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Bass id-- French? or is it something else...

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by jfader101, Dec 10, 2013.

  1. jfader101

    jfader101

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    Hi everybody,

    I have just bought this bass at auction in the UK.

    I'm trying to learn more about its origin.

    The quality of wood on it is pretty special...

    I believe it could be french purely down to the fact the gears look french and they have stamped on them E.IRROY MIRECOURT like the gears on this...

    http://www.contrabass.co.uk/2353.htm

    but i understand that gears do not identify a bass alone...

    measurements.

    Upper: 21.5
    Mid: 14.5
    Lower 26.5
    Rib depth 10.5
    String length 41
    LOB 44

    pictures here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153536451860134.1073741828.675505133&type=1&l=f4f06cf20c


    If anyone has any idea's on this bass I'd be most appreciative.
  2. bassist14

    bassist14

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    old gears on a new (very nice looking) hungarian bass
  3. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member

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    That's a great looking big bass and I agree. My guess would be modern Hungarian with old French gears.
  4. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    I like the way they put one Phillips screw in the tuners... ;)
  5. Major Softie

    Major Softie

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    I know! They couldn't come up with one brass slotted screw???

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