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Finally in the Upright Club now, Bass id'ing and UK repairer required

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Mikey D, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. Mikey D

    Mikey D

    Nov 30, 2006
    Birmingham, UK
    So I am finally officially in the club after needing my own upright for just over a year. It's been a tough journey on what to decide to get (new or old), carved or ply, wait to spend more money on something good instead of a dog, which brand, where from, sound, how does it play etc etc So here is my bad boy...


    I am trying to id the builder/area/date, so any help is appreciated.

    So far it would appear the following:
    Carved spruce top
    Flat back
    Maple neck
    Estimated at 100-120 years old

    Here is what Ken Smith has to say about it:
    Ken Smith Forum

    Any other comments and opinions welcome and also, can anybody recommend a good repairer for setup and general resoration in the UK, ideally near Birmingham.

    Also, where to find old authentic parts (ie tuners so they match) for such an instrument?

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