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For Sale circa 1900 German Bass - Boston, MA

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by irbassist, Jan 16, 2014.


  1. irbassist

    irbassist

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2009
    Location:
    Boston, MA
    Price:
    $10k
    Hi!

    I'm currently selling my old German bass. The instrument has a lot of character and is a great all around bass. It is an ideal instrument for a very serious student or anyone who wishes to bring their playing to the next level. It has present sound and projects very well. For orchestral work the bass also has a nice punch to it. It is not a huge instrument so it is easy to get around but it does have a big sound. I have had the instrument for 6 years and it has helped me get into many summer music festivals and into Boston University (where I am studying now). I have played quite a bit of jazz on the instrument as well and it has proved to be and excellent jazz bass.

    Over the course of those 6 years I have had no new cracks or chips. I had a small open seam once (quick and easy fix) but that mostly came from moving to a drastically different climate for school. Long story short, its a durable instrument and has been taken care of very well. In the time that I owned it I had a new ebony fingerboard installed, added some wood to the bridge, put new bridge adjusters on, put a new tailpiece wire on, and installed a new sound post.

    The top is Spruce and the back and ribs are Maple.
    Dimensions:
    Body Length - 42"
    Upper Bout Width - 19.5"
    Lower Bout Width - 25"
    Rib Depth - 8"
    String Length - 41"

    Asking Price: $10k

    Located in Boston, MA until May and then Dallas, TX for the summer. If you are interested please contact me and you can come try out the instrument.

    Pictures: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k3v6s65bqjhdrlx/HNFuaxDZ6Z

    bass comp.jpg

    -Pete Walsh
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  2. noah harrington

    noah harrington

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    Hi Pete, Interested in checking out this bass. How can I reach you? Noah H.
  3. irbassist

    irbassist

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    Location:
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    Hi Noah,
    I sent you a PM
  4. irbassist

    irbassist

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  6. bainpent

    bainpent

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    NYC(winter)/SF(summer)
  7. irbassist

    irbassist

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    bump
    In Boston until May 18th
  8. irbassist

    irbassist

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    bump again, leaving boston for Dallas on the 18th
  9. irbassist

    irbassist

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  10. irbassist

    irbassist

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    bump. In Dallas for the summer.
  11. irbassist

    irbassist

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  12. Jesse Dietschi

    Jesse Dietschi

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    Hi @irbassist, I'm currently looking for a German bass in this same price range. Is the bass still available?
  13. irbassist

    irbassist

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    The bass is still available!
    PM sent.
  14. irbassist

    irbassist

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    Going to be back in Boston soon. Come try the bass out!
  15. Jesse Dietschi

    Jesse Dietschi

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    Hi @irbassist, I just finalized the purchase of an instrument here in Toronto so I am no longer in the market. All the best with the sale!
  16. irbassist

    irbassist

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    Boston, MA
    Back in Boston now!

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