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Old 07-27-2019, 10:39 PM
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hi Ken, wondering if you could share some remote double bass specialist X-Ray vision commentary on this one

my guess is Germanic late 19th century

small 3/4, 102cm string length, converted from 3 strings to 4 (recently), flatback, neck is Eb and detachable

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Old 07-27-2019, 10:43 PM
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Old 07-27-2019, 11:11 PM
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according to:
https://www.gollihurmusic.com/faq/2-...IZING_FAQ.html

I would actually label it as a 1/2 size with a short 3/4 string length (102cm)....I think it'd be a good size and string length for solo playing, eh?

dimensions are:

Full Height:67 inch
Body Height:40 in
Upper Bout Width: 17.5 in
Lower Bout Width: 23 in
Scroll to Shoulder: 28.5 in
Width at Nut: 1.6 in
Ribs: 8.5 in
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Old 07-28-2019, 04:41 AM
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Old basses dont have sizes but not sure of this one age. Looks more like a home made project. Odd looking but not bad.
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Old 07-28-2019, 09:24 AM
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hi Ken, that was fast!

ok, so an oddball, not likely to be a shop bass?

any ideas for approximate place and time of build?

it sure has small dimensions, sounds terrific though

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Old 07-28-2019, 11:17 AM
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Local maybe, B.A.
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Old 07-28-2019, 12:33 PM
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locally made, old and NOT a piece of junk?

those are pretty much inexistent, never seen or heard of one, decent argentinian basses are modern and author instruments

every old bass in the market around here I've ever seen was brought by the different european immigrant waves spanning from the mid and late 19th century all the way to the mid 20th century

let's suppose this thing is european, any guesses as to where it came from?...I've been told Tyrolean maybe

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Old 07-28-2019, 06:37 PM
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locally made, old and NOT a piece of junk?

those are pretty much inexistent, never seen or heard of one, decent argentinian basses are modern and author instruments

every old bass in the market around here I've ever seen was brought by the different european immigrant waves spanning from the mid and late 19th century all the way to the mid 20th century

let's suppose this thing is european, any guesses as to where it came from?...I've been told Tyrolean maybe

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Tyrolean? No. Most people confuse German and bohemian basses as Tirol.. Its too crude. There are old basses from BA as well.. That bass is not so old.. sorry..
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thanks for the opinion Ken, much obliged

never ever seen an Argie bass that's older than, say, 30 years, but hey, my name is not in one of the most legendary bass brands ever and I never owned an upright that was made by someone anyone has ever heard off
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Old 08-02-2019, 11:59 AM
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Many Italians and Germans immigrated to B.A. before, during and after both world wars. I have seen a few and have seen repairs done there on basses that came here. Im 1973 I git an old Italian bass from B.A, formerly owned by Jazz player Jorge Gonzales (I believe} brought by his friend 'Nano' (was his name) to sell. It was there for decades and repaired many times. It was all restored again in NY after I bought it. I have now another Italian bass that came up from B.A. as well with many old repairs so there were luthiers there making and fixing basses for a Century that I know of.
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