In conjunction with the bass makers at Emanuel Wilfer,Lemur Music has created a custom collection of double basses designed to deliver the big full sound that both orchestra and jazz players are looking for. The series of 5 basses, Conservatory™, Upper Register™, Foundation™, Edelweiss™, and Gentleman Jazz™ can be customized for your specific playing preference.
In this generation, the bass maker at Emanuel Wilfer is Roland Wilfer. His Meister Certificate was earned at the most famous violin making school in the world in Mittenwald, Germany. His family has an impressive collection of wood garnered over three generations and is used in the making of his fine instruments.
In addition to the Wilfer Five, Lemur Music is pleased to offer a varying selection of basses from E. Wilfer as they become available during the year. Please call 800-246-2277 (US & CAN) or (949)493-8323 worldwide to learn more about these custom basses.
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.
Upper Register represents the fusion of two fine ideas: a 3/4 width upper bout with a 4/4 size lower bout. What a great combination that projects a loud, full sound yet give easy access to the Upper Register. This Gamba form double bass with sloped shoulders makes a great professional jazz axe if you are an acrobatic soloist. The extra deep ribs also make it possible for Upper Register to be a great conservatory instrument for a tall person. Video presentation is available on our website.
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 shoulders and plenty of bow room in the waist. Please click thru to see the video.... thank you. TB