What a beautiful and inspired writing!
And by dry, I do mean clean. You can hear the string vibrating on the upright bass. The information in the bass note is not glossed together by the tone of the bass. All the timbre is there. You can hear the dry wooden voice-box and the reverb as the sound leaves the F-holes. And that bass is so delicious. Clean, yet meaty, and perfect. Carrying emotion with it. There's so much more to the bass than any other phone I have.