Date: 2017-10-31 05:32
For what it's worth:
I had an All-Stater (Texas) I gave a few lessons. She played a Ridenour Bass, Low C. She sounded just lovely, great tuning, and seem pretty indestructible.
She got her grandparents to buy her one for graduation heading into college. The last time I talked to her, her college professor (she's not a performance major) sneered at the instrument. That is until he heard it, then played it himself.
The Ridenour seams to hit all the right notes. (pun intended)
~Robt L Schwebel
Mthpc: Behn Vintage
Lig: Ishimori, Behn Delrin
Reed: Brio 4, Legere Euro Signature 3.5
Horns: Uebel Superior (Bb,A), Ridenour Lyrique, Buffet R13 (Eb)