Bass Rental

I know how difficult it is to travel with a string bass, and how many traveling bass players are in a position to be let down by a subpar instrument. I aim to provide a link to a fun and frictionless experience on the road.

Basses available for rental:

Three-quarters Juzek (high)        c. 1900        Pirastro Evah Pirazzi
Kay (American, high)        1962        Lenzner Gut Strings -- A & E wound, G & D plain
German (low)        c. 1850        Velvet Garbos
German and French bows.

Under certain circumstances, strings can be changed to suit the artist.

All basses are professionally set up, easy to play, and have:
· bridge adjusters
· choice of:
      · Realist Pick-up
      · Red-eye preamplifier
      · Ehrlund acoustic pickup & preamp (my personal favorite)
      · Underwood Pickup
· Gllien Kueger 400RB Amplifier
· Mackie SRM450 Powered Speaker
· A.T.M. 35 Clip-on microphone
· Tablet with Soundcraft Digital Mixing Board App
      · The advantage of that? Parametric EQ, compression, feedback elminator.

Instrument delivery and pick-up services are included in the rental fee.

Rates vary with delivery distance, and are available upon request.

Previous rentals:

Michael Olatuja at the Chatauqua Institute with Chris Botti
Larry Grenadier, Joey Alexander Trio
Richie Goods at the Chatauqua Institute with Chris Botti & Joshua Bell
Martin Pizzarelli - John Pizzarelli
Martin Wind - Ann Hampton Callaway
Nathan Light - Jim Walker "Free Flight"
Joshua Ramos - Ramsey Lewis
Buster Williams - Jimmy Cobb and the Kind of Blue Band
John Lindberg - Wada Da Leo Smith
Juini Booth - Trio
Chip Jackson - Liza Minnelli
David Donahue - The Sheperd University Jazz Combo
Chris Lightcap - Regina Carter
Craig Akin - Quintet
Nicklas Sample - Joe Sample Group
Charles Catherly - Livingston Taylor

Return of Juini Booth at Pausa Art House, 19 Wadsworth Street. Despite being Friday the 13th, everyone enjoyed the show. Juini played Ed's Bass and excelled at getting the 1850 German bass to evoke the spirit of McCoy Tyner or Elvin Jones. Check out their upcoming shows at

Fully Insured.