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For Sale Church Bass/Jazz Cello

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by slothlane, Aug 14, 2017.


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  1. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Price:
    1000.00
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    New York
    This is a fully carved jazz cello. The tone is much fuller and warmer than the kay jazz cello with added resonance from the fully carved top back and sides. The difference between this and a "normal" 4/4/ cello is the neck is much beefier and of course the geared tuners. It's super fun to play. It is currently strung with thomastik flat wound e bass strings. I will include a new set of Jarger cello strings as well. Buyer pays shipping charge. I can include that nice cello stand as well but the buyer will need to cover separate shipping for that too.

    I've uploaded a short video with iPhone only audio so the sound is really not ideal but you get an idea:


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  2. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    also, pics and vid were done before i strung it up with the e string (got really into the sound so wanted to play more than wind strings). i'll post another vid highlighting the low E
     
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  3. bodollar

    bodollar Supporting Member

    May 3, 2004
    Memphis
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  4. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    would love to hear this thing arco!
    nice instrument.
     
  5. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Pm replied I'll get an arco vid together!!
     
  6. kennettsq

    kennettsq Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    winchester ,va
    How did you get a bass E,A,D on it?
     
  7. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    I used Flat wound electric bass strings I think it would work even better with Flat wound short scale My original plan was to use 1/10 size heliocores but I've heard they are not ideal for a conversion like this The thomastik flat e bass strings are working really well
     
  8. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Fmi had a cello/bass they made they have some YouTube postings I think he used upright bass strings though He also is asking 2000 for his
     
  9. kennettsq

    kennettsq Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    winchester ,va
    What is the neck with at the nut ? And that will be my last question before talking about purchasing and shipping.
     
  10. kennettsq

    kennettsq Supporting Member

    Apr 2, 2008
    winchester ,va
    I also converted a 4/4 cello and use an F string for my E, yours definitely sounds fuller.
     
  11. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Neck width at nut is 1 1/4 inch yes it sounds full and very much like a "real" bass
     
  12. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Chicago
    With your thumb on the heel, what note directly across on the G string?
     
  13. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Ha! I'd have to check that!! Be home later Wil post then
     
  14. bajocallao

    bajocallao Supporting Member

    Jul 13, 2006
    Woodside, New York
    Endorsing Artist: D'addario Strings, Aguilar Amplifiers
    Where in NY are you located?
     
  15. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Brooklyn
     
  16. andocwest

    andocwest

    Sep 13, 2005
     
  17. andocwest

    andocwest

    Sep 13, 2005
    Hello, I was wondering if this is still available.
     
  18. andocwest

    andocwest

    Sep 13, 2005
    Hello, checking to see if this is still for sale, and also, any cracks, seam splits, etc., any way of knowing the age?

    Thanks chuck
     
  19. slothlane

    slothlane Supporting Member

    May 23, 2012
    Still available yes it is
     
  20. andocwest

    andocwest

    Sep 13, 2005
    ok, great, split seams or cracks?