not a 6'er, but I do know for a fact that the Brase does come in a 6 string version, and Im almost 100% possitive that he does use a Brase 6 in the "Smooth Criminal" video, in the "Movies video, it was that Dave Parr bass.
  13. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Nope, he owns a 6. He used it in the Smooth Criminal video! ;)
  14. Chris J

    Chris J Inactive

    With that Dave Parr custom I thought he built a lot of it. I know he wired it himself. I like that Ken Lawrence. In the Smotth Criminal video how many strings on it? Hard to tell.
  15. bailstric

    bailstric Guest

    Aug 12, 2001
    Ontario Canada
    its a great lookin bass but i dont think he sthat great of a bassist IMO, he doent need a 6 string
  16. nil

    nil Guest

    Apr 6, 2000
    Auckland, New Zealand
    There was an article (1pg) in one of the recent Bass Player mags on 'em...and the one he used on most of the recording was his custom-made 6, that he designed (apparently he did a helluva lot on it) and made with Dave Parr.

    Beauty is in the eye of the be(er)holder...that Ken Lawrence is a pog, but then again I reckon the Bender Collision is tres funky... :D
  17. there is a good article on him in bass player mag. in it there is a good close up of the bass he made with Dave Parr.
    he did all the wood work and electronics and Dave Parr set it up (truss rod, frets etc.)
    the bass with the upper horn connected to the neck is not the Dave Parr custom.
  18. I saw Alien Ant Farm live in Montreal and he was using a 7 string, actually.. couldnt tell what brand though, i wasnt close enough.

    I thought he was pretty damn good though.. and that was before they became popular. Compared to other 7-stringers i've seen live, i think that guy is one talented dude.
  19. bailstric

    bailstric Guest

    Aug 12, 2001
    Ontario Canada
    yeah i guess your right i havent heard enough of there music to judge him, but honestly is there a need for a 7 string with there music???
  20. Angus

    Angus Supporting Member

    Apr 16, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    I doubt he was using a 7 string.