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FOR SALE: EXCELLENT 1928 CZECH 5 STRING DOUBLE BASS - NOW REDUCED TO $8,000

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by vjfourfreshmen, Feb 6, 2006.


  1. FOR SALE: EXCELLENT 1928 CZECH 5 STRING DOUBLE BASS
    This bass has a clear, deep, resonant sound good for
    both bowing and plucking. The low B string really
    shakes the whole house! The fully carved bass is gamba
    shaped and was upgraded to a 5 string design in 1998
    by Lisa Gass, a fine luthier in Los Angeles. That
    upgrade includes gorgeous silver tuning gears; new
    neck (very playable for 5 string), scroll, extended
    fingerboard planed perfectly across the entire
    register, gotz endpin, adjustable bridge, tailpiece,
    and a 5 string set of thomastik spirocore strings or
    your preferred choice of strings. Included is a
    Mooradian fully padded cover and a bass wheel for ease
    of transportation. I can supply a student level bow as
    well.

    The deep, clear tone and extended low range are
    perfect for an orchestral setting with playing ease
    and flexibility that only a 5 string offers. This bass
    also does remarkably well in an acoustic (or
    amplified) jazz situation. I have also used the bass
    for opera, big band, pop, and recording with great
    results as the clear tone throughout the range makes
    it a perfect all around bass. The bass is like a mix
    between Dennis Trembly (Los Angeles Philharmonic
    principal) and John Clayton (jazz virtuoso). I love
    this bass but must sell.

    8 years ago in 1998 the bass was appraised at $10,000.
    With this bass
    you are fully prepared to execute anything and more
    that the music demands. I am lowering the price from
    $10,000 to $8,000 and will consider any serious
    offers.

    The bass is currently in Long Beach, CA. I am willing
    to drive the bass within reason to potential serious
    buyers (or buyer may come to the bass). I also have a
    trunk if it needs to be shipped. Or the buyer may
    supply his/her own trunk. Buyer will receive all paper
    work, including the insurance appraisal and upgrades.

    All inquiries may be directed to Vince Johnson:
    vjjohnson3@yahoo.com 831 539 6630
    www.fourfreshmen.com