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Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-24-2009, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 12,506
Posted By Matthew Heintz
When is a wolf not a wolf?

Sometimes a wolf on an Ab isn't so much a wolf, as it doesn't result from the natural resonating frequency of the body but from the open G string. Try muting the G when you play Ab on E.
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 02-23-2009, 02:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,069
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Thanks, Joel. Somehow I feel vaguely Italian when...

Thanks, Joel. Somehow I feel vaguely Italian when using the third finger in the lower octave. :) I've been working on the exercise a bit and I find that it has really helped my standing posture,...
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 02-22-2009, 08:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 8,069
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Karr/Dimoff vomit exercise

I recently downloaded Dimoff's warmups on doublebassblog.org. I was wondering if ya'll could explain how Karr and/or Dimoff do their "vomit" exercises. Specifically, Dimoff's exercises use various...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 02-07-2009, 11:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,915
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Why thank you!

Why thank you!
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 02-06-2009, 10:02 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 14,915
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Volkan studied with Gary and leans the bass. See...

Volkan studied with Gary and leans the bass. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CnhA6NIdK0. This doesn't contradict Sam; just shows that players that have studied extensively with Gary have...
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-03-2009, 10:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,677
Posted By Matthew Heintz
I wasn't referring to a book, but Aaron...

I wasn't referring to a book, but Aaron Robertson. You are probably right; the dates don't work out. Thanks again for the history and keep us posted on the Storioni.
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-02-2009, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,677
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Thanks again, Ken. According to Aaron, "the Guy...

Thanks again, Ken. According to Aaron, "the Guy Cole bass was modeled after a bass made Giovanni Dollenz of Trieste Italy dated 1852. Dollenz was considered to be the top maker from Trieste at the...
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-02-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 8,677
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Giovanni Dollenz

Guy Cole has a bass at Robertson's, which he patterned after a Giovanni Dollenz model. What do you know about Giovanni Dollenz? My google searches led me to many auctions for violins and a book...
Forum: Jazz Corner 01-21-2009, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,216
Posted By Matthew Heintz
In a non-traditional direction...

I spent a great deal of time in formal ear training courses, plowing through books, using computer programs, singing with the piano, transcribing etc... and I've found that, for me, the most...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-18-2009, 07:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,151
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Fair enough. Thanks.

Fair enough. Thanks.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-18-2009, 05:06 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,151
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Other than aesthetics, is there a reason that we...

Other than aesthetics, is there a reason that we don't see more open peg boxes? It seems like the ease of string changes and reduced scroll-weight would be particularly nice for basses with...
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 01-09-2009, 04:30 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 27,797
Posted By Matthew Heintz
I'm not qualified to add anything here, but I...

I'm not qualified to add anything here, but I spoke with Bill Merchant not too long ago about this and he said that he has seen quite a few modern basses with 6mm or 7mm tops coming back in for...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-08-2009, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,151
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Good question/point. Since Martin asked in...

Good question/point. Since Martin asked in connection with his new build, presumably we're talking about new basses here. My hypothetical price range (not that I'm shopping): $17.5k to $24k. That's a...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-08-2009, 11:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 23,151
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Gamba shape 41 3/4" or 42" string length ...

Gamba shape
41 3/4" or 42" string length
Simple purfling
No fancy carving
Big shoulders are fine (even preferred) so long as the overstand is sufficient to grant full access to the upper...
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 01-02-2009, 08:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,617
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Got it. Thank you.

Got it. Thank you.
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 01-02-2009, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,617
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Educate me. I'm ignorant. What exactly are ya'll...

Educate me. I'm ignorant. What exactly are ya'll seeing in the f-fluting?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-01-2009, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,313
Posted By Matthew Heintz
On a related note, see Stefan Krattenmacher's...

On a related note, see Stefan Krattenmacher's article on the d'salo: http://www.krattenmacher.com/publications/p_dasalo.html
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 12-23-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,979
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Thank you, Arnold. Keep us posted.

Thank you, Arnold. Keep us posted.
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 12-22-2008, 11:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,979
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Interesting as always, Ken, thank you.

Interesting as always, Ken, thank you.
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 12-22-2008, 06:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,979
Posted By Matthew Heintz
Arnold, I understand that you've recently built a...

Arnold, I understand that you've recently built a four string and a five string from Walnut (both based on the same model?). I understand that each instrument is custom built for your customers, but,...
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