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For Sale Shen SB200 Mahogany Back - New Price

Discussion in 'For Sale: Double Basses' started by KHuhn, Aug 30, 2020.

  1. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
    Hi all,

    This is a Shen SB200 Rogeri model with a mahogany back. I bought this bass a few years ago with the intention of replacing my main bass but changed my mind. In any case I don't need two nice carved basses and am ready to let it go.
    Very fun and easy to play bass. There are some nicks here and there but it is in good condition. It has been drilled for a bent endpin by Mike Shank.
    Here are some sound examples...

    Marcello Sonata in E Minor

    Some bits of contemporary pieces...

    I'm happy to listen to offers and answer any questions. Thanks for looking.

    Shenfront.jpg Shenback.jpg Shenscroll.jpg
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2020
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  2. i almost bought one just like this. this may even be the same bass?

    these are not particularly common, but the one i played sounded absolutely wonderful. mahogany is popular for guitars, but man it makes a hell of a bass. lots of tone and fullness for such a fair price.
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  3. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    Indeed. When I bought my Shen from Mark Leue up in western MA, he had just gotten a couple of the mahogany-backed Rogeris. Maybe this is the same bass? Anyway, that sounded incredible then, this bass sounds incredible in the video, the price is a steal, somebody buy it!!
    Last edited: Aug 31, 2020
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  4. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
    Thanks Scott! I got this bass from Mark, you probably played it!
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  5. Indeed - mark leue is where I played the mahogany bass - so I can comment that this specific bass is *stunning*

    these rogeris are well proportioned, and this mahogany is the finest example. those deep ribs do a lot for the bass, and it's a very playable shape.
  6. garrett2

    garrett2 Supporting Member

    May 15, 2017
    Love those Kate Moore pieces!
  7. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
    Thanks for the endorsement of the bass! Your Shen looks great too, I hope you find a buyer!
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  8. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
    She is an incredible composer. There is a full performance by Robert Black on this page if you want to check it out. Listen
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  9. plong123

    plong123 All Your Bass Are Belong To Us

    Nov 19, 2012
    Columbus, Ohio, USA
    What is a 'bent endpin' ? Thanks
  10. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
    It's an endpin that comes out at an angle which helps make the bass feel lighter when standing or sitting. It also changes the way you balance the bass when standing.

    There is a good discussion of the pros and cons on this thread....
    Bent Endpin ?

    You can see it in the picture showing the back. It would come with the regular endpin as well.
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2020
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  11. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Well you certainly make this bass sing! How does it do for pizz/ jazz applications?
  12. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
    Thank you! It can certainly keep up in pizz situations. I've taken it to a bunch of bluegrass jams, and used it in several musical theater shows. I doubt it would be a first choice for a serious jazzer though. The attack is a bit rounded and doesn't have that pointed "in your face" kind of sound that jazz players seem to look for.
  13. 834federal

    834federal David Brodie Supporting Member

    Feb 25, 2012
    Ok. I guess it's not for me then. Thanks for the reply and GLWTS!
  14. KHuhn


    Jun 17, 2014
  15. chaurett

    chaurett Supporting Member

    Sep 18, 2002
    Storrs Mansfield
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