Description: Double Bass (Contrabass) - 3/4 German Bass.c.1965
A fully carved 3/4 unmarked East German bass from the mid-1960s that I purchased at Foote's in London in 1974. Foote's told me that it was from the Otto Rubner workshop, but I have no documentation to prove that. Gamba form, steeply sloping shoulders, attractive honey color. New fingerboard and adjustable bridge in 2003. 42-inch string length. Includes fitted B-Band D-1 pickup and sturdy new Lemur padded canvas case. Set up for 4-strings but has 5-string tuning machines. Very solid and well-cared for over the years. Currently set up for jazz, with Helicore Pizz strings, but would make a nice student orchestral bass with different strings. Very easy to play. A warm sound that compares favorably to much more expensive basses. Pictures available on request.