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  1. Due to advancing years (Me) I want to sell or exchange (or part exchange depending what you have) my German double bass which I have had for many years. Circa from 1880. Written valuation in 2006 between £4,500 to £5,000. Has had repairs in the past. Plays very well. Details of the bass are: Top Bout 21 1/2 " 9" deep ---Bottom Bout 26" 9" deep--- Scale length 43 1/4". I would sell or exchange (or part exchange--depending what you have) for a 5/8th double bass. I am looking for a slightly smaller double bass of scale length approx. 39"--40". I live in Northumberland. PM me.
  2. Contains Fingerboard Pickup / Pre-amp. Does not include Wing Pickup--you supply. Price to include postage. PM me.
  3. gypsyjazzer

    Bow suggestions / help

    Hi Kevin Like you I have played pizz for years. 'Messed' about with the bow--self taught. Recently got serious about the bow. Decided to get more serious about the bow. Found a pro orchestral double bassest. One of the best things I have ever done. There is so much to learn about the bow. 'Opened my eyes'as they say about bowing--and about the bass. My recommendation is to find a good classical orchestral player---well worth it.
  4. Ischell X48C double bass contact mic. Used. Good condition. (Retails at approx. £233) ischell.com/en/products/x48c/ (ps--If this does not show go into the Ischell web site and search on: Ischell X48C Double Bass Contact Mic ) Check on the reviews of this mic. Comes with a small amount of fixing putty. Mic requires phantom power. Instructions on how to fix to bass. The XLR is fixed by Velcro behind the tailpiece. Price includes postage. No hard storage case but has Ischell bag. PM me.
  5. gypsyjazzer

    Strings Wanted *Now Obtained*

  6. gypsyjazzer


    'Ashbury' F5 style mandolin. I have upgraded the stock parts with quality tuners and tailpiece. Mother of Pearl truss rod cover fitted. Fitted quality hard case. Sell or exchange for either full size cello or a 5/8 double bass. If sold price to include postage. (If exchange perhaps we could meet up somewhere?) My location: Morpeth area, Northumberland.
  7. Selling my hand made acoustic 'Gypsy' style guitar made by myself at a guitar making school 14 years ago. 25 and a half inch scale length and a 16 inch lower bout. Can be seen Morpeth area, Northumberland. Comes with a top quality 'Calton' hard case. PM me if interested.
  8. Wanting to try a S/H set of any of the following strings--before I buy a new set---of any of the following: a) Evah Pirazzi Weich b) D'Addario Zyex c) Thomastic Spirocore Weich Send me a PM with details of past use, with price to include P&P. (Full length strings required--no ends cut off please ). Thanks.
  9. gypsyjazzer

    Good DB Luthier Required

    Thanks everybody for your replies.
  10. gypsyjazzer

    Good DB Luthier Required

    I have a very good old German DB in need of an 'MOT'. I bought the bass SH about 35 years ago and has given very good service. I think it is time to give it an 'MOT' to bring it to top notch condition. My question is: Who do you consider to be the best guy in the UK to do this--and really knows his double bass? Recommendations? Many thanks.