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Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-19-2010, 01:22 PM
Replies: 29
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Posted By Eric Rene Roy
interesting what that label shows though...

interesting what that label shows though Eric...there was a label that was removed and the Juzek label is over it slightly...wonder what that label read?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-19-2010, 11:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 19,582
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
My old stand mate from high school brought his...

My old stand mate from high school brought his bass to me recently to make a few repairs on. Although the bass looked nothing like any "Juzek" I have ever seen...it had a photocopied "Juzek" label...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 07-27-2010, 06:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 28,303
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Sometimes the original materials are banned...

Sometimes the original materials are banned now...and taking them out of the country is risky if you don't have the proper paperwork. I know very good dealers who have had tortoise shell or ivory...
Forum: German School of Basses 06-25-2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 74,291
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Cool bass Jeff...I have it's little sister here! ...

Cool bass Jeff...I have it's little sister here!

Ken, these brass plates are very unique (and original to the bass...so useful in identification)...and seeing as Jeff has two pictured, I have one,...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-12-2010, 04:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,786
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
round...no braces...

round...no braces...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-12-2010, 10:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,786
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
I hear you. This one was a ***** to play, made...

I hear you. This one was a ***** to play, made by Hammond Ashley in 1984.

No, I guess I wasn't. This thread has derailed a bit, I know the OP asked about flatback bracing and things just kinda...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-12-2010, 07:18 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,786
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Taking the cello comment very literally, huh? ...

Taking the cello comment very literally, huh? Had we been talking about body shapes then I could see your points as valid to my comment (I do agree with your points in general on this....they are...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-11-2010, 06:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,786
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Again...same as Matt...I am not comparing it to a...

Again...same as Matt...I am not comparing it to a top plate at all. Is this assumption because I sited Chladni pattern studies?

I guess I am greedy and I want it all. I want a back that is as...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-09-2010, 06:58 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,786
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
I'm not saying it does or needs to vibrate like a...

I'm not saying it does or needs to vibrate like a top. I'm saying why reduce its own resonant capabilities.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-09-2010, 06:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 23,786
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
I've never liked the bend on flatbacks. Why...

I've never liked the bend on flatbacks. Why build in a weak point? Why add anything that stops the back from vibrating freely??? I understand the ergonomics of it, the tradition of it, etc...but...
Forum: The Bull Pit 06-03-2010, 06:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 29,765
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
I think there is more mfg in the USA than one...

I think there is more mfg in the USA than one realizes...you just have to look for it and be willing to pay a bit more for it. It is not like it used to be with whole towns being employed by one...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 04-22-2010, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,179
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
You might try Corian. I haven't tried it, but I...

You might try Corian. I haven't tried it, but I know violinmakers who use it. The sample piece you can get for free from Home Depot might be big enough.
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 11-21-2009, 01:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,002
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
The challenge of doing it, and the enjoyment of...

The challenge of doing it, and the enjoyment of the result.

I only change things to make it either last longer, sound better, or simply for my personal enjoyment of the process (and hopefully...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 11-21-2009, 12:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,002
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Yeah...somewhere between PW's bass and this: ...

Yeah...somewhere between PW's bass and this:

http://www.kensmithbasses.com/woodpages/images/neck2.jpg

Fixed the spelling. Thanks!:rolleyes:
Forum: French Bass School 11-10-2009, 11:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 18,177
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
LOTS of info out there on JTL. Search...

LOTS of info out there on JTL. Search Google...tons of info.

http://www.gegoux.com/fiddleshop/JTL%28Henley%29.jpg
Forum: Italian Bass School 10-28-2009, 06:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,511
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Agreed... The hand that carved those ff's could...

Agreed... The hand that carved those ff's could not have carved the scroll.
Forum: Italian Bass School 10-27-2009, 10:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 10,511
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
LOVE the scroll...

LOVE the scroll...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 09-13-2009, 05:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,295
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Ken, your one of a kind. Uncle.

Ken, your one of a kind. Uncle.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 09-13-2009, 08:47 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,295
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
The wood was plenty dry and about 8 years old. ...

The wood was plenty dry and about 8 years old. The bass was made in the fall of 08...did well through the winter, and then I saw it at the ISB (June 09) and it was fine...perfect even...I looked it...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 09-12-2009, 05:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 17,295
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
awww...I missed looking inside his bass...I would...

awww...I missed looking inside his bass...I would have liked to see that.

This was some minor inspiration for some that I have been trying...and just good work to look at. ...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-05-2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,667
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
a good side by side shot here for you: ...

a good side by side shot here for you:

http://www.codabow.com/bass_french.html
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-05-2009, 04:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,667
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
The hight of the frog off the stick is higher and...

The hight of the frog off the stick is higher and the depth of the throat is a lot deeper. It gives the player a sense of "more hair" and getting into the string more, as well as shifting the...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-05-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,667
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
I think the popularity of the double bass coupled...

I think the popularity of the double bass coupled with the demands of double bassists for instruments and bows that offer a higher degree of tonal and playability are pushing luthiers to elevate the...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 08-27-2009, 10:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,943
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
Thanks for that Ken, good post! I had the...

Thanks for that Ken, good post! I had the pleasure of having dinner with Sue & David not long ago. They were in town for the boat show and after a tour of our workshop we had a nice dinner on the...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 06-15-2009, 06:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 17,423
Posted By Eric Rene Roy
I too would like to know where they got the model...

I too would like to know where they got the model to go with the name. But...there is a Strad Viol in the Shrine to Music...you can see it here: ...
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