Luis & Clark Bass Plays Like a Dream

The Luis and Clark bass isn’t just durable. Hear what our owners are saying about it.

AD16 Luis and Clark ACG at ASO July 2015This bass plays beautifully and consistently in all genres and its lightness and maneuverability are wonderful bonuses.  I especially enjoy playing it in pit orchestras and in outdoor concerts where the weather and the humidity can vary considerately.

In short, I love it!  The more I play it, the more I love it.  You were so gracious and helpful in answering all my questions.  Thank you for all your time and help with purchasing it.

 –Ann Gilbert, Principal Bass, Akron Symphony, Principal Bass, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Principal Bass, BlueWater Chamber Orchestra Bassist, Firelands Symphony, Bass Teacher, The Cleveland Music School Settlement

The bass sounds just magical in the middle register and totally sings when soloing.  Plus it’s a ton of fun to play – the sloped shoulders are really comfortable and make accessing the upper register very easy. 


It has a big sound – very clear throughout – and is especially sweet in the middle-to-upper register where it really shines.  The sound is very focused but not artificial.  It plays like a dream.

From a physical standpoint, the bass is very easy to play.  The shoulders are narrower than what most bassists are used to, but in doing so, you’re fighting less with the instrument to get around.  The fingerboard is exquisite. 

One thing that I’m fully enamored with about the bass is the way that it handles extreme temperature changes. We’re on a tour in Southern Ontario. We got blasted with winter a few days ago and it’s cold outside! Add that to the fact that we can’t bring our gear indoors (or park the 5-ton truck underground), so the bass spends its nights in its coffin outside in the freezing cold. 

Behold though, once the case is removed and the instrument sits on the stand for about five or 10 minutes, it’s room temperature and good-to-go. I love it! There’s no way… you’d be able (or willing) to do that with a good quality wood bass.

–Brayden, Professional bass player and owner

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