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1950's Framus upright bass in WI-IL-MN-IA area

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by CB3000, Feb 12, 2014.


  1. CB3000

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    This is a Framus bass from the 50's from what I can tell. I had a professional antique restoration expert refinish the bass when I got it. It was set up and has been maintained by the Double Bass Workshop. It's a 3ply laminate body. The fingerboard is a nice piece of Macassar ebony, the tailpiece is not original but it's also Macassar ebony.



    It has a cutaway on one side which is pretty unique. The white binding you see is original material and not painted on. The bridge was made new for this bass and has adjusters that work perfectly. The endpin is also modern.



    I have 2 stands that I can include and I can string it with steel strings or leave the current innovation imitation gut strings on it. It is a real eye catching bass-people used to take pictures of it and it made it on to some CD cover art as well. The bag I have is an older Mooradian-it still works.



    Looking for $1599 ::::::::;:SOLD:;::::::::
    pickup only. I can drive to meet a buyer.



    If you want to check it out or have questions please get in touch!



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  2. CB3000

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  6. kmobass

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    WOW! Nice bass!! How would characterize the sound? Does it sound like a Kay, does if have a big Warm Low End, etc etc. Curious. Thanks, Kurt
  7. CB3000

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    thanks! to me it sounds pretty balanced. you can hear it here:
    http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/cashboxkings5
    go to track 13
    this bass is on other tracks but it's on this for sure.

    I believe i had all gut strings or gut/steel mix on this session. the wound/plain gut mix on this bass sounded pretty killer and it roared.
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  10. iriegnome

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    That is a beautiful bass.
  11. CB3000

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    Thanks! And the way things are going it looks like I'll be keeping it... Not much action at all. I just dropped the price so maybe....
  12. iriegnome

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    A little over a thousand out of my price range. Since I don't play upright any type of regularly, just cannot justify the expense at this time.
  13. CB3000

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    Price drop! A big one
  14. Gregmak

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    If you could ship to Europe I would buy this right now. Good luck with the sale!
  15. CB3000

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    Thanks! I have shipped before in the USA. I could check on that-I have a friend that runs a doublebass shop here. Maybe I could get a box. Which shipping company do the US sellers use to ship to Europe? I used Yellow here in the states before and UPS.
  16. 707hippie

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    So , im unclear , are you shipping this and if so can you estimate Ca 95428 Thanks
  17. CB3000

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    Until this last post I wasn't considering shipping. I've done it before and It's a ton of work hassle. I need to see if I can get a box and then do all the work of getting a shipping quote. So I'm not sure at this point--I'll see if I can get a box and go from there.
  18. 707hippie

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    Thanks for your time my friend :-D
  19. CB3000

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    Bump-starting to look for a good box to ship this.
  20. CB3000

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    Found a great box to ship this bass I'm today. It's an actual bass shipping box. So if anyone is interested.... Bump!
  21. 707hippie

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    Still interested how much is shipping to Ca 95428

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