Over the years, Lemur has stocked the contemporary work of many major bass makers such as Pollmann, Wilfer, Stoll, Scaramelli, and Arvi. We have taken their 'stock' models and we have collaborated with them to create 'Lemur Exclusive' models. We base our knowledge on years of experience talking to both the Makers and Players, like yourself. It is a very exciting and interesting position to hold -- ours here at Lemur Music.
We offer telephone support for all your questions about these wonderful bass makers. Call us if you desire a custom bass. We offer advanced positioning in the production line of many makers and can deliver commissioned basses more quickly than you'd imagine.
Handmade by George Borun, a southern California instrument builder. Beautiful woods are used throughout; note the flamed back and sides. A carved button on the heel of the neck features the maker's initials, GAB. This artist's research into violin making led him to a more "English" styling. The instrument has a very good sound, with a deep, robust lower register, a clear mid- range, and a sweet, singing upper register to boot.
We recently ran this bass thru the workshop to fine-tune its sound and playability. It's in tip-top good shape, with excellent Deep dark robust tones.
We are pleased as punch to have Tosca™ Lemur Exclusive Upright Bass back in stock!This Antique Italian Style bass is gorgeous, lush and full, with eye-popping beauty and an earful of wonderful bass tone. Made with poplar back and sides for a warm sound, a spruce top for crisp focused tone, and hand-rubbed finish in Stoll’ssignature red-brown varnish. Heavy duty tuning machines, extra tall bridge, can be set up for jazz play or orchestra. SPL: 41” Handmade in Germany.
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.
Available at Lemur – Berkeley Store, 1006 Pardee Street, 510-969-2277.
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. TB
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. TB
Please call 800-246-2277 for more information. We will make our customized All-Pro Setup on this bass for your individual playing preferences.
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.