Looking for wood

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by jwpope, Jan 8, 2014.


  1. jwpope

    jwpope

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    Anyone looking to sell a set of maple for a 3/4 double bass? Or maybe direct me to someone. Many Thanks!
  2. pglaser01

    pglaser01

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    If only I were that good....
    I can't be the only immature one around here who laughed at the title.....
  3. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Supporting Member

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    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    No - I immediately thought, "That's what she said!" :D
  4. mark koschik

    mark koschik

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    I got my maple (and almost everything else) from International Violin Company, the back was the nicest wood I`ve ever seen, yeah I said it....
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  6. 1st Bass

    1st Bass

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    I bought cello wood from them, and violin wood...very good stuff. I haven't seen their double bass stock, but if it is as good as their other wood, it will be very good.

    Ken Wise will treat you right.
  7. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member

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    Are you looking for a flatback or carved back set of maple?
  8. jwpope

    jwpope

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    Carved back. Arching is around 40 mm. Thanks. I may have found a set, but would need to get rib material. Seller doesn't have rib material.
  9. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

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    Most of us makers cut our own rib material from solid stock matching the back wood. When rib material is cut thin prior to seasoning and acclimating, it tends to warp all over the place, making it nearly impossible to get it to desired thickness and flatness. Good luck!
  10. powerbass

    powerbass

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    another option would be to laminate the ribs from 1/16" veneer, might be more trouble since you would need to make a form but it is an option
  11. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

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    Wayne Holmes has wood he is willing to part with.
  12. james condino

    james condino Spruce dork Supporting Member

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    'Best to get a few extra sections of the ribs if you can!
  13. forester

    forester

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    hardwood lumber/veneer market@ setting record highs *
    perfect storm...supply/demand,starting to see some leveling off.
    h.maple
    s.maple
    walnut
    r.oak,w.oak
    so after 20 yrs the product pricing up is 70% but cost of doing business is up 600% :l
    vietnam now new tiger for imports,

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