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Old 02-20-2017, 05:10 PM
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With the Marconcini up for sale at AES in NY and the Marcucci Sold some time ago, I have a new line up depending on the gig.

At home for practice I have the Viennese style Bina? Bass. For shows and jazz gigs, I still like using the Kruetzer. But for amplified big band/Orchestra, I most recently used my Prague style Bina, the other one and it worked great. For Orchestra I used either the Pollmann 4/4 Busetto for a punchy sound or the newly acquired Lowendall for a thicker spread type sound.

Also to be considered, my two main Orchestra basses have different string lengths. The Pollmann is 40 3/4" and the Lowendall is 41 3/4". An inch difference. So, I have to warm up on each bass beforehand to get the notes in tune.

In order below, Viennese, Kreutzer, Bina, Pollmann and Lowendall;
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