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    London, Ontario
    Current Setup:
    7/8 Double Bass by Peter Chandler, based on a design of William Tarr. String length - 39.5", upperbout - 20.9", lower bout - 27.6", body length - 45.5" (to top of neck block), body depth - 7-8", body is very circular with gamba corners, orange finish.
    Plans as seen here: http://www.violins.on.ca/books/plans/tarr.gif

    I play with a Ken Smith Tecchler german bow. I play with my left foot on a chair and my toe holding up the edge of the bass to reduce lose of vibration from my knee.
    I play with a Low-D tuning with a short extension to get the low-C.
    I use Obligatos or Dominant strings.
    I've cut the wings off my bridge to get a louder, more accurate tone.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Orchestra London Canada - section bass in Pops and Ovation series, Stratford Civic Orch - principal bass, Guelph Symphony Orchestra - principal bass, occasionally with the First-St. Andrew's United Church String Ensemble, occasionally with the Sindsor Symphony Orchestra
    G.A.S. List:
    one of these basses: http://www.contrabass.co.uk/1893.htm
    And this bow:
    Influences and Teachers:
    intially - Paul McCartney, Geddy Lee, Sting

    Teachers and occasional lessons - Lena Turofsky, Tom Monohan, John Gowan, Ed Tait, Thorveld Fredin, Jeff Stokes, Jack Winn, Joel Quarrington

    Inspiring recordings - Edgar Meyer, Gary Karr, Jamie Jamieson, Charles Mingus, Steve Litman, Bobby McFerrin solo concerts
    Hobbies and Interests:
    supporting my wife, playing with my daughter


    Brian Joyce
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