Category Archives: Bass Making

Double Bass photography and books

Pim van der Zwaan is a dutch double bassist and photographer who extensively works with the double bass. At his website and Flickr, he shows some of his photos which mostly have been taken at the workshop of luthier Harry … Continue reading

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Franz Moser’s new version bridge adjusters

At the Frankfurt Musikmesse, Franz Moser has launched his new version of his MPM bridge height adjuster screws. Like the old version, a ball bearing joint allows the bridge feet to follow the top’s movement. The new version screws now … Continue reading

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Violin Society of America/Oberlin Bass Workshop

At the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, June 10–16 This year’s faculty includes David Gage, Arnold Schnitzer, and Jay VandeKopple. Some experience is preferred, and a passion for the string bass is a must. Learn from luthiers with years of experience making, … Continue reading

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The Octobass

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At the bowmaker’s workshop

This video shows Jean-Jacques Augagneur from Lyon (France) making a violin bow. From wood selection, carving, hairing and final adjustments, Augagneur shows and explains all steps of bow making.

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Violin Making live stream

As part of the RNCM’s prestigious Manchester International Violin Competition, the four violin makers William Castle, Helen Michetschläger, Kai-Thomas Roth, and Marc Soubeyran will work together to make a copy of a Guadagnini violin. The making process is broadcasted as live … Continue reading

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New materials in instrument making

Nathan Sawaya is a Brick Artist. He builts things with Lego bricks, and he has recently made a Lego cello: YouTube

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A bassplayer’s nightmare … comes true.

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Frankfurt Musikmesse starting on Wednesday

The Frankfurt Musikmesse (Music trade show) opens the doors on Wednesday. The annually Frankfurt Musikmesse is one of the biggest trade shows in music industry. The string instrument section is at hall 1.2 (and my booth number is B40, if you … Continue reading

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‘Delmas’ double bass by Giovanni Paolo Maggini, Brescia, c. 1610

Tarisio, an auctioneer spezialized in old string instruments and bows, announces the upcoming auction of an rare Maggini bass. The ‘Delmas’ double bass by Giovanni Paolo Maggini is the first Maggini bass to be offered at auction for over a century.The … Continue reading

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