Category Archives: Bass Making

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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Otto Roth’s Monster Bass

In 1903, German bass maker Otto Roth (1876-1954, Vogtland area/Bohemia) finished a huge double bass with almost 4.20 m height and 2.10 m body length. The photo (taken in 1905) shows the enormous size of this “moster” bass: twice as … Continue reading

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Lutherie workshops at New Hampshire

The Violin Craftsmanship Institute offers weeklong hands-on workshops, taught by internationally prominent craftsmen (mostly trained at Mittenwald/Germany). These workshops are sponsored by the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH (15 minutes from seacoast resort town of Portsmouth and an hour … Continue reading

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Cremona Mondomusica

Mondomusica, the Italian Music Trade show at Cremona, focusses on Jazz this year, with  an international seminar on jazz teaching, four masterclasses and the Mondomusica Jazz Club.

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Aluminium double basses

For Dave Gartland, bassplayer with background in sheet metal working, double basses made of Aluminium have always been fascinating. Over the years, he has collected much informations about these instruments, and he finally started building an Aluminium double bass of … Continue reading

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Experibass

Diego Stocco – Experibass from Diego Stocco on Vimeo.

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Azola Basses has closed doors

After 15 years and 1200 basses, Steve Azola announces “with great sadness that the doors of Azola Basses are closed”. Steve Azola started bass making as the maker of a modern version of the Ampeg Baby Bass: “About sixteen years … Continue reading

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A double bass repair in concert

This YouTube video shows a concert performance, featuring a double bass repair …

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