16 March 2008

The one about the new double bass

The first glimpse of my new full-sized double bass, AKA "The Beast", was in a garage in Goodwood. The bass was advertised on Gumtree Cape Town and after some email negotiations I traveled north, with Abraham at my side, to inspected the goods-for-sale. The bass belonged to a member of the new band, aKing, but he never played.
I took the bass to Hout Bay last week. It has a longer neck and Odwa had to perform gymnastics to play his scales. The bass needs to be refitted for orchestral playing (new bridge, better strings, ebony finger board, etc) but has a big, warm sound.

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