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Forum: French Bass School 07-02-2011, 02:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 27,041
Posted By Drake Chan
I would also reduce the use of flash on your...

I would also reduce the use of flash on your pictures - it produces that annoying glare that prevents us from seeing your basses' true patina. I like your older pictures because they didn't use...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 02-07-2010, 11:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 18,424
Posted By Drake Chan
I think Eric's referring to the Italian bass...

I think Eric's referring to the Italian bass owned by the former HK Philharmonic principal bassist.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 10-09-2009, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,538
Posted By Drake Chan
No problem - just trying to help. :)

No problem - just trying to help. :)
Forum: Luthier's Corner 10-09-2009, 01:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 17,538
Posted By Drake Chan
Remember Calvin: try not to post your email...

Remember Calvin: try not to post your email address on public sites. There are bots and crawlers all over the net that look specifically for email addresses (i.e. you may get spam). Next time,...
Forum: DB Strings at Ken's Corner.. 09-30-2009, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 26,384
Posted By Drake Chan
Nope. Those are the regular nylon-wound...

Nope. Those are the regular nylon-wound Eurosonics. They're meant to be used by bluegrass and rockabilly players who slap, as they are a low-tension "gut substitute" string.

The Eurosonic...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-07-2009, 11:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 11,078
Posted By Drake Chan
In fairness, it could have also been CPE or JC...

In fairness, it could have also been CPE or JC Bach as well. :)
Forum: Italian Bass School 07-28-2009, 10:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 15,477
Posted By Drake Chan
The bassist in this video of Roy Goodman and...

The bassist in this video of Roy Goodman and Brandenburg Consort's Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 plays a cornerless bass:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hqjYoLY7yps
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-20-2009, 04:26 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 19,536
Posted By Drake Chan
I didn't see any hostility in Ken's post(s),...

I didn't see any hostility in Ken's post(s), although he did write "suck" as a typo for "stuck" (I hope! :D).

And I think you answered your own question. The forums can only answer so much,...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 05-11-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,335
Posted By Drake Chan
Last October or so, I had my bass fixed up and...

Last October or so, I had my bass fixed up and setup by Jeff Bollbach. His work was truly fantastic, and my bass sounded and played better than ever. I however, neglected to get my fingerboard...
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 01-14-2009, 11:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 35,611
Posted By Drake Chan
Wow! That looks exactly like what was being...

Wow! That looks exactly like what was being described above - clean 'bee-sting' violin corners, roughed up F-holes. And the varnish looks like Ken's former 'Bisiach' bass' varnish to boot.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-01-2009, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,313
Posted By Drake Chan
Happy New Year everyone! Jeff, the work you...

Happy New Year everyone!

Jeff, the work you did for me on my Germen beater back in October is getting better and better everyday. Thanks again!
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 12-19-2008, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,167
Posted By Drake Chan
In the more modern carved basses I've seen, the...

In the more modern carved basses I've seen, the luthiers like to create a flourish towards the purfled edges on the top. The edges are usually carved a little higher than the purfled area next to...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 02-16-2008, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 18,428
Posted By Drake Chan
That's a ridiculously small upper-bout! Or is it...

That's a ridiculously small upper-bout! Or is it a ridiculously large lower-bout? Whatever; it's a really pretty and unique-looking bass.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 02-02-2008, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,335
Posted By Drake Chan
The same thing happened to my A string. It just...

The same thing happened to my A string. It just had a really wimpy sound and feel to it before, both pizz and arco. I really had no idea it would affect it so much. Honestly, I did the switch only...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-29-2008, 03:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,335
Posted By Drake Chan
Actually, I think whether this orientation will...

Actually, I think whether this orientation will work or not depends from bass to bass.

On my bass, the A string in its "normal" position sounded pretty weak and flabby, while the E string had...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-27-2008, 05:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 21,335
Posted By Drake Chan
I just switched the A and E strings from their...

I just switched the A and E strings from their normal respective pegs on my school's carved Juzek, I have to say that I am now a believer of this method.

In their previous "normal" positions,...
Forum: Plywoods And Hybrids 01-22-2008, 04:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 6,886
Posted By Drake Chan
Friggin Gorgeous! How does it sound and how does...

Friggin Gorgeous! How does it sound and how does it play? (damn, friggin good I assume)
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 01-21-2008, 05:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 11,850
Posted By Drake Chan
It's weird that these mass-produced Chinese bows...

It's weird that these mass-produced Chinese bows all have that crappy, weak bleached-white hair on their bows.

I bought a KSB bow from Ken about a year and a half ago (you can read the review at...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 10-09-2007, 10:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,684
Posted By Drake Chan
A truly gorgeous bass that you've got there. ...

A truly gorgeous bass that you've got there. Congratulations.

From what I've heard from some people, some of Solano's basses have had construction issues. Of course, that is the only downside...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-06-2007, 07:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,130
Posted By Drake Chan
Ruben Gutierez? Of Brooklyn Brass and Reed? ...

Ruben Gutierez? Of Brooklyn Brass and Reed? Isn't that the same Juzek that he had been trying to sell on eBay for 5 years or so, advertised with "no cracks on its face" and "sound that Juzek's are...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 07-23-2007, 06:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 7,143
Posted By Drake Chan
There's a bassist in my orchestra that uses a...

There's a bassist in my orchestra that uses a French bow made by Hietbrink, I think. It's made of South American ironwood, swarti-something or another. It is really, really heavy and much longer...
Forum: Classical/Arco 05-19-2007, 05:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 8,904
Posted By Drake Chan
Obligatos are a pretty good string when new. ...

Obligatos are a pretty good string when new. Plenty of warmth and decent power, good under the bow, and pretty good under the fingers. The problem with them is when they get older. By older, I...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 04-27-2007, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 23,861
Posted By Drake Chan
You've got to use your real name as your user...

You've got to use your real name as your user name. It's Steve Loeb, I believe. Correct me if I'm mistaken.
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 04-26-2007, 01:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 4,379
Posted By Drake Chan
The "Napoli" brazilwood bow is definitely a very...

The "Napoli" brazilwood bow is definitely a very good buy. I remember trying one out and being blown away by how balanced it was and how well bow gripped the string. It almost played itself. So...
Forum: Plywoods And Hybrids 04-03-2007, 11:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 79,362
Posted By Drake Chan
As for Upton Basses, I feel that they are a...

As for Upton Basses, I feel that they are a solid, reputable company. If you call them, they will take the time to talk to you about whatever you have a question about. I remember going up to...
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