The Gamba

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The Gamba is a big bass with deep ribs, but due to its sloped shoulders and short string length, it plays like a much smaller instrument. 


41 1/16 string length

45 inch body

6 1/4 inch rib at neck

9  inch rib at end pin

20 1/8 inch upper bout

14 inch c-bout

27 3/4 lower bout.


The Gamba.

Be Heard.



"The Oregonian"

"My Kimmel bass not only attracts attention because of its crisp, clear high end and warm, round, sensitive low end; but also also as a wonderful piece of art. To say I am happy with my Kimmel would be a whopping understatement, I am constantly overwhelmed by its performance."

                Evan Pardi--University of Oregon Double Bass Performance Major; Principle Bass UO Symphony;  Principle Bass Wills Festival Orchestra


"Seth knocked one out of the park again.... I've played hundreds of fine basses and this bass rivals the finest. It sounds and plays like it's been around for over 150 years."​


Jazz bassist Mike Hanns ​Playing Bass #23 in our  living room ​after giving the bass a chance to settle in for three weeks.

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