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German 5/8 Carved Bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Frank Louis, Oct 22, 2004.


  1. jmpiwonka

    jmpiwonka

    Jun 11, 2002
    i'm not saying i would buy a bass sight unseen or without playing and feeling it...but that bass looks like a better bass than an engelhardt....if pictures will tell you anything.
    AND i've seen those pics on here in the for sale forum.
    i forget who but someone was selling that bass here....donZ maybe???
     
  2. I think you're right wonka....Z?
    Bass looks pretty damn good. Still. you gotta see and play before purchase. There's just no way around it!
     
  3. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
    WILLYWONKA and WARBOOTY's 300-year-old memory is still pretty good. :D

    I somehow remember the thread title or message title when you guys said you remembered it... something like "mmmm.... ribs". So the handy dandy search tool was pretty good and came up with:
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=134821

    Cheers.
     
  4. Blessings on both you cats ( wonka and diddy ) (and freakin' for bringin' it up in the first place)
    You know what this means?? It means I have a memory!! :crying:
     
  5. azflyman

    azflyman

    Apr 24, 2004
    Astoria, OR
    I don't know if I would go that far. Did you remember your Aricept today. :smug:

    I thought those pics looked familiar as well.

    az
     
  6. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    I have played that Bass of Don's. I don't know why he's selling it so cheap. I would expect at least double for that Bass or somewhere nearer to 2K.

    It IS a carved Bass. The 5/8 size IS smaller than a 3/4 and ideal for Solo, Chamber, Jazz or a smaller person.

    Ask Don for the measurments of the Bass....
     
  7. Ben Joella

    Ben Joella

    May 31, 2004
    Boca Raton, FL
    Ken,

    I'm curious what you thought about the tone of this bass. I have been looking for a tiny bass for solo work, possibly even for tenor (A,D,G,C) tuning. Do you think it could project in a small hall?

    It looks solid, but did it feel like it would last? Because, man that looks easy to get around. :bassist:
     
  8. What the hell is an Aricept?
    Where's Z?
     
  9. hdiddy

    hdiddy Official Forum Flunkee Supporting Member

    Mar 16, 2004
    San Francisco, CA
  10. That was beyond mean, az. I won't forget that!!
    Thanks diddy (I think)
     
  11. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    GoodBass, I think Don's 5/8ths Bass is in great shape. If taken care of, as will any decently made Basses, it will out last you. If you can, come to Pa. Bring your 1739 Italian along as well to compare. Also, I would love to see your old Bass as well. Don is just down the road from me so I would host your visit just for the privlege of trying your Bass.
     
  12. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    what ho ! Thou dost speaketh thine name ! ?
     
  13. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    i'm in a "raising money for some linguini i really cannot afford "stage...
     
  14. azflyman

    azflyman

    Apr 24, 2004
    Astoria, OR

    :D

    I never forget mine, unless I forget, or I don't remember. What's that big wooden thing over there!

    az
     
  15. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    I wish I knew the leftovers from what WARMBUTTOCKS has forgotten about DB. Seriously doubt, though, that 'AT'SMYFLY,MAN meant any harm by it.

    PS...that sure is a purty bass.
     
  16. I know that Marcus......What bass? :help:
     
  17. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    Uhhh...I forget....
     
  18. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    The 5/8 bass i sold this morning ?
     
  19. KSB - Ken Smith

    KSB - Ken Smith Banned Commercial User

    Mar 1, 2002
    Perkasie, PA USA
    Owner: Ken Smith Basses, Ltd.
    Where do I send my Bill?.......lol