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Forum: The Bull Pit 12-29-2014, 06:23 PM
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Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
wolves

Hi all, and happy new year!
Eventually I moved south, and now I live in Tuscany, on the etrurian coast, in the countryside near Piombino.
It took some time to settle (and home is still in...
Forum: Italian Bass School 04-07-2014, 08:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 18,383
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Ken, congratulations! I have seen three...

Ken, congratulations!
I have seen three instruments of this maker, and they are great in workmanship, character and sound.
The poplar wood of the back (is it poplar, right?) is consistent with...
Forum: Double Bass Talk in General 11-05-2013, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 11,403
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
[quote=Ken Smith;26737]There are many people...

[quote=Ken Smith;26737]There are many people around the world as well as shops now trying to pass off these fakes as real. I was just offered several basses from Italy and each of the basses claiming...
Forum: Italian Bass School 03-04-2013, 07:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Brian, Thank you so much, the approval of a...

Brian,
Thank you so much, the approval of a fellow luthier is precious (and unusual). Have nice days with your works.

Arnold, Ken,
I think a bend of some kind was there since the beginning....
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-26-2013, 07:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Ken, thank you so much for your consideration,...

Ken, thank you so much for your consideration, this to me is important as you know how the work is.
About the wood, for what I can say is spruce, not larch or pine. The top is in three pieces, the...
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-25-2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
This is the last part, at last!

This is the last part, at last!
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-25-2013, 06:15 PM
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Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
And the part b of the part 4

And the part b of the part 4
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-25-2013, 06:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Thanks, Anselm, I just realized that the part...

Thanks, Anselm, I just realized that the part about the back is too heavy, so I split it in two (part 4a and part 4b).
Hope not to bore too much...
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-25-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
third part, the top.

third part, the top.
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-25-2013, 04:45 PM
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Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Second part.

Second part.
Forum: Italian Bass School 02-25-2013, 04:42 PM
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Views: 7,488
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
A restoration

I finished this restoration the last summer. I did not tell anything about it for the privacy of the customer, but as the work was done he allowed me to share the report.
Then, the translation took...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-26-2012, 03:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,702
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
update

After a change of strings the problem is still there.
When the customer will give me back the bass I will try a change of fingerboard anyway, for a thicker one of good ebony.
Wondering wondering...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-31-2012, 08:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,702
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Thanks, Ken, I said to the musician to try a...

Thanks, Ken, I said to the musician to try a change of strings.
He told me that he will do it anyway within two weeks, as he will have to study for solo playing (he's a student).
He will use a set...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-30-2012, 06:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,702
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Yes, the scoop is 1,3 mm (more or less) from nut...

Yes, the scoop is 1,3 mm (more or less) from nut to half of the string.
The scoop overall is almost 3.
String heights are 6,5 8 10 11

I try to explain the problem more clearly (my...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-29-2012, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,702
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Buzz...

Well, I just set an instrument of another maker.
Cornerless, handmade, well done and nice overall, loud.
After a fingerboard dressing and a new bridge, I still have a sort of buzz problem.
The...
Forum: French Bass School 07-05-2011, 08:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,855
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
more pics...

more pics...
Forum: French Bass School 07-05-2011, 08:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 23,855
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Ken, perhaps he made some Vuillaume-like...

Ken,
perhaps he made some Vuillaume-like instruments too?
This one has the Claudot stamp on the back, inside.
It is big, I didn't take body measurements, but the string length is a bit less than...
Forum: Italian Bass School 03-26-2011, 08:43 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 111,832
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
I don't think this is the case,as the back edge...

I don't think this is the case,as the back edge was almost fine, but (maybe) some old instruments were played without an endpin, with the back edge on the floor, sometimes with a clog. A Busan bass...
Forum: Italian Bass School 03-25-2011, 08:47 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 111,832
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Ken, Is the hole nearer to the top or the back?...

Ken,
Is the hole nearer to the top or the back? How was the back edge in that area?
Forum: Italian Bass School 03-02-2011, 10:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,849
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
The label is strange too, Magini for Maggini and...

The label is strange too, Magini for Maggini and Bressa for Brescia (the Vannes book reports two different labels with the right wording).
But anything is possible, of course, and that instrument...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 02-14-2011, 12:59 PM
Replies: 165
Views: 69,971
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
I think the faster the better. Hot hide glue is...

I think the faster the better. Hot hide glue is strong as it work at a molecular level. If it create a bond it will fail, as the glue itself is brittle. So it's better not to let it jell, but to...
Forum: Luthier's Corner 01-19-2011, 07:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,622
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
I prefer willow or poplar or spruce strips than...

I prefer willow or poplar or spruce strips than veneer.
I would glue the linen strips a bit on the linings too, to prevent cracks at their inner edges.
Forum: Luthier's Corner 12-15-2010, 09:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 27,622
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Another way is to restore the top, then to make a...

Another way is to restore the top, then to make a template from it, maybe with thick plywood, then to glue the ribs on the template, only at blocks, temporary, then to decide what to do with the...
Forum: Modern Handmade Basses 12-07-2010, 08:23 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 62,237
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Neat work, powerful design... and he is making...

Neat work, powerful design... and he is making some friends there!
Forum: Modern Eastern Europe 11-03-2010, 09:29 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,453
Posted By Pino Cazzaniga
Reghin

Thomas,
This is an instrument from Reghin, a small town in Romania.
Hora factory still produces basses on that same design, almost identical but with a thick gloss of (nitro?) varnish. They make...
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