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SOLD PRICE DROP: The Best Shen you'll ever play

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by jameshpeterson, Mar 24, 2018.

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    This is the finest Shen you will ever play. It is a 3/4, bordering on 7/8, body Gemunder model. The string length is 41.5. A key feature to note here is that this bass was made before they starting mass producing all Shens made with willow wood. This is spruce and maple, which produces a far superior tone quality than the Shens produced today. You can tell that this is a pre-mass production Shen because it actually lacks the Shen stamp on the back and the Shen label inside.

    This bass has a large body, which enables its massive tone. However, its sloping gamba shoulders make it very easy to get around. The tone quality is open, rich and even - and the bass reacts very well (i.e. you barely have to apply weight to get the string to speak).

    This bass has been used very successfully for Jazz, and has won more than one major professional job (cant say which out of respect for previous owner's privacy). I personally have used it to get into undergrad and gradschool, as well as many summer festivals and regional orchestras. This bass will get you there.


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  2. groooooove

    groooooove Supporting Member

    Dec 17, 2008
    Long Island, NY
    i wish i still had my shen panormo so i could challenge your charge for "best shen!"

    beautiful bass, im sure its a killer.
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  3. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie

    Feb 25, 2012
  4. Daniel Loomis

    Daniel Loomis

    Apr 25, 2018
    Gorgeous! I am looking for a bass just like that! I'm am in NYC but if I make it down to the DC area I'll get in touch to see if I can come try it out!
  5. Sounds good! I'll let you know if I am coming up to NYC. Also, I wouldn't be willing to meet you halfway (A bit north of philly) if you wanted to do that
  6. Daniel Loomis

    Daniel Loomis

    Apr 25, 2018
    Hey, Thanks so much for your offer to drive. It's very tempting but I would feel badly making you drive all that way if I didn't end up getting it. Maybe let's wait till one of us makes a visit. I end up in DC pretty often for some gig or another....
  7. Send me your number, I'm heading through Baltimore in a few weeks....([email protected]). Thanks, John
  8. Jesse Cuthrell

    Jesse Cuthrell

    Nov 29, 2019
    I accept the challenge of best Shen...bought mine in 1998 from Bob's House of Basses. I believe it is the brother or sister of the one here.

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