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Old 04-30-2011, 01:51 AM
Dennis McNutt Dennis McNutt is offline
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Default ID my beloved bass?

Dear Friends,

For the past two years I have been trying to identify this wonderful bass I acquired.

I hope the forum members can help me.

In my amateur efforts to identify the bass I have perused many books, and have compared my bass with many hundreds of photos, and can find nothing that seems to match. To my eyes the F-holes are unusual in shape. Note also the knots on both the front and back.

For F-hole detail see: http://img153.imageshack.us/img153/5761/fholelft.jpg

The bass originally had three strings. Three tuning gears are identical, and one is slightly different. Interestingly the tuner worm gears are located above the round gears. Therefore tuning is done in a reverse direction compared all the other tuning machines I have seen.

Here are some measurements:
Lower Bout 59cm
Center Bout 37 cm
Upper Bout 51.1cm
String Length 105cm

High-resolution photos of the bass can be viewed at the following link:

http://profile.imageshack.us/user/dmcnutt/

After you click on a thumbnail, you can click on that image and find an option to enlarge the image considerably more, showing details.

Thanks for any assistance.
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