Re: This is new one to me!

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Posted by Al Smith on October 29, 2001 at 11:43:50:

In Reply to: This is new one to me! posted by Jon Cummins on October 26, 2001 at 00:56:02:

: A gentleman that I know saw me playing in a group, and said he had a bass he wanted me to have. In his attic quite some time it developed some cracks in the carved top, so I have removed the top to get started, and when checking the bassbar for looseness, I noticed it also was carved from the blanks when the top was carved. Seems to me that would be a good method compared to a separate bar glued to the top. This bass only has Germany stamped inside, and looks like a student quality. It has a flat back & no purfling or ebony. The machine heads have the wood peg. I believe it to be around 60 years old!
: I just thought someone might get a bang out of the bassbar, or maybe someone knows a reason for a "glued in" bassbar having benefit.

Thanks, guys, for the conversation. My bass has an integrated bass bar & I now know more about my bass.
My bass sounds exactly like it does and it is up to me to play it well. Someday I may purchase another bass and
I will have another depth of understanding thanks to your conversation.
Please continue to use the message board for all of us learning about double bass.

Thanks, Al Smith

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