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Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 12-06-2007, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 12,845
Posted By Charles Federle
Every time I see and hear about Lipkin's bows I...

Every time I see and hear about Lipkin's bows I feel more and more inclined that I should try one out and seriously think about getting a new primary bow.
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 09-24-2007, 10:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,283
Posted By Charles Federle
I think it is fine that you have two playing...

I think it is fine that you have two playing positions each with their own comfort zone. The key is increasing the gray area between the point of no return. This makes it so you can choose your body...
Forum: Bows (and Rosin etc) 09-20-2007, 02:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,704
Posted By Charles Federle
High humidity can have nasty effects on a bow's...

High humidity can have nasty effects on a bow's hair. This summer I was playing a series of summer outdoor concerts. This summer it rain almost every day for a few weeks straight, oddly enough except...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 09-11-2007, 04:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,992
Posted By Charles Federle
My only real problem with the EPs sometimes is...

My only real problem with the EPs sometimes is that they have a narrow band in which you can control them and get a good sound. I kept thinking with these big strings I needed to hit them harder, and...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 09-05-2007, 10:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,992
Posted By Charles Federle
For me they are, though it seems to be fairly...

For me they are, though it seems to be fairly popular with those using gut as well (for pizz). I keep meaning to try them out and see how they are pizzwise, but I keep getting distracted. Granted I...
Forum: Hybrid DB Strings 09-05-2007, 06:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 37,992
Posted By Charles Federle
Pirastro sent me a set to test yesterday, put a...

Pirastro sent me a set to test yesterday, put a set on last night. For my bass they are nice and dark, and a decent response once they got enough rosin on them. Also a very loud string with good...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 08-20-2007, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,024
Posted By Charles Federle
One of the nice things about practicing bowing...

One of the nice things about practicing bowing patterns is that you don't really need a book, just alot of imagination. Though I have gotten a few handouts that have inspired me and helped out....
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 08-19-2007, 10:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 10,024
Posted By Charles Federle
My thought for bow placement is mostly determined...

My thought for bow placement is mostly determined by the tone color I want for the music. In orchestra I usually need a warmer and rounder sound so I play closer to the fingerboard, this is also...
Forum: French Bass School 08-13-2007, 10:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,590
Posted By Charles Federle
Interesting site though, ran across this...

Interesting site though, ran across this http://www.paris-contrebasses.com/DATA/Image/DP99.jpg

To me this seems very close to my instrument, I think they are calling it a Derazet. Not a maker that...
Forum: French Bass School 08-13-2007, 09:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,590
Posted By Charles Federle
Using Babelfish I found a quick and dirty...

Using Babelfish I found a quick and dirty translation that should shed some light and have everything make a bit more sense.

Contrebasse Pilement (father) Sells. Wood are estimated of 1640....
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-11-2007, 01:33 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 54,674
Posted By Charles Federle
I have to admit that I really cannot play on the...

I have to admit that I really cannot play on the extension past Eb unless I am seated.

As for the humps on the backs they are nice because sometimes you do need to play something like a low D that...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 08-11-2007, 01:18 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,403
Posted By Charles Federle
I can actually only think of one person that has...

I can actually only think of one person that has been tuned in 5ths before up here, and he changed back after a while finding it was to much shifting especially for orchestral type things. There...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 08-07-2007, 02:55 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 19,403
Posted By Charles Federle
The use of all four fingers in the lower...

The use of all four fingers in the lower positions at least up here in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area is a bit more then you might think. It is just that most of us hide it very well. Almost all of...
Forum: French Bass School 08-06-2007, 07:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,590
Posted By Charles Federle
My bass has always been a bit hard to track down....

My bass has always been a bit hard to track down. Though I have looked at the one you posted up here and I almost wonder if the shoulders of mine might have been cut down. I don't think so, but was a...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 08-06-2007, 07:23 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 46,476
Posted By Charles Federle
This bass is a mystery, my instinct tells me...

This bass is a mystery, my instinct tells me French, the body shape strongly seems French to me, but the F- holes really make it unusual. I think that I would really like to see it up close, mostly...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-06-2007, 04:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,157
Posted By Charles Federle
Actually it is Jim (James) Ham. Of his basses...

Actually it is Jim (James) Ham. Of his basses that I have played (at least half dozen or so) I don't thin any of them had the tail gut around anything other then the endpin. The picture in his...
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 08-01-2007, 10:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,882
Posted By Charles Federle
There is a Misek concerto ? As for the...

There is a Misek concerto ?

As for the difficulty rating... well I am not sure I personally agree with them. I put the Vanhal and most of those cello sonatas as a bit harder, but that might just...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-01-2007, 09:46 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,157
Posted By Charles Federle
Titanium is something I have wanted to try for a...

Titanium is something I have wanted to try for a long time, but have never been able to get ahold of. Is there any contact information for anyone wanting to try them ?
Forum: Classical and Symphony Bass Playing 08-01-2007, 07:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,882
Posted By Charles Federle
The Vanhal is a great piece and it is hard, but...

The Vanhal is a great piece and it is hard, but have fun with it and I wish you all the best luck. It is one of our best classical concertos. If you are just getting into solo work I suggest the...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 08-01-2007, 12:27 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 54,674
Posted By Charles Federle
I actually do like the latch on the E-stop....

I actually do like the latch on the E-stop. Though I have bumped my head against it more then once, but for me I think it just stopped me from hitting my head against the scroll :) As for all the...
Forum: French Bass School 07-31-2007, 06:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 16,590
Posted By Charles Federle
Xavier Jacquet ?

When I first bought this bass it was advertised as a 1746 Mougenout. That idea has been dismissed, but now it is though of as possible an Xavier Jacquet or at least that school of making. I am...
Forum: English Basses & the British Isles 07-31-2007, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 13,405
Posted By Charles Federle
I was thinking on a few ideas for your bass. ...

I was thinking on a few ideas for your bass.

The first that came to mind was some sort of nice mother of pearl or abalone inlay, or a nice light colored wood carving of a flower, or perhaps a...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 07-30-2007, 05:57 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,157
Posted By Charles Federle
The one we used was a bit of an odd ball. I think...

The one we used was a bit of an odd ball. I think it came from Bob's house of bass. I remember it being hollow because we were so worried about crushing it with his thumbscrew, my current aluminum...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 07-30-2007, 04:25 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,157
Posted By Charles Federle
One thing I forgot to mention is that when I...

One thing I forgot to mention is that when I tried the experiment with my friend's bass we tried the same thing with mine. For my bass it did not make as dramatic of a difference as his. Might of had...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 07-30-2007, 12:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 23,157
Posted By Charles Federle
This question of endpins has been rather...

This question of endpins has been rather interesting to me lately, as we tried changing a friend of mines from something that was about 2-3 feet long to a 8 inch carbon fiber endpin. With nothing...
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