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Rabbath bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Rob Sleeper, Apr 2, 2006.


  1. Rob Sleeper

    Rob Sleeper

    Oct 13, 2005
    Chicago
    Hey everyone,

    Do you guys know what kind of bass Rabbath has?

    Just curious,
    Rob
     
  2. 1936 Quenoil,with laborie endpin.
     
  3. Rob Sleeper

    Rob Sleeper

    Oct 13, 2005
    Chicago
    Wow thank you, that was really quick

    Rob
     
  4. Peter Ferretti

    Peter Ferretti

    Jun 7, 2005
    NYC
    I know he has at least one Laborie bass...right?
     
  5. I am sure he has several Basses, but the one he records with is the quenoil.
     
  6. SirFunk

    SirFunk Supporting Member

    May 24, 2001
    Topeka, KS
    If you are interested in getting something similar in the states... IIRC Quenoil makes a cheaper copy called the 'Q' i think they are somewhere in the $8k range. George Vance used to carry them but i dont' see them on his website anymore. You might want to get in touch with him if you are interested though.
     
  7. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    FYI - Eastman also makes a student/conservatory level copy - I have no idea if they are any good or not -

    not to go too far off thread - I saw Edgar Meyer play his 2nd concerto last night with the LA Chamber orchestra (amazing, by the way!). Does anyone know what HIS (5/8th??) bass is?

    Louis
     
  8. SirFunk

    SirFunk Supporting Member

    May 24, 2001
    Topeka, KS
    He plays a 5/8th bass?!!?!? Is that his main bass? holy crap, he's huge! :p
     
  9. Are you talking about his main solo bass.....the little Gabrielli?
    The only other bass i've seen him play was a healthy sized five stringer He's not that big a cat...until he starts playing.
     
  10. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    That's the one - it sounded amazing at Royce hall - especially in all the p/pp parts - crystal clear - of course his palying had nothing to do with it - of course! :) Yikes!

    Louis
     
  11. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Rabbath plays both Quenoil and Laborie basses.

    George still carries the Q Bass.

    Also look at Kolstein Guarneri model, it's different from Rabbath's but has similarly sloped upper shoulders.
     
  12. DaveAceofBass

    DaveAceofBass Supporting Member

    Feb 20, 2004
    Charlotte, NC
    Also, Gliga and Eastman both make Quenoil copies....and I might add, so does Grunert.
     
  13. GFDBGuy

    GFDBGuy

    Aug 17, 2004
    Rabbath has 4 basses made by Christian Laborie. He is coming to DC next week. Concert Thursday night at Georgetown.
     

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