January 24, 2020
Seth finished basses #64 and #65 at the end of 2019. You can now see the photos of #64 In the Gallery of Recent Basses (just scroll down past the #65 in progress box). Next on Seth's list is a 'Cello for a local Eugene Symphony member, so that's exciting. In fact, said cellist is due to stop by any moment now to have a little chat.
Now is a great time to get in touch if you're thinking of ordering a bass, as we are taking orders for 2020. Since we aren't really a "shop" it can feel daunting to order without trying, but not to worry: almost all Kimmel Bass owners have expressed their willingness to allow people to come by and try out their basses. There may well be someone in your region who would be willing to spend an afternoon with you. We also finally have one here (#62) in Eugene that is representative of Seth's current level of workmanship. Seth's bass, good old Betty (#2), has a new top, and an improved neck so she is really pretty spiffy these days as well. If you are interested in coming out to play #62 (and Betty), let us know and we can help with local lodging information and that kind of thing.
Please check out our new FAQs page, then if you have further inquiries, you can e-mail Seth from the contact page or just give him a call. He will not answer immediately if he is working, so leave a voicemail and he will get back to you as soon as he can.
HAPPY UPCOMING PALINDROMIC GROUNDHOG DAY 02-02-2020!
Watch out for those crazy temperature and humidity changes, and be safe in general.
"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