Robert Hurst with Sting and Chris Botti

Here is an incredible video with Robert Hurst on bass with   Chris Botti,

link to Indian Summer Chris Botti, Robert Hurst, Billy Kilson

Celebrated jazz trumpeter CHRIS BOTTI takes center stage at Boston’s Symphony Hall, performing “Indian Summer” with his band, together with Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops on September, 2008.

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December 13, 2009Permalink Leave a comment

finishing new acoustics

i am currently finishing Robert Hurst new acoustic five string bass. Built like a cello with a carved Sitka spruce top gradated and tuned.  This bass sounds incredible both acoustically and electrified with the Bartolini movable position / remove-able pickup. This 5 string bass has a high C string and is a fretted 34″ scale length.

Robert Hursts Acoustic Bass
Robert Hurst's Acoustic Bass
October 13, 2009Permalink 1 Comment

Welcome to the world of Ken Bebensee!

Thank you for visiting! Here you will find pictures and information on musical instruments which i built or am working on. I am continuing to design and build quality musical instruments that are easy to play and have accurate tuning. Each instrument is a highly functional work of art that is sculptured from the most beautiful woods of the world. I refine each instrument to perform exceptionally well in intonation and tonal quality. building in to each design quality that will last many generation beyond my lifetime.

Ideas come from the evolution of the best tried and true designs.

July 27, 2009Permalink 1 Comment