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stand up bass question

Started this discussion. Last reply by JD Feb 8. 4 Replies

Can anyone xplain the function of the soundpost and bass bar on a stand up bass? Would it be helpful on a wine box bass?Continue

Upright bass strings

Started this discussion. Last reply by Steve Holladay Dec 31, 2019. 1 Reply

I'm planning on starting an upright bass with a wine box and am considering using lawn trimmer line for the strings: because a) real bass strings are expensive and b) I think they would be at a lower…Continue

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Fret cutting questions

Started this discussion. Last reply by Titch the Clown Oct 15, 2019. 8 Replies

I just did my ninth fret board and I noticed that the frets weren't being cut all the way through. The previous fret board had super jumbo stainless steel frets so I suspect that may have dulled my…Continue

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JD replied to JD's discussion stand up bass question
"Thanks Taffy, I appreciate your input. I think I'm going skip the sound post."
Feb 8
Taffy Evans replied to JD's discussion stand up bass question
"Hi JD thanks your welcome. Just thought I would mention that an acoustic bass guitar normally has guitar style bracing and no soundpost. Taff"
Feb 8
JD replied to JD's discussion stand up bass question
" Thanks for the detailed reply. I'll have to think on this. I don't expect the instrument to be bowed. I'm not adverse to doing what is needed but I also don't like the idea of doing what is not needed. Agian, thanks for the…"
Feb 5
Taffy Evans replied to JD's discussion stand up bass question
"Hi, I’ll give you the short version, as the viol family is steeped in tradition, measurements and physics.Basically, the sound post in a bowed instrument has a very crucial role to play, and its fitting and positioning is very important to the…"
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Monitor sound holes

"I did something similar on my lps's."
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"Nice collection. I would love to see a closeup of the headstock."
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"Boss! How are the two necks tuned?"
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Selma

"really nice. Love the headstock."
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Steve Holladay replied to JD's discussion Upright bass strings
"I use the "Slap Happy Weed Wacker" strings on my upright four string washtub.   Had the same set on for a couple of years and I like them.  About $25 a set.     Random Ebay Link from search. I also have a…"
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Goodbye 2019.

"I enjoyed that; thanks."
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on the bench

"Gourd banjo is a beaut."
Dec 31, 2019
JD replied to Jon's discussion where oh where do i put the saddle?
"I think there is a certain aesthetic appeal to using the 2/3 or 3/4 formula. My gut tells me that the middle of the box would have maximum resonance but that might be compromised if you end up with less string break from the tailpiece.  I say…"
Dec 31, 2019
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simple acoustic 4 string

"Really nice; simple has it's own elegance. I also totally agree about using the bottom of the box. Much thinner than the top plus it's fixed tight on all four sides. Good volume and tone. My last three builds used the box bottoms and two…"
Dec 31, 2019

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