July 13. 2022
Dear Bass Friends,
We are on the verge of having a giant track meet here in Eugene ("The Worlds" I believe), so if you are here for that, welcome! Please, feel free to get in contact and arrange a time to come visit our universe. We are a little oasis conveniently located in downtown Eugene! The city has been busy getting all spiffed up, so in line with that I have added a "Smalls" page showing a few examples of instruments smaller than a 'cello that I have made.
Seth is coming into the homestretch on the the 5/8 Housewright for a community orchestra player. Then he has to take a little break to do some house projects to get ready for our new puppy who we will be adopting at the end of July/beginning of August!
For occassional process photos, often featuring our Oregon Coonhound Cat, Jerry, follow Seth on Instagram @sethkimmelbass !
Play what you love; love what you play.
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 instrument. They 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!
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