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Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 08-05-2010, 02:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 17,431
Posted By David Powell
Years ago I did the same thing with a nearly...

Years ago I did the same thing with a nearly brand new Gossen Luna Pro light meter. That was in the ancient times when measuring light was a prerequisite for getting a photo;- on a curious material...
Forum: The Bull Pit 08-04-2010, 09:04 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,061
Posted By David Powell
There is a large Glock facility in Marietta, Ga....

There is a large Glock facility in Marietta, Ga. It appears that it is only a warranty service and distribution facility, but in the 80's everyone called it the "Glock plant". Apparently it was only...
Forum: The Bull Pit 08-03-2010, 12:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 19,061
Posted By David Powell
Steinway pianos Kanstul brass instruments ...

Steinway pianos
Kanstul brass instruments
Gibson (Nashville, TN, USA) Guitars
Heritage guitars (Kalamazoo, MI)
Fender (Fullerton, CA, USA) Guitars
Conn-Selmer Brass and Woodwind (Elkhart, IN,...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 04-14-2009, 11:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,232
Posted By David Powell
Very well, then

And so it is! This bass and the restoration of it brought me into bass forums as a participant instead of a "reader", for better or worse. What an inspiration, Mr. Smith. Thank-you for doing this...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 04-14-2009, 11:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,703
Posted By David Powell
Scapeweavel recordings on myspace

For more than 20 years I have recorded and performed but very rarely rehearsed with an ensemble that has no danger of ever being confused with any other ensemble by the same name;- Scapeweavel.
...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-17-2008, 02:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,232
Posted By David Powell
+1 for Big Ben!:o Glad to hear everything is...

+1 for Big Ben!:o

Glad to hear everything is coming together so well with this bass. Years ago when I joined (eh, that other forum), it was to discuss this actual restoration with you, Ken. How...
Forum: Member Bass Clips [DB] 11-17-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,212
Posted By David Powell
Blue Rain Bird w/ David Powell on DB

Well, it's about time;- for shameless self-promotion. I finally have some tracks up on myspace that are copyrighted by my bandmates and I, that I personally recorded, mixed and mastered, and that...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 10-28-2008, 11:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,444
Posted By David Powell
Tricky business indeed with the C bout so wide. ...

Tricky business indeed with the C bout so wide. The neck angle looks about the same as my 5-er but my C bout is a couple of inches smaller, as is the rest of my bass except the upper bout;- and the...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 10-28-2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 5,444
Posted By David Powell
OK, now I'm jealous....:o

OK, now I'm jealous....:o
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 10-02-2008, 01:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,193
Posted By David Powell
I had been tediously careful about my buckle only...

I had been tediously careful about my buckle only to find that it was rivets in my Levi's that were doing the smaller damage. So I no longer wear riveted jeans. The Red Cap belt I got is working...
Forum: Amps, etc. [BG] 09-25-2008, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 7,240
Posted By David Powell
Pretty much sums up my approach. Best effect is...

Pretty much sums up my approach. Best effect is a great bass, clean amp, and good right hand technique. If you get bored with your sound, try a new right hand method, like tapping on the FB, or...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-24-2008, 10:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,541
Posted By David Powell
It was a small highlight of many at that show...

It was a small highlight of many at that show (Aug. 2), but on the recent Return To Forever tour, I did get to see Stanley play very exquisitely with a bow. Don't know which one it was though. ...
Forum: Smith Basses, Handmade 09-24-2008, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,193
Posted By David Powell
Well, since my last post I have found a nice belt...

Well, since my last post I have found a nice belt that has no exposed metal buckle parts. It is manufactured by Red Cap Industries in the USA from top grain cowhide for use in the automobile...
Forum: Yankee and Vintage American Basses 09-19-2008, 01:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 3,416
Posted By David Powell
Definitely for the long & tall player! Never...

Definitely for the long & tall player! Never heard of that maker but I love the shoulders. Do you think the ribs are inletted to the neck?

The shoulders remind me a bit of the Bohmann. Thanks...
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-03-2008, 10:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,830
Posted By David Powell
So I take it this is the first you've heard of...

So I take it this is the first you've heard of Boston Catlines, Ken? I think the name is a play on the ancient Italian name, and since the market is mostly period use on period reproduction...
Forum: Classical/Arco 06-02-2008, 09:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 16,830
Posted By David Powell
Off and on I have this odd desire to string up my...

Off and on I have this odd desire to string up my bass with guts and one friend of mine suggested strings made by Boston Catlines. Has anyone used those or heard of that maker??

I am not an...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 05-31-2008, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 7,264
Posted By David Powell
Pictures? Nah, nobody wants to see pictures. ...

Pictures? Nah, nobody wants to see pictures. Second thought, show us some pictures (Please). Just the bow, not the maker.:o

And shifting the subject just ever so slightly. I am interested to...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 02-02-2008, 01:54 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,232
Posted By David Powell
What I am saying is, of course, what you quoted....

What I am saying is, of course, what you quoted. :o

I am not saying that Ken's by eye comparison and my comparison of two digital photograph (size is not important where colour is concerned) is...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-25-2008, 01:46 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,232
Posted By David Powell
Varnishes and finished wood are notorious for...

Varnishes and finished wood are notorious for being difficult to photograph accurately, however, the same varnish will always photograph the same way under the same light, in my experience (given the...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 01-24-2008, 12:55 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 48,232
Posted By David Powell
You know, I really like the Pecanic TP and I am...

You know, I really like the Pecanic TP and I am in general a big fan of these. However, I lean a bit toward the older one for this bass. For one thing, you will have a nice ebony FB and it looks...
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 01-14-2008, 02:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,165
Posted By David Powell
And then there's the times I introduce myself to...

And then there's the times I introduce myself to other musicians and they say something like, Oh, yeah, I've heard your playing on such and such website (http://ancestralvoices.net/), but it might...
Forum: New Forum Member Introductions 01-14-2008, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,165
Posted By David Powell
"Not me"

Good question, Arnold, or perhaps you are kin to "not me".

You see, it gets freaky being "me";- once in a while it gets really freaky: Like here is a photo...
Forum: The Bull Pit 01-04-2008, 01:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,663
Posted By David Powell
Happy New Year!- to everyone here, Ken, and soon...

Happy New Year!- to everyone here, Ken, and soon "Happy Birthday" as well. Even though it is cool that you are back on TB, I like what you have put together here and glad you will keep it up.
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 12-29-2007, 09:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,276
Posted By David Powell
Well, I certainly won't discourage that approach,...

Well, I certainly won't discourage that approach, because the combo (Coda) is what I preferred over a separate head. Getting an EX cab is a good idea also. I don't know if it would be as loud as...
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 12-26-2007, 12:08 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 31,276
Posted By David Powell
I had that same experience with a 10" speaker...

I had that same experience with a 10" speaker that is in my Fender RAD. I'm pretty sure it is an Eminence as well. It sounds really excellent for EBG, but very weak at the bottom for DB. Even in a...
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