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Albert Jackstadt #106 made in 2010. This bass sounds huge but has a 41.5" string length and is very easy to get around on. D neck.
3/4 willow fully carved fatback with a very big, mature tone. Currently strung with Bel Canto strings. This is Shen's best selling bass because it can do it all. Phenomenal bass for the money. Includes an excellent Bobelock bag.
Made in 2017, This is a small 3/4 or 5/8 bass that doesn’t sound small at all. A customer said it reminded him of Edgar Meyer’s bass. Beautiful tone with great projection. Pics don’t do this justice but are available on request. C extension.
This bass is a great sounding bass with a good setup. Its growl, punch and sustain make it an ideal jazz bass but it sounds good under the bow so it could be a good 'only' bass for a working pro. Restored in 2009, its ready. 42" Eb neck. Realist PU.
This bass has seen a lot of action and has learned a few things. Dark and very woody but with excellent sustain. Very good jazz axe. It's a player for sure.
Rare 1940 blonde with painted grain on the back and ribs (more pics on request). The top was reformed and reinforced with a belly patch. A tapered shim under the fingerboard raises the projection so it has a nice high bridge and more volume. This is a loud bass with excellent sustain and punch. Ready for another 80 years. SOLD!
Excellent laminate bass which is made to a higher standard than the other stuff available, much of it almost disposable. Strung with Spirocore Mittels it has clarity and sustain but bows quite well.
This is a big upgrade from the SB88 laminate due to slightly deeper ribs and a carved top. The tone is bigger, darker and has more character. Strung with Spirocore Mittels, it is a great bass that bows surprisingly well.
Abraham Prescott basses are known to be great orchestra instruments and this one is no exception. This has a big, full low end and is responsive and well set up. Made in Concord, NH in 1834 this has undergone a shoulder reduction, scroll graft and had its f holes moved up to achieve a very playable 42” string length. This instrument was owned and played by Harold Carnes of the Chicago Symphony in the 1950’s and has plenty of documentation. Additional pics and information on request.
Fully restored in 2021, this bass got a new back with diagonal bracing, a shortened neck with a 42” string length and new varnish. It is a big bass with deep ribs and has a sound to match. A low C extension is well supported. This is a hybrid bass with an old carved tone but it will be a very reliable instrument.
One of the nicest Kay basses I’ve seen and it certainly has that great old tone Kays are known for. New adjustable bridge so it’s ready for another 85 years.
This 3/4 bass may have been a Romanian import or made in the KCS shop. Regardless, it bears their varnish and has a wonderful, loud and even tone with good sustain. The scroll bears tooling marks and the varnish is slightly antiqued. Great all around bass.
I always have fully carved cellos in stock, some made from European wood. These are excellent instruments, especially at the price.
Unable to find a quiver I liked, I designed this. Hand stitched from heavy vegetable tanned hides, these will last a lifetime. Due to a unique attachment point, they don't flop over the tailpiece when the bass is laid down. Monogram available for $10.
When you are looking for a bow, check back to see what I have. Inventory changes often.
Handmade extensions in various hardwoods, custom fit to your bass.
Neutral pickup with a clear yet slightly warm tone. Sounds great on most basses and will handle high volumes without feeding back. Price includes installation assuming it goes on an adjustable bridge with metal adjusters.
The original Realist which fits under the bridge foot. Very warm and natural tone. Excellent choice for a better bass when high volume isn’t necessary.