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circa 1880 Tyrolean bass in Brookyn

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by waltwallace, Mar 8, 2014.


  1. For sale, a bass I've owned since I bought it from John Neves at Berklee in the late 1970s. It has a neck repair that I had done in the late 1980s which has been stable since then. From an appraisal done at that time:

    The instrument has a top of 2 pieces of wide grain spruce with gamba corners. The flat back is made of 2 pieces of clear maple. The ribs match the back. The neck is made from sycamore. Ebony fingerboard. Original tuning gears made of brass with boxwood pegs. The bass has a self bar and a club neck.

    The bass was made in the Tyrol circa 1880. Maker is an unknown Tyrolean.

    Estimated value (at the time of the appraisal 25 years ago) $6000.

    Asking $4500
     

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  3. Does it have a neck block?
     
  4. NickPlaysBass

    NickPlaysBass Banned

    Mar 2, 2014
    NickPlaysBass
    PMed and is that a crack on the back?
     
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  6. It's blockless.
    And yes, there's a crack in the back. It's not affecting the sound - no buzzing.
     
  7. NickPlaysBass

    NickPlaysBass Banned

    Mar 2, 2014
    NickPlaysBass
    Okay cool, I'll have to come check it out soon!
     
  8. NickPlaysBass

    NickPlaysBass Banned

    Mar 2, 2014
    NickPlaysBass
  9. Still for sale? PM sent, but no response.
     
  10. NickPlaysBass

    NickPlaysBass Banned

    Mar 2, 2014
    NickPlaysBass
    @BAH same here I even called and left a message on his phone and didn't get an answer