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Forum: Classical/Arco 02-02-2016, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 10,959
Posted By Dave Whitla
This thread has been idle a while, but I just put...

This thread has been idle a while, but I just put Orig Flex G, D, & A on my old bass and am experiencing the harsh sound on the G that has been referred to here.
My question is, do these strings...
Forum: The Bull Pit 03-14-2015, 05:54 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 18,951
Posted By Dave Whitla
+1 Thanks, Ken.

+1
Thanks, Ken.
Forum: French Bass School 01-30-2015, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,572
Posted By Dave Whitla
2.5 years post restoration and the bass is now...

2.5 years post restoration and the bass is now projecting nicely. Spent a year with olive g and d strings, which sounded amazing but don't really stay in tune reliably. Trying Passione again but i'm...
Forum: Classical/Arco 01-30-2015, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,143
Posted By Dave Whitla
EP/Olive

I had Olive G&D (with EP A&E) on for a year. I have no idea whether i should expect more or less out of them. Anyone have any experience there?

On my other bass I've had EP weichs for at least two...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-30-2013, 07:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,032
Posted By Dave Whitla
Carry-onn spike??

I'm looking to reduce the weight of my bass in a flight case. I'm pretty sure I usually removed the endpin anyway in the past, but this time I probably will for sure.

Has anyone ever taken their...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 06-27-2013, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,159
Posted By Dave Whitla
update, sort of

I had an interesting experience while attempting to switch frogs on these bows. I figured I would try it out well in advance of the tour to be sure was comfortable with the results. The frogs/sliders...
Forum: Classical/Arco 03-29-2013, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,694
Posted By Dave Whitla
Not TOO thick, just thicker relatively in...

Not TOO thick, just thicker relatively in comparison to the top three. Best sounding long E I've tried, along with the medium EP. Different, of course, but both good in their own way.
Forum: Classical/Arco 03-27-2013, 08:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,694
Posted By Dave Whitla
I felt the same about the Passione long E....

I felt the same about the Passione long E. Thinking about it, on most Pirastro strings I have used in the past the E has not been as good in sound or feel as the other three, with the exception of...
Forum: Classical/Arco 03-25-2013, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 11,694
Posted By Dave Whitla
Have you had a chance to compare Jargar to...

Have you had a chance to compare Jargar to Passione? From the sound of it, they both have a beautiful sound, but slightly less volume/power than other strings. On my bass I really loved the sound of...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-20-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,867
Posted By Dave Whitla
Certainly can't argue with that, Ken. As I said,...

Certainly can't argue with that, Ken. As I said, I've only tried a couple of brazilwood bows and that was my impression. I'm sure plenty of hackers have used pernambuco, and I have played many...
Forum: French Bass School 03-19-2013, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,572
Posted By Dave Whitla
Yes, a LOT of work! The sound is even better than...

Yes, a LOT of work! The sound is even better than before- warmer in ways I like. There isn't as much projection/power as before though, but that has been improving. Pirastro Passione strings sounded...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-19-2013, 06:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,159
Posted By Dave Whitla
Thanks Ken. The term 'illegal importing' tips me...

Thanks Ken. The term 'illegal importing' tips me off to how the customs guys are thinking. It really shouldn't be considered importing at all when you're only bringing it in for work (with a visa,...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-18-2013, 08:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,867
Posted By Dave Whitla
Not sure if this helps, but I've played two or...

Not sure if this helps, but I've played two or three 'brazilwood' bows, and I would say generally that they have less density and resilience than pernambucco. Not as responsive to play, as a result....
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 03-18-2013, 08:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 8,159
Posted By Dave Whitla
Traveling with ivory frog

I may be touring in the US later in the year. My favourite bow has an ivory frog. The maker can't give me anything more than "it's from my family's old stock" as a statement of its origin. I have...
Forum: French Bass School 03-18-2013, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,572
Posted By Dave Whitla
Here's a link to a better sequence of photos of...

Here's a link to a better sequence of photos of the top restoration. Maybe it'd be better in the luthier section... ?

Anyway, the bass continues to improve. Ten months and counting. Have tried at...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 10-14-2012, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dave Whitla
Ok, here you are Eric (and happy belated...

Ok, here you are Eric (and happy belated birthday, btw). I forgot to mention that the bit is broken off the tip. It was that way when I bought it. I'll get it repaired soon, although I may wait until...
Forum: Jazz/Pizz 10-13-2012, 06:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 11,137
Posted By Dave Whitla
What the heck, I may as well chime in. I've had...

What the heck, I may as well chime in. I've had EP weichs on my Upton for about a year and a half; before that EP regular (mittel?). Used them for full on arco gigs, including recording with a very...
Forum: Amps, etc. [DB] 10-08-2012, 07:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 12,214
Posted By Dave Whitla
I know this is an old post, but it's an...

I know this is an old post, but it's an interesting topic- preamps for bass. Mostly I just use the line out of my Acoustic Image Coda amp, which is a very clean signal for any sound man I've had to...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 10-08-2012, 06:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dave Whitla
I'll take some and post. Give me a couple of...

I'll take some and post. Give me a couple of days. I think the rest of the frog is silver. 141 grams but feels light.
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-16-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,243
Posted By Dave Whitla
Cool Dolling French Bow

I recently bought an amazing French/overhand bow by 4th generation German bowmaker Michael Dúlling (http://www.doellingbogen.de). It's the first bow I have fallen for instantly. It's a Sartory model...
Forum: Classical/Arco 09-11-2012, 08:38 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,592
Posted By Dave Whitla
Following on from that, does actual tension (as...

Following on from that, does actual tension (as measured on scale in lbs or kg) translate directly to the string feeling tight or loose, or is that feeling more abstract, like the relationship...
Forum: Classical/Arco 09-10-2012, 07:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 27,592
Posted By Dave Whitla
Does anyone know what the different tensions are...

Does anyone know what the different tensions are for Passione, Deluxe and Kaplan? With all the different gauges it's hard to compare like with like.

I'm very interested in your comment that the...
Forum: French Bass School 05-08-2012, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 11,572
Posted By Dave Whitla
Home at last!

So, at long last Iíve got my beloved old Lejeunne bass back after extensive repair/restoration work to the top by Tom Barrett. Maybe this belongs in the luthier or restoration sections, but since...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 03-20-2011, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,279
Posted By Dave Whitla
Thanks for your input guys. I think the present...

Thanks for your input guys.
I think the present thicknesses are very thin. As you can see from the 'before' picture above, there were dozens of cross grain cleats, straps, etc. keeping it together...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 03-10-2011, 06:33 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,279
Posted By Dave Whitla
BTW, the back and ribs are in much better shape,...

BTW, the back and ribs are in much better shape, generally. Three of the ribs were replaced at some point, probably when the shoulders were cut down. An airline broke the neck off a few years ago and...
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