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Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-09-2013, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
Hi Ken , Been a long while since I last...

Hi Ken ,

Been a long while since I last posted. Here are some photos http://s1292.photobucket.com/user/peakletts/media/12_zps4f939b80.jpg.html?sort=3&o=29

Dont know if any of this helps.
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Forum: Luthier's Corner 03-05-2013, 12:07 PM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
Yes, it's unusual looking isn't it - a curiosity...

Yes, it's unusual looking isn't it - a curiosity as to its background. ...any thoughts as to where to go next with this?
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-14-2013, 07:17 AM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
The bridge looks like it has been recycled from a...

The bridge looks like it has been recycled from a 4/4 . The carved bass bar is lined up with the f hole on the very edge and looks to diverge from the centre line of the bass. There is no evidence...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-14-2013, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
I have used a mirror to look inside and it has a...

I have used a mirror to look inside and it has a carved bass bar integral with the top which at 7mm is what you might call 'robust'. The sound is pretty choked and there are a number of things that I...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-14-2013, 02:49 AM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b580/peakletts...

http://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b580/peakletts/1af485b5-c16d-4c90-874b-a2b4bedb63fd_zps1c88f763.jpghttp://i1292.photobucket.com/albums/b580/peakletts/6eff94bc-a0c5-4c09-ac33-4acdc12535c4_zpsbd8dd5...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-13-2013, 05:28 PM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
Italian Bass

I have recently acquired an Italian Chamber bass. Its had a new neck at some stage but the body looks pretty old . Comments and observations welcome!

Dimensions are:
Top bout width 18 1/2...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-13-2013, 02:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,815
Posted By Peter Koyander
Thanks matthew - makes perfect sense and some...

Thanks matthew - makes perfect sense and some really useful tips. Hows that fantastic restoration project coming on? - what a great thread!
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-12-2013, 09:32 AM
Replies: 1
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Posted By Peter Koyander
Fingerboard finishing

I am nearing completion of a refurb of a 25 / 30 year old B + H ply bass. The fingerboard was in need of quite some extensive work to put some relief into it and stop string buzzing - all working...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-03-2013, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 10,815
Posted By Peter Koyander
I guess it means that when somebody has a...

I guess it means that when somebody has a Bohemian styled bass and a label that says "Made in ..." its perhaps easier to put a date on it by virtue of the political regime in power at the time.
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Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-03-2013, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
Before 1992 it looks like B + H used the Strunal...

Before 1992 it looks like B + H used the Strunal factory in Luby to produce its instruments. Luby is located in a region originally known as the ‘Egerland’ - a popular area for instrument makers...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-03-2013, 06:22 AM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
I have seen the many types of furniture makers...

I have seen the many types of furniture makers wax sticks for doing repairs. I imagine that because the bass is thought to be around the 1980s that it will be eurethane type of finish - is it a case...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-03-2013, 06:05 AM
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Posted By Peter Koyander
There is precious little documented about Boosey...

There is precious little documented about Boosey and Hawkes - so open to suggestion ( and correction ) ...if anyone knows more!

After their well known Professor and Concert, they seemed to have...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-02-2013, 05:50 PM
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Views: 10,815
Posted By Peter Koyander
Touching in scratches

I have Boosey + Hawkes renovation project. Have just set up the bridge so that its feet are on contact with the top and the back face is perpendicular, reshaped the curvature so that the string...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-16-2013, 05:34 AM
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Views: 2,707
Posted By Peter Koyander
All in the set up?

Just got my double bass back from an international transit and the E string sounds really dead with absolutely no ring on pizzicato - just a dull thud. Arco its ok but just sounds muddy.

Looks...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 01-06-2013, 07:38 PM
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Views: 4,252
Posted By Peter Koyander
otto jos klier

I recently came into a German bow by the German firm Otto Jos Klier which is fire stamped on the stick above the frog. Looking at their web site catalogue, they don't seem to make German style bows...
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