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For Sale Price Reduced! Make an offer -1930's Otto Rubner

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by KQBASS, Dec 4, 2017.



    Aug 24, 2009
    La Crosse, WI
    1930’s Otto Rubner, Fully Carved Marchneukirchen, Germany

    This bass is in very good condition and has been played in jazz, orchestral and solo settings. I have loved playing this instrument since 2001 but due to an injury to the second finger on my left hand I need to down size my string length! The upper bout sloping shoulders make it easy to play and get around in the upper positions.
    The bass has a big warm sound and good response. I have had many comments from world class bassists about the great sound of the instrument and the ease of playing. These players, including: Michael Janisch, Hans Glawischnig, Corcoron Holt, Dave Santoro and Trey Henry, all used the bass while performing at the UW-La Crosse Jazz Festival.

    I purchased the bass at David Gage String Instrument repair in 2001. In 2005, the bass got a new fingerboard and bridge with adjusters. This work was done by Henry Bohem at The Double Bass Workshop in Madsion, WI. This instrument has been well maintained and needs a good home! Included in price is a custom sized Mooradian Case.

    Please email me with questions: karynkquinn@gmail.com
    Karyn Quinn

    String Length: 42.5 in.
    Neck: Eb

    Upper Bout: 18 in.
    C Bout: 14 in.
    Lower Bout: 26 in.
    Rib Depth: 7-8 in.
    Length of Body: 43.5 in.
    Width at nut: 1.7 in.
    Scroll to Shoulder: 29 in.
    Full height scroll to bottom: 74 in.

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    Selim, Mister Boh, Winoman and 6 others like this.
  2. BenCampbell

    BenCampbell Supporting Member

    Sep 7, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    What a beautiful bass! GLWTS!
    DrayMiles and basspraiser like this.


    Aug 24, 2009
    La Crosse, WI
    Thanks Ben, Let me know if you are interested.
  4. wathaet


    May 27, 2007
    Have you considered just re-necking it. Should be easy to make this a 41’’ D-neck, maybe even 40 1/2’’


    Aug 24, 2009
    La Crosse, WI
    Thanks for the suggestion. Yes, I have thought about it but don't know if I want to make a major adjustment to a great bass, which might have an effect on the integrity of the sound. I am currently playing a 40 1/2 " Juzek and do like that length!

    An even better idea - you should buy it and then you can try the conversion! :)
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2018

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