Gasparo da Salo Video and Article. ACO's New Bass.

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by geoffbassist, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
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  2. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    Thanks, Geoff!
  3. Thank you for posting! That is remarkable!!!
  4. MostlyBass


    Mar 3, 2002
    Oak Park, IL
    I studied with a guy that had one... Unreal instrument... Such wonderfully extreme Italian style with the wide shoulders... It was unbelievably heavy and had lots of added bracing on the inside.
  5. pnchad


    Nov 3, 2005
    thanks for posting!
  6. I was already disappointed that I was going to be out of town for their next concert series... now even more so! Oh well, just have to be patient.
  7. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY

    bumping an old thread,

    i think this instrument has the most amazing sound. in one of the videos about it he mentions its the largest instrument he's seen... out of curiousity, does anyone know exactly how large it is? string length? upper bouts, rib depth?

    i'm also intrigued by the use of pear wood. i've played one old italian bass of pearwood before that had a very nice large sound despite its small size. does anyone have experience with this?
  8. JPHYeoh

    JPHYeoh Guest

    Jan 22, 2013
    I have an unknown Italian bass from the late 19th, that has pearwood for its sides and back. It is an absolute joy to play, and has great expansive sound! It's also a pretty small bass, so it's a pretty perfect bass for me.
  9. Sam21898


    Feb 14, 2013
  10. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i played that bass a month or so ago when i was there.

    it's such an interesting bass. if i recall the ribs are only about 5.5" deep.