7/8 Upright Bass by Christopher

DB403 Christopher Prominence Series Violin Model Upright Double Bass 7/8 Size
DB403 Christopher Prominence Series Violin Model Upright Double Bass 7/8 Size
Item# DB403F
Regular price: $5,495.00
Sale price: $4,995.00
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DB403 Christopher Prominence Series Violin Model Upright Double Bass 7/8 Size

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.
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. SIMPLY USE THE ADJUSTERS IN THE BRIDGE to raise the strings to 5 or 6 mm at the G string above the end of the fingerboard so you can dig in harder without buzzing/rattling.

Call 626-794-7334 for current special on these basses!

Here are some prices on the upper level Christopher basses:
  • DB502 3/4 gamba is $5995 shipped
  • DB503 3/4 violin shape is $5995 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 violin shape is $6445 shipped
  • DB503 7/8 5 string Violin corners is $6770 shipped
  • DB504 3/4 Busetto shape is $6370 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 Busetto shape is $6770 shipped
  • DB504 7/8 5 string Busetto shape is $7670 shipped.

  • DB602 3/4 Gamba is $7570 shipped to lower 48 states
  • DB603 3/4 is $7570 shipped to lower 48 states.
  • DB603 7/8 violin corners is $7870 shipped.
  • DB603 7/8 5 string violin corners is $8970shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 busetto shape is $8450 shipped.
  • DB604 7/8 5 string busetto shape is $9870 shipped.

    More models are available, email or call for availability of what you want size and shape wise.

    Here are the dimensions of the 7/8 basses in gamba or violin corner shapes:
    total length 190 cm 74.8 inches
    body length 116 cm 45.7 inches
    string length 106 cm 41.7 inches
    upper bout 52.2 cm 20.7 inches
    waist 40 cm 15.7 inches
    lower bout 69.6 cm 27.4 inches
    rib depth at neck heel is 17.8 cm 7 inches
    rib depth at C bout is 22.2 cm 8.75 inches

    Christopher is also making M Gofriller and Amati 3/4 and 5/8 model basses. Call for availability.
    You can also order several models of Christopher basses to be made with European tonewoods if you desire.

    $159 shipping to Qualified Commercial addresses not more than 300 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.
    There are additional handling charges for those and other services). When choosing the “Commercial Address” option below be sure to include the name of the Company in the shipping address in the checkout process.

    $159 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 300 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 $85 and $165, but in the most crowded or remote areas can add on up to $220. 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 $159 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 $65 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.

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