Professional DB300 (Hybrid)

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by SMollock, Jun 16, 2020.

  1. Hello again! I found this bass on Reverb. Used for 2900.00 plus shipping from a music store in TX. Anybody familiar with this bass that could give me some opinions on them?

    Thanks in advance!
  2. turf3


    Sep 26, 2011
    "Professional" is not a brand name. What's the brand name?

    I would point out that the vast numbers of crummy instrument shaped objects from China on Ebay are all labeled as "PROFESSSIONAL!!!!"
  3. wjl


    Jul 18, 2017
    near Frankfurt, Germany
    endorsing nothing except maybe free and open source stuff, like Linux
    I'd say that that could probably be a Christopher? Look at the hybrid model 'DB300' family (the last digit changes accordingly to the shape):

    Christopher string instruments

    I was interested in these a while ago, and when I asked the guy in the store told me ~2200€ for a new model of this range. So $2900 used seems a tad too high, but I have no idea what these cost in the USA.

    Oh, and since you asked opinions: the one I looked at was very nice. But I also touched the cheapest solid one of these:

    Gasparo Kontrabass

    - and instantly fell in love with that carved 'Bergamo' model. The price on that particular one in the store was ~2800€ tho, so a bit more. But man, that thing handled and played like a beauty...

    If I had chosen that day, it would have been the latter, definitely.

    Hope that helps,
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2020