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Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 09-01-2018, 09:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 891
Posted By Eric Swanson
Lovely instrument! Glad that the forum is...

Lovely instrument!

Glad that the forum is alive and that you are here!
Forum: Italian Bass School 04-12-2016, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 20,570
Posted By Eric Swanson
It looks lovely! Who made the extension?

It looks lovely! Who made the extension?
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 04-05-2016, 12:41 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,655
Posted By Eric Swanson
Terry Plumeri murdered last week

I found out last night. He was murdered in his house in Florida last Friday, it seems.
...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 09-16-2015, 09:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,900
Posted By Eric Swanson
A couple of weeks ago I took some strings off to...

A couple of weeks ago I took some strings off to try another brand. Didn't like the "new" ones so put back on the first set. They are brighter, clearer, etc.

Same strings, same everything, yet,...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 06-21-2015, 10:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,593
Posted By Eric Swanson
Just as a follow up, I ended up doing both on...

Just as a follow up, I ended up doing both on different legs of the trip: checking my bows in a sturdy case, in the middle of a large bag, and doing carry on. Both worked well, but I felt more...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 06-10-2015, 12:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,386
Posted By Eric Swanson
Nice photos here: ...

Nice photos here:

http://www.talkbass.com/threads/tucker-bresque-solo-model-2015.1157231/
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-03-2015, 06:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,129
Posted By Eric Swanson
Getting excited to get there tomorrow to see all...

Getting excited to get there tomorrow to see all your basses, Ken. Did you send any bows, this time?

It seems that Matthew Tucker just won a Silver Medal for Tone with his new bass...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 06-03-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,386
Posted By Eric Swanson
If I am correctly reading the information on my...

If I am correctly reading the information on my ISB App, looks as if you just won a Silver Medal for Tone with your new bass!

Maybe worth a new thread, when you can post photos? It certainly looks...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 05-24-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,386
Posted By Eric Swanson
I plan to be for the last 2 1/2 days. I hope to...

I plan to be for the last 2 1/2 days. I hope to see you!
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 05-23-2015, 02:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,386
Posted By Eric Swanson
Matthew, Are you planning to bring any new...

Matthew,

Are you planning to bring any new instruments to the ISB in Colorado? I notice you listed as an attendee...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 05-21-2015, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,129
Posted By Eric Swanson
Now, there's some good news!

Now, there's some good news!
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 05-03-2015, 07:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,593
Posted By Eric Swanson
Flying with a bow/bowcase; checked in a bag, or carry on?

I've been taking a bow with me when I travel and renting basses where I land. I've been packing the bow in a bullet-proof Bobelock fiberglass case in my checked bag, with no hassle or worry.

Now...
Forum: German School of Basses 04-22-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By Eric Swanson
Yes, but a pretty one, nonetheless...

Yes, but a pretty one, nonetheless...
Forum: German School of Basses 04-22-2015, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,688
Posted By Eric Swanson
Yes, but a pretty *******!

Yes, but a pretty *******!
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 03-31-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,783
Posted By Eric Swanson
Come Sunday

I was learning "Come Sunday" and came across Sam Jones with Cannonball Adderley...

I have always appreciated Sam Jones' playing, but you can hear him unusually well here (the mic crammed into the...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 03-29-2015, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By Eric Swanson
Offered as a non-luthiery woodworker... We...

Offered as a non-luthiery woodworker...

We used to use Anigre (or Anegre) pretty routinely in architectural work. It was pricey, but used to be obtainable.

Many species are simply less...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 03-26-2015, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,856
Posted By Eric Swanson
Lovely! Looks as if the condition is very, very...

Lovely! Looks as if the condition is very, very good!
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 03-16-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 18,843
Posted By Eric Swanson
Just can't stop looking at this bass. It is just...

Just can't stop looking at this bass. It is just so beautiful...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-15-2015, 02:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,871
Posted By Eric Swanson
Great story, about epoxy, ingenuity, vision, and...

Great story, about epoxy, ingenuity, vision, and the magic of Sue's work. As an aside, I'll share an epoxy tale of my own.

About twenty something years ago, when visiting my Grandmother, she...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-15-2015, 08:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,871
Posted By Eric Swanson
Well, Ken, if the pricing goes up, is that a bad...

Well, Ken, if the pricing goes up, is that a bad thing for those of us who are fortunate enough to be the stewards of these bows?

I don't mean to rave. I do want to find some way of describing...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 02-27-2015, 08:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,871
Posted By Eric Swanson
Three weeks into having this bow, I am just...

Three weeks into having this bow, I am just increasingly blown away by it. Ken, it is as you promised; I can play things easily that were harder, before. I hear things now that were previously...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 02-21-2015, 12:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,871
Posted By Eric Swanson
More photos...

More photos...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 02-15-2015, 09:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,505
Posted By Eric Swanson
Thanks, Ken, I used to always use an...

Thanks, Ken,

I used to always use an Underwood through an MXR 10-band equalizer and a Polytone; I loved that sound. I never liked what the Underwood did to the acoustic sound of the bass (dampened...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 02-14-2015, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,505
Posted By Eric Swanson
Really nice sound you are getting, as well as...

Really nice sound you are getting, as well as nice playing.

How were you amplifying your instrument? Was this just a mic through the PA, or some mic/pickup combination on the bass?

However you...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 02-14-2015, 10:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 7,871
Posted By Eric Swanson
It certainly motivates me, anew, to practice! I...

It certainly motivates me, anew, to practice! I am not yet as comfortable with the new bow as I am with my old one, which doesn't help sound production, of course...

I am sure that my nervous...
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