New Bass Sunday

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Champagne, Mar 9, 2014.


  1. Champagne

    Champagne

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    Just picked up this pretty lady:

    She needs a little work, but so far, I am liking her. She SCREEEEEEEEEAMS under a bow! Carved Romanian. I have to say, this is probably the nicest Romanian-made bass I have ever played under $10k. I have the maker info still in the car but have to run out. Will share the history tomorrow.

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    More photos including super-sizing HERE
     
  2. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    Very nice looking bass and a funky bridge design! I have been playing a few Romanian basses last weeks in the search for my first bass and there were a few very nice ones too, they make beautiful basses there!

    Enjoy it!
     
  3. nicechuck

    nicechuck

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    Great looking bass! Congrats
     
  4. Champagne

    Champagne

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    I suck, you can hear it, and you can hear the bass!:ninja:

     
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  6. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member

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    Great looking and sounding new bass! Congratulations!
     
  7. Edvin

    Edvin

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    Yeah, it's soo appealing to me! Not necessarily beautiful, but i still love it! Maybe because i love edgar meyer, and his has the same design.
     
  8. Champagne

    Champagne

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    Thanks for the kind comments. The bass needs some optimizations. It was setup for orchestral work. Strings and such. Its last owner was a retired principal bassist of an orchestra. The sound post was fairly close to the bridge. I bumped it back a 1/2 an inch, threw a set of spirocores on it and that's where she's at. The sound post stil needs a trim and a little movement toward the ff. That's next.
     
  9. Basshappi

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    Congrats on your new bass, a very beautiful instrument!
     

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