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For Sale 19th Century Tyrolean w/ block

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Craig Akin, Nov 5, 2020.

  1. Craig Akin

    Craig Akin Craig Akin Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2004
    New York City
    New Jersey
    Circa 1880 Tyrolean flatback with loads of character in sound and looks. New neck block, new bass bar, new back bracing, rib reinforcement, thick ebony board (no bevel), touch up varnish, updated overstand and projection, 19th century hat peg tuners, super nice KC Strings endpin, ebony edge protecters. The Eb neck is straight, stiff, and solid. Very old and seasoned tone that I used professionally on many recordings and a couple thousand gigs. I always get complimented on its tone.

    It records very well too, plenty of foundation and clarity in the notes. Engineers love it because it makes their job easy and we all know mic'ing an upright is not easy. Currently strung with Spirocore although I have various other sets I could throw on. Also I do have a winter and summer soundpost. Check out the video and pics. The bass is located in Jersey City and available to see.

    Body length 42.75”
    Rib depth 8.30”
    Upper bouts 20.75”
    Center bouts 15”
    Lower bouts 25.50”
    String length 41.50”
    Overstand 38mm
    Projection 162mm

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    Last edited: Mar 6, 2021
  2. Medman

    Medman Supporting Member

    May 11, 2015
    Damn that sounds good (especially in your hands)! Probably wouldn't like Colorado very much I'm gonna tell myself, because it's just a bit out of price range at the moment...
  3. TroyK

    TroyK Moderator Staff Member

    Mar 14, 2003
    Seattle, WA
    Fixed that for ya!

    Looks like a great bass, tone credit notwithstanding.
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  4. Keith Rawlings

    Keith Rawlings Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 3, 2019
    What a sound! Love the growl of those spiros on it!
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  5. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Who did the work in the pics? Impressive.
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  6. dperrott


    Oct 3, 2005
    Jersey City
    Bill Merchant. That's his shop
  7. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Bill's great. He installed a bridge for me 40 years ago and it's still solid.
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