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Nice bass. I just recently picked one up here in Ireland. Ain't giged it yet but just might take it out tonite after finding this thread. Fantastic bass. Its a Cb4 from 92. All original Smith parts and case.

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Here's my Ken Smith BSR6GN, it has the lowest action of any bass I've played. It plays like butter, with a great neck, beautiful construction and versatile electrics.

The last five digits of the serial number are FVP11 which stand for

[color=#000000]F= Figured maple[/color]

[color=#000000]V= 5 pc body wings[/color]

[color=#000000]P= Presentation grade 4a figure in the maple (USA grown English Sycamore, old growth)[/color]

[color=#000000]11 = 2011, the year made. [/color]

[color=#000000]The body core is western figured maple, quilt/flame, the dark laminates are walnut, sawn from 1" stock and all matched. [/color]

[color=#000000]The heel cap is tiger maple from British Columbia/western Canada and the smaller cam touching the neck is Shedua. The body strips to the nack/body joint are shedua and the neck is maple and shedua. [/color]





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That right there would be my absolute, ultimate dream bass! If you ever find yourself in desperate need of a kidney..... 😜

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A trio of Hippie Sandwiches featuring my Ken Smith Black Tiger...

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Lovely bass,, I have a bt6 black tiger too, sadly I might have to exchange it for a 5 string due to a hand injury,
Hopefully I'll find a bt5 to replace it with, I love Smith basses,,

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Ken Smith's abrasive personality is hardly unique in the music, or even bass, world. Part of his website is dedicated to selling very expensive double basses, and people were apparently spamming him constantly on Talkbass asking him about cheaper instruments. I can only think that he does very well providing double and electric basses to a select few clients every year, and anything else he can be as rude and/or abrasive about as he feels fit.

I've never seen a Ken Smith bass in the flesh, but I would really like to spend some time with a 4 or 5 stringer at some point.

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Hello,

this is my Beautiful KS w. Koa wings BT Custom 1990,

i'm selling it here on basschat, if someone is interested... i'm selling it just because

i want to buy me a KS 5 or 6 strings.

i love Ken Smith basses



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Been a while since anyone posted some Ken Smith.

So here are mine. 1989 BT5 from The Stick of this parish. 1991 BT6 from ebay.

After decades playing Fender & Musicman, went boutiquey. Purchased an Alembic Essence 5 (since sold), and these two all last year (big year).

Kept both musicmans (4 & 5). But have to say the Smiths are something else.

 

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On 07/01/2018 at 22:59, obi 2 kenobi said:

Been a while since anyone posted some Ken Smith.

So here are mine. 1989 BT5 from The Stick of this parish. 1991 BT6 from ebay.

After decades playing Fender & Musicman, went boutiquey. Purchased an Alembic Essence 5 (since sold), and these two all last year (big year).

Kept both musicmans (4 & 5). But have to say the Smiths are something else.

 

The bt6 is the exact thing I looking for..

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Just adding my 1991 BT5. Wanted one for ages. It has the classic smith sound and feels great. 

 

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Any other Smith owners? 

I registered at Ken’s forum to ask some questions about mine a while ago. He didn’t approve my account because he thought my surname (Hiscocks) was a joke, he said it sounded like a ‘porn name’ lol. All rectified with a chat - quite amusing. 

I know some people say he’s rude and arrogant etc but personally I don’t care if he’s a serial killer, I love his basses. That’s where my interest in him ends :)

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