Bass Sales

June 15, 2021

      Dear Bass Friends,


       Our wonderful weather is continuing this week. It has been a little cool and rainy this week, and the sun is scheduled to appear tomorrow, just in time for on outdoor restaurant dinner with Seth's parents for their umpteenth anniversary.   We are all fully vaccinated and happy to be getting back out into the world.


       The ISB  Convention was a little odd from a vendor perspective, as no one could actually play the basses we have for sale, so I have added a new page to this site called Currently Available For Purchase.  The on-demand pre-recorded sessions will remain available for several more weeks on the convention website, so if you were registered you can still check out Robert Matheson performing on one of his Pacific Violone (#43) which is very similar to the one we have for sale (#62). You can also learn more about #69, a Mill St. Milanese there. 

  If you want to play either of them in person, drop us a line. We are finally welcoming people back into our universe.*  


Play what you love; love what you play.



*Fully vaccinated strongly preferred, but "curbside service" can be arranged.


      Click the above logo for a link to a credit union that gives loans to its artist/musician members for artistic endeavors such as purchasing an instrumentThey let students co-sign loans with their parents and they are pretty flexible about how you show your income, too. You can buy an instrument with (I think) as little as 10% down and the interest rates are low.  

     The president is even a bass player!

©2019 by Seth Kimmel  Bass maker/luthier of American made, real wood, hand-carved, double bass violins; Eugene, Oregon, USA

Kimmel basses range from $24-40K, with a 20% discount for any level of student!

     "At no point have I felt like I was being 'sold' a bass. Rather, I felt like this was a collaborative process and that the goal was to work together to create an instrument that would be the newest and finest double bass made in America. I truly believe you have succeeded with #20."

​            Glenn Dewey  - -

              Principal Bassist  for The President's Own U.S. Marine Band and Chamber Orchestra and Professor of Double Bass/Coordinator of Strings at  George Mason University

Tyler Abbot --UOregon Bass Department-- on bass #68.

Also, here is a link to Tyler and Seth (separately) discussing this bass and this piece with Brian McWhorther of Orchestra Next on their podcast.