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Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by Joe Taylor, Mar 20, 2002.
any of you ever use a bass apron?
if so what did you think of it.
The apron effectively protects your dress.
I always used one, but with my current (and last) bass the apron drastically changed the sound. No more bib.
Could somebody please explain to me what, exactly, a "bass apron" is? I'm at a loss...
I think it's the same thing as a "bass bib," ie. a piece of cloth that ties around the neck block and covers the shoulders and back of the bass. Supposed to protect the finish of the instrument against button/cufflink scratches.
Kinda like this:
but imagine it on a much nobler instrument.
Well, I've always thought the bib was to keep the bass warm - either that, or it might worn by a bass shy of exposing its upper bouts in such a shameless fashion...
WOW! that's ugly
I made myself a bib a few years ago. I bought some light terry cloth and after some trial and error I had a decent bib for about ten dollars. I made mine so that it also covered the front right side of the top to avoid scratches from other bass players pizz hands when I do jam session gigs. It was pretty light weight and didn't really change the sound.