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Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-14-2013, 09:10 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 86,369
Posted By Adrian Juras
Your work looks great! Did you end up completing...

Your work looks great! Did you end up completing the restoration?
Forum: Italian Bass School 03-24-2011, 08:57 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 100,421
Posted By Adrian Juras
Ken, was the bass slightly cut to make the...

Ken, was the bass slightly cut to make the shorter string length possible?
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 03-21-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 21,846
Posted By Adrian Juras
Gorgeous bass!

Gorgeous bass!
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 03-21-2011, 11:21 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 57,216
Posted By Adrian Juras
I didn't think you would sell that bass Ken, but...

I didn't think you would sell that bass Ken, but you are definitely right. Having it in the hands of a full time orchestra bassist is a good thing. It will be great to see the original when its fully...
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-28-2011, 09:45 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 100,421
Posted By Adrian Juras
WOW! That looks GREAT! Arnold did a terrific job...

WOW! That looks GREAT! Arnold did a terrific job on the scroll. The whole bass looks great.
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 12-19-2010, 01:36 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 57,216
Posted By Adrian Juras
Wow! That is great to hear Ken. The bass looks...

Wow! That is great to hear Ken. The bass looks gorgeous. I'd love to hear it one day. It will be nice to hear your thoughts when the original is complete comparing both basses. When do you anticipate...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-21-2010, 08:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 19,198
Posted By Adrian Juras
I have had one of those adjustable tailpieces,...

I have had one of those adjustable tailpieces, and IMO they are too heavy and have a significant impact on the tone(not necessarily in a good way). Depends on the bass of course. I put mine on a...
Forum: Italian Bass School 11-11-2010, 08:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,417
Posted By Adrian Juras
The bass looks just gorgeous Ken. I'd love to...

The bass looks just gorgeous Ken. I'd love to hear it one day. I have always been attracted to the broader shouldered basses not only visually, but it seems tonally they tend to have a fairly big...
Forum: French Bass School 07-08-2010, 01:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,930
Posted By Adrian Juras
While I don't have the amount of experience Ken...

While I don't have the amount of experience Ken does, I would also guess that is a faked Hungarian bass. I have owned 2. One I bought as a turn of the century german, the other I bought knowing it...
Forum: Italian Bass School 05-04-2010, 08:04 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 100,421
Posted By Adrian Juras
Very interesing. Although I'm sure it will be...

Very interesing. Although I'm sure it will be difficult to find out who actually made the bass, I hope that as the restoration continues you and Arnold can find out more towards this. This is...
Forum: Italian Bass School 03-14-2010, 01:44 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 100,421
Posted By Adrian Juras
Beautiful bass. There really is something...

Beautiful bass. There really is something pleasing about the shape of a cornerless(or guitar shaped) bass. Very intriguing. I look forward to hearing more about yours Ken as the restoration continues!
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-12-2010, 11:22 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,641
Posted By Adrian Juras
New Bow

I just aquired this nice French bow(formerly my teachers). It appears to be German made with good quality pernambuco. Stick weighs 125g. Playing hair length at 21.5", with a stick length of 26.5"(not...
Forum: German School of Basses 03-09-2010, 08:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 14,949
Posted By Adrian Juras
This is similar what will have to be done to my...

This is similar what will have to be done to my recently aquired bass. I am looking forward to it, however I am going to continue to play the bass in the short term in its present state(provided...
Forum: The Bull Pit 03-08-2010, 09:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 13,923
Posted By Adrian Juras
Ken I think your "i" key is malfunctioning ;) I...

Ken I think your "i" key is malfunctioning ;) I agree though. I dig this site because it covers such a wide range of facets regarding the double bass, and its just a shame to see some of that stuff...
Forum: Jazz Corner 03-06-2010, 02:35 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 22,252
Posted By Adrian Juras
Lets remember that there are some here(ie/ Paul),...

Lets remember that there are some here(ie/ Paul), and on that "other" site that have more experience, and have worked with more great players than most of us can dream of. I don't take that lightly. ...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 03-04-2010, 10:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,501
Posted By Adrian Juras
Just a quick note. The Flexocor experiment is...

Just a quick note. The Flexocor experiment is over at least for now. They sound GREAT for that old school 20's/30's 2 beat, and early swing especially through an amp. They seem to have a thickness...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-27-2010, 01:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,202
Posted By Adrian Juras
Calvin, if you tell them that you want a student...

Calvin, if you tell them that you want a student model they won't charge you near that much for it. It is basically how long they spend on detail work. The foot fitting, and arch are just as good IMO.
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 02-23-2010, 08:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,501
Posted By Adrian Juras
Had a dress rehearsal last night. So far so good....

Had a dress rehearsal last night. So far so good. For this style of show(mostly 1930's), they sound perfect. In fact it pretty well nails the sound. I am using a bit of amplification on this gig...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 02-22-2010, 03:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,501
Posted By Adrian Juras
Flexocor 92's for Jazz

I know that Ken had created a thread ("The Bass" (http://www.smithbassforums.com/showthread.php?t=91)), but I wanted to expand a bit on using Flexocor 92's in a Jazz or Theater context. While my good...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 02-19-2010, 09:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,631
Posted By Adrian Juras
Beautiful bass! The ff's look particularly nice....

Beautiful bass! The ff's look particularly nice. I am sure it has a sound to match.
Forum: German School of Basses 02-17-2010, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian Juras
I have no idea Ken. It is quite possible. The...

I have no idea Ken. It is quite possible. The ribs look to have the original varnish. The top displays some of that blotchy look you get when a top is refinished. I guess its possible the back and...
Forum: German School of Basses 02-17-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian Juras
By the way, you can see where the scroll was...

By the way, you can see where the scroll was plugged inside probably having hat peg tuners originally.
Forum: German School of Basses 02-17-2010, 01:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian Juras
I am not sure about what is original to this...

I am not sure about what is original to this bass. The neck/scroll may not be. Here are a couple of side/back pictures. I'll see about getting a fairly high resolution picture of the purfling on the...
Forum: German School of Basses 02-17-2010, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian Juras
In this picture you can see some damage, and...

In this picture you can see some damage, and where some re edging was done:
Forum: German School of Basses 02-17-2010, 01:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,443
Posted By Adrian Juras
Ken, here are a few pictures of the scroll... The...

Ken, here are a few pictures of the scroll... The machine heads of course are not original. In fact they were recently added, taken from another German bass.
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