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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Jimmy Blue, Apr 16, 2003.
After a 25 year hiatus I got the bug and bought this Bass. Any Idea what it is?
Here's a couple more Pics, had problems attaching
Inside is a sticker that says Made in West Germany. (In English) So I guess it was made after WWI.
I did not mean to blurt out hey whats this. I had perpared an introduction but was unable to attach some pitcures to it and lost it. Some pics appear to be to large to attach. I played String Bass for a couple of years in college 74 - 75'. After school the EM-1 was sold and the Fender went into the closet. Fast forward 23 years and Dad is playing electric in a geezer band and has the itch for an upright. I found this one locally, the seller says it is a Wilfer, the shop that sold it to the seller says it is a Semmlinger? The original shop owner has past on. I can not substantiate either. It appears that Wilers are carved, this one is plywood and Semmlinger appears to be a Cello shop. Any Ideas?
You guys have a great forum, I've aquired a ton of info and knowledge.
I think the P is for phillips violin shop who adjusted it in '74.
That's right Milothucis, The P is for Phillips Violin in Lake Worth, FL. Appearently they sold the Bass to my seller in 94' Mr Phillips died last year, his wife said that she thought the bass was a Semmlinger. But from what I can tell, Semmlinger only makes cellos. Celli? What ever.
Graham's String Shop in Dallas has a new Lothar Semmlinger double bass for sale. Why don't you ask them?
Any chance of seeing some more pics, let's say a side view of the scroll, the top, the whole bass from a front/side angle? I'm intrigued by the mystery.
I'll try and post a couple of more pictures. Prior attempts failed because the file was too big?
Let's try this one:
Thanks for the reply and info on the Bass. Your 5-(oh the GAS!) stringers sure do look nice.
I'll take on more shot at some additional pictures.
I think I'm on to somthing here !
Thanks Guys !
The Scroll, thanks Ed.
Here's a brighter copy of that scroll for ya, courtesy of Photoshop.
I think Ken nailed it though, he's an ace at that kind of thing.