Christopher "Prominence" Series Gamba Model
All Solid Carved 3/4 Bass

DB402 Christopher Prominence Series  Gamba Upright Double Bass
DB402 Christopher Prominence Series Gamba Upright Double Bass
Item# DB402T
Regular price: $4,995.00
Sale price: $4,495.00
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DB402 Christopher Prominence Series  Gamba Upright Double Bass

Model DB402 Christopher All Carved Spruce and Maple upright double bass, Jazz Bass, Bluegrass and Orchestral Excellence.

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 current specials on these basses!

Christopher Prominence Series Gamba Style Arched-Back Upright Double Bass.
Get all solid carved spruce top and all solid carved maple sides and back way less than retail here.
The large picture shows the Gamba shape of the bass, the pictures are of the Academy series bass though. This Prominence Bass is made of higher quality tone woods. Click on it to see it larger.
The 3rd smaller picture is of the back of a Master DB603 Violin Shaped Model bass.
Features are:
  • 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
  • Strings are extra
  • Padded heavy-duty Cordura bag with multiple handles and shoulder strap is extra
  • This is the Arched-Back gamba model of the Prominence Series Christopher bass.

    Here are some prices on the upper level Christopher basses:
  • DB502 3/4 gamba is $5995 shipped
  • DB503 3/4 violin shape is $5995 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 violin shape is $6445 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 5 string Violin corners is $6770 shipped
  • DB504 3/4 Busetto shape is $6370 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 Busetto shape is $6770 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 5 string Busetto shape is $7670 shipped.

  • DB602 3/4 Gamba is $7570 shipped to lower 48 states
  • DB603 3/4 is $7570 shipped to lower 48 states.
  • DB603 7/8 violin corners is $7870 shipped.
  • DB603 7/8 5 string violin corners is $8970shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 busetto shape is $8450 shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 5 string busetto shape is $9870 shipped.

    More models are available, email or call for availability of what you want size and shape wise.

    $159 shipping to Qualified Commercial addresses not more than 300 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.

    $159 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 300 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 $85 and $165, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $220. 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 $159 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 $65 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.

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