Description: Double Bass (Contrabass) - Beautiful 3/4 German bass--outright sale, or cash + your "travel bass"
This spruce and maple instrument features violin corners, a dark varnish, and a supple, warm tone. LA's finest luthier, Lisa Gass, set up this bass for Dave Stone, among LA's top arco and pizz DB players. I bought it from Dave 3 years ago.
Will consider trade-in, for example:
--$3,500 cash + your Eminence (4-string w/travel case)
--$3,000 + your Czech Ease (w/travel case)
spruce top, maple back and sides ("carved" throughout)
minimal wear and tear
approximate age: 80 years old
Recording engineers love this bass: whether simply miked or mixed with a pick-up, it has a clear, mature tone, putting forth a genuine expression of your skill and soul.
Although there is no label inside, it shares many characteristics of my Morelli bass, circa 1920.
Regardless of the exact year or shop of origin, this bass has the unmistakable tonal authority associated with seasoned, quality basses. It has been played regularly for years, so it responds quickly yet richly to both pizz and arco in every register.
The neck has been repaired once; there are no open seams or cracks.
Her vital statistics:
19 1/4" across the upper bout (shoulders)
25 1/2" across the lower bout
41 1/2" vibrating string length (nut to bridge)
8 1/2" rib depth
If you need them, I will include $750 worth of "extras":
--a French bow
--a well-padded Reunion Blues cover
--newly-installed Tomastik Spiracore Orchestra Gauge strings
Like all basses, this one is best seen/played/appreciated in person, of course.
Sorry: No sales/trials to out-of-town buyers.
Write if you're interested, and if you live in or plan to visit Southern California.
Asking the $7,000 I paid for it.