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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by mheintz, Jun 28, 2008.
Lookin' fantastic. Tell me all about it. Sound, construction, playability.
Absolutely top notch in every way. The wood is beautiful; the workmanship and quality of construction, attention to detail leave nothing to be desired.
Most importantly, the overall sound follows the same road. This is an immediately mature sounding bass that would make any orchestra player very happy.
I'd love to see a close-up of the grain on the back.
What are the bumpers made of?
The Walnut apparently came from Ken's stash. Ken or Arnold, can you tell me about the Walnut? Where is it from? Arnold, how do you match the color of the Spruce with the Walnut?
Any other challenges with this bass?
Is this Dono's bass?
If there were a drooling smiley available, I would most assuredly be using it now.
I was in the shop the day this bass was fist strung up and born into the world. As an orchestral instrument this bass leaves nothing to be desired. The choice of walnut in addition to the long body length produces a tone and volume years beyond its age.
The extension adds a register that reminds us why we play the bass in the first place.
There are many players who tenaciously cling to the idea that new or modern basses will never sound as good as antique basses. Instruments like this walnut bass are finally putting these theories to the test.
i know arnold is making marco's new bass... i'm excited to hear and see that one...
Beautiful indeed! Is this a particular copy or an original design?
It is now.
These from Uncletoad's thread:
One test is a ppp upbow starting at the tip. This bass sounds immediately. Tone, and no mechanical noise whatsoever.
I've edited this and the prior post a bit. I don't want to look like I'm gloating. But damn, I'm happy.
i saw that bass today. extremely beautiful. i didnt even ask to touch it because it already has an owner, and because i knew i wouldnt want to play anthing else after it.
Slightly modified Testore.
Dono sent me some other close ups and the purfling....
Send 'em on in Dono
I don't know how to get them into my website in order to put a link in a post. Last time, Toad put them on his site and sent me the addresses. Ed didn't name me Donosaurus without reason.
You know the drill. Send them. I'll host them.
That bass is a total badass.
Wow, please upload some big pix where we can feast our eyes on that beautiful bass!
Really gorgeous Arnold, bravo!
Bass looks amazing; great model, crazy wood, beautiful varnish... I'd love to see some bigger photos and close-ups.
Thank you Toadman.
We had a power failure several hours ago, but I believe I haven't lost anything. Why do I back up my files only after I lose them?
OK. To work.