Rubner #62

Here we have a new, fully carved roundback 3/4  size bass from Rubner.  Made from spruce and moderately flamed maple with dark golden brown spirit varnish. The upper bout shoulders are sloped to increase upper access.

Some dimensions:

  • string length 41 1/4″
  • lower bout width 26 1/4″
  • upper bout width 19 1/2″
  • lower block rib depth 8″
  • neck block rib depth 7″
  • length of back 44 1/4″

This bass has punchy midrange pizzicato tone reminiscent of the famous “Juzek sound” heard on so many classic jazz recordings. The arco sound is nice as well with a quick response and evenness throughout the range. Set up with Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Weich strings and a New Harmony carbon endpin.