DB401 Flat-Back Christopher Prominence Series Upright Double Bass. Get all solid carved spruce top and all solid maple sides and back way less than retail here.
(The pictures are of a 401 flat back we sold through our store recently.)
Jazz Bass Upright Acoustic Monster by Christopher! The SOUND JUMPS out of this Flat Back Tyrolean style bass making it a FABULOUS Acoustic Gig Bass.
It has a penetrating bass sound that is quite impressive, and a warmth that is very satisfactory. Big sounding when bowed too, wonderful bass and bargain priced for an all solid carved quality bass.
Nice custom setup/new bass adjustments in our shop with adjustable bridge included in this low low price. NO ONE ELSE that I know of is offering custom setups on these basses before shipping to you!
Price includes great setups including dressing the fingerboard for smooth playing action.
Really low jazz action takes $165 more work on the fingerboard as I REALLY work it over for a LOW jazz action when desired.
I can dial in a 3 to 4 mm height for the G and D strings and not much higher on the A and E!
I get RAVE reviews on this low jazz action as it is EXTREMELY low and fast easy playing without buzzing and rattling.
Tell me just how low you want it and I'll work it down to that height.
5 to 6 mm at the G string leaves enough height to dig in harder but still low enough along the fingerboard for a low fast playing bass.
Call 626-794-7554 for our current special on this model!
Fully Carved Spruce Top
Fully Carved Maple Sides & Back
Hand varnished Gold Brown with shading
Fine Ebony fingerboard and tailpiece with steel hanger
Adjustable bridge and sturdy adjustable endpin
Brass machine heads
This is the flat-back gamba model of the Prominence Series Christopher bass for sale here.
Get the optional Padded heavy-duty Cordura bag with multiple handles and shoulder strap for $99, or upgrade to a higher grade soft case up to the wheeled Town Case for $196 on our website- click here.
**IMPORTANT SHIPPING NOTES:
$99 shipping to Qualified COmmercial addresses not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena, CA.
A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” Commercial and where a large truck has “easy access” (a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e.; stairs or anything past the front door.
There are additional handling charges for those and other services). When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the shipping address in the checkout process.
$99 Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address” requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena Ca.
Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.
The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $99 shipping and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.
For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.
Here are some prices on the upper level Christopher basses:
DB502 3/4 gamba is $4995 shipped
DB503 3/4 violin shape is $4995 shipped
DB503 7/8 violin shape is $5445 shipped
DB503 7/8 5 string Violin corners is $6170 shipped
DB504 3/4 Busetto shape is $5570 shipped
DB504 7/8 Busetto shape is $6070 shipped
DB504 7/8 5 string Busetto shape is $6670 shipped.
DB602 3/4 Gamba is $6970 shipped to lower 48 states
DB603 3/4 is $6970 shipped to lower 48 states.
DB603 7/8 violin corners is $7470 shipped.
DB603 7/8 5 string violin corners is $8170shipped.
DB604 7/8 busetto shape is $7935 shipped.
DB604 7/8 5 string busetto shape is $8670 shipped.
More models are available, email or call for availability of what you want size and shape wise.
Here are the dimensions of the 7/8 bass:
total length 190 cm 74.8 inches 6'3" tall
body length 116 cm 45.7 inches
string length 106 cm 41.7 inches
upper bout 52.2 cm 20.7 inches
waist 40 cm 15.7 inches
lower bout 69.6 cm 27.4 inches
rib depth at neck heel is 17.8 cm 7 inches
rib depth at C bout is 22.2 cm 8.75 inches
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