My connection with this beautiful Safran Semi-acoustic bass was well-established within the first few minutes of my initial introduction to the instrument. To make such an instantaneous connection with a bass is very rare for me. Beyond the comfortable playability, and gorgeous tone, I find it to be a beautifully expressive bass. The variety of settings within the pickup configuration gives me a wide range of tonal colours making it easy to go from a traditional Jazz ensemble setting, to a rootsy acoustic setting, to an etherial unaccompanied solo setting (my personal favourite). I could not be more grateful for this wonderful instrument, and I always look forward to picking it up just to hear the stories that flow so freely from it. Thank you, Umut.
Yes, it is a beautiful bass that I have now in my hands! Ideal for playing solo pieces, it reminds me the kind of warm and clean sound I used to have on my solo piece "Marie".
The craftwork is amazing, the playability is great and most importantly the sound is full and rich and very clear!
Thanks to my brother Hadrien Feraud for putting me in touch with Umut Dal from Safran Basses. And thanks to Umut who is a very talented luthier, not a builder of 'tools" for musicians but a builder of true musical instruments which are worthy to be called that name.
I encourage bass players to check out Safran basses!
"My Safran bass has the looks, feel & sound of something very special.
And I know with hi-end handcrafted instruments; it's 'bass-essence' will only get better with time."
Iris is so Beautiful!! Acoustically inspirational. Do yourself a favour get one!