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Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-22-2021, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Valere Speranza
Improper realist pick up installation

Hi,

I recently bought a bass fitted with a realist pickup. The pickup has got 2 protruding dots which I believe is a characteristic of early realist pickups - see photo

The pickup seems to have...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 11-22-2021, 10:56 AM
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Posted By Valere Speranza
Making nut and bridge grooves smaller

Hi,

I recently bought a bass that was fitted with D and G gut strings.

It looks like the previous owner had the D and G string grooves widened on the nut and the bridge to accommodate the...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-09-2021, 06:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Valere Speranza
Thanks that's really useful. The bass has...

Thanks that's really useful.

The bass has been artificially aged, no doubt about it. It sounds great though and seem to have been reliable (I know the 2 previous owners).

It plays very well....
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-09-2021, 06:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 607
Posted By Valere Speranza
Bass ID

Hi,

I bought this bass last week. Sounds great but I've got no info about it. No labels or writing of any kind.

I was told by a previous owner (celebrated bassist Yuri Goboulev) that he bought...
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