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Old 07-18-2012, 08:38 AM
Arnold Schnitzer Arnold Schnitzer is offline
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It looks like it's been wearing a corset.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:16 PM
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Check this out:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?f...type=1&theater

(sorry for the Facebook link, it's all that's out there, as far as I know)

This is the text:
"I have a spectacular
instrument that should be in the hands of an active player. It is one
of the great basses in the U.S. and hasn't been on the market for
close to 70 years. I am now in the initial stage of putting news out
that this instrument is for sale. It is my bass, and this would be
entirely a private sale.

The bass was formerly owned by Herman Reinshagen, member of the New
York Philharmonic in the 30's, and teacher at Julliard. He was the
teacher of Fred Zimmerman, among many illustrious others. He retired
to Los Angeles, and that is where he was my teacher. Of course,
Zimmerman also taught at Julliard, as did Dave Walter, Zimerman's
student. Dave was my teacher at Manhattan School of Music
which I attended after leaving LA. I have had the bass since Reinshagen's
death in 1962.

The bass is early to mid 19th century, though some have placed it much
earlier. It is an instrument of superior sound and beauty. The bass is
simply a marvel to play. Most people cannot believe the tone they
immediately produce with it. It sings, and is a lovely solo
instrument, and yet has tremendous power and volume for orchestral
playing. I recently lent it for a couple of years, to an outstanding
player at the San Francisco Conservatory, one of those young fellow
who plays mainly in the thumb position. So it is recently and well
played. It is in perfect condition.

The bass is shaped like a guitar without the violin corners, and has a
carved handle made by Reinshagen for lifting. All the (various length)
end pins were carved by Reinshagen as well. I attach 2 photos."
and the image is attached. The perspective is weird and, of course, it's just one incomplete photo. Still, this sounds like an awesome and historic instrument relevant to this thread...
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:49 PM
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Seen it before here;
http://www.smithbassforums.com/showt...5247#post15247

I made some comments based on the pictures in the thread.
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