Seth Kimmel bass

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  1. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

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    Here are some pics of my Seth Kimmel 3rd Avenue model bass, with a low C extension that Seth made. Bass was made in Feb, 2011. I've had it for about 3 weeks now, and I LOVE it. Great, deep, warm even tone. Super ergonomics and playability. Is fairly deep in the ribs (9 1/2" at the lower bout, tapering to 6 3/4 at the button), and really rumbles with the low notes.

    The extension is very nice, and scroll does not need to be drilled, and the C string goes around the E peg.

    Back and sides are western big leaf maple, top is Sitka spruce, and scroll is European maple.

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  2. Herbie 80's

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    WOW.

    Fantastic bass. I love the huge lower bouts!
     
  3. tomshepp

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    Wow! If that sounds half as good as it looks........:D

    Congrats!
     
  4. Russell Bergum

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    Thanks. It actually sounds and plays better than it looks. It plays way better than I do.
     
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  6. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    GORGEOUS! Beautiful wood, beautiful finish. May you have many happy years with it. :)
     
  7. Will Yager

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    Dude....that's a nice looking axe
     
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    WOW!!! - What's not to luv? . . . KUDOS! ;)
     
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    Fantastic! I just checked out Seth Kimmel's webpage, and there's no shortage of beautiful instruments coming out of his workshop.

    Is it too crass to ask for a hint about the cost?

    Cheers,

    Paul (Eh_train)
     
  11. BRWASS

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    Beautiful bass! Looks like a joy to play. Congratulations!

    It's amazing to look at an instrument and think of the possibilities. It's more amazing to turn those possibilities into realities. Good luck to ya on it!
     
  12. Russell Bergum

    Russell Bergum Supporting Member

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    No problem. $18000 including the C-extension, padded bag, really nice carbon endpin, Belcanto strings, and shipped from Eugene, OR to my home in northern MN.
     
  13. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member

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    What a beautiful instrument!
    Enjoy playing such a fantastic bass.
     
  14. mjt0229

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    Beautiful. He sure does nice work. Enjoy!
     
  15. Russell Bergum

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    Thanks. Seth does wonderful work, and is a really great guy. I highly recommend him!
     
  16. crowsmengegus

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    Well, I believe there are now 3 Kimmel basses in Minnesota. I'm the new owner of the "Gamba" #16 and Dave Williamson has "Third Ave" #9. We should all get together sometime and see whose is best....

    Kimmel is a first rate maker, and his basses aren't 35k...yet. :D
     
  17. Matt Ides

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    WOW! That looks like a really nice bass. Congrats.
     
  18. Russell Bergum

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    Congrats! I played the Gamba out in Eugene, OR the day after Matt Frischmann bought it. Very nice! I think Matt is having Seth make a copy of his symphony bass for him now.

    Playing Dave's "Third Ave" is what turned me on to Seth.
     
  19. oldfretless

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    Congrats! That is very beautiful!
     
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    Very nice. Congrats!
     
  21. Robin Ruscio

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    I played that bass at the ISB, good choice. Really hard to beat at that price point. Seth is an artisté!
     

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