Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by bassplayajew, Mar 20, 2002.
Between high-end Spectors and "lower-end" Ken Smiths, which is a smarter choice?
i would go with the NS-5XL..
buuut... ive never played a ken smith so i dont know how they compare. however, i absolutely love spector basses. i was very very impressed with the LOWER class spectors. the usa models just blew me away.
This looks like a good candidate for Basses. Yep.
Unfortunately I don't know anything about Ken Smith basses, we just don't get to see them here!!!
I have a Czech Spector and I voted for the NS-5XL!! But only get that if you need/want a 5 stringer!
I must admit I envy you your choices. I love Spectors, I have a Czech and a Korean - both brilliant basses. Although I'd love to get an American one to complete my collection (well keep itr going rather than complete)
Keeping in mind that I already have a bass with dual coil pickups (very spector sounding)....
I would've said it's just a matter of your own pref, but if you have a "spectorish" bass already, then by all means go for a Smith. Variety is cool.
I played a 20th Anniversary Smith 5 string, and loved it. Very rich tone, very fast neck. B string was a little on the floppy side, though.
To my knowledge (I apologize for any incorrect information), Ken Smith only had 20th century Jazz Ken Smiths. All of the other Ken Smiths have the same humbucking pickups (and fundemental tone) except the jazz basses. Personaly I don't like jazz pickups and naturally I did not like the Smith Jazz basses.
Let's get some more voting please!
The bass I played(and I still loathe the fact that i never got specifics on it, it was wonderful) was set up with two J's and a 3 band 9v active/passive electronics system. I still remember the owner telling me it was a 20th or 25th Anniversary KS, however. Either way, however, a great instrument, even before the tone and electronics were considered.