Bassetto

 

The bassetto is -as all octet instruments- being made on violin shape. Bass players have found the present instrument has a most desirable singing quality and extreme playing ease. It has proved most satisfactory in both concert and recording sessions.

Silvio Dalla Torre, double bass professor at the University
of Music and Drama in Rostock/Germany, comments on the bassetto that I made for him:

 

"I have been testing some days with my piano accompanist. The bassetto has proved itself in every situation.

I also tried it in a concerthall: equal sound in all positions from the lowest up to the highest note.

It has no trouble in talking back to the grand piano. The timbre is silver, warm, clear, very overtone rich and bright.

I have never played a better bass!"