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Horst Grunert basses

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by davechamb, Mar 2, 2005.


  1. davechamb

    davechamb

    Jan 16, 2005
    London, UK
    I'm looking for a bass and have seen a Grunert bass with a fantastic sound, based on a John Lott shape (violin shoulders/corners, flat back)

    Does anybody have any advice with regard to Grunert's basses?
     
  2. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    Bring money.

    I played a Grunert Panormo copy at Gage's a while back, it was nicely made, but didn't hav ethe volume, projection or warmth of my current bass. And since my current bass is appraising at around $8K and they wanted $18K for the Grunert, I saw no reason to make a change.

    There's a nice article on the workshop in a late 90's DOUBLE BASSIST, you may be interested in checking that out.

    Also, as the aphorism says, a picture is worth a thousand words. Go into shops and play basses. Lots of basses. When the sound of one makes you stop for a minute, when the sound of one makes you remember that sound in your head, THAT'S the bass you want.

    No matter who made it.
     
  3. macmrkt

    macmrkt Banned

    Dec 4, 2002
    I think new Grunert's are going for $30K at Robertson's and Sons, the famous violin shop in New Mexico. They stock a couple.
     
  4. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
  5. Ed..the Grunert in the pic looks alot like the one Michael Moore bought a few years ago. Is it, by chance, the same axe?
     
  6. Ed Fuqua

    Ed Fuqua

    Dec 13, 1999
    NYC
    Chuck Sher publishes my book, WALKING BASSICS:The Fundamentals of Jazz Bass Playing.
    I dunno, did he bring it back and exchange it for 10 Christophers?

    Maybe, I saw it at Gage's back in 2001 or 2002....