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Bass activities at Nov. VSA Convention

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [DB]' started by Jay VandeKopple, Sep 24, 2010.


  1. Jay VandeKopple

    Jay VandeKopple

    May 10, 2006
    Midland Park, NJ
    Luthier: VandeKopple Basses
    Hi, all - hope this the right place to put this.

    I've been working with the Program Committee for the upcoming November VSA Convention (Nov. 7 - 12, 2010). We've got a number of bass activities planned and I wanted to let you know of the schedule to date. I think you'll find it quite interesting.

    Robbie McIntosh will talk about "Re-arching a Bass Top" on Monday, 3:30 - 4:15.

    Jim Ham, David Gage, and I will give a "Report on the First VSA/Oberlin Bass Workshop" on Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:15.

    Then we'll have a Bass Forum on Tuesday, 3:30 - 4:30. Several bass luthiers will give a show-and-tell about jigs, tools, and techniques.

    David Gage will have a talk on "Contemporary Setup for String Bass" on Wednesday, 2:45 - 3:30.

    And we'll end up the week with two talks about bass design:

    Arnold Schnitzer's is called "Up from the Depths," and he'll talk about double bass design considerations for modern-day playing. This is on Friday, 2:30 - 3:15.

    Jim Ham will follow this with his talk on "The Lighter Side of Ergonomics" on Friday 3:15 - 4:30.

    I think we've got some great talks that you won't want to miss.

    In addition, we've let all the vendors know that we're planning on more bass activity this year. I expect that will result in more bass products available. I think you'll find that worthwhile as well.

    Hope to see you in November. Please come and support your fellow bass luthiers. Registration information is available on the VSA website at www.vsa.to

    Take care,
    Jay
     
  2. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Would you care to tell us where this will be taking place? ;)
     
  3. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    New Mexico. USA
    Cleveland, OH
     
  4. salcott

    salcott Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2007
    NYC, Inwood.
    Video documentation, please!!!
     
  5. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Thanks Arnold!
     
  6. Jay VandeKopple

    Jay VandeKopple

    May 10, 2006
    Midland Park, NJ
    Luthier: VandeKopple Basses
    As Arnold noted, it's in Cleveland - at the Renaissance Hotel. Details are on the vsa web site (www.vsa.to), then click on "Next VSA Convention."

    This is a competition year as well, so I'm looking forward to seeing the bass entries.
     
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