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SOLD German Upright Bass c.1910- LOWER PRICE

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by Decomposer, Mar 22, 2019.


  1. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Price:
    9200
    Strings:
    4
    Location:
    California
    DSCF0976.jpg DSCF0968.jpg DSCF0953.jpg DSCF0911.jpg DSCF0930-2.jpg DSCF0926.jpg DSCF0957.jpg Selling this extraordinary German bass c. 1910. Big woody sound, punchy, and very loud. It's also extremely easy to play and lightweight to carry. New carbon fiber endpin, new fingerboard, new bridge. Work done by Lisa Gass or Jason Brown. Selling with a nice Moradian case and an almost new David Gage Lifeline Realist pickup.

    Like most basses of this age, it has it's fair share of dings, cracks, etc. All have been expertly repaired, and the bass is in good health.

    This bass sounds great with any style of music. Also sounds great with a bow or with a pickup.

    The video link below is from the soundcheck when I lent the bass to Thomas Morgan when he played at the Blue Whale.

    Dropbox - Thomas Morgan Bass 1913.mp4

    String length is 41 3/4”
    Ribs 8”
    Shoulders 19 1/2”
    Lower bout 25”
    21.5 lbs
    D-Neck
     

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    Last edited: Mar 25, 2019
  2. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Classic bass right there. Good for a pro that does it all. Now I'd put some old spiros on that in a hot second...or some fresh guts;)!
     
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  3. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Thanks Jason! Yes, this is that kinda bass. And yes it does sound great with Spiro or Guts... Evahs too!
     
  4. birgebass

    birgebass

    Nov 7, 2011
    Arkansas
    Man, beautiful bass!
     
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  5. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Thanks!
     
  6. LaFaro01

    LaFaro01

    Aug 27, 2018
    What a beauty...:p and when "he" sounds as it looks, it must be a real delight to play this bass...to bad, that it isn't in Europe....
     
  7. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    True, thanks LaFaro!
     
  8. Garagiste

    Garagiste

    Feb 16, 2013
    Brooklyn, NY
    This is borderline pornographic. That bass is hot!
     
  9. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Sounds great too!
     
  10. jbassbear

    jbassbear

    Feb 19, 2008
    New York, NY
    This is a great bass...I had the opportunity to play this bass on a gig in LA recently...gonna make someone very happy whoever buys this one..
     
  11. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Thanks John. So glad it worked for you. Hope to see you again soon!
     
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  12. Billy Mohler

    Billy Mohler Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    I want to check it out!
     
  13. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Hi Billy.
    I think we share some friends in real life. I am away this week back on Sunday. Someone is coming to look at the bass on Tuesday. He is driving in from Reno. You are welcome to come by and see it anytime after Tuesday. I’m in Pacific Palisades. Let me know what works for you.
     
  14. Decomposer

    Decomposer Supporting Member

    Apr 8, 2002
    PACIFIC PALISADES, CA
    Change to pm
     
    Last edited: May 16, 2019
  15. Billy Mohler

    Billy Mohler Supporting Member

    Dec 27, 2014
    Thanks David! We most definitely do have some mutual friends!

    Man, I totally should’ve hit you up earlier!! I got hot on the bass search last year, I even had a bass shipped from Gage just to checkout but ended up back on my old Czech bass, that I’ve had since I started playing. I recently started looking again. Anyhow, I’ll shoot you a text with my contact info.
     
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