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Forum: French Bass School 01-06-2012, 10:33 PM
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Posted By Ken Smith
Thumbs up speaking of..

Here is the Link to the Lamy (http://www.kensmithbasses.com/doublebasses/lamy/index.html) we got in recently. Enjoy the view!
Forum: French Bass School 12-17-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Now that I have one in my hands and fully...

Now that I have one in my hands and fully restored with the necessary modifications, I can see that these basses can sound as good as any other French makers bass, possibly better. It's like...
Forum: French Bass School 12-17-2011, 07:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb I also noticed this exact same bass here in the...

I also noticed this exact same bass here in the states now at another shop. I hear that it is selling now for quite a bit more than it was going for in Europe. Perhaps that dealer saw it here and...
Forum: French Bass School 12-17-2011, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Thumbs up Lamy Gamba..

I just got in one of these basses but it was restored about 2 years ago and modified as well at that time from 3 to 4 string so it was probably in storage un-played for quite some time.

Most of...
Forum: French Bass School 11-13-2009, 11:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool well..

Correct BUT if the Plates are overly thick, re-graduating might be needed to optimize the sound. Just speculating here as none of us has seen this Bass.

So, is this Bass coming my way?:confused:
Forum: French Bass School 11-12-2009, 09:14 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb ok.. but..

Ok, but we haven't seen this bass in person, any of us. The data on J.T.L. points to a factory. The Lion heads are done by Guild Carvers as that was a rule there then, no?.. Also, the bass you had...
Forum: French Bass School 11-11-2009, 08:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Top thickness?

Measuring the Top graduations requires special tools. I doubt that anyone other than a Luthier has the tool for that Job with the Top attached. It needs the magnetic caliper that can float around the...
Forum: French Bass School 11-11-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,060
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Lamy..

I think it is important to realize that a Lamy bass is more of a factory made instrument than something hand made. I saw in a 1920-1930ish wholesale catalog Lamy Basses offered for some very low...
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