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FS: 1940s 3/4 Size Plywood Upright Bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses & Bows' started by Chebass88, Aug 20, 2013.

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    Chebass88 Supporting Member

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    Hello everyone!

    I am selling my double bass. My wife is expecting twins, and every bit of cash is helpful these days. It is an excellent bass for a student or someone new to the double bass.

    Here are all of the details:

    1940s German Plywood Upright, ¾ size

    PURCHASE & MODIFICATION HISTORY
    • Bass was purchased in June 1998 from Bob Riccardi (Pennsauken, NJ). Bass described at time of purchase as being a plywood bass, made in Germany in 1940s, ¾ size. I am unsure of neck type (D or Eb). Angled fingerboard under E string.
    • Adjustable bridge (wheels) and David Gage Realist pickup installed July 1998 by Bob Riccardi
    • Graphite end pin installed December 1998 by Bob Riccardi

    CONDITION OF BASS
    • Overall good condition – no cracks or separations of front/rear and sides
    • Some chipped edges and scratches
    • Setup work likely needed, however, it is playable in current condition.
    • New strings recommended (not supplied with bass)

    ACCESSORIES INCLUDED WITH SALE OF BASS
    • K&M Black tripod style bass stand (Lemur Music item #A1196)
    • Sunrise Brazilwood French Model Double Bass Bow (Lemur Music item # AB175F). NOTE: bow was purchased new in June 1998 from Lemur Music. Part number listed is for bow of similar description – I’m not sure if exactly identical or if changes in product description since 1998. Bow will likely need rehairing.
    • Meisel Swedish bass rosin, partial container
    • Rubber bridge mute (Tourte style round sliding mute for Double Bass, similar to Lemur Music item number A1370)
    • “Black Hole” end pin stop (for use on hardwood floors or linoleum to prevent bass from skidding; Lemur Music item #A1240)
    • Spare G, D, & A strings (type unknown, likely D’Addario Helicore, purchased new in June 1998).
    • Double Bass bow quiver, brown leather, similar to Lemur Music #A1008A (A1008A is for black leather, not brown), Excellent condition
    • David Gage Realist Pickup (description available on www.davidgage.com), currently installed on bass
    • TKL case. Zipper is broken near endpin (see photos). This case is adequate for home storage, however, a new case is recommended for active gigging. A strap was repaired in October 1998 by a luggage repair shop

    PLAYING THE INSTRUMENT
    • The bass is available for testing, however, an appointment must be set up. Please PM for email address or phone number to set up a convenient time.

    SALE DETAILS
    • Asking price is $1600.00 for bass & all accessories or best offer. Negotiation is possible.
    • All accessories listed are included with the bass, and are not for sale individually or separately.
    • Payment via Paypal or cash preferred
    • If payment via personal check, bass will be held until funds clear (7-10 days)
    • Personal delivery up to 3 hours from 08035 zip code available, HOWEVER, bass must be paid for first.
    • Bass will NOT be shipped.
    • Additional photos available upon request (please be specific in requests!)

    PHOTOS OF BASS:
    Link to album containing photos of this bass here.

    I will post photos of the bass in this thread later.

    Best,

    Ian
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    Full frontal view:
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    David Gage Realist pickup & adjustable bridge:
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    Leather bow quiver:
    [​IMG]

    Bow:
    [​IMG]

    Accessories:
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    What a deal. You get all of the things necessary to begin playing the upright bass at a cost lower than it would cost you to buy everything new. The price is negotiable, and I'm willing to drive it to you.
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    Any electric players out there wanting to pick up a new toy?
    Any students who need a bass for school in the fall?
    Any Mummers need a bass for marching up Broad Street on New Years Day?
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    Hey all,

    It is a Labor Day Special. I'm taking 10% off the listed price. As before, it is open to negotiation.

    If you are in the Philadelphia area, it is available for testing it out.

    Entire package is now $1800.00
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    Here is an "I just ate a great lunch" bump.

    Reduced price: $1750 for the entire package.
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    Update on price: $1600 for the entire package.

    The bass is available for tests if you are interested - just let me know via PM what is convenient for you.

    Delivery included up to 3 hours from 08035.
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