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*OFF MARKET* 1890 Lamy Bass [ French ] *PRICE DROP*

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by BAJO, May 17, 2011.


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  1. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    1890 French Lamy Bass for sale [DEL]35,000.00[/DEL] [DEL]30,000.00[/DEL] [DEL]26,500.00[/DEL] $23,000.00

    This bass is fully loaded with nothing wrong!! It has gotten the best treatment by Jed Kreigal and has had everything checked and or upgraded. The Lamy bass has a re-graduated top and a new neck graft.. The bass is in nearly perfect conditions and the varnish is all original. This bass sounds great for jazz and classical music! I have had the honor to play this bass with Wynton Marsalis and also the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orch.

    These french basses are gaining lots and lots of equity and their prices will only go up and up.. I am selling this beautiful bass in order to upgrade myself to something much higher...

    The bass is a 42 inch string length and the neck is close to a D neck.

    I will leave you a youtube clip of me playing this bass on the tonight show with Letterman so that you can hear what this bass sounds like... un amped!!!!!!!!!!

    YouTube - Willie Nelson, Norah Jones & Wynton Marsalis Live

    more photos

    more photos
     
  2. Barron

    Barron

    Oct 23, 2008
    Atlanta
    Orale! Always dig your style man. From the Panormo to the Lamy. Wow...what's next?
     
  3. ugly_bassplayer

    ugly_bassplayer Supporting Member

    Jan 21, 2009
    Qu├ębec
    Awesome playing in that clip dude.

    Cheers.
     
  4. abaguer

    abaguer

    Nov 27, 2001
    Milford, NJ
    That's a really clear sounding bass. Love your groove.
     
  5. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    Jerome Thiboville-Lamy-- this is the right name of the maker!!
     
  6. Nuno A.

    Nuno A. Velvet Strings Customer Service

    Jul 9, 2001
    SWITZERLAND
    Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
    and a little story:

    Thibouville-Lamy, Jerome. A little
    before 1867 he became sole proprietor
    of the various factories at Mirecourt ;
    he gradually substituted mechanical
    for manual labour, and while increasing
    the number of instruments made, at
    the same time reduced their price, so
    that at last he was able to exhibit at
    Vienna, in 1873, his famous violins at
    4s., 8s., and 6s. each. By 1887, 35,000
    instruments had been made by his
    firm. He was awarded a medal, Viti-na,
    1873 ; medal of honour, Santiago, 1875 ;
    prize medal, Philadelphia, 1876 ; and
    gold medal, London, 1885. He was
    made Chevalier of the Legion of
    Honour, April 10, 1877, and Officier,
    Jan, 15, 1892.

    Lamy had many makers working for him and so therefore, the quality of the instruments greatly varies....
    35 K for a Lamy is quite on the upper side, but as with any bass with some sort of pedigree, its the sound and condition that matters, good luck for the sale.


    Nuno
     
  7. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    Nuno, thank you so much for this info:) As for the price, I have done everything possible to this bass and has been made perfectly right for playability in jazz and Classical music. The top has been re-graduated because most of these French tops are thick [14mm ] in some spots:)
    The sound is great and loud with lots of depth and character which allows the players to become their own sound.. This bass will be one in the books for being a boomer and projector on stage:)))) Thank you again Nuno:)
     
  8. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
  9. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    Waltwallace, thats a better price def:) I might bring it down after this post to 30k!!

    That Lamy bass you are referring to is going for 19k [ Great price ] however, it has not had any work done to it:) The top is thick as can be and the neck stance is not correct for Classical nor Jazz [ metal strings] Theirs your extra 7-8k that will be invested into that Lamy once you buy it:)

    Thank you for looking out:)))

    Carlos Henriquez
     
  10. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    NEW PRICE!!!! 30K---------30K----------30K-------------30K

    $30,000.00
     
  11. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    REDUCED PRICE $26,500

    This one is a killing French Bass!!! The only reason why I'm selling is because I want to upgrade:)))) This is killing Jazz and Classical bass!!!

    I've been happy using it with Wynton Marsalis:) plus the JALC..

    Let me know if you have any questions


    Thank you

    Carlos Henriquez
     
  12. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    NEW PRICE $23,000
     
  13. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    19k-20k? give me offers TB:))) I'm trying to let this one go fast to get into another bass awaiting this sale.. Please let me know if you have any offers out there..
     
  14. Unfortunately, a bass going fast in this economy is relatively unheard of :/. If anything, I'm sure this bass would be the first to go in ideal conditions.
     
  15. BAJO

    BAJO Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 7, 2006
    West Orange,NJ
    BUMP
     

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