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SOLD Fully Carved 2002 Samuel Shen SB 800 Rogeri Model - Price Drop! $6,000

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Doublebassman85, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Price:
    Selling my wonderful Shen SB 800 Rogeri Model made in 2002. This is an earlier production Shen that has been well played in, just shy of 20 years old. The SB800 is Shen's top of the line fully-carved bass and this one features highly flamed maple back/sides with a tight-grain spruce top. Beautiful dark varnish that I haven't seen on many other Shens. Ebony fingerboard and wooden bridge adjusters. In great shape and has never had any damage or repairs. I've used this bass successfully both as a student and professionally as a backup instrument. Very versatile bass that over-performs it's price point and sounds great for both classical and jazz playing. Comes with a case.

    Located in Kansas City and willing to meet within a 2-3 hours drive.

    Asking $6,500 OBO.

    Would consider a vintage Pbass or high-end German bow in a trade/partial trade. Would also trade towards a bass in the 10-15k range plus cash on my end.

    String length - 41 1/2"
    Rib depth - 8 1/4"
    Upper bouts - 20 1/2"
    Lower bouts - 26 1/4"

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    Last edited: Jul 17, 2020
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  2. Will this bass ever be in Portland? I'd like to come check it out if it makes it to the west coast... Thanks!
  3. jheggen


    Aug 7, 2013
    Hello - is this still available? If so, is it located in Kansas City? Thanks!
  4. Price drop - $6,000 OBO
  5. Just got this back with a new soundpost and a fresh set-up. Ready to go and sounds great!
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  6. anightintunisia

    anightintunisia Supporting Member

    Feb 17, 2011
    Nashville, TN
    Any pizz audio clips / videos?
  7. PM'd
  8. jbaade77


    Jun 1, 2004
    Lansing, MI
  9. Contranash

    Contranash Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Kansas City
    Great bass! Had a student trying it and we loved it, just a bit out of their range. Perfect for the advancing high schooler!
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  10. BrooklynBen


    Feb 17, 2014
    New York
    Is this bass still available? And will this bass ever travel near New York City? Does it have a case>

    I'd like to come check it out if possible. Will pm as well.
  11. Updated with a few more pics. Great older Shen that sounds killer. All offers considered!
  12. lowendgruve89


    Jul 20, 2008
    Is this bass still for sale??
  13. Yep, still available. PM sent
  14. 2much bass

    2much bass Supporting Member

    May 12, 2019
  15. almal


    Aug 28, 2006
    Kansas City
    This bass really does sound great. @Doublebassman85 let me experiment with Spirocores on it and it really goes into "jazz cannon" mode. It plays easily and the wide shoulders give it a wonderful depth of tone. Whoever buys this is getting a lot of bass for their money.

    Here's a youtube video to prove it (sorry for the background noise).
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  16. almal


    Aug 28, 2006
    Kansas City
    One more... It really responds melodically to pizz. Nice and expressive with lots of clarity and sustain.
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  17. Hans Gruber

    Hans Gruber

    Jun 18, 2003
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  18. almal


    Aug 28, 2006
    Kansas City
    Hey, you sold it! Congrats, great bass deserved a great home :)
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