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Michaell Glass bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by ErikvanD, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    Yesterday I was looking at some basses at my local luthier and one bass I liked particularly was a 1996 Michael Glass bass. I searched extensively on the web and TBDB but did not find much. The few posts on TBDB I did find were pretty old so maybe in between someone knows more.

    It is a label/brand of the German GEWA company and it's current price new is about 6.500 euro which is just over $ 9.000. So it should not be total crap.

    The bass looks very nice. Not the most excessively flamed woods but very well put together with one of the nicest overall finishes I have seen so far. It sounds dark, plays very well and has a lot of volume.

    Any information is welcome! Below two phone pics the luthier send me.

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  2. yonny

    yonny

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    Hi,Erik my name is Johnny from Venezuela,in Caracas Im playing with a MG 4stringed, 4/4 gamba shape,made in 80s I think,there are at least 5 of them including 5 stringed,I found they are pretty sounding, very rich mellow and deep,maybe not too easy for play,not particulay nice looking,but for the price.... I know Wilfer and Poellmann that the price is 3 times higher.Myself I´m going to buy the Michael Glass Nr 30,3/4 italian shape,very nice.
    Did you buy that DB?

    I'm not able to open your pics
     
  3. flbass82

    flbass82 Supporting Member

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    Not familiar with the Michael Glass, but there are some ply GEWA basses that are used as student rentals around here, and I know GEWA is mainly a producer of stringed instrument accessories.
     
  4. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    Hi Johnny,

    Yes, I did buy the bass and I am very happy with it! It is very well finished, has a nice deep tone and plays very well. More pictures in this thread.

    According to info I got from GEWA the Michael Glass basses were made from about 1995 when Michael Glass took over the Rubner workshop. They are hand build in Germany and sold by GEWA. I have only once seen another Glass for sale in the Netherlands.
     
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  6. yonny

    yonny

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    I think you db is the model MG Nr 5.Mine is :
    thomann.de/de/michael_glass_double_bass_no30_3_4.htm
     
  7. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    Mine has been identified as "a very early model 20 in excellent condition" by the head of the GEWA bass department.
     
    Last edited: Sep 10, 2014
  8. yonny

    yonny

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    Hi,in your feeling your db is the same that this one:
    gewa-kontrabass-meister-michael-glass-modell-nr-32.html
     
  9. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    Yes, that's the one. I guess the GEWA guy should know. But to be honest, I don't care that much about the actual model number, as long as I am pleased with it... :)
     

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