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Our Double Bass inventory
Besides our inventory of Christopher and Gasparo double basses, we have a range of new and used instruments of various makers and origins available. We also stock master basses from Björn Stoll and Emanuel Wilfer.
At our workshop, we set up each bass individually. We also handle all your double bass needs: set ups, sound optimization, repairs etc …
New in stock
Presto Nylonwound for 4/4 scale length
Our Presto Nylonwound and Jazzicato strings are now in stock for 4/4 scale length.
Prestoflex strings are a new versatile steelstring. Warm tone, powerful sustain and a pizzicato tone that cuts through makes them an ideal Jazz string. But Prestoflex also have a good bow response. Available in Light and Heavy gauge.
set EADG heavy 3/4 - ivory yarn at tailpiece, black at peg end
set EADG light 3/4 - ivory yarn at tailpiece, light blue at peg end
The ADX20iP has a uniformly controlled cardioid polar pattern, which provides excellent isolation and feedback control on stage with natural sound reproduction at very close distances. The ADX20iP is lightweight, compact and simple to use. Included with the ADX20iP is a gooseneck clip with spring tension for easy mounting to the instrument.
LANDO UPGRADE: We ship the Audix with our BassBall. This microphone mount can used instead of a gooseneck: just put it into the bridge arch (between bridge and top). Due to the ball shape, the capsule can point in any angle to the top. The distance from mike to top can also adjusted very easily.
Make your choice: our pickup testing bass
Some double bass pickups are easy to test on your own bass - e. g. pickups that get mounted under the bridge foot. But other pickup models need alterations to the bridge or pickup to get mounted. In order to give our customers an idea of these pickup’s sound and character, we’ve installed them to one of our showroom basses.
Thomastik-Infeld, Pirastro, D’Addario, Velvet and Presto … the choice of double bass strings is huge. Whether you play pizzicato, slap or with the bow – we help you to find the optimum string for your bass and playing style. (Pls inquire for string brands not listed at our website.)
Fingerboard chart poster
This Double Bass poster is a great resource for every bassist: it's a fingerboard chart and timeline, and shows the notes on the fingerboard, the notation and positions – in original 1:1 scale. It also features an illustrated timeline of the double bass’ history, important bassists and makers from the 16th to 20th century.
Christopher RN at Youtube
The removable neck
Travelling with the bass is always a challenge. In particular air travels are getting more and more restricted and expensive for double bassists who want to take their instrument aboard.
To make travelling with the bass more easy, Christopher has developped a double bass with removable neck. As the makers of the Eminence bass, Christopher has much experience in making portable basses with removable neck. Due to the steel dovetail joint, the neck is removed and assembled within a few minutes.
Gamba model, 3/4 size
laminated spruce top
flamed maple back and sides
special designed softcases for both body and neck available
DaXun Zhang and his Christopher DB603-RN with removable neck
Prof. DaXun Zhang with his travel bass: a Christopher double bass model DB603 with removable neck.
DaXun Zhang comes from a family of bassists in Harbin, China. He has been playing the instrument since the age of nine, and studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing beginning at the age of eleven. He continued his studies in the U.S., where he worked with Lawrence Hurst. He has served on the faculty of Northwestern University and is Assistant Professor of Double Bass at the University of Texas at Austin.
In 2001, DaXun Zhang was the youngest artist ever to win the International Society of Bassists Solo Competition. He has performed extensively with the Silk Road Project, including concerts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, at Carnegie Hall, and in Japan and California.
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Free giveaway: double bass poster
The Christopher double bass poster shows a beautiful Christopher violin model and gives translations of the most important double bass terms in German, English, French and Italian language. (Click on the poster for downloading a higher resolution file.) We ship a full colour printed, DIN A2 sized poster with every order for free (on request).
News, general informations and articles about the double bass' history, pickups, amps, strings, buying and setup a double bass can be found at www.doublebassguide.com (as well as at www.kontrabassblog.de, Jonas’ German language double bass weblog).