Posted by Bob Gollihur on January 24, 2001 at 16:12:43:
In Reply to: Aluminum double basses posted by C.J. Hernley on January 24, 2001 at 13:19:03:
: Hi, I am looking for any kind of information on aluminum double basses. Do they still make them? Who was the manufacturer? Where can I get one? Thanks!
You'll find a link to a history of the aluminum basses under the history section of my Links page, URL below. No mfr. is named, and I've seen a couple different flavors of aluminum basses, with varying amounts of wood.
I think there is one on ebay right now, though quite expensive, I believe. I've seen a couple up there before.
To my knowledge, they are extinct as far as production. There is a guy making graphite basses in the Southwest, and I've seen fiberglas basses here and there - but no more aluminum ones.
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