1st Bass
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Birthday:
Oct 23, 1954 (Age: 68)
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Forest Grove, OR

1st Bass

Male, 68, from Forest Grove, OR

Building five-string fiddles, violas, double basses. Jul 30, 2021

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    1. 1st Bass
      1st Bass
      Building five-string fiddles, violas, double basses.
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  • About

    Gender:
    Male
    Birthday:
    Oct 23, 1954 (Age: 68)
    Location:
    Forest Grove, OR
    Current Setup:
    Not really a player--I have been building violin-family instruments for 22 years, now, (only two double basses, so far) and learning to play a little as well. Primarily hymns, by ear.
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    I lead music services with a 12-string guitar, and play violin/viola for personal pleasure.
    Influences and Teachers:
    I really like listening to Gary Karr, Edgar Meyer and their ilk, but I am not a bassist-- I'd just like to be able to make instruments that sound that good. :-)
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Building violins, violas and other violin-family instruments
    Teaching Credentials:
    CWE (Nationally certified welding educator...not that it helps with music.)
    49 years playing guitar-- still not much good. :)
    44 years teaching Bible. Not bad at that... co-pastoring a couple of small congregations.
    35+ years welding, fabrication, teaching welding and related subjects. Pretty good at that...nationally certified as an instructor, inspector and supervisor. Changed to full time violin-family lutherie in 2020.
    40+ years married to the same wonderful woman. Getting better that that all the time, with her help.
    22 years building violin-family instruments. So far, two double bass, three cellos, 12 violas, 14 violins and 13 five-string fiddles. Gaining on this one, instrument by instrument.

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