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Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 02-23-2017, 03:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,682
Posted By Sam Sherry
Just read through this thread. All that I can...

Just read through this thread. All that I can say is:

. It's tremendous that you were able to cut the Favorites herd down from two to five. For better or worse, that seems to be the same...
Forum: Italian Bass School 04-06-2014, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 10,822
Posted By Sam Sherry
I've tried three different programs to zoom and...

I've tried three different programs to zoom and clarify; none are much help. A nice, big shot of just the label (and rip) would really help.

The thing that makes this so trick is the rip -- it...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 10-15-2013, 06:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,629
Posted By Sam Sherry
I just searched TB/DB for you. . One sold in...

I just searched TB/DB for you.
. One sold in August for $2500.
. Another red apparently one did not sell in July for that price.
. Another one in Cincy asking $2150 sold June

There was...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 08-23-2013, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,162
Posted By Sam Sherry
What a gorgeous instrument! What an incredible...

What a gorgeous instrument! What an incredible investment of time and effort it embodies!

Congratulations on your recognition at the ISB. Tone, baby!
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 01-09-2013, 02:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,955
Posted By Sam Sherry
Sounded good with the 1890 Lamy (and...

Sounded good with the 1890 Lamy (and highly-skilled operator)? No surprise.

My experience with these medium-low amps -- including an all-night demo on the Workman's 10, which was the predecessor...
Forum: German School of Basses 12-18-2012, 09:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,479
Posted By Sam Sherry
Ken, any particular reason you went for the...

Ken, any particular reason you went for the "drill a hole through the scroll" instead of the "no-hole wrap-around" style extension?
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-09-2012, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,831
Posted By Sam Sherry
Would that be the bass that blew off stage and...

Would that be the bass that blew off stage and shattered into many, many pieces?
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-12-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,438
Posted By Sam Sherry
Joel, one of my major bugs online is, "Please...

Joel, one of my major bugs online is, "Please research my paper for me." That certainly goes double for your masters thesis!

So please pardon me for being The Cranky Guy but I think you ought...
Forum: German School of Basses 08-13-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,828
Posted By Sam Sherry
You're making sense (as usual). I've said...

You're making sense (as usual).

I've said elsewhere (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/f1/what-meant-tyrolean-889869) that "Tyrolean" likely began as a businessman's effort to provide a waft of...
Forum: Italian Bass School 06-18-2012, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,841
Posted By Sam Sherry
Man! That is a massive neck-block. That neck is...

Man! That is a massive neck-block. That neck is going nowhere except on purpose!


On some level it is reassuring to see that some things never change . . . whether it is the customer shockingly...
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-05-2012, 02:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 17,830
Posted By Sam Sherry
That chart is cool for sure. I love the Deutsche...

That chart is cool for sure. I love the Deutsche ad-man's copy:

"Less inertia, longer period of musical vibration."
Your average bassist would say, "Fast voice, unparalleled sustain."
...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 02-02-2012, 10:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 9,067
Posted By Sam Sherry
Reminds me of the famous Gary Karr "bike trailer...

Reminds me of the famous Gary Karr "bike trailer (http://www.talkbass.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=134440&d=1248645981)" shot. Note that the Maestro's foot is on the ground . . . it's...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-30-2011, 12:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 11,266
Posted By Sam Sherry
Ah, the interweb.

Ah, the interweb.
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 08-21-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,438
Posted By Sam Sherry
Have you called the Uptons?

Have you called the Uptons?
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 08-07-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,940
Posted By Sam Sherry
Don't slight yourself, sir. The bass is...

Don't slight yourself, sir.

The bass is stable. You have improved over the past four years!
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-25-2010, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By Sam Sherry
The Bittner was a wonderful bass which opened...

The Bittner was a wonderful bass which opened doors for me musically. It has a combination of sonic refinement and edge that is rare.

I miss it. I decided that I should not own a fragile old...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-24-2010, 03:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,438
Posted By Sam Sherry
Well, if nobody's truly going I suppose I'll take...

Well, if nobody's truly going I suppose I'll take a whack.

Around 2000 I got a bass on trade from my pal Glenn. Lovely old Czech bass with a label of "Alois Bittner" from the early 20th. The...
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 08-16-2010, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 13,009
Posted By Sam Sherry
Eric, congratulations -- play it long and well. ...

Eric, congratulations -- play it long and well.



I'm sorry -- I can't hold back -- it's too good to pass up: "Ken Smith's Martini doesn't stay full for long!"
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 05-26-2010, 02:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,972
Posted By Sam Sherry
Those Romania labels can be tricky . . .

Those Romania labels can be tricky . . .
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-23-2010, 08:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,594
Posted By Sam Sherry
A Life-Digression

Ken --

An excellent suggestion and well-taken. I played in orchestras as a student, amateur and semi-pro and stopped about twenty years ago.

I love improvising. Orchestra music, for all...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-22-2010, 03:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,594
Posted By Sam Sherry
KL, you've touched on something here that...

KL, you've touched on something here that resonates for me.

I played jazz without an extension for thirty-some years. I've been playing jazz with an extension for about half a year. I often feel...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 01-29-2010, 03:30 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 38,545
Posted By Sam Sherry
Laminated Ribs

We've gone back and forth a bit about how the ribs look laminated and, lo and behold, are in fact laminated.

I suspect that has a noticeable, perhaps even substantial, positive influence on the...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-22-2010, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,825
Posted By Sam Sherry
I've worked for and with luthiers, lived with...

I've worked for and with luthiers, lived with luthiers, represented luthiers, some of my best friends (living and gone) are luthiers, my sister and her husband are luthiers . . .

My observation is...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 12-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,697
Posted By Sam Sherry
Actually, all this is from The WorldWide Web. I...

Actually, all this is from The WorldWide Web. I hope to play a double-bass some day but in the meantime I just flap my gums and play my Squire Precision. ;>


I've always said that you know,...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 12-30-2009, 12:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,697
Posted By Sam Sherry
In my limited experience: a) Most of the...

In my limited experience:

a) Most of the time a string instrument which is "lightly" built will be louder than an "identical" instrument which is "heavily" built.

This is a rough rule of...
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