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Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-12-2020, 10:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool The Videos are usually on YouTube. 4s...

The Videos are usually on YouTube.



4s were always 19mm


We may have done a NT 4 ages ago. Ages..
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-11-2020, 06:40 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 102
Posted By Ken Smith
Wink We will be doing some more soon but both my son...

We will be doing some more soon but both my son Jon and I have been quite busy.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 10-05-2020, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ken Smith
1900s.. Most basses are over apprised, higher...

1900s.. Most basses are over apprised, higher value, higher pedigree and back dated to the wrong century and wrong country. I see many basses appraised completely wrong.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 10-05-2020, 07:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ken Smith
Too many people say Mittenwald or Tyrol for a...

Too many people say Mittenwald or Tyrol for a German or Czech bass they can't be sure of. The button on the pegbox is very Czech/Bohemian like.


Instead of being sharp around the lower edges of...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 10-05-2020, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ken Smith
Mittenwald with a round back? I think I am...

Mittenwald with a round back? I think I am correct. You should look at sites with Neuner and Hornsteiner basses and see what they look like. Mittenwald is used too often to ID Saxon basses.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 10-05-2020, 11:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 182
Posted By Ken Smith
The bass is Germanic. Maybe Saxony or across the...

The bass is Germanic. Maybe Saxony or across the border on the Czech side/Bohemia. Early 1900s. The finish does not look original to me. Nice quality instrument.
Forum: For Sale By Ken Smith [DB] 09-12-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,636
Posted By Ken Smith
Arrow Recordings..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8mNItCy2nk&t=235s


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcRf...iza3FoxzdhQnTo...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 09-04-2020, 04:50 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 18,038
Posted By Ken Smith
13 years ago I posted that..lol.. Spiros are the...

13 years ago I posted that..lol.. Spiros are the brightest and not an orchestra for most. Ask the luthier who made your bass. He should know what works best on his basses for your desired sound....
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-04-2020, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 9,266
Posted By Ken Smith
Lightbulb He replied in 2009.. 11 years ago.. lol

He replied in 2009.. 11 years ago.. lol
Forum: Italian Bass School 09-02-2020, 10:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Ken Smith
Most players know what they were told or what the...

Most players know what they were told or what the want to believe regardless of what is true. It doesn't have anything to do with trust. It's just what they think they know. On the size, I agree but...
Forum: Italian Bass School 09-02-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 248
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation Italian? 1840?

I don't know what this is but looks home-made and after 1900. Not every odd looking sloppy made bass is Italian. Good makers make nice instruments, form any country. Carpenters and Farmers needing...
Forum: German School of Basses 09-02-2020, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation Good..

Also, the flush edges look like it was trimmed down to that to avoid repairing the edges as they were. It looks to thick and 'square' at the edges as well as the purfling very close to this was...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 08-22-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 7,437
Posted By Ken Smith
But..

At the 2019 ISB last June I found a new bow stamped E.Sartory attributed to Morizot who actually worked for and made bows for Sartory so, I put the Lotte up for sale and bought the Sartory-Morizot on...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 08-22-2020, 08:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 333
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Andrea Proietti, Cesena, Italy c.2014.

Here's a Bow I got from a player in Italy a few years ago made by Andrea Proietti, Cesena, Italy c.2014. Maker favored by Italian players.

The bow plays beautifully and is very nimble for all...
Forum: German School of Basses 08-17-2020, 09:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Ken Smith
Exclamation Ok, so the wood is nice on the back if I didn't...

Ok, so the wood is nice on the back if I didn't say before. Also on price, I am selling 2 German basses now. My Uebel and my Lowendall. The Uebel is $19,900 and the Lowendall is $36,000.. Dollars.. ...
Forum: German School of Basses 08-16-2020, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Ken Smith
Wink ok..

Well, I am not sure I agree with Mittenwald or Klotz {Kloz} or 1800.

The over varnish and the picture quality make it difficult to see as far as age and experience. Flush edged German basses can...
Forum: German/Czech Shop Basses 07-04-2020, 10:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,582
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool http://www.kensmithbasses.com/doublebasses/morelli...

http://www.kensmithbasses.com/doublebasses/morelli/index.html (link corrected, post restoration)



Hi, 3 things here to mention.

1, the Ebony up at the neck heel 'platform'...
Forum: German School of Basses 06-11-2020, 02:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,022
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Nice bass but 20-30k to cut it down and fix it...

Nice bass but 20-30k to cut it down and fix it properly. I can see the bass bar area is sunk in a bit there in your picture. I would suggest Robbie McIntosh for the job. He's like on of the best. He...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 05-22-2020, 01:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,115
Posted By Ken Smith
Some type of lacquer I believe. Just keep it...

Some type of lacquer I believe. Just keep it clean. It was not a high gloss when new either.
Forum: For Sale By Ken Smith [DB] 04-11-2020, 05:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 3,400
Posted By Ken Smith
Louis Lowendall, Berlin 1910

a Bass by Louis Lowendall (1842-1918), Berlin 1910. Fully Restored with C-Extension by AES NY, August 2016.

This is a 7/8ths (or 4/4 size of its time), 'BERLIN' stamped in the upper back...
Forum: German School of Basses 04-06-2020, 02:48 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 917
Posted By Ken Smith
Well, nothing listed of J/M Z.. in the German...

Well, nothing listed of J/M Z.. in the German book or full books of Jalovec. So, who was he or them? I have no idea. Outer linings are extra work so this is lighter construction. East of Saxony into...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 03-25-2020, 10:27 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,185
Posted By Ken Smith
Glenn Miller recording, 1972 band

Here I am playing on most of the tracks but not all of them. The first link we found had just 10 second clips. I played first with the GM band 50 years ago when I was just 18 in 1970. My son Jon...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 03-21-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 736
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Jan. 2020, Marconcini bass in Jazz

Here's me with my Marconcini bass playing at a Pops concert.. 6 clips, phone recording.. :cool:

...
Forum: For Sale By Ken Smith [DB] 03-14-2020, 09:40 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,526
Posted By Ken Smith
Cool Paris/Bernardel School c.1900-1920 (Awaiting Restoration)

This is a beautiful French Bass, Paris/Bernardel School c.1900-1920 (attributed to the shop of Léon Bernardel (1853–1931)). Unlike the Mirecourt school where just about every violin cornered bass has...
Forum: For Sale By Ken Smith [DB] 03-09-2020, 09:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,876
Posted By Ken Smith
Thumbs up New C-Extension..

Custom handmade Ebony Chromatic C-Extension added by Keiran O'Hara, Brewster NY.


History, in French..

http://luthiers-mirecourt.com/mangenot1.htm
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