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Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 08-26-2010, 10:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 26,856
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Interesting stuff. When I bought my bass a...

Interesting stuff.
When I bought my bass a year ago, it had a heavy steel end pin and I had it switched out for a carbon fiber. I also had them change the strings and a different tailpiece so I...
Forum: German School of Basses 06-25-2009, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,327
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Thanks Ken. First, I am only a hacker bass...

Thanks Ken.
First, I am only a hacker bass player. I can't be expected to be even a mediocre photographer too! lol:o

I see some similarities to your bass, but the button area is quite different....
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-25-2009, 03:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,916
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
German/Czech??

I hope it's OK to link to this. The German school arena doesn't seem to get much activity.:D
http://smithbassforums.com/showthread.php?p=14042#post14042
Forum: German School of Basses 06-24-2009, 10:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,327
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Is this German or Czech?

I just got this bass from KC Strings. The only label is a Hammond Ashley label marked SB138 with a date of 199?. I assume this is when it was opened up?...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-22-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,495
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
I played a friends old Kay yesterday and the nut...

I played a friends old Kay yesterday and the nut slots were so low I couldn't get a business card within 1/2" of the nut and the bass played great. I wouldn't tempt fate like that, but whadayaknow?
Forum: The Bull Pit 03-29-2009, 05:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,540
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
I'm sure you will. That's what everybody's afraid...

I'm sure you will. That's what everybody's afraid of.:D
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 03-27-2009, 10:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,992
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Yea, I wouldn't go through that hassle either. ...

Yea, I wouldn't go through that hassle either. So I mentioned that I ran them through the tailpiece backwards? I decided to do it right and while I was at it, I had Garbo A and D's which I...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 03-27-2009, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,992
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
I hear ya' Ken. I may try the Evah Weich set at...

I hear ya' Ken. I may try the Evah Weich set at some point, but want to run with these for a long while.
Tying the ends? The loop goes through the tailpiece end and the textile other end goes...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 03-27-2009, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,992
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Thumbs up Velvet Animas

I know the Velvet Animas have been around for several years and have been reformulated some. I bought a set over at TB and played a gig with them last night. Mine seem almost perfectly flatwound on...
Forum: Classical/Arco 03-27-2009, 11:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,947
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
I have an old string where the wire loop that...

I have an old string where the wire loop that goes over the ball broke. That string wasn't using the proper protection when it wedged tightly into the slot.:o
Forum: The Bull Pit 03-27-2009, 11:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,540
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Richard can have the next gig. And I'm not...

Richard can have the next gig. And I'm not surprised that you're confused. Catch up.:D
Forum: The Bull Pit 03-27-2009, 12:55 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,540
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Tonight was fun Paul. Wish you could have been...

Tonight was fun Paul. Wish you could have been there instead of me.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 03-20-2009, 07:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,345
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Lightbulb Mr. Schitzer has said that they serve no purpose...

Mr. Schitzer has said that they serve no purpose at all; that they are, in fact, detrimental to the sound of the bass. Since all basses, I believe, have internal linings I can see no benefit to the...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-25-2009, 10:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,701
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
I like either a Realist (natural, woody) or a...

I like either a Realist (natural, woody) or a Full Circle (similar, but more string sound and volume before feedback). An Underwood can be good if you are used to hearing more string sound, but I...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-25-2009, 08:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,701
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Buy a new set if you must, but I think it sounds...

Buy a new set if you must, but I think it sounds great. My $.02: If the windings are good, leave 'em. Spirocores are the Energizer bunny of strings. I'll bet a new set won't be any different after...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-25-2009, 01:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,701
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
If your strings ARE Spirocore Weich (red bottom,...

If your strings ARE Spirocore Weich (red bottom, purple top), why not just leave them on? I doubt they are toast yet. Do you like them? They are a good string for pizz, and easier on your hands as...
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 01-14-2009, 08:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,463
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
I believe this is the same cello (located in...

I believe this is the same cello (located in Hungary).

http://www.netinstruments.com/cellos/cello/34740

Leandro died in 1946. Five years before the instrument was supposedly made...........
Forum: The Bull Pit 11-30-2008, 10:29 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,289,662
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Richard, you were so very kind to name a track in...

Richard, you were so very kind to name a track in the forest after me. I can't thank you enough :).
However, I'll have to leave it there. I will need several days to recover from all the attention...
Forum: The Bull Pit 11-30-2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,289,662
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Written better than I could in a short time: ...

Written better than I could in a short time:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kansas
Forum: The Bull Pit 11-30-2008, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,289,662
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
No. That was made in LA. Closer to you.

No. That was made in LA. Closer to you.
Forum: The Bull Pit 11-30-2008, 10:38 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,289,662
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
Friends

Yes Richard, we are friends; and neighbors on Planet Earth.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1FCITSkyrE&feature=related
Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-12-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,391
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
:eek::eek::eek: I am not a luthier, nor do I...

:eek::eek::eek:

I am not a luthier, nor do I play one on TB, but PLEEEEEEEEEEZ stop.
What you have could be a nice old German bass, IF restored properly.
Measure twice, cut once. :D
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 05-02-2008, 10:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 57,659
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
To update my situation, I'm using an AI Focus 2R...

To update my situation, I'm using an AI Focus 2R III into an EA Wizzy 10, occasionally an AI Contra EX. I think this is a big improvement over anything I've tried so I'll be with this for a long,...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 03-24-2008, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,813
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
My bass has a 43" string length and other than a...

My bass has a 43" string length and other than a little minor stretching in half and FP it is just fine. This bass has a D neck which I prefer but I've played on Eb and those somewhere in the middle...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 03-10-2008, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,194
Posted By Greg Clinkingbeard
The Mooradian is a very nice bag. However, for...

The Mooradian is a very nice bag. However, for my new bass I looked at Bobelock. They have several additional areas of protection that the Mooradian Standard lacks. There are stiff sewn-in pieces...
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