Even in the early 20th century
Italian violins were more valuable. Attempting to capitalize on that fact, Karl
Hermann made basses in Eastern Germany labeled "Morelli." Always better
than the average bass, Morelli has become synonymous with quality - woods, craftsmanship,
and sound - at a fair price. Often found in Jazz combos, this particular bass
has a larger 7/8 body. As a consequence, the sound is voluminous and deep. In
fact the previous owner tuned in fifths, so there was a low C.
Perhaps the maker knew something
about Italian basses, because the balance of tone is exquisite with far-ranging
brilliance. Such a bass has a clear melodic voice in any musical genre.
Beautifully selected and well
flamed woods throughout, adroitly maintained and in good health. When you hear
a bass like this, it's easy to think that a longer string length contributes
to quality of sound. This bass does have a longer string length, so a larger
person with larger hands makes sense.
bass from the well-known German maker. Beautiful,
intricate indicia & purfelling on back. Nicely formed violin corners.
This bass was a special one when built.
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