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Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-23-2020, 06:47 PM
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Posted By Mark Stefaniw
Extending a short fingerboard

I have a modern 2020 bass, made by a local luthier, with a 42-3/8" string length. Before verifying that the fingerboard was long enough, it was cut away with a soloistic swoosh, making the high note...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 02-16-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 43,289
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
I might, but just barely, agree with you...in the...

I might, but just barely, agree with you...in the "Duo Sweet 17" performance I cited in my previous post (above), the violone player does some really nice, and extensive, TP work.
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 02-16-2015, 01:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 43,289
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
Geez -- lighten up man! No one doubts that we...

Geez -- lighten up man! No one doubts that we can play period music successfully (i.e. get by IMO) on steel strings with a tourte bow. If you are serious about studying early music, you absolutley...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 02-16-2015, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,373
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
D'Addario Helicore Pizzicato extended-E??

Nobody's talking about these strings over at the TB forum, and I am happy to see that we are over here -- albeit a while ago.

Currently, my setup is: Spiro mitt extended-E, spiro weich A/D, Olive...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-23-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 5,329
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
Bridge leg placement over bass bar

What is the conventional thinking on how the bridge leg should be positioned over the bass bar? Centered? Half the bar thickness narrower?

I'm contemplating a new bridge for my big Romanian...
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-06-2013, 01:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 36,200
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
I'm about to try a S42 weich set with extended-E...

I'm about to try a S42 weich set with extended-E (yikes). I've been trending towards lower tension (Flex/92, Permanent, EP reg, EP weich, Obligato, and now Superflexible). Connoly claimed that TI...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 05-25-2012, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,793
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
I bought the Winkler back in 1987 for ~$450 if my...

I bought the Winkler back in 1987 for ~$450 if my memory serves me. I was offered $1,500 for it from another bass player 10 years ago, back when I had it fitted with a German frog. I should have...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-13-2012, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 5,793
Posted By Mark Stefaniw
I have a Winkler bow, but the stamp is barely...

I have a Winkler bow, but the stamp is barely visable. Attached are some pictures. Lynn Hannings has since worked on this bow to fix the frog, polish and rehair. It plays good.
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