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King double bass:

Built In Cleveland, Ohio, USA circa 1931.

Restored, set up and maintained by Laurence Dixon, UK since 2004.

*Plywood/hardwood hybrid, violin shaped, round back 3/4 size.

*Maple neck (with original engraved machines) and beautiful  high grade ebony fingerboard, maple bridge (with metal adjusters) and ebony tailpiece with modern nylon over steel wire with length adjustment bolts. 

*’Ron Carter’ style ebony wood receiver endpin with various length (and woods) dowels. (New ones can be turned to any length required). This style of endpin encourages a natural/warm/woody sound.

*Fitted with both  Shadow SH950 dual and The Realist pickups for versatility in amplified tone.

*Strings are D’Addario hybrids.

*Black real leather bow quiver.

*Protected with black Roth & Juntus canvas gig bag with reinforced straps.

All work done by Laurence Dixon.

This professional instrument is ready to be taken out and  played without any work or extras needed. 

It has a beautiful sound and is the bass I recorded with on the first Paddington movie soundtrack and on the Kylie Minogue cover of ‘Let It Snow’ and in the West End shows Rent Remixed and The Hurly Burly Show (among other stuff).

Asking £5500 with all included  but can negotiate to remove any/all extras.

Fell free to contact me for viewing and trials. 

No time wasters please!




















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