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Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 10-08-2017, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Matthew Tucker
I'm sure, but I was hoping perhaps someone knew...

I'm sure, but I was hoping perhaps someone knew about H Schneegans. A Google search shows that name in a number of historical and musical texts, but so far I don't find the connection with either...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 10-08-2017, 02:27 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,244
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Schneegans

why are these plates stamped H Schneegans??

on a Kennedy bass.

who was Schneegans?
Forum: Italian Bass School 06-20-2017, 11:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 23,162
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Gary Karr? What would he know ... ;-)

Gary Karr? What would he know ...

;-)
Forum: Luthier's Corner 06-03-2016, 08:00 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 66,836
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Here's an extension I made for my Lott model...

Here's an extension I made for my Lott model bass.

The stick is Jarrah, the latches are an extremely hard local desert wood called Doolalia. Harder than ebony.

I chose not to use ebony for the...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 05-11-2016, 04:57 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 33,752
Posted By Matthew Tucker
An EUB typically has much smaller after-length...

An EUB typically has much smaller after-length both in the pegbox and below the bridge. And a stumpy tailpiece. This also can significantly affect the way a string feels ... it's "give", stretchiness...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 11-05-2015, 04:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 6,355
Posted By Matthew Tucker
my thoughts are that although I understand why...

my thoughts are that although I understand why you'd want to do it I think an extension on a lionhead always looks sad.

I haven't yet seen a lions head stuck up against the black door-jamb that...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 10-14-2015, 11:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,460
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Neck graft and mensure shortened?

Neck graft and mensure shortened?
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 06-13-2015, 04:46 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,261
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Tucker "Bresque Solo" model 2015

So, yes, the latest in the set ...

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8889/18272532655_45f9823ee3_z.jpg https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8877/18245852186_27c6f35b79_z.jpg
...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 05-24-2015, 12:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,269
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Yes, I will be bringing my newest bass, the...

Yes, I will be bringing my newest bass, the as-yet-un-named sister to the cornerless Castelvecchio.

it will be in the makers competition and later sharing a booth with AES Basses.

Are you...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 07-30-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,460
Posted By Matthew Tucker
This label is interesting. ...

This label is interesting.

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5589/14585934498_90614d337b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odUJah)

I think it is what's left of a music shop's address at Cashmere Gate - in...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 07-30-2014, 02:06 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,460
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Indeed. This is a beautifully and neatly...

Indeed.

This is a beautifully and neatly made bass with excellent wood. The maple has lovely flame under the rather sombre varnish. The two piece spruce top has very even and fine grain right...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 07-30-2014, 01:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,460
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Here are a few labels: ...

Here are a few labels:

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5577/14585917559_4b4ddbb4ef.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/odUD8e)


https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3889/14585927238_d7a54edfe9.jpg

...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 07-30-2014, 01:25 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,460
Posted By Matthew Tucker
This has no platform under the soundpost.

This has no platform under the soundpost.
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 07-30-2014, 12:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 31,460
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Talking https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14594423758_eb...

https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2902/14594423758_eb0c45af36.jpg

Received into workshop a nice "Hawkes Panormo" model roundback for restoration.
...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 09-16-2013, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 4,998
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Bit of a dredge up from the past, this thread,...

Bit of a dredge up from the past, this thread, but ... Marco Panascia is playing this bass with the Matt Baker Trio tonight here in Sydney. It's a buzz for me to meet Marco and have him play the...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 08-23-2013, 08:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,269
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Can't ask for a better endorsement than that!...

Can't ask for a better endorsement than that! Arnold I do owe a lot to you and my other international mentors, who either confirm my hunches, challenge them, or blow them clean out of the water ... I...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-18-2013, 03:41 AM
Replies: 210
Views: 84,225
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Still happening. Slow project. Just got the back...

Still happening. Slow project. Just got the back joined again. Will post more pics soon.
Forum: Italian Bass School 07-12-2013, 03:35 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 97,713
Posted By Matthew Tucker
my point, exactly! :-)

my point, exactly! :-)
Forum: Italian Bass School 07-12-2013, 02:25 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 97,713
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Another way of thinking about it, is that...

Another way of thinking about it, is that without the stiffening corner blocks, the whole assembly is more flexible, so when the top or back moves with humidity, so does everything else, meaning the...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 06-17-2013, 08:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,269
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Pretty sure i used both that one and the Gilkes...

Pretty sure i used both that one and the Gilkes head as a model to work from. The Gilkes has a nice "droop" of the turns under the eyes and beautiful clear lines.
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 06-17-2013, 06:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,269
Posted By Matthew Tucker
Matthew Tucker 2013

OK so I'm going to plug my new bass here, because I can :)

After all it IS is a modern handmade bass; built on a Grandfather Lott pattern with my own touches, including discreetly removable neck....
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 06-17-2013, 05:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 11,687
Posted By Matthew Tucker
I saw a bass with these "addon" corners at ISB in...

I saw a bass with these "addon" corners at ISB in Rochester. Probably wasn't the same bass. I forget whose stand it was on ...
...
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-18-2013, 09:10 PM
Replies: 189
Views: 97,713
Posted By Matthew Tucker
I love the nickless FFs. ...

I love the nickless FFs.

http://www.reinshagenbasssale.com/Bass_Photos-4.jpg
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-13-2013, 02:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,178
Posted By Matthew Tucker
its a slow project. i'm now having to concentrate...

its a slow project. i'm now having to concentrate my limited time on a new build.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-13-2013, 02:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 9,178
Posted By Matthew Tucker
nowadays I just touch in scratches with tinted...

nowadays I just touch in scratches with tinted shellac. I make up a few different shades, and clear, really thick (let the alcohol evaporate off till it's soupy), and keep them in those yellow...
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