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Forum: Luthier's Corner 04-24-2010, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,127
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
The sides would be the next in holding power. I...

The sides would be the next in holding power. I have taken out many a neck in which there was almost no contact between the bottom of the neck and the mortise yet it was still holding under tension....
Forum: Luthier's Corner 04-23-2010, 04:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 16,127
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
I always hate refitting a mortise like this as it...

I always hate refitting a mortise like this as it seems as if there is not really enough gluing surface-especially if you have a lot of weight on the scroll with heavy German tuners or an ...
Forum: Classical/Arco 03-27-2009, 11:31 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,958
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
White felt rings around balls..............:D;)....

White felt rings around balls..............:D;). I know, too easy. These guys ameliorate damage and/or wedging as the ball end pulls into the slot under tightening. Some claim they have an effect on...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 03-20-2009, 11:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 10,344
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Saintly?:rolleyes:

Saintly?:rolleyes:
Forum: Yankee and Vintage American Basses 01-24-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,215
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Brian- Why not just set it up without taking it...

Brian-
Why not just set it up without taking it apart? Unless you are looking for a learning experience a restoration on a plywood is almost always a losing proposition.
jeffb
Forum: Yankee and Vintage American Basses 01-21-2009, 10:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,215
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Brian- Without knowing what is "wrong" with the...

Brian-
Without knowing what is "wrong" with the bass it is of course difficult to proffer any thoughts on whether it is worth tackling.
jeffb
Forum: Yankee and Vintage American Basses 01-21-2009, 10:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,215
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Ha Ha, Ken! You know that's Talkbass style humor...

Ha Ha, Ken! You know that's Talkbass style humor there!:eek:

I would love to know more about this Swanson dude. The one I saw at kolsteins was actually very convincing as something much older than...
Forum: Yankee and Vintage American Basses 01-20-2009, 01:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 11,215
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Wow, I had forgotten about this maker! I saw one...

Wow, I had forgotten about this maker! I saw one at a place of previous employ and for a few weeks it was thought by the boss that it was Italian. Turned out to be plywood. Wonder if this one is....
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 01-10-2009, 03:03 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,638
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
This is an interesting and dangerous subject. I...

This is an interesting and dangerous subject. I use the word dangerous because I believe now is the time that fraudulent basses are apt to enter the market in heretofore unprecedented numbers....
Forum: Luthier's Corner 12-31-2008, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,322
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Happy New Year everybody!

Just got off the phone with Ken [who is working all day!] and felt nostalgic for this scene. I guess all the BS that went down at TB just put me off bass forum stuff in general. Kinda like to get...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 09-20-2008, 11:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,299
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Phil- if you take out the words- bad, wood, and...

Phil- if you take out the words- bad, wood, and doctors you'd be more accurate.
Actually I think the only reason Carlos is blowing smoke up my badass is he feels guilty for doing a master class at...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 12-24-2007, 07:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 13,359
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Hey guys- Years ago in previous...

Hey guys-
Years ago in previous employ:rolleyes: we used to scrape off the varnish, score the rib with a checkerboard pattern, and crazy glue the leather bumpers on. Always seemed pretty nasty to...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 01-31-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 7,318
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Beautiful, looks like one of Rumano's better...

Beautiful, looks like one of Rumano's better efforts!
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 01-29-2007, 09:12 PM
Replies: 573
Views: 375,637
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Gotta be brazilian lace wood, eh?

Gotta be brazilian lace wood, eh?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-29-2007, 01:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,624
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Is that a low B? Looks awful long!

Is that a low B? Looks awful long!
Forum: Yankee and Vintage American Basses 01-26-2007, 11:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 84,382
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Great job, Ken. A thought occurred to me-I...

Great job, Ken. A thought occurred to me-I remember that David Bromberg had a keen interest in Yankee instruments. Was wondering if you had ever crossed paths with him in that regard?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-26-2007, 12:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,624
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
I think there is a higher % of basses with...

I think there is a higher % of basses with extentions that sound great than 5 strings that sound great. There are folks who hate them just cuz they are a pain to install[create]. I used to feel that...
Forum: Welcome To SmithBassForums 01-26-2007, 12:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,432
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Hey Ruben! Great to see you on here-you really...

Hey Ruben!
Great to see you on here-you really class up the joint[it needs it!;)]
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 01-25-2007, 09:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,374
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Thanks, Nick. Yeah that was one of those nights...

Thanks, Nick. Yeah that was one of those nights when you want it to go on forever.Lots of innerstin folks. It was Bill's b'day and at one point the whole room sang him the birthday song. With all the...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-24-2007, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,208
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
The ones listed as ebony. They have 3 sizes...

The ones listed as ebony. They have 3 sizes available-all are the same top quality.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-24-2007, 01:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 23,624
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Yeah, unless you are used to and addicted to a...

Yeah, unless you are used to and addicted to a mechanical x-10-shun it is best to stay away from those. Lots of headaches. Kens advice is good-get one with an E latch only and you can always add...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-23-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,201
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Does how old we feel count?

Does how old we feel count?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-23-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,208
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
I assume you mean MPM bridges.When I first saw...

I assume you mean MPM bridges.When I first saw them I thought they would never work. Having been to Mike Pecanic's place and seen one of these guys I changed my mind. They are well made and work. I...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-23-2007, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 12,208
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Arnold and I usually use custom one piece...

Arnold and I usually use custom one piece aluminum adjusters with some slight variations of style. But I think we both would agree that the adjusters that Lemur sells are extremely fine quality and...
Forum: Welcome To SmithBassForums 01-21-2007, 09:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 28,702
Posted By Jeff Bollbach
Hey-"Greg Clinkingbeard" doesn't sound like a...

Hey-"Greg Clinkingbeard" doesn't sound like a real name!
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