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Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 06-17-2013, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,191
Posted By Thomas Erickson
^^^ rubber baby buggy bumpers :D

^^^ rubber baby buggy bumpers :D
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 02-16-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,401
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I'm not saying a musician shouldn't listen to...

I'm not saying a musician shouldn't listen to recordings. Obviously they're a very useful tool. But that's all they are - a tool. Like any other special tool it's easy to become dependent, when it...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-16-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,926
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Technology doesn't do a lot for string...

Technology doesn't do a lot for string instruments, but modern endpins are a wonderful thing. ;)
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 02-12-2013, 02:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,401
Posted By Thomas Erickson
It's about playing well in your section, in your...

It's about playing well in your section, in your orchestra. That's not something that can be learned from a recording. Relying on someone else's recording to teach you how something should be played...
Forum: General Double Bass Music and Playing 02-12-2013, 06:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 4,401
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I know a lot of people like to listen to...

I know a lot of people like to listen to recordings or even play along with them, and clearly that can be a useful tool, but I think that it can also be a crutch or a hinderance. I actually like to...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-18-2012, 08:40 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 74,494
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I know you didn't ask my opinion, but if the...

I know you didn't ask my opinion, but if the originals are completely unsalvageable, my personal choice would be Sloane all day long. They're the only machines I would choose for my own personal...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 10-20-2012, 09:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,375
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I played at least one snakewood bow and some...

I played at least one snakewood bow and some point, but I can't for the life of me remember what it was or even who had it. My only impression was that it was "different", and not in a good way; but...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-13-2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,137
Posted By Thomas Erickson
You can contact me about the Viennese method, as...

You can contact me about the Viennese method, as well as what would probably be called the modern American method. I'm also somewhat familiar with the Rabbath method. I'm obviously not an expert in...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-13-2012, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,137
Posted By Thomas Erickson
This is a huge and twisted subject. IMO, good...

This is a huge and twisted subject. IMO, good more for a lifetime of study and ten or so books, rather than a thesis. In fact, putting (essentially) the whole history of our instrument and the art of...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 09-08-2012, 04:26 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 74,494
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Is the back naturally so warped that you couldn't...

Is the back naturally so warped that you couldn't just work around it? I have to wonder about using any method of forcing something like that in a way it doesn't want to go - seems like at some point...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 08-26-2012, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 5,372
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I've done this before, experimenting with a few...

I've done this before, experimenting with a few different combinations of rosin scraps. Made some nice messes, but finally had good luck melting it (gently) in a cup made from aluminum foil over a...
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 08-18-2012, 10:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,385
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Anybody else think this guy is a little funny?...

Anybody else think this guy is a little funny? Bin Hire? :rolleyes:
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-06-2012, 07:03 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 59,302
Posted By Thomas Erickson
That's... unusual, at least! :D Got any...

That's... unusual, at least! :D

Got any more pics? What do you use the bass for?
Forum: The Bull Pit 07-28-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,138
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I'm sure no expert, but seems to me like it...

I'm sure no expert, but seems to me like it should only be good for small companies and independent luthiers making quality instruments and gear. I do like my old Fender bass, but I couldn't care...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 07-22-2012, 02:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 17,484
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Maybe a neat option on Sloanes (or any high ratio...

Maybe a neat option on Sloanes (or any high ratio machine) would be for the key to have a little hex "nub" on it - then you could use a drill or one of those cheapo electric screwdrivers without an...
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 07-14-2012, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 14,522
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I'm interested in those mutes; I saw one that...

I'm interested in those mutes; I saw one that sounds similar years ago and have never seen them for sale, at least that I noticed anyway.
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 04-21-2012, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,369
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I think "chestnut" is pretty available too, but I...

I think "chestnut" is pretty available too, but I haven't tried it. I still don't think the color is all that relevant though - an indicator of what the consistency might be, at best.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 04-16-2012, 07:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Why does nobody make a waterproof bag, anyway....

Why does nobody make a waterproof bag, anyway. Couldn't be that tough - surely I'm not the only one who's been annoyed with a soggy bass bag after walking to/from a gig.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 04-16-2012, 07:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 6,750
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I believe it was also common back then to...

I believe it was also common back then to routinely change tunings, to suit the work being performed.

Didn't old scores/parts even routinely specify the tuning that was to be used? Pretty sure...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-14-2012, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Do you know what the timeline for...

Do you know what the timeline for registering/paying for this is?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-13-2012, 09:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Ah yes, I was just thinking how I could use a...

Ah yes, I was just thinking how I could use a little more kidnapping, rape, robbery, stabbing and/or bedbugs in my life!
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-12-2012, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Thanks for posting that; I didn't realize it was...

Thanks for posting that; I didn't realize it was a multi-day workshop. For some reason I was thinking it was a brief lecture/demo kind of thing.

Sounds like it would be interesting and definitely...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-11-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
Would love to but it's a couple thousand miles...

Would love to but it's a couple thousand miles too far for me. :D
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-30-2012, 08:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
lol...

Sorry Ken, I tend to forget that a small minority of us aren't able to afford basses that we're afraid to take out of the house, or buy vehicles just to transport them. :rolleyes:
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-28-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 11,196
Posted By Thomas Erickson
I tend to think that walking across town with a...

I tend to think that walking across town with a bass, putting it in a cargo box or just putting it into a hot/cold car are all going to pose the same unavoidable temp/humidity shift, which in a...
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