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SOLD East German Bass, ~1960, Plywood, w/ Extension

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Steve Freides, Feb 27, 2016.

  1. Steve Freides

    Steve Freides Former Mannes College Theory Faculty Supporting Member

    Dec 11, 2007
    Ridgewood, NJ
    New Jersey
    MLPhoto_0.jpg MLPhoto_1.jpg MLPhoto_2.jpg MLPhoto_3.jpg MLPhoto_4.jpg MLPhoto_5.jpg MLPhoto_6.jpg MLPhoto_7.jpg MLPhoto_8.jpg MLPhoto_9.jpg Bought by me Summer, 2015, played at home by me regularly until about a month ago, taken out of the house only for lessons. After purchase, worked on by Arnold including setup and new endpin. Tag inside says East Germany, Arnold thought it might be an Eberle, best guesses are 1960 or a little later.

    It's just a little hard to get into thumb position for me - the neck standover height is on the low side, and I'm on the small side, so I've already gotten something a more manageable size and have no need for this bass now.

    41-3/4" scale length

    34" fingerboard, D neck

    Chromatic Extension w/ all capos - an unusual thing on a plywood bass, and a great way to play those very low notes on a budget.

    Includes an almost new Gollihur padded bag case.

    Edit - photos from when I bought the bass last summer - they're much better than those I took, so I got rid of mine and inserted these instead.

    Last edited: Feb 28, 2016