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Bracing questions

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by mattzink, Jan 6, 2004.


  1. mattzink

    mattzink

    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    does anyone know where i can find diagrams of the front/back bracings for a double bass?
     
  2. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Harry Wake wrote a pretty basic book called "To Make a Double Bass", or something like that. It shows the basics of bracing a flatback, and bass bar construction. There generally isn't any bracing in a round back.
     
  3. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Ask Arnold to post a pic of his latest flatback bracing system.
     
  4. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    OK: Arnold, howzabout posting a pic of your latest flatback bracing system?
     
  5. arnoldschnitzer

    arnoldschnitzer AES Fine Instruments

    Feb 16, 2002
    Brewster, NY, USA
    Sorry, not until she's strung-up and passes muster.
     
  6. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    I once knew a girl that passed muster when she was strung up.
     
  7. mattzink

    mattzink

    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    I just checked for the Harry Wake book at Amazon - the cheapest one they had was $91! will keep looking around. (Alibris.com didn't have it.)
     
  8. Jeff Bollbach

    Jeff Bollbach Jeff Bollbach Luthier, Inc.

    Dec 12, 2001
    freeport, ny
    Check out my buddy Andrew Brown at
    http://www.awbmusic.com

    He's the dude that did the study of adjusters and is just about to publish a study of flat vs roundbacks. Ya might wanna e-mail him on this. His site is pretty kewl just in general and has some pics of some very insteresting basses.
     
  9. mattzink

    mattzink

    Jun 21, 2002
    Bloomington, IN
    all of this is great stuff! i checked out andrew brown's site - what talent! truthfully, i liked the art even more than the bass stuff. thanks guys - looking forward to more posts on this thread.