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    Cracow, Poland
    Current Setup:
    Double basses:

    -For general use:
    German, 1871, flat back, rather thin sound boards and extremely high bridge for gut strings set-up with F. Moser's adjustable saddle. The original neck and bass bar were unfortunately replaced.
    -spring/summer/autumn set-up:
    G, D and A1 - Gamut Pistoy-s, middle tension
    D1(this is not a mistake - I just like to have this 36 Hz instead of standard 41 ;-) - violone D1 by Damian Dlugolecki - the core, rewind with plain copper by Dan Larson (Gamut)
    -winter set-up: Velvet Anima-s with Garbo D-string

    -For Baroque:
    Probably about 150 years old flat-back, clumsy and having a little unsymmetrical shape of the body.
    I'm using frets on it and testing different tunings like fifths and presently Viennese tuning.
    Strings: Guts by Damian Dlugolecki, Kuerschner supplemented with some East German, 30 years old thick guts.

    Bows: German style, luthier made.
    Also 3 replicas of historical bows - 1 mid, 1 late baroque, 1 classical J.M. Sperger style like.

    Rosin: Gaston Brohan's Oak Bass Rosin, soft

    Pickup: Ehrlund Acoustic Pickup + preamp
    Amp: DB 510 by CAD-audio
    Gigs and Ensembles:
    Di Galitzyaner Klezmorim and some local baroque ensembles from time to time
    Previously Owned Gear:
    The instrument:
    6-string violone - not very big and not very small to try both tunings (from D1 and from G1), strings by Damian Dlugolecki.

    Double bass strings used in the past:
    Gut: Damian Dlugolecki, Kuerschner, Pirastro Chorda (G and D only)
    the A1 and E1/D1:
    -spring/summer/autumn set-up: by Damian Dlugolecki - the core, rewind by Dan Larson (Gamut)
    -winter set-up: Aquila Thunder (nylgut core)
    Other: Presto (identical to Eurosonic), Thomastic Spirocore (a long time ago)

    Rosin: Carlson's, Nyman's, Pop's (a long time ago)

    -K&K Golden Trinity system (Golden Bullet mic. + Double big twin + preamp)
    -Revolution Solo II
    -AI Contra III series
    -Markbass Mini CMD-121P
    G.A.S. List:
    A replica of 2,5 meters high, 5-strings "Gross Contra-Bas-Geig" (M. Praetorius - "Syntagma Musicum - De Organographia", Wolfenbuettel 1619, Sciagraphia, Table V)
    Influences and Teachers:
    I don't know ...
    Hobbies and Interests:
    Historically Informed Performance, all possible music-purposes of AVLinux distro.