Kennedy, to me one of the three greatest makers of English double basses.
This instrument is a flat back violin cornered copy of a Maggini.
Everything about this bass is very good. Good selection of woods, good
measurements making it easy to play, perfect varnishing making the whole
look of the instrument good. To my way of thinking, these are the
instruments that make great sections in an orchestra. The sound has this
great quality of blending, thus complimenting all the higher strings
without standing out like some of the great Italian makers. All in all,
the sort of bass that I would have loved to use when I was playing.
Peter Jansen is one the great players in Holland. He is the first double bass in the Radio Philharmonic Orchestra in Hilversum, Holland. Along with some other principal players of the bass in Holland, Peter has shown Europe and the World that bass playing can learn something from such fine sections. The Radio Philharmonic Orchestra is one of the great orchestras in Europe today, with a fantastic bass section that supports the orchestra well. Needless to say, most of the basses that are played in this orchestra were bought from Gallery Strings.