Jupiter™ Bass was designed by Lemur with one purpose in mind: to create the loudest, punchiest, Most Affordable bass ever.
The shape started with classic American lines - gamba corners with the back bending forward to make the body thickness at the heel of the neck only 6 inches. The neck is slender and easy to handle. We also designed the string length to be only 41 5/8 inches, a comfortable relief from other big-sounding basses with string lengths over 43 inches. After that, the smallness ends. The bridge is tall to create leverage over the sound board. The upper and lower bouts were enlarged to maximize the volume, depth, and projection of the sound. And what a sound it is!! Enough to be on a Bluegrass stage with nothing but a mic. Enough to play trio club gigs without an amp.
Lemur Music Carved Wood Bass 5/8 sized Venice™ Bass is a real jewel among our smaller sized basses. Perfectly proportioned for easy play across all four strings, Venice is one of our most popular instruments. It's just right for the musician who wants a smaller bass with a bigger, more focused sound.
Like Tosca and Catalina, Venice Bass has
a medium dark brown spruce top, maple back and sides, with a semi-matte oil varnish, hand-rubbed to a nice luster.Fingerboards in this batch of six basses are meaty and thick, so we can setup this bass for any type of play you prefer.A 5/8 size bass has so many uses, such as easy portability and travel, chamber orchestra, a stay at home bass. It’s also really important to scale the bass to the player to prevent injury and to maximize playability.So older players, younger players, smaller players can all have a professional quality sound in their chosen instrument, the bass.
As always, Lemur makes an All-Pro setup on Venice to ensure your satisfaction.Call 800-246-2277 to find out how to get this bass delivered to your doorstep.
Available at Lemur – Berkeley Store, 1006 Pardee Street ... 510-969-2277.
Catalina Teatro Carved Wood Bass is a Lemur Music Exclusive design.Catalina has been in production for more than 10 years and is the larger sister to 3/4 Tosca and 5/8 Venice.All three are made with traditional Italian Styling in proportions, materials, and craftsmanship.Catalina has a spruce top, maple back and sides, with a matte oil varnish, hand-rubbed to a nice luster.Fingerboards are meaty and thick, so we can setup this bass for any type of play you prefer.With orchestra strings and a taller bridge Catalina can deliver the projection and harmonics you need for section work. The 7/8 size body resonates well in the fundamentals of course, but the top has also been graduated to deliver a balanced mid-range for more lyrical jazz work, too.
It’s really all in the setup – and Lemur never cuts corners on professional quality adjustments!So give us a call to arrange the best playability and tone for your particular gig. We ship worldwide and to all 50 states.800-246-2277.
Tosca Teatro Carved Wood Bass is a Lemur Music Exclusive design.Tosca Teatro has been in production for more than 10 years and is the larger sister to Venice Bass.Both are made with traditional Italian Styling in proportions, materials, and craftsmanship.Our Current Tosca Bass has a medium dark brown spruce top, maple back and sides, with a matte oil varnish, hand-rubbed to a nice luster.Fingerboards are meaty and thick, so we can setup this bass for any type of play you prefer. The smallish 3/4 size body is super easy to play with every note well within reach.The top has a Lemur Music graduation pattern we’ve developed just for Tosca’s unique top-plate proportion.We also increased the rib by 1” at the heel to give more air in the box.We’ve adjusted the over stand on Tosca basses to have better projection and to allow for a taller bridge. All these small adjustments add up to a bass that delivers clear mid-range, good fundamental, and easy playability.Many Lemur Clients are telling us they want a smaller bass that can really deliver tone.This is it, Tosca Teatro.
Remember, Lemur never cuts corners on professional quality adjustments!Please call to arrange the best playability and tone for your particular gig. We ship worldwide and to all 50 states.800-246-2277.
Unprecedented Value in a Double Bass for Discerning Musicians such as Stanley Clarke, Carlitos del Puerto, Christian McBride, Ron Carter, and many more.... Please click thru to learn much more about how we designed this sought-after bass, how it sounds, and its many great uses. Liberty Belle is available in both Removable Neck as FlyAway Bass BA145Remove.
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
Available at Lemur – Berkeley Store, 1006 Pardee Street, 510-969-2277.
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
Carbon Fiber Bows are usually considered an upgrade from Fiberglass Bows because the carbon fiber material can be manufactured to perform more like a wooden stick. (The wooden bow has both flexibility and strength down the length of the stick.) We can better control where flexibility is needed --along the curve of the stick- using the components that make Carbon Fiber. Balance, too, can be better controlled by altering the weight of the material along the length of the stick, especially near the tip.
These Entry Level Lemur Sunrise Carbon Fiber Bass Bows use good quality, well-fitted ebony frogs, Mongolian horsehair, and exhibit carefully executed moldings of the stick. Silk thread windings and nickel silver mountings complete the bows. We offer them in three sizes from 1/4 to 4/4.
Click on title above to place your order using the sizing matrix.
Sizing Lemur Carbon Fiber Bows French Models
1/4 size are 23.5” overall length & 18” on the playing hair
1/2 size are 25.5” overall length & 19.5” on the playing hair
4/4 size are 28.7” overall length & 22” on the playing hair
G.A. Pfretzschner Bass, 7/8 size, Flatback Bass, Gamba Form
Labeled G.A. Pfretzschner, handmade in Markneukirchen, Germany c1910.
Beautiful full-grained spruce top, maple back & sides.
We re-furbished the finish on this gorgeous old flatback when we moved her to the Berkeley Shop, so the intense, bright, golden undertones are really shining through the red-brown varnish. This Bass is a 7/8 size Gamba, Flatback, with a perfectly placed kerf, also still intact and in good repair.It’s been played as an orchestra bass for the last 100 years, and has developed the deep, dark, robust fundamental that you need to stand out in the section.The flatback makes for ‘up-close” access with the sloped shoulders contributing to the ease of play.The longer C-bout affords plenty of bow arm. We have re-worked the fingerboard for a smooth touch and tuned the bass accordingly.The overall health of the bass is quite good.Notice the f-holes are still nice and flat.Some rib cracks were repaired two decades ago and are stable.Custom Gig Bag included.
Please call 800-246-2277 for more information. We will happily customize this bass to your individual playing preferences.
E.M. Pöllmann Bass Verona Model Gamba Form 3/4 size
Labeled 657 Anno 1976.Handmade in Mittenwald, Germany
Ornamental carving back, front, and ribs.
The original light amber varnished has aged to a lovely, dark golden amber.In the shadow it appears a bit reddish.
This bass is in excellent health, no major repairs.Edges are clean for the most part, varnish is intact with only a few small dents and dings, as would be expected with a 40+ year old bass.Highly flamed maple back and sides, typical Pollmann scraped spruce top reveals the "years" nicely.Machines are older nickel chrome in good working condition.
This bass has the sloped shoulders typical of Verona Model.It would be a very easy playing bass for a smaller player, who might want a more compact Pollmann bass.The sound is big and clear due to the generously vaulted top and back, and standard Pollmann 9.25" lower bout ribs.
The ONYX Double Bass Wheel is fabricated from all stainless steel and polished to a beautiful, long-lasting shine. The 6" tire is made from resilient foam rubber with a tough outer skin designed to cushion the ride of your bass - and it will not leak. Weight 1.2 lbs. Made exclusively in the USA for Lemur Music by ONYX Musical Products.
The Bass Wheel Shank fits into the endpin-rod socket when you have removed the adjustable height rod.Available in 6 sizes to fit most endpin rods.To measure your endpin socket:Lay the bass on its side, remove the endpin rod, measure the diameter of the socket with a metal ruler or tape.
·A2454--8mm or 5/16”.It’s about the same size as a yellow #2 pencil.
·A2454--10mm or 3/8”.Works perfectly with the ONYX or Goetz 10mm endpin.
·A2454-- 12mm.Fits the medium sized Chinese endpins.
·A2454-- ½”. Measure carefully – ½” is smaller than 5/8”
·A2454-- 5/8." The 5/8" size is slightly larger than ½" and fits hollow rod tube endpins.
·A1155--9/16". Fits the large Chinese endpins.It’s larger than ½”.
·Replacement Tire (A1156).Your tire will last for years before it starts to show wear.Ice and Snow conditions will degrade your tire faster.If your tire becomes worn on one side more than the other, take the tire off and rotate to the other side.We encourage you to repair and reuse. However... when you need a new tire, we have them in stock.
·Replacement Shank (A2155).The ONYX engraved caster frame & tire is universal to fit all 6 sizes ONYX Wheels.If you have more than one bass with different size (diameter) endpin rods, you can interchange a different size “shank” with the same caster frame and tire.Replacement shanks bolt into the caster frame with household tools, so you can change your wheel “size” easily and economically.
Currently Available at Lemur – Berkeley Store, 1006 Pardee Street, 510-969-2277.
Gently Used Catalina 7/8 Bass is a Lemur Music Exclusive design. Please see Catalina Specifics Shown Above. This bass is nicely played-in and has a great, well-layered sound. It's hand applied oil-varnish has developed a lovely patina that really enhances the flame grain of the wood. Sold with a Lemur Gig bag 7/8 size, custom fit for this bass. Includes an Acoustic Image Ten2 Combo.
Lemur Music SOLANA ASD™ Bass in 3/4 Size Gamba Form is made using Advanced Structural Design that allows the laminated top to function much more like a well carved solid-wood top. You get more complex tonal quality and greater volume, making Lemur SOLANA ASD a really good value. We set this bass up for high schools, churches, rockabilly, and bluegrass players.
For more than 18 years, LAGUNA ™ has been our most popular selling double bass. It can be set up for jazz or arco play, making it a most versatile instrument. LAGUNA 2019 is a carved 3/4 size Gamba Form Bass with good sound. BACK IN STOCK AS OF OCTOBER 15TH! HURRY STOCK IS LIMITED.
Underwood Bass Pickup, is the original and still most popular bass transducer. It's the most simple to install, fitting neatly under the wings of most bass bridges. Underwood is best known for its clear reproduction of bass fundamental tones. The female 1/4" phone jack mounts with ease near the tailpiece for a nice neat & tidy look. These pickups are almost indestructible - they last for years!
Lemur Music has sold more than 5,570 Underwood Bass Pickups Since June 1995!The Best-Selling Pickup we have ever stocked.Congrats to the Underwood Family who still make these fine pickups here in the USA.
Kolstein Cleaning and Polishing Kit Contains: one 4-oz cleaner, one 4-oz. polish, and two (non-abrasive) polishing cloths. The Kit is a care package for all string instruments & bows. The cleaner removes stubborn dirt and rosin build up without disturbing the varnish. It contains a preservative oil which is excellent for ebony and rosewood finger boards. It helps blend minor scratches with the original finish. The Polish restores the natural luster of fine finishes.
Original Flexocor Bass String Set, Orchestra Tuning Set of 4 Double Bass Strings - Tunes to G,D,A,E. Steel rope core. dark, classic, deep orchestra sound. Resonates well. Requires high bow pressure. Higher tension than Flexocor.
Double bass labeled Paul Glaesel 1889 with 1908 repair label. This double bass, made in Germany, is a full 7/8 size bass with Viennese bass styling, double outer linings, and small ebony bumpers. Ribs are strongly tapered to neck block for super easy access. Faulous old (Schuster) machines with ebony pins are in good working condition. Finish is in a state of fine patina, with old-gold ground color sparkling through the red-brown varnish. Recently cleaned with kid gloves by Mrs. Lemur. This Glaesel bass is in good health with all cracks well-repaired, non-active. This bass has lived in Santa Cruz, California, a great climate for maintaining good bass health. SPRING 2020 BASS SALE PRICE. SAVE $5000
Pirastro Perpetual Bass Strings, Pizzicato Bass String Sets and Singles
·Chrome steel outer wrap is wound on very flexible high-tensile steel rope core.
·Tremendous Volume from steel core.
·Excellent Clarity in both Bass Fundamental and Mid-to-Upper Registers.
·Effortless Left-Hand Feel in both Pizzicato and Arco Play. With their effortless left hand feel & astonishingly quick bow response, Perpetual allows the player to practice for longer periods of time with little fatigue.
·Highly articulate, super easy bow start.
·Breaks in quickly with excellent stability.Does not “roll” like Obligato (a synthetic core bass string)
·A powerful and focused low end gives way to a full, sophisticated upper register.
·Extremely energetic with very little effort and juicy right hand feel when played pizzicato.
Also Available:Extension 4th String (E2.10m); 5th String Low B (B5); and Solo Tuning Sets:A-E-B-F#