Database for old instruments.

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by fydda, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. fydda


    Nov 2, 2005
    Does anybody know if there exists some kind of database for registering old double basses? Like, but without the violins etc.
  2. nicklloyd

    nicklloyd Supporting Member/Luthier

    Jan 27, 2002
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    I was searching through cozio yesterday... neat site!
  3. I had wanted to start a W. Tarr registry but never got around to it.
  4. mburd


    Aug 20, 2004

    Excellent idea.
  5. EFischer1

    EFischer1 Guest

    Mar 17, 2002
    New York, New York
    Try "Austro-Hungarian Empire". That is the name historians and poli-sci nerds (myself included) use for it. You may have better luck.

    Is it possible that the similarity you're talking about is more a result of cross-border cultural diffusion rather than a common monarchical ruler? While the Austro-Hungarian empire did cover many important musical cities (Prague, Vienna, and Budapest among them), most of the areas conquered by the Austro-Hungarian empire retained their cultural identity (language, customs, some laws etc.). I would assume that style in instrument making would be among the traits retained by these kingdoms (or what would later become independant states).
  6. dinobas


    Jun 14, 2000
    Newark Delaware is one
  7. Hardly old in the sense of this thread.
  8. dinobas


    Jun 14, 2000
    Newark Delaware
    This is more a critical response than a helpful response. Grow up, try to help, not criticize.
  9. Jason Sypher

    Jason Sypher Supporting Member

    Jan 3, 2001
    Brooklyn, NY
    Yeah Paul, when are you gonna grow up? :bassist:
  10. I think I'm too late, Jason. :D