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Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 12-04-2019, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Neil Garber
I remember making the trek up to Hastings, NY...

I remember making the trek up to Hastings, NY from Staten Island, and later Manhattan, to bring my bass to Joe Cilicek. Does anyone remember him?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-26-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
New info

So, here I am 7 years later. I recently had an extensive rehab of this bass by Arnold Schnitzer. He agreed it was a 50's bass, but what clinched it was that when he removed the bass bar to replace...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-26-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,912
Posted By Neil Garber
Thanks. It looks like I can cover the range...

Thanks. It looks like I can cover the range needed with a combination of files from different SM sets, ie. the single sided and double sided and bass-specific sets. And then some needle files. I have...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-26-2014, 01:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,912
Posted By Neil Garber
I'm looking for files to use for nuts and...

I'm looking for files to use for nuts and bridges. I've come across nut files at StewMac that look like the way to go. What does everyone use? I'm being taught by a cello luthier and she doesn't...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-25-2014, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,912
Posted By Neil Garber
I've thought of that. Obviously the best...

I've thought of that. Obviously the best solution. I'll start figuring out how to do all that.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-25-2014, 04:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 4,912
Posted By Neil Garber
Bridge repair

I have a bunch of middle school students, and the basses they bring are often borderline unplayable. One problem I think I can fix quickly is a bridge where the string slot has been filed too deep....
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-16-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,831
Posted By Neil Garber
This old thing was a college bass from 1954 until...

This old thing was a college bass from 1954 until last year, and the endpin survived with only the one chip you see in the photo. I think it's neat. I've seen at least one modern collet-type endpin,...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-14-2013, 12:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,831
Posted By Neil Garber
This is the original endpin on a 1954 Wilfer. It...

This is the original endpin on a 1954 Wilfer. It seems simple and robust. It works okay, I was just wondering if they were still...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-13-2013, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,831
Posted By Neil Garber
Old? end pin

I have a bass with an end pin which is a 1/2 inch rod held by a wooden collet tightened with a big aluminum collar. Does anyone know if these are still made?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-12-2012, 07:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
Difficult to say how it sounds in years, but I'd...

Difficult to say how it sounds in years, but I'd tend toward 50 years old. The marked 1955 bass my student showed me today looks older. I suppose there's no way to really know when my instrument was...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-12-2012, 02:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
I have a former student coming over today with a...

I have a former student coming over today with a Tarantino he is considering. Same model. It dates from the 50's. I'm going to photograph it and its label too.
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Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-12-2012, 01:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
Sorry, can't seem to take a decent photo of the...

Sorry, can't seem to take a decent photo of the label. It looks like what I once thought was a "3" in 1923 has faded. There is some stuff written in ink all over the label, but that was never...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-11-2012, 11:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
Also, given these dates, it's unlikely that my...

Also, given these dates, it's unlikely that my 1923 Tarantino is by Marino, or not from 1923. He would have been quite the prodigy luthier at age 9. However, I've seen a few references to Marino...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-11-2012, 11:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
You know, I saw that page and blasted right by....

You know, I saw that page and blasted right by. Good sleuthing. I also found a reference to a bass by Marino from 1978:...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-11-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
I just got a reply from Scarmelli. He gives...

I just got a reply from Scarmelli. He gives dates of 1878-1962 for Giuseppe, but nothing for Marino.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-11-2012, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 10,369
Posted By Neil Garber
Tarantino

Does anybody know the dates of birth/death for Giuseppe and Marino Tarantino? Can't find anything online. Thanks.
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 04-16-2010, 12:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 6,971
Posted By Neil Garber
Yeah, that's about as good as it gets.

Yeah, that's about as good as it gets.
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