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Drilling and reaming an endpin hole isn’t as easy as sharpening a pencil. An old CD may help.
Rob Anzelotti’s new angled endpin design is very easy to use. The RobPin’s key feature is the “Bottom Block Rest” which takes on most of the bass’s weight. This eliminates most of the typical stresses on the socket, bottom block, … Continue reading
… but I learned a new word: Gildaxe (= a copper-like varnish). More about this fancy bass varnish project at www.gildaxe.com
Under the direction of Paul Hart, chair of the 2015 ISB Maker’s Competition workmanship judges panel, the ISB is inviting working bass luthiers attending the convention to help attempt a first in ISB Convention history. The participating luthiers are going to build … Continue reading
The new IKEA desk lamp “Harte” makes a perfect workshop lamp for soundpost inspection and similar tasks. It’s made of an aluminium tube, with an adjustable the LED lamp head. It’s super-slim, and easy to insert into the ƒ-holes, while the triangle … Continue reading
Roger Hargrave, a british violin maker who lives and works in Germany, has built his first double bass and wrote a interesting blog about this project on the website ‘Maestronet’. After having finished the bass, he has put his text (24000 … Continue reading
On Wednesday (March, 12), the Musikmesse Frankfurt starts. I’ll be exhibiting at Hall 3.1, where all the acoustic guitar and violin making companies are located, at booth H27. Hope to see you there!