Doublebass - Linea Macchi, Cremona
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This Doublebass is made on my personal form which I have designed myself. You can order it as a flat or as arched back bass. Good to know that a Flat back bass has a quicker response and is used therefore more often from Jazz players as well as from high Proffessional bass players. But it is also good to know that a flat back bass has less tolerance in climate change and therefore can create many problems such as it is opening up or even cracking the entire wood of the back. So if you are from overseas I would definitely suggest to avoid flat and go for the arched one since the arching gives more room to the back to adjust as climate is changing.
The string length is usually 105cm. Machine heads are the best I can imagine: mounted on one plate guarantees that they work super precise always and everywhere. I use BellCanto strings from Thomastik since they are providing a nice focused, fat and quick responding sound.
5 string version is also available for the same price. Just let me know!
Generaldescription of this line of instruments:
The belly, back, ribs and head are hand made by expert makers that Master Russ knows personally and appreciates for their skills.
The critical areas of the instrument construction that present greater difficulty are personally worked on by Master Russ in his workshop in the centre of Cremona, in Via Macchi. This ensures that the instrument will have acoustic qualities of the highest levels.
Master Russ establishes the criteria for the correct thicknesses and measurements for the belly, back and the other elements that have a fundamental impact on the instrument sound for every instrument. These include the placement and shaping of the bassbar, the correct positioning of the neck joint in order to ensure a balanced sound across the four strings, and a perfect set-up that guarantees the best sound possible for every individual instrument.
Finally, following antique traditions, the varnish can be either antiqued or in the non-antiqued Cremonese style.
Linea Macchi Instruments satisfy the needs of professionals.