Props where they are due


Props where they are due

Postby Ken Baker » Tue Mar 30, 2010 6:18 pm

Kevin & I spent nearly 6 hours at Lemur Music today trying various combinations of strings for his orchestral upright. We, and the luthier working with us, Davis, went through 4 separate string changes before a final change to the set we purchased. While this was going on, Jeff (their lead luthier) was repairing and re-hairing one of Kevin's bows.

So major props to Jerry, Toni, and the staff at Lemur Music. Customer service beyond compare, and excellent pricing too!

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Re: Props where they are due

Postby GonzoBass » Tue Mar 30, 2010 7:12 pm

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Difficult to get that kind of service from an internet deal...
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Re: Props where they are due

Postby ghiadub » Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:19 am

Yup. They are a great shop. I am still very happy with my purchase and marvel every time I play it.
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Re: Props where they are due

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Mar 31, 2010 9:09 am

ghiadub wrote:Yup. They are a great shop. I am still very happy with my purchase and marvel every time I play it.


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<Looking for what you bought....>

Oh cool! I was kind of wondering where that went. Usually Kevin & I look at it and marvel.

That's a neat ol' bass. Congrats!

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Re: Props where they are due

Postby ghiadub » Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:17 pm

Yeah Ken, it was the removable neck prototype for the stray cats guy, Lee.

It was never for sale until I fell in love. Jerry could not stand between a man and his bass, and for that, I thank him.
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Re: Props where they are due

Postby Rob Francis » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:18 pm

What strings did he end up with Ken?
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Re: Props where they are due

Postby Ken Baker » Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:45 pm

Pirastro Flexocor, (Flexocor 92). Not the Flexocor Original. Normal A, D, & G with an extended E for his low C extension.

Excellent combination of string, bass, bows, and player.

These replaced a set of Thomastik-Infeld Belcantos, which were also a very good combination.

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