I Need A New Double Bass

My name is Sera Wohldmann. I'm a music major at Long Beach City College, and the contrabass (double bass) is my instrument. Recently, I was named Principal Bass of the Orchestras, but I've run into a problem. The bass I've been playing is causing me a lot of hand pain, and my teachers all agree that it needs to be fixed before I injure myself. The problem is that the repairs cost more than the instrument does, even if I had the money to do this! It has also suffered quite a bit more wear and tear due to it's originally frail construction.

What I am hoping to do is raise the money needed for one well made bass that will last me all the way through University and hopefully Grad School, too. I've scoured around for an instrument that will do this within reason.


5-String Christopher DB303


The instrument, to make as a 5 string, would be about $3200. Why a 5 string: To complete my training, a double bass player will need to be able to play the contra notes below a bass' standard low open E, as many orchestrations are written for a 'cello low open C, with the bass being an octave below. The two ways to play these notes is with either a C Extension or a 5th string, and my hands have so far found the 5th string more practical. In terms of cost, adding a C Extension to an existing bass is only marginally less expensive.

The instrument I'm setting my sights on is a great deal, considering it has rivaled instruments well over twice its price. I have played one before and know it will serve me quite well.

So, think about supporting the arts, today and tomorrow, in terms of music that I will learn and pass on to my future students as a music teacher.


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Sera Wohldmann 
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Long Beach, CA
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