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1985 Arvi bass

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Provbass1, Aug 4, 2009.


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  1. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Modeled, as are all Arviis, on mid 19th century Italian Rocca, long in Boston Symphony. Large 3/4-small to 7/8 size-- smaller upper bout, large lower. 42" string length. Round back, violin corners. #17, made in 1985. Played daily since then. David Gage installed C-extension, modified recently with Rob Anzelloti capos. Recently set up with bridge and new ebony tail-piece by Dennis Roy. Original Flexocors, Mooradian cover.
    A great, dark sounding, projecting example of Kai's work-- nicer wood and varnish than the earliest basses, and not as edgy sounding as most others.
    Asking $17500.
    e-mail me at [email protected] to see. In New England. More pictures available.
     

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  2. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Modeled, as are all Arviis, on mid 19th century Italian Rocca, long in Boston Symphony. Large 3/4-small to 7/8 size-- smaller upper bout, large lower. 42" string length. Round back, violin corners. #17, made in 1985. Played daily since then. David Gage installed C-extension, modified recently with Rob Anzelloti capos. Recently set up with bridge and new ebony tail-piece by Dennis Roy. Currently strung with Bel Cantos and comes with Mooradian cover.
    A great, dark sounding, projecting example of Kai's work-- nicer wood and varnish than the earliest basses, and not as edgy sounding as most others.
    Asking $18k.
    e-mail me at [email protected] to see. In New England. More pictures available.
     
  3. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    still available: now set up with BelCAntos
     
  4. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Still available-- sounding great-- still play it several hours a week, and it sounds better than ever-- and much cheaper than other top-of-the-line contemporary makers.
     
  5. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Anybody interested?
    Asking price is below what I see elsewhere, and has extension and cover included.
     
  6. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
  7. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    The October International Musician has an ad for #14 for 18K
     
  8. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    played it all last week, 8 shows, 5 1/2 hours rehearsal- sounding great.
     
  9. Robin Ruscio

    Robin Ruscio Supporting Member

    Dec 15, 2003
    Denver, CO, USA
    Still available?
     
  10. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Yup, just playing it this afternoon.
    Had a minor fingerboArd dressing lSt month, too,
    Bass includes custom made bib and bow quiver
     
  11. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Includes custom bib and bow quiver
     
  12. Herbie 80's

    Herbie 80's

    Dec 15, 2008
    I really hope that you're able to send this soon, it's been listed since 2009! Beautiful bass, Prov.
     
  13. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Thanks, Herbie,
    Not much interest here: I'll be patient.
     
  14. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    It's been my experience that most of the players on this site or in the 10K and under range. In addition the market is really down right now. I had to let my bass go for significantly under what I felt it was worth compared to other instruments on the market.
    It can be difficult to connect the right person with the right bass selling by yourself. Eventually the right person will come around.
     
  15. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Thanks , Jason
    Yeah, I know--- nothing is selling right now.
    But I'm not desperate (yet)
    BTW, I may be in Manhattan the 2nd week of March, if you are interested I could bring the Arvi with me.
    EP
     
  16. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Still for sale-- will throw in wheel or Kolstein stroller to lucky bidder!
     
  17. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Would make a great graduation gift--
    These basses are played in major orchestras and have won many auditions!
     
  18. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    These go for 20K new (w/o extension, etc.)
     
  19. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    Are you in Providence or Boston?

    Louis
     
  20. Provbass1

    Provbass1

    Apr 11, 2009
    Bass is near Boston, I am in Providence-- it can be seen either place.
     
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