March 27, 2020
Dear Bass Friends,
It's a bit crazy how much can change in a month. Seth is luckily still able to keep working away in his shop in the back yard. He went and got a number of sets of wood milled the day before our Governor, Kate Brown, released her, necessary but unfortunate "shelter in place as much as possible" order, so he can keep working. Nonetheless, we are very aware that not everyone can, and how frustrating and scary this all is.
I am working on getting some photos up of a 'Cello that Seth just made for a local member of the Eugene Symphony, so keep your eye out for that in a few days. So for now, I hope you find some solace in the depth of our website, and in your own passion for music.
Remember, Seth's varnish can be wiped down with alcohol (except #4 and #7 which have still have the original spirit varnish)! Polish that bass, clean your strings, wash your hands, and have fun playing until we can play together again.
P.S. Speaking of bass #s: If you own #1, #10, #12, #13, #15, #16, #21, #24, #33, #35, or #36 and you contact us with your contact info we will send you a beanie!
"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