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Which would rather have?

Ken Smith
19 (38.8%)
MTD (Michael Tobias Design)
30 (61.2%)

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Offline hands5

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #40 on: November 13, 2007, 01:16:39 PM »
I had a Lakland briefly and got rid of it. Just wasn't my cup of tea! I'm a 34" scale neck guy and dig the smaller neck and spacing profile of the Smiths. I believe the MTD's are all 35" scale. All have excellent B's but I haven't heard a better B than on a Smith! Just my humble opinion. I just can't afford one right now.
I got rid of the Laklands due to neck issues, and I didn't realy dig my MTD's either  and like you I prefer a 34' inch scale bass,now with that being said Mike will build you a 34'inch scale 534 bass

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #41 on: November 13, 2007, 11:17:33 PM »
MTD 4 LYFE! ;D

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #42 on: November 14, 2007, 08:45:30 PM »
Smith or MTD

WHICH EVER ONE SOMEBODY GIVE ME  ;D

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2007, 02:33:09 PM »
This is an update from reply #8

Newest member to the family and i don't miss the Smith.....






And it plays better than it looks......
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #44 on: November 22, 2007, 02:10:40 PM »
i've played both,  and they both are fine instruments , there is just something about a ks.... you can hear it ...and feel it , it just makes you wanna sing (saaaaaaaaang)

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #45 on: November 23, 2007, 07:11:46 AM »
Have you guys seen the MTD overseas built basses? They are NICE!!!!!!!
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #46 on: November 23, 2007, 07:25:39 AM »
Im going to go out on a limb and say that the guys who only play Ken Smith's only play gospel, jazz and r and b. You can not use a Ken Smith for anything else....Its as out of place as a white guy playing an accordion sing polka hits in a gang fill ghetto!!! So is Ken Smith worth all that money, no! That's why they tried to come out with their version of the jazz bass, anyone ever play the Ken Smith Jazz Basses?
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #47 on: November 23, 2007, 09:19:38 AM »
Im going to go out on a limb and say that the guys who only play Ken Smith's only play gospel, jazz and r and b. You can not use a Ken Smith for anything else....Its as out of place as a white guy playing an accordion sing polka hits in a gang fill ghetto!!! So is Ken Smith worth all that money, no! That's why they tried to come out with their version of the jazz bass, anyone ever play the Ken Smith Jazz Basses?


when they first came out i was really interested in them but when i played them it didnt feel as good as a fender so for a xtra $150 i left the store with a 4 string Marcus Miller sig. bass. even ken smith does not endorse those basses. he was paid so they can use his name

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #48 on: November 23, 2007, 06:10:35 PM »
THIS IS THE THREAD THAT NEVER DIES LOL!
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #49 on: November 23, 2007, 06:13:15 PM »
THIS IS THE THREAD THAT NEVER DIES LOL!
Probably at every price point:  Sadowsky or Lakland, Fender or Ibanez, so on and so on.

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #50 on: November 23, 2007, 06:47:54 PM »
i agree lol
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2007, 07:37:46 PM »
Probably at every price point:  Sadowsky or Lakland, Fender or Ibanez, What I Own or What I don't Own.

Fixed it for ya   ;)

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2007, 09:57:24 PM »

when they first came out i was really interested in them but when i played them it didnt feel as good as a fender so for a xtra $150 i left the store with a 4 string Marcus Miller sig. bass. even ken smith does not endorse those basses. he was paid so they can use his name

WHAT! I thought they were made at the Ken Smith factory!
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2007, 10:40:24 PM »
WHAT! I thought they were made at the Ken Smith factory!
Nope.  The KSD Jazz basses are made in  Korea (I think).  Ken Smith has licensed his name for the product and has provided some consulting services, but is not involved in the manufacture or marketing.

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #54 on: November 24, 2007, 08:00:01 AM »
WHAT! I thought they were made at the Ken Smith factory!


ken smith already had and has his own Smith Jazz Bass but his price is not fender jazz pricing which is why he made this little deal

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #55 on: November 24, 2007, 08:02:28 AM »
Fixed it for ya   ;)

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #56 on: November 24, 2007, 12:12:04 PM »


God Bless each and everyone of my fellow "Bottom Lovers" I have been blessed to own many Basses in my life from Pedulla to Modulus etc, and without question for "ME" Ken Smith Basses is the Bass for Gospel Players. Hands down the feel, tone and numerous woods that Ken hand crafts specifically for you are renown. The only other Bass I would recommend would possibly be a Fodera and again the two if you know the history worked together previously.
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #57 on: November 24, 2007, 01:41:36 PM »
^^^^^^^^Whoa, nice rig!!^^^^^^^^^^^^^

I will own a Ken Smith bass one day!
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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #58 on: November 24, 2007, 02:35:22 PM »


God Bless each and everyone of my fellow "Bottom Lovers" I have been blessed to own many Basses in my life from Pedulla to Modulus etc, and without question for "ME" Ken Smith Basses is the Bass for Gospel Players. Hands down the feel, tone and numerous woods that Ken hand crafts specifically for you are renown. The only other Bass I would recommend would possibly be a Fodera and again the two if you know the history worked together previously.


welcome to LGM doc and way to make your presence be known!!!!

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Re: Smith VS MTD
« Reply #59 on: November 24, 2007, 06:44:09 PM »


God Bless each and everyone of my fellow "Bottom Lovers" I have been blessed to own many Basses in my life from Pedulla to Modulus etc, and without question for "ME" Ken Smith Basses is the Bass for Gospel Players. Hands down the feel, tone and numerous woods that Ken hand crafts specifically for you are renown. The only other Bass I would recommend would possibly be a Fodera and again the two if you know the history worked together previously.


Nice rig. How does the 550 handle the 410 and 115?
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