Double Bass (Contrabass) Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Description: Double Bass (Contrabass) for sale - Samuel Shen Rugeri willow w/ C ext, fingerboard ext, and Sloane gears
Samuel Shen Rogeri willow model double bass with C extension, fingerboard extension, and Irving Sloane gears.
-The bass was purchased from Michelle Fiore of Classic Contrabass in Wheeling, IL. It is a large 3/4 size with a spruce top and willow back and ribs. The string length is 41 1/4".
-The C extension (to go low) and fingerboard extension (to go high) were done by Chris Threlkheld of the Heartland String Bass Shop in Iowa City, IA. The C extension has all four closers. The fingerboard extension goes well above the 2nd G harmonic on the G string.
-I upgraded the stock Shen gears to Irving Sloane gears because the Shen gears were not of very good quality. The work was done by A440 string shop in Chicago, IL.
The listed price is well below its worth. The bass itself was $6,000. The cost of the C/fingerboard extensions were $2,000, and the Sloane gears were $1,000. All together, $9,000.
Email me to see pictures. For some reason I can't upload them on net instruments.
Anyone interested can email or call/text me 630-362-5352. Priced to sell. Serious inquiries only please.