Kai Arvi, is a Canadian Bass Maker, well-known for his fine orchestra basses. Kai Arvi NOW has a presence on the West Coast in Lemur Music's Showroom. We invite you to come play one of these basses you've heard about for years. Call 800-246-2277 to arrange an appointment. We'll have the bass ready for orchestra play. Click on the title above to learn more about Arvi Basses and to see extra nice photos.Thanx, TB
E.M. Pollmann double bass, custom built for Jerry Buffa, owner Lemur Music, in 1997. Busseto shape, 7/8 body with string playing length of 40.5 inches. Very easy to play. Incredible fundamental, with exceptionally clear mid-range. Impeccable condition. Nicely aged dark amber color. Traditional Bavarian styling from Mike and Ralph Krahmer with extra deep ribs, highly valuted top and back; full ornaments hand carved on back, ribs, front. Top table wood was 80 years old when the bass was made. Custom brass keys, now retired pattern. Please click thru to see additional images and to learn more.
Lush sounding bass from contemporary Italian maker Orlandini, 1976. Violin form with lovely curved, fancy corners. Golden brown color with heavy gold highlights. Deep rib at neck for extra volume on top. Big fat jazz sound played for 40 years by well-known Italian jazz star. Used for many years of recordings and live performances. Deep fundamental, clear voicings in the mid-range. Very playable 41" scale. Please click on title to see extra pictures and video.
Roland Wilfer has used his most well-aged wood for this antique reproduction bass.It’s a copy of a well-known Amati bass, scaled up just a dab to give maximum volume and projection.I’d like to draw your attention to the proportion of the waist (C-bout).It is long, lean, and oh so easy for your bow, whether on the upbow or down.The top is made from 80-year-old aged spruce.The back from super hard aged maple.Rubner’s antique iron machines offer a very pleasing look with all the convenience of modern machines.The antique brown oil varnish is just superb, complimenting the appearance.
As always, your satisfaction with any bass you buy from Lemur Music is guaranteed.We will work diligently with you to fit the right bass to your play and your aspiring career.Please feel free to call me; I am here to answer all your questions and to guide you thru your bass buying decision. Toni Buffa
E. Wilfer Prague® Model 7/8 sized double bass is a full-bodied orchestra bass with a rich tone, a deep fundamental, and pleasing amount of volume. The violin form is well proportioned with easy access across the (slightly droopy) shoulders and plenty of bow room in the longer waist. Using a smaller 7/8 pattern makes a nice orchestra sized bass that is easy to get around on.Note the 41” SPL. Lemur Music has long insisted that Wilfer make basses no more than 42” to accommodate a greater range of players.Prague differs from Arco-Boss being a bit smaller but having a more lyrical sounding graduation of the top plus the new bass bar configuration.Please click thru to see the video.... thank you. TB
The Gentleman Jazz name says it all…. Smooth, refined, strong in the mid-range, powerful in the lower register. If you have dreamed of playing piano trio gigs without an amp, this could be your bass. Violin corners, antique amber color, and medium-fancy woods make for a beautiful double bass that can really move some air, and easily move your heart. Gentleman Jazz has been our most popular Wilfer Model Bass. Our set-up experts can deliver this bass to you with the action you crave. Video presentation is available on page two.
The Gentleman Jazz name says it all…. Smooth, with Refined Clarity in the mid-range, powerful in the lower register. If you have dreamed of playing jazz gigs without an amp, this could be your bass. The 7/8 size body is large and loud, but the bass plays like butter with a 41.5” SPL.Violin corners, dark brown color, and medium-fancy woods make for a beautiful double bass that can really move some air, and easily move your heart. Gentleman Jazz has been our most popular Wilfer Model Bass. Lemur Music’s Luthiers can deliver this bass to you with the action and tone you crave.
Gentleman Jazz Video presentation is available on page two. Please note this video is older but the information is still very pertinent. tb
The Arco-Boss™ name says it all…. Deep, Dark, Rich & Robust Sound, powerful in the lower register, well focused in the fundamental. If you have dreamed of successfully holding down a chair in an orchestra section, this could be your bass. It is large and powerful, but a breeze to play with its 41” SPL.(Really!)The 7/8 sized body is deeply vaulted, and the top is carefully graduated to maximize harmonic tone.Violin corners, dark brown color with reddish undertones, and medium-fancy woods make for a beautiful double bass that can really anchor a section.Lemur’s All Pro setup enhances Arco Playability for this classic Wilfer Bass.
Arco-Boss Bass is an excellent candidate for a Lemur Music Gated Extension Machine. Her size and strength will easily accommodate the extra tension of the machine, and produce the deep fundamentals you need on the Long Fourth String. All gates are adjustable along the length of the extension fingerboard enabling our Luthiers to fine-tune each position, calculating exactly for each bass’s precise tuning requirements.
Heidelberg™ is a Gamba Form bass with Easy Arco Access from the sloped shoulders, slightly enlarged C-bout, and taller bridge.The nicely swelled back & sides add extra capacity in the body making plenty of volume for orchestra play.We have the top carved to Lemur Specs and a special sizing on the bass bar which releases very good fundamental on the low strings. Back and sides are poplar, the top is spruce.We order Stoll basses in a rich, dark red-brown finish that is hand rubbed to a glossy luster.Heidelberg is available in 3-4 size for advancing players as well as 4-4 size which really has the power to anchor a section.
Heidelberg™ Bass in 4/4 size is an excellent candidate for a Lemur Music Gated Extension Machine. Her size and strength will easily accommodate the extra tension of the machine, and produce the deep fundamentals you need on the Long Fourth String. All gates are adjustable along the length of the extension fingerboard enabling our Luthiers to fine-tune each position, calculating exactly for each bass’s precise tuning requirements.
Oceana is a ¾ bass with a 41” string length, very playable.The entire bass is made from a beautifully fine grained poplar stained gold and green, with a lacquered finish.There is a rosewood fingerboard, rosewood purfelling, and trim accents. The tailpiece is carved from ultra-light curly boxwood into an ocean/shell motif. A most unusual nautilus shell scroll caps the peg box. The keys are custom made from brass in the ocean motifwhich also carries over to the hand cut f-holes, and specially designed bridge. Rosewood hand holds, like the original corner less basses, are mounted in rosewood. Please click on the tile above to learn more about this bass and her maker.