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For Sale 1930's Vitali Bass--Proven Job Winner!

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Gbro, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. Gbro

    Gbro Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2018
    New York
    I'm selling a beautiful 7/8 1930's German bass labeled "Vitali" on the inside. This bass was played for 6 years at Colburn and was played to win Principal bass of the Alabama Symphony orchestra in the past. The instrument has an extremely articulate, loud, and clean sound and was setup from Lisa Gass at LA Bassworks. Perfect for someone looking for an instrument to take them through college and into the professional world!

    42" string length
    Origin: German
    Chromatic C Extension
    New Nut and setup work by Keiran O'Hara 2017
    Fingerboard and extension by Lisa Gass.
    $12,500 Priced for a quick sale!
    Located in Hudson Valley, IMG_03521. IMG_10221. IMG_00891. IMG_13501. IMG_10601. New York.
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  2. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle Supporting Member

    Aug 16, 2011
    New Orleans
    I want. Oooooh I want. Beautiful.
  3. Don Kasper

    Don Kasper Supporting Member

    The irregular spacing of the chromatic stops on the C extension is not what The Physics of Vibrating Strings would predict. The distance from C(nut) - Dd should be the longest distance, (it isn't...), with each subsequent half-step space being shorter and shorter - i.e., the distance from Eb to E should be the shortest distance, (it isn't.)
    Q: When the stops were placed, was the pitch determined by Bowing or Plucking the string? (Gentle Plucking AND reading the 1st Partial Harmonic with an electronic Tuner & Ear & Sympathetic Vibration, is a more reliable method, IMO. Bowing can introduce pitch variations that are the result of variations of bow pressure/speed/contact point/etc.)
    I have that very extension (by the Fabulous Lisa Gass) on my Juzek, FYI.
    That is a beautiful instrument, nonetheless. Good Luck!
    Thank You.
    Edit: I'm happy to run a calculation that would provide:
    1. The ideal overall length of the C ext and C String.
    2. The specific ideal locations of all chromatic stops on the C extension.
    I would simply need -
    1. the (un-extended) Mensur of your E string, and also,
    2. the Length of the C extension from the "E nut" to the "C nut".
    ...All Free of Charge, of course.
    Thank You.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2018
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  4. Gbro

    Gbro Supporting Member

    Sep 8, 2018
    Video of bass being played
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