|Serial Number||Z536, built in 2005 in Minneapolis, MN.|
|Pricing||$1450. CAD including case. SOLD|
|Neck||Solid rock maple neck with ebony fingerboard. 41.25″ vibrating string length; the steel dovetail joint makes the neck easily removable for travel.|
|Frets||No frets! Fingerboard is in excellent condition.|
|Body||Laminated spruce top, laminated curly maple back and sides. Bass bar and soundpost are solid spruce.|
|Finish||Gloss traditional amber finish, with neck bare. A few small dings; this was a gigging instrument.|
|Hardware/electronics||Realist bridge pickup, fully adjustable prop and stand. Maple bridge and solid brass tailpiece.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well, and easy to move around.|
|Case||Golf bag flight case included.|
|Comments||An upright bass has a unique tone and presence but can be challenging (and expensive) to transport.The Eminence (or ‘Gelbass’) bass design by Gary Bartig addresses this issue by making the neck easily removable; the instrument and stand fit into the golf club flight case, avoiding airline oversize charges or fitting into many cars.Here is the builder demonstrating the neck removal and reassembly:
The Eminence is a professional quality instrument, chosen for tour duty by many players for functionality and tone. This example is in good condition, and was used by a Toronto jazz luminary – you will see others around town using them.
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