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Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-13-2012, 10:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,996
Posted By Joel Larsson
Thanks — PM sent. Maybe I will have to split the...

Thanks — PM sent. Maybe I will have to split the American school in two, huh? :)

As for the teacher-seeking bit, I kind of agree with you... in a small country like Sweden, there are basically...
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-13-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Anselm! You're still here, too! Splendid! As...

Anselm! You're still here, too! Splendid!
As to the E of Joel, my lips are sealed. Some thing are better kept secret... or are they? :p
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-13-2012, 09:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,996
Posted By Joel Larsson
Thank you for your opinions. I will not...

Thank you for your opinions.

I will not conduct a thorough ****ysis of each and every school, but rather compile a list of them, along with some general notes on what characteristics there are....
Forum: The Bull Pit 09-11-2012, 12:18 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Hello everybody, I suspect most you will...

Hello everybody,

I suspect most you will have no clue as to who I am. I think Richard might remember me, though. I'll hang around here for a while, while I try to gather material (and energy...)...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,996
Posted By Joel Larsson
what "schools" of bass playing are there?

I'm writing a master's thesis on the subject... not for the fun of, mind you, but I need my credits, and might as well do something valuable while I'm at it. So, in order to get other people's views...
Forum: The Bull Pit 06-25-2010, 08:06 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,548
Posted By Joel Larsson
the Where's Joel thread

A bunch of days ago, I got an email that I had gotten a private message from Anselm. He missed me, the poor chap! (He also wanted to know a bit about Norwegian bass players, but that's a whole other...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-01-2010, 07:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,410
Posted By Joel Larsson
A friend of mine has a cello with a probably...

A friend of mine has a cello with a probably authentic Gand label. If I understood correctly, in order to sell—or insure—it as a Gand (which would raise the price from the current circa €30k to...
Forum: The Bull Pit 02-01-2010, 06:52 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Oh, yes, cheers for your success there Richard!...

Oh, yes, cheers for your success there Richard! So who knows, maybe the Tokyo Phil will call you up tonight? Or their whole bass section comes to your place to take lessons? Maybe they'll bring...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-31-2010, 01:32 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
If I were 22, I probably would as well! Now,...

If I were 22, I probably would as well! Now, being 23, I came down with a cold and was mainly watching zombie films, which had a strange impact on my feverish mind. I didn't want to disturb you guys...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-24-2010, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Oren, just how true is that Mellotron tale?...

Oren, just how true is that Mellotron tale? Please don't tell me that you were bending the truth again. You'd ruin my day. :eek:

Herre is like being called Mister in Swedish. Oops! The band name...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-23-2010, 06:07 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Aww, so I post my little post, only to find that...

Aww, so I post my little post, only to find that there's been some water and posts under the bridge since that BG mute was briefly resurfaced. I hadn't heard about them. But would they explain what I...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-23-2010, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
That BG mute is an interesting concept. I wonder...

That BG mute is an interesting concept. I wonder what it would sound like. I know! Maybe it would sound like a 60's pop music bass? I figure that the sustain would go out first. It could be marketed...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 01-23-2010, 03:27 PM
Replies: 29
Sticky: a New Breed...
Views: 24,123
Posted By Joel Larsson
A few more links to some of the major makers of...

A few more links to some of the major makers of today:
http://www.poellmann-contrabass.de/
http://www.meyer-contrabass.de/eng/index.php?PHPSESSID=ohas8lno2eopmo930taluh45h2...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-23-2010, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,626
Posted By Joel Larsson
I think you're spot on there, Sam. Usually, I...

I think you're spot on there, Sam. Usually, I love hanging around luthiers as well, and once you've made them start talking, I don't find them to be particularly mindful of what craft secrets they...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 01-23-2010, 02:46 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 42,442
Posted By Joel Larsson
So what we REALLY need is two instruments! One...

So what we REALLY need is two instruments! One for your regular gigs, and one that will make those hardcore baroque people call you up. You know, the ones sneering at anything newer than C.P.E. Bach,...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-21-2010, 07:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,982
Posted By Joel Larsson
Oh, but I've heard "Mooommy! Look at that big...

Oh, but I've heard "Mooommy! Look at that big guitar!" quite a few times. I'd say I get a guitar remark for every two cellos.
I remember once, some kid gave me that guitar remark. His mother told...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-21-2010, 07:21 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Yes, good news about your fingers there, Richard....

Yes, good news about your fingers there, Richard. And, ah, The Elephant! Probably my favourite piece for solo bass, actually. Unlike most solo pieces, it doesn't try to be something else than a bass...
Forum: Classical/Arco 01-20-2010, 03:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,059
Posted By Joel Larsson
Well, how long do we have to wait? :rolleyes: ...

Well, how long do we have to wait? :rolleyes:

Can we play in teams?? I sure lost track of all the string switching... :)

A friend of mine has a c:a 100 years old Czech bass, fairly good, but it...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 01-20-2010, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 9,589
Posted By Joel Larsson
A friend who manages to make a living as a jazz...

A friend who manages to make a living as a jazz player just recently switched to the Bels, and he likes them. Myself, admittedly being a half-arsed jazz player but I do enjoy to thump away every once...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-20-2010, 02:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,626
Posted By Joel Larsson
You know, seeing the impressive amount of poorly...

You know, seeing the impressive amount of poorly set up instruments, or ones in generally sad shape that you've been posting... and since you seem to have some interest in the subject... haven't...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-20-2010, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,982
Posted By Joel Larsson
Every day, I go around feeling grateful that I...

Every day, I go around feeling grateful that I don't play the drums. As for those piccolo flute remarks, I usually roll my bass around on one of those ingenious trolley/chair contrapments, and—given...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-20-2010, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
I guess you do have some points there, my...

I guess you do have some points there, my throught-through friend. Somebody once said that the play of oppositions always ends up at zero, since an opposition is necessarily the opposite of...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-19-2010, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Oren, I DO seem to spot a small contradiction...

Oren, I DO seem to spot a small contradiction between "The foot switch antics made her day" and "Typical comment "Are you doing that again?""
Are you telling us the whole truth here? :eek:
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-16-2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Oops, I guess I should at least have gotten the...

Oops, I guess I should at least have gotten the birthday child's name right... :o
I hope you managed to cheer her up with your foot switch antics! :D
The concert was very good. Especially that...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-15-2010, 12:46 PM
Replies: 4,413
Views: 1,100,041
Posted By Joel Larsson
Yes, happy birthday, Doona! If you were here, I'd...

Yes, happy birthday, Doona! If you were here, I'd take you to a concert tonight, as am am going anyway. :)

Richard, I think there is a saying that goes "safe as houses", or something along the...
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