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Pollman solo bass w/ extension Houston, TX

Discussion in 'DB Classifieds Archive' started by Dbass926, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I am selling my Pöllman solo double bass that I owned through my Master's degree at Boston University. This bass is perfect for a student or professional. It was being used for jazz and folk music when I bought it, but now has several years of orchestral playing, and has proven itself wonderfully! It is a small 3/4 bass but it has a very big sound (it took me to runner-up on the recent Houston Symphony Sub list audition). It has a C extension with adjustable brass gates by the Heinl violin shop in Toronta, Canada. I played this bass as principal of the Atlantic Symphony in Boston, MA and have performed solo recitals on it. The small size and sloped shoulders make it very adaptable to all kinds of playing, and the fingerboard goes to Eb above the treble staff. I purchased this bass two years ago and have since had a new bridge and soundpost made by Volker Nahrmann of Boston. It is in good shape, with good repairs and no major damage has ever occurred. PM me for more information or pictures. I would love to sell the bass locally to someone in the Houston metro area, but nothing is out of the question!

    Anyway, for anyone interested, I'm happy to circumvent talkbass' policy of two attachments per post by adding some more pictures. Even of the front. The asking price, again, is $15,000 US.
    Serious replies only, please.

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  2. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    just ribbing you Dbass...Nice looking bass....Pollmans are always a good value
  3. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    String length - 40.5"
  4. neal davis

    neal davis

    Dec 29, 2006
    toronto canada
    Did you get this bass off of Brian Kobayakawa? if so I know the bass, it is great. Wish I was in the market for a new bass, I would be all over this.
  5. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    Looks like a great deal! Lovley looking bass!
  6. Brian K

    Brian K

    May 21, 2004
    Toronto, ON
    Yeah, that was my bass. I wish I could afford to reacquire it and keep my current instrument (which, Mr. Davis, you need to come and play. I'll give you some C strings when you do).

    This is a great bass. One of the best Pollmanns I've heard, head and shoulders better than many.
  7. ddbassGA

    ddbassGA Supporting Member

    Nov 15, 2010
    Athens, GA
    I would love to own this bass!


    Jul 28, 2009
    Hi...would you consider this bass as a trade?
    I am am looking for a smaller, "solo" bass sized instrument.

    Pre 1900 German Bass for sale
  9. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    I'm not opposed to the idea if the bass is right...where are you located that I might be able to try your bass?
  10. This bass would be gone, if I was in the market. I love the busetto (spelled right?) curves..
  11. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    In the last three weeks this bass was in the semi-final round of the Kansas City Symphony, semi-finalist status with the New World Symphony, and played with the Houston Symphony. A hot-ticket item!!
  12. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    ***Price drop*** Come and get it folks, only $14,000 US. PM or post with any questions, this bass must go!!!
  13. Lownote4482


    Aug 12, 2011
    I am seriously interested in this bass. Is it still up for sale?
  14. Dbass926


    Jun 20, 2005
    Philadelphia, PA
    Yea, the bass is still available. When and where do you want to meet and check it out? Pm me for phone, email, addresses etc.
  15. Lownote4482


    Aug 12, 2011
    Great, I will send you a PM
  16. Lownote4482


    Aug 12, 2011
    Something has come up for me so if you are really trying to sell this Pöllmann [immediately!!], send me a PM with your phone number so I can call you.
  17. rickytatum2


    Nov 1, 2011
  18. rickytatum2


    Nov 1, 2011
    send me a pm
  19. rickytatum2


    Nov 1, 2011
    still for sale?
  20. If the seller doesn't answer, this thread will be closed very soon now.