October 27, 2021
Dear Bass Friends,
Happy Spooky Season! The rains have started, the air has cleared and for whatever reason we have had lovely fall color here this year. Seth is outside raking up wet leaves as I type! Just as a friendly PSA: remember wet leqaves are very slippery--my friend's mom says "Wet leaves--worse than ice!" So be careful out there. And keep those storm drains clear, too.
Always one to enjoy learning something new, Seth is making good progress on an order for a "Guitar Body Arched Top Octave Mandolin" with some beautiful wood that isn't large enough for a bass. Whuile he was making the neck he figured he might as well cut out a neck for a cute little antique banjo pot he picked up from his Uncle Dicky (Kimmel), so he has that going on as well.
Maybe you will see peeks at these projects if you 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