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Posted by Jodie Hill on August 27, 2002 at 21:42:01:

In Reply to: Re: Schroetter bass posted by orbit on November 10, 2000 at 11:46:09:

: : : I was looking for a all carved bass and came across at German made bass by the name of Schreotter. It plays and sounds nice. It is used and has a nice setup.
: : : Are these basses any good. Have seen Schreotter basses that where made in Romanai. is the one from Gremany going to be a better bass in the long run?

: : There are both "Andrew Schrotter" and "Anton Schroetter" basses. I'm pretty sure these are both "trade names", meaning that instruments bearing either name could have come from a variety of different sources...different countries...different shops, etc.

: : You mentioned Schroetter basses coming from Romania...I've heard of the Anton Schroetter label being used on Romanian basses and I've also heard of the Andrew Schroetter label being used on Czech basses. Both labels (I'm pretty sure) have been used on German basses.

I have a Anton Schroetter Bass I bought a couple of years ago, mine says mittenwald bayern copy and it also says made in Germany. It has a pretty loud sound although I find it a little weak in the low register. I would like to get a little more imfo on the origin of this bass. Does anyone out there know anything?
Thanks Jodie

: Rich Thanks. The bass was made in Mittenwald Germany. By the name Andrew
: Schroetter.

: : So, it can get a little confusing. But evidently you like the bass and that's the main thing. And I can't think of any reason why that instrument wouldn't be a good investment in the long run.

: : I have a bass labelled Anton Schroetter - 1975. It also has a label that says "Made in West Germany". Let's not kid each other....these instruments aren't exactly Testore's or something. But I can tell you that mine has a nice, big sound, is reasonably even, and plays nice. I can also tell you that I have had absolutely no problems with the wood splitting or anything like that - which is a complaint I've heard about some of the basses that have been imported from China recently. After twenty-five years the bass has absolutely no cracks - which is damn good 'cause I can't honestly say I've always been really conscientious about using a humidifier, etc.

: : It's a good little bass, it really is.

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