An upright fretted or fretless bass that plays naturally
A unique instrument. We have set the standard for a bass
that combines the comfort and playability of an upright
with the sonic palette and hand-speed potential of a
Unparalleled sustain. In a blindfold test conducted with
two Barker Basses and three big name (one was even "pre-CBS")
horizontal basses, the BVBs won every time. The uniquely
chambered construction and the freestanding design are
responsible for this sonic feature. The instrument's
natural resonance is not dampened by contact with the
Playing comfort. When you are playing the Barker Bass, your
body is carrying no extra weight. Your left hand is not holding
up the instrument--it is free to travel the fretboard. Your
right forearm and hand are in a relaxed, horizontal position.
Neither of your wrists is hyperextended.
Stage appeal. The Barker Bass commands attention. The
graceful lines generate comments from the curious and
from fellow musicians. You're set apart.
A handcrafted, hand tested bass made by craftsmen in
a small town in Oregon, U.S.A.