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holes drilled in DB!?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by olps, Jul 17, 2002.


  1. olps

    olps

    Nov 12, 2001
    Canada
    I was recently looking at a (very cheap, plywood) double bass. And near the endpin (about 3-4 inches to the right) there was a hole (about an 8th of an inch) drilled right into the bass. Is this meant to help with sound production? This one has me stumped. Thanks alot guys/gals.
     
  2. Maybe for a microphone.
     
  3. olps

    olps

    Nov 12, 2001
    Canada
    lol, I highly doubt anyone would bother micing a piece of garbage like that DB. But the hile was at the bottom, my suspision is that it was taken to a luthier who didn't know what they were doing.
     
  4. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Maui
    If you live in Northwestern Canada, maybe it was a rainwater drain hole;)
     
  5. Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    May 8, 2002
    Austin, TX
    is it in a spot that could hold an endpin?
     
  6. olps

    olps

    Nov 12, 2001
    Canada
    No, it would be too off-centeed.
     
  7. Alex Scott

    Alex Scott

    May 8, 2002
    Austin, TX
    Some people are drilling them off center at an angle to accomodate an end pin made by christian laborie, it looks about the same size as a cello peg hole.
     
  8. olps

    olps

    Nov 12, 2001
    Canada
    The hole seems to be much to small for an endpin.
     
  9. thrash_jazz

    thrash_jazz

    Jan 11, 2002
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    Artist: JAF Basses, Circle K Strings
    Is it one of them "sPeEd HoLeS" that helps you play faster?
     
  10. pea

    pea

    Aug 10, 2002
    south west england
    a pencil holder mabey, for when you need a pen to rewrite crochets an stuff?:rolleyes:
     
  11. i wonder if this was ever solved?
     
  12. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member

    Mice? ;)
     
  13. Stan Haskins

    Stan Haskins

    Nov 17, 2005
    NY and Miami
    Maybe someone dropped their pick in the f-hole and couldn't get it out.
     
  14. I saw a CCB the other day where the guy had installed 2 dobro screens in his upper bout. I asked him why, just said thought it looked cool. It sorta did.