[NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

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[NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by swalexbass » 08 Feb 2018, 09:51

Received her from the US yesterday. This is my first Ken Smith, and I'm absolutely blown away. Huge tonal possibilities, flawless craftsmanship, and the trademark Ken Smith tone in both fingering and slapping. 100% recommended to anyone considering to buy a Ken Smith.

Specifications:
Body: Bookmatched Highly Figured Tiger Maple Top & Back with Black Walnut Core
Finish: 5A Quilted Maple Top & Back with Matching Headstock
Fingerboard: Macassar Ebony with Mother of Pearl Top & Side Dots
Hardware: Gold Smith Hardware & Dunlop “Flush Mount” Straploks
Electronics: “NEW” Smith B.M.T. 3-Band EQ 18-volt Circuit: Internal 4-way adjustable frequency DIP Switches for each Band, Including Series/Parallel Switches for each Pickup
Pickups: Smith Custom Bass Humbucking Soapbar Pickups

Pics below :P
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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger added to my Family!

Post by FunkDragon » 08 Feb 2018, 10:02

Nice!
Beautiful top on it! :yep
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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger added to my Family!

Post by jamiesdad » 08 Feb 2018, 10:05

could be suggested that the schecter is a tiny bit outclassed in that family shot ... tidy selection there

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger added to my Family!

Post by swalexbass » 08 Feb 2018, 10:24

jamiesdad wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 10:05
could be suggested that the schecter is a tiny bit outclassed in that family shot ... tidy selection there
Thanks haha... The Schecter is my first ever bass, gifted to me by my sister when I first started playing bass in 2004. It has high intrinsic values to me :)
Basses:
Lakland 55-94 USA Deluxe
Ken Smith BSR5GN
Fodera Monarch Standard 5
F Bass VF5 Custom
Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East
Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4

Amp & Cabinet:
Bergantino Forté & Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger added to my Family!

Post by swalexbass » 08 Feb 2018, 10:26

FunkDragon wrote:
08 Feb 2018, 10:02
Nice!
Beautiful top on it! :yep
Cheers :) I've always been a big fan of Quilted Maples and Buckeye Burls. I hope my next bass is a burl top one.
Basses:
Lakland 55-94 USA Deluxe
Ken Smith BSR5GN
Fodera Monarch Standard 5
F Bass VF5 Custom
Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East
Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4

Amp & Cabinet:
Bergantino Forté & Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by ozrider » 08 Feb 2018, 12:05

wow, some fine looking basses there...

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by narcdor » 08 Feb 2018, 14:36

Some very nice details there. And if you use heavy enough gauge strings you can easily convert to a 4 string without changing the nut!
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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by Classic5 » 08 Feb 2018, 17:39

That smith is just beautiful :cool:

As is the rest of your collection......oooohhh that blue F Bass :thumbup:
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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by sic608 » 08 Feb 2018, 19:01

:drool:

I think i remember seeing that ken somewhere 4 sale online.

Nice too see it made down here.

Gorgeous.

And that collection :cool:

I love 2 see and here a fodera in the flesh one day :yep
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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by BassLine » 08 Feb 2018, 20:03

Gorgeous! These are stunning basses, top quality.
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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by swalexbass » 09 Feb 2018, 08:09

Thanks for all the kind words guys! The Smith took a long journey to make it here but sure was worth the trouble I guess :)
Basses:
Lakland 55-94 USA Deluxe
Ken Smith BSR5GN
Fodera Monarch Standard 5
F Bass VF5 Custom
Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East
Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4

Amp & Cabinet:
Bergantino Forté & Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by JonoBurgess » 09 Feb 2018, 12:39

Yes ! So nice ! I have Black Tiger 5 and could only imagine this is every bit as amazing !

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by swalexbass » 09 Feb 2018, 13:17

JonoBurgess wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 12:39
Yes ! So nice ! I have Black Tiger 5 and could only imagine this is every bit as amazing !
Nice, would love to check out your Black Tiger (do you have pics of them? :D). The White Tiger is the sister model of the Black Tiger and they are basically the same instruments with cosmetic difference. They use the same woods except that Black Tiger uses Walnut top and Tiger Maple core, whereas White Tiger uses Tiger Maple top and Walnut core.
Basses:
Lakland 55-94 USA Deluxe
Ken Smith BSR5GN
Fodera Monarch Standard 5
F Bass VF5 Custom
Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East
Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4

Amp & Cabinet:
Bergantino Forté & Bergantino HDN212

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by JonoBurgess » 09 Feb 2018, 13:27

PM your number I’ll text some through :P

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Re: [NBD] Ken Smith BSR5 White Tiger

Post by swalexbass » 09 Feb 2018, 13:30

JonoBurgess wrote:
09 Feb 2018, 13:27
PM your number I’ll text some through :P
PM sent :yep
Basses:
Lakland 55-94 USA Deluxe
Ken Smith BSR5GN
Fodera Monarch Standard 5
F Bass VF5 Custom
Yamaha BBNE2 Nathan East
Schecter Diamond Series Deluxe-4

Amp & Cabinet:
Bergantino Forté & Bergantino HDN212

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