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Thoughts on Tom Martin Double Basses?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner [DB]' started by Calvin Marks, Apr 21, 2019.

  1. Calvin Marks

    Calvin Marks Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Been eyeing Tom/George Martin Solo model basses for a while but I wanted to get some feedback on the industry perception of Tom's basses - quality, quality vs. price etc. Any thoughts?

    I'm ideally looking for a bass with a string length between 40-41" (I currently play 41.5" and I want a bass pretty much exclusively for solo playing that doesn't sound like a pea shooter.

  2. Steve Swan

    Steve Swan

    Oct 12, 2004
    Burlingame, California
    Retailer: Shen, Sun, older European
    You will get more action is you repost this over in the "Basses" subforum.
  3. Calvin Marks

    Calvin Marks Supporting Member

    Oct 22, 2017
    Thanks I will
  4. Eric Hochberg

    Eric Hochberg

    Jul 7, 2004
    My perception, never having owned one, but played a couple, is that they are high quality instruments in many configurations. Other than that, you've got to try before you can know if it's right for you!
    Chris Symer likes this.
  5. Roger Davis

    Roger Davis

    May 24, 2006
    I’ve owned two Martin’s in my time. The Solo was a beautifully constructed instrument and the sound, even for a new instrument, deep and sonorous. The complete opposite to a pea shooter. Perhaps more suited to classical than jazz.

    It’s always a pleasure to visit Tom and George whose after sales is second to none.
    piggywiddle likes this.
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