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Thomann 111E BR 3/4 Double Bass

Thomann 111E BR 3/4 Double Bass
€479
£394.04
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item number 165069
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available since September 2003
sales rank 240
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sales rank 240 at thomann.de 1 in this category (Details)

Thomann 111E BR 3/4 Double Bass, set up in Germany in Thomann`s string-workshop, laminated top, back & sides, ebony fingerboard, adjustable peg. String-action will be individually set up for jazz, classical, rockabilly etc. Includes soft case, bow with german frog, and rosin. Colour: dark brown. Weight: approx. 10kg, comes with Bellacura polishing set including a cotton-cloth, microfiber-cloth and 20ml Bellacura polishing-fluid.

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A lovely bit of work

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When I first opened the box I was amazed at the quality of the instrument, the wood was beautiful, the craftsmanship was beautiful and the finish was perfect. It took me a while to set up properly since I was a novice at the double bass, but it wasn't too big of a chore, the body had a little mark on it to show where the bridge went (I don't know if this is on all of them, like I said the double bass is new to me).

My only complaint is that the pin got bent very easily even though I was extremely careful not to lift the bass up on it, and it's extremely difficult to pull out the pin by hand now.

The main thing is the bass still plays beautifully and looks even more beautiful. A table or chair made with this quality and attention to detail would be more expensive than this. It a really beautiful instrument

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I grow increasingly more happy with every passing day, having bought myself this bass over a year ago. It came with a german bow, which I've not had much use for, but also with a gig-bag, polish and two cloths. The set-up seemed professional, and there were clear (though permanent) markings as to where I should place the bridge when it arrived. Tuning up, I took time to left the strings settle but I suppose I must have rushed it a little, for the D string snapped in the process. I phoned Thomann right away and they shipped out a replacement string immediately, making absolutely no fuss, and it was with me within 5 days.
Shipping for the bass itself was also fairly quick, and professionally dealt with.
The bass? Among laymen it's revered for it's beauty, and for some reason I always mention how cheap I got it for. Honestly, it sounds lovely at my level of playing, with a full tone up to thumb position. Pizzicato is also very effective on the bass, and I have used it amplified on a number of occasions, constantly complimented on its sound. I would recommend it to another beginner in a heartbeat. It sounds leagues better than the basses I've played in schools and even at my university.

fantastic value

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Was extremely pleased with the build quality and sound of the bass, however the bag that accompanies the bass is not to the same standard. Overall would thoroughly recommend. Great for someone looking to try a new instrument without breaking the bank.

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