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SOLD BSX Allegro - Better than New **

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by rickwolff, Dec 9, 2017.

  1. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    North Carolina
    I bought this last year as a backup to my carved DB.

    I have just bought another carved DB which will fill that position so this is available.

    ** I have made two improvements which dramatically improved both the playability and sound when compared to new.

    1. I had my luthier dress the fingerboard and reshape the nut. Great Improvement !!

    2. I changed the 1/2 size strings it comes with to 3/4 size strings (the playing lenth is app 41 inches and the 1/2 size strings result in too much tension and a more Fretless BG type sound.

    The bass, bag, and stand are all in MINT CONDITION.

    I have several videos demonstrating the sound of this bass. One video I made with my Ischell Contact Mic which works because this is a hollow-body acoustic instrument. IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR AN EUB THAT SOUNDS LIKE A DB YOU PROBABLY WON'T GET CLOSER THAN THIS.

    PS The ISCHEL MIC IS NOT INCLUDED. The bass has a built-in multi-sensor bridge piezo and an active 3 band EQ pre-amp.

    And here is a video of my using foam to mute the strings to get a more DB type 'Thump'.
    Last edited: Dec 9, 2017
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  2. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
    Is there another pickup on this bass, or is it just the contact mic?

    And is it a D or Eb neck?
  3. rickwolff

    rickwolff ‘Leave the clams in, let ’em know we're human,' Supporting Member

    Sorry for the confusion.

    First, it is a D Neck.

    YES, there is a very effective pickup (and three-band EQ) on the bass. The Ischell Mic IN NOT INCLUDED but was posted to show one of the possibilities since this is a hollow-body acoustic intrument.

    The other video (showing the foam mute) is using the built in pickup.

    Here are some details on the built in piezos and pre-amp (from the BSXbass website):

    The multi-sensor piezo bridge system coupled with active circuit Bartolini electronics sounds extremely realistic both pizzicato and bowed. BSX Allegro Series feature a 3 band EQ, on-board preamp, and an individual volume control for each string. Classical violin colors with satin finish is standard. Length 56”, Width 11 1/2” (lower bout) Weight approx. 15lb.
  4. shwashwa


    Aug 30, 2003
    Sad to see you selling this. Quick question. Is the top arched? Is there a sound post and soundpost and bass bar?
  5. Hey there Rick. Just curious if the bass is still available? Give me a shout directly at [email protected] . All the best.