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Bass id-- French? or is it something else...

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by jfader101, Dec 10, 2013.


  1. jfader101

    jfader101

    Apr 16, 2010
    Hi everybody,

    I have just bought this bass at auction in the UK.

    I'm trying to learn more about its origin.

    The quality of wood on it is pretty special...

    I believe it could be french purely down to the fact the gears look french and they have stamped on them E.IRROY MIRECOURT like the gears on this...

    http://www.contrabass.co.uk/2353.htm

    but i understand that gears do not identify a bass alone...

    measurements.

    Upper: 21.5
    Mid: 14.5
    Lower 26.5
    Rib depth 10.5
    String length 41
    LOB 44

    pictures here:

    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10153536451860134.1073741828.675505133&type=1&l=f4f06cf20c


    If anyone has any idea's on this bass I'd be most appreciative.
     
  2. bassist14

    bassist14

    Oct 17, 2005
    Germany
    old gears on a new (very nice looking) hungarian bass
     
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  4. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass

    That's a great looking big bass and I agree. My guess would be modern Hungarian with old French gears.
     
  5. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    I like the way they put one Phillips screw in the tuners... ;)
     
  6. I know! They couldn't come up with one brass slotted screw???