Adding my 304 Busetto.
Bought her from Thomann in Germany April 27th 2012.
Had to wait something like 10 days before she arrived.
CHRISTOPHER DB 304 DOUBLE BASS 3/4
DADDARIO HELICORE HH610 L 3/4
Label inside states 2011 as build year.
The photo is lousy but is taken the evening this lady arrived at the house.
Being an absolute amateur I admit to envying all your knowledge.
I am proud that I managed to change to the above strings myself. I also fitted a David Gage "The Realist Wood".
She is nicknamed "Signora Busetto". Member of a small local group where the women were very pleased with the added female to the band.
Now if I only could figure out how to play this instrument.
Recently a cloud arrived at the horizon. I have been very keen and caring, seeing that no harm should happen to this baby. But she has started to develop an extra sound. Can't pinpoint when but it is in the environment of the frequency of the D string. And yes, it is inside the instrument and the Realist is properly attached and the strings fastened.
Anyhow, no good pictures but here is some humble action.
Mind you, did not get any connection to the FOH sound since they were short on inputs on the mixer. Running DB through my Ashdown and 410 for the first time ever. Happen to be a novice on EB also.
Cheers from nilsrp http://youtu.be/cLVLfz3S0M8
Addendum: One new picture. Thanks for input! Though the strange (rattling) sound seems like it is wood and glue related, unfortunately. Close to the wood block at the bottom.
Here you will find the rest of the new pictures and a sound example. The latter really just reveals how sadly uneducated as a player I am. But with good earphones you will hear the rattle. http://cscent.cede-group.se/DB304/
A double bass is prone to heat! Might loose tuning faster than you would imagine. http://youtu.be/ae0ppYq_VHU
Appreciate the effort of Sara (the vocalist) to keep the song in tune!
Thomann has responded as expected. Which means responsive. Either they will arrange for a pick-up of the bass or I'll contact a local luthier and get a quote for repairing Signora Busetto. I will consider going the 2000 km trip (incl. two ferrys) to give you all an insight wiew or go for the pick-up. Toying with the idea of buying a 404T (fully carved Busetto) as a "spare". Using that one at home and for important gigs like at the church.
Adding the link below to say that there were moments. Before the heat caught me and Signora Busetto and maybe the amp?
Beware of the 10 dB off-on switch in the beginning. King Louie may be where I have the sound I want. Just to admit that having fun is what it's about for us. Obviously the audience enjoyed singing along! http://youtu.be/i0SVYIN0tpE