Click to enlargeChristopher Violin Model Upright Bass

Christopher All Carved upright double bass, Jazz Bass, Bluegrass and Orchestral Excellence.

Nice custom setup/new bass adjustments in our shop with adjustable bridge included in this low low price. NO ONE ELSE that I know of is offering custom setups on these basses before shipping to you!

Price includes great setups including dressing the fingerboard for smooth playing action.
Really low jazz action takes $165 more work on the fingerboard as I REALLY work it over for a LOW jazz action when desired.
I can dial in a 3 to 4 mm height for the G and D strings and not much higher on the A and E!
I get RAVE reviews on this low jazz action as it is EXTREMELY low and fast easy playing without buzzing and rattling.
Tell me just how low you want it and I'll work it down to that height, down to 2.5 to 3 mm at the G string.
5 to 6 mm at the G string leaves enough height to dig in harder but still low enough along the fingerboard for a low fast playing bass, just use the bridge adjusters to raise the lower action when you want to dig in harder without lots of buzzing/rattling.

Call 626-794-7554 for current sale price on this Bass!
Christopher Prominence Series Violin Arched-Back Upright Double Bass.
Same features as described above for the Gamba shaped model. All solid carved incredible sounding bass! Outstanding value for looks and sound!
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Here are some prices on the upper level Christopher basses:
  • DB502 3/4 gamba is $4995 shipped
  • DB503 3/4 violin shape is $4995 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 violin shape is $5445 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 5 string Violin corners is $6170 shipped
  • DB504 3/4 Busetto shape is $5570 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 Busetto shape is $6070 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 5 string Busetto shape is $6670 shipped.

  • DB602 3/4 Gamba is $6970 shipped to lower 48 states
  • DB603 3/4 is $6970 shipped to lower 48 states.
  • DB603 7/8 violin corners is $7470 shipped.
  • DB603 7/8 5 string violin corners is $8170shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 busetto shape is $7935 shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 5 string busetto shape is $8670 shipped.

    $99 shipping to Qualified COmmercial addresses not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena, CA.

    A Qualified* Commercial Address is defined as a business address in an area that is incorporated or “Zoned” Commercial and where a large truck has “easy access” (a shipping & receiving dock or a place that is directly adjacent to an entrance not requiring any additional handling, i.e.; stairs or anything past the front door.
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    $99 Shipping to “Qualified* Commercial Address” requires the address to be located within 30 minutes, or so, of a major city, on major U.S. shipping arteries and not more than 600 miles or so from our shop in Pasadena Ca.

    Shipping rates can vary greatly depending on where you live. More remote commercial shipping addresses on the East Coast, New England, New York, New Jersey as well as Florida or the upper Midwestern States such as North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio, for example, require additional shipping charges usually running between $35 and $85, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $140. These types of shipping destinations are more expensive to ship to from us here in California.

    The customer will need to make up the difference between the initial $99 shipping and the actual shipping costs. In any case, FMI will contact you if there is additional shipping due.
    Shipping to a residential address is $45 more to any State as it takes special handling by the freight line.

    For exact shipping quotes inside or outside the continental United States CLICK HERE, describe the instrument as below, tell us where you are and we'll e-mail a shipping quote back to you.

    DB403 Christopher Prominence Series Violin Model Upright Double Bass
    DB403Regular price: $3,995.00Sale price: $3,800.00
    4 or 5 String Bass: 

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