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Model of bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by ErikvanD, Mar 16, 2014.


  1. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    In my search to find a new bass I currently brought home with me two Romanian basses to try out. This question is regarding the left one in the picture. I was wondering what kind of model this bass is. The one on the right is supposed to be made after a French model but with my limited knowledge I cannot identify the shape of the left bass.

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    Please don't mind the crappy pictures... both basses are much darker in real life, the right one almost looks like a blond bass here...

    It is very narrow between the C bouts and has a carved back. Maybe it is not any model at all and just a "narrow bass" :meh:

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  2. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    It reminds me of design variations that the Gliga shop was offering years back.
     
  3. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    Both? Although I got both basses from different luthiers a lot of small details tend to make me believe they are from the same builder...
     
  4. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    I was commenting on the bass about which you specifically asked-- the one on the left. Both pictures seem to show that the bridge is tilted on that bass.
     
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  6. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    The bridge was tilted, I fixed it right after taking the picture. Maybe it got knocked off its place in my car.
     
  7. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

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    This was a bass I owned for quite some time, a small solo bass by Jorge Vasquez de Anda, who studied in Cremona. I've seen several other makers use this pattern.

    It was a very nice bass.
    Louis
     

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  8. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC Supporting Member

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    Spot on, I'd say!
     
  9. LouisF

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  10. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    I must say it's pretty close. Thx!

    So far this is the bass I like the most since I have been trying out basses.
     
  11. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

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    Here are the details

    Description

    This is a bass made by Jorge Vazques de Anda, and won the Silver Medal at the Cremona violin makers' competition.

    Gary Karr played a concert on this bass.

    Year 1985 Country Mexico

    Top Table spruce
    Back Table flamed maple
    Ribs flamed maple
    Scroll/Neck maple

    Body Length 42¼" (107cm)
    Width Upper Bout 18" (45.5cm)
    Width Lower Bout 25¼"" (64cm)
    Width Centre Bout
    Rib Depth 8" (20cm) Mensure
    41" (104cm)

    I sold the bass to a grad student at Michigan (if I remember correctly) who posted in the want ads that he was looking for a solo bass. We had a long exchange of emails before I decided to sell it to him, but I thought it was the right thing to do. He will put it to far better use than I ever did.

    Louis
     
  12. ErikvanD

    ErikvanD

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    I measured the bass and all is just a bit larger.

    Body Length 43,88" (111,5 cm)
    Width Upper Bout 19,29" (49 cm)
    Width Lower Bout 25,77" (65,5 cm)
    Width Centre Bout 13,19" (33,5 cm)
    Rib Depth (where do you measure this?)
    Mensure 41,14" (104,5 cm)
     

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