Pietro Moretti carved 1/10, 1/16, and 1/32 size basses
Very well-made, well-engineered, thoughtfully designed, and beautiful! We have all three of these sizes in stock right now for retail, and most available for rent. Dense genuine ebony fingerboards and tailpieces, solid brass tuning machines, extra-long endpins with thread-on jumbo crutch tips. The 1/10 size bass comes standard with bridge adjusters. Supplied with padded bags and your choice of German or French bow in the proper size. We set up all our mini-basses with inlaid fingerboard markers STANDARD - no extra charge - so you won't have to use tape on the fingerboard for intonation training!
The 1/16 and 1/32 basses are shown here with a full-size cello for scale. 1/32 bass is the smallest size double bass manufactured, and is available only with octave-higher strings; the larger sizes come standard with orchestra-tuning strings.
1/10 size carved bass outfit $1199 (string length = 4/4 cello) $1199
1/16 size carved bass outfit (string length = 3/4 size cello) $999 CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
1/32 size carved bass outfit (string length = 1/2 size cello) $999 CURRENTLY SOLD OUT
These sizes are most commonly purchased by schools - we recommend that individuals (parents) RENT these smallest-sized basses from us, as it's far more cost-effective to exchange for larger sizes as your child grows, and accumulate rental credit you can apply toward the eventual purchase of a 3/4 bass. To reserve a rental, go HEREwww.quantumbassmarket.com/category_s/1848.htm