Phil playing Smith

Phil playing Smith

Postby archenemy » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:02 pm

Anybody know when Phil played the Ken Smith Basses? Anyone have any pics of him playing one?
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby tigerstrat » Thu Aug 12, 2010 3:12 pm

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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Thu Aug 12, 2010 6:07 pm

tigerstrat wrote:90-91


:shock: I had no idea. That's my favorite of his 6-string tones! If this is true it's a major revelation to me.
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby RiverRat » Sat Aug 14, 2010 7:16 pm

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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Phil Lesh101 » Sat Jun 11, 2011 9:08 pm

He didnt play it for long but i have a concert ( Veiw From the Vault IV Mabey)
http://www.deadimages.com/products/Phil ... in%22.html
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby seanc » Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:35 pm

Phil Lesh101 wrote:He didnt play it for long but i have a concert ( Veiw From the Vault IV Mabey)
http://www.deadimages.com/products/Phil ... in%22.html

My inside baseball story on this... he started using the Smith as a personal slap in the face to G. Gould. Modulus was really taking off and getting a lot of orders, and the neck throughs that we were waiting for got pushed down on the priority list. This was his way of spanking modulus..
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Phil Lesh101 » Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:53 pm

seanc wrote:
Phil Lesh101 wrote:This was his way of spanking modulus..

I Think He was just trying something new out, He Used Another Modulus After the Smith
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby seanc » Sat Jul 09, 2011 5:10 am

Yes. He was trying something different, obviously. I guess you know better though. I just got my information from a very unreliable source. This was told to me by Phil backstage in Albany the night he used he used the smith.
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby waldo041 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:21 am



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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sat Jul 09, 2011 6:35 am

seanc wrote:
Phil Lesh101 wrote:He didnt play it for long but i have a concert ( Veiw From the Vault IV Mabey)
http://www.deadimages.com/products/Phil ... in%22.html

My inside baseball story on this... he started using the Smith as a personal slap in the face to G. Gould. Modulus was really taking off and getting a lot of orders, and the neck throughs that we were waiting for got pushed down on the priority list. This was his way of spanking modulus..


This totally sounds like something Phil would do. :lol: Patience doesn't seem to be one of his more abundant qualities. (not that I've met him, just judging by the stories I've read)
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby seanc » Sat Jul 09, 2011 9:12 am

In my experience Phil was incredibly gracious and patient. I got to speak with him for @ 20 minutes before they went on. He very well could have shook my hand and said gotta go. And that would have been in and of itself more than enough.

Yes I think he wanted to try something different. But I think it was more a Phil spanking Geoff thing more than anything.
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:07 am

True... I mean that he seems impatient only when it comes to gear... based on Parrish's and Scully's book he sounds pretty demanding in that regard. Meeting him must have been awesome!
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Phil Lesh101 » Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:55 pm

Rusty the Scoob wrote:True... I mean that he seems impatient only when it comes to gear... based on Parrish's and Scully's book he sounds pretty demanding in that regard. Meeting him must have been awesome!

If i meet phil Next week i Will Hugg him.... Just saying. :lol:
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby seanc » Sat Jul 09, 2011 3:05 pm

Rusty the Scoob wrote:True... I mean that he seems impatient only when it comes to gear... based on Parrish's and Scully's book he sounds pretty demanding in that regard. Meeting him must have been awesome!


All I can say about that is parish gave consistently bad and conflicting information. Given who was giving the info to it is possible he was trying to just make him go away. But.... None the less I would be skeptical of any info from him.
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Re: Phil playing Smith

Postby Rusty the Scoob » Sun Jul 10, 2011 7:57 am

That's an interesting take on Parrish. I've met exactly nobody in the GD family except Vince ( :lol: ) so I'm only piecing it together from afar, but I really liked Parrish's book. He seemed genuine and intelligent to me. But like I said, I've met nobody firsthand. Rock Scully's book is the one most often accused of being factually incorrect.
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