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Let's see the guts of some basses, any basses

Discussion in 'Setup & Repair [DB]' started by toman, Sep 11, 2008.


  1. It seems like with so many fascinating old basses being superbly restored these days, or even opened up for relatively minor repairs along with all the new basses being made, that everybody should be taking photos of the insides of basses. Sure there some great resources like many of the pages on K. Smith's site and others, but for all the photos of the outsides of the instruments, the insides are just as interesting. Anybody want to post some links we may not have seen, or some of their own photos?

    Maybe we can just have a "dismembered bass" thread. Old, new, good bad ugly... Post away! :eek:
     
  2. Eric Swanson

    Eric Swanson

    Oct 8, 2007
    Boston, MA
    If you don't already own it, Chuck Traeger's book has several "money shots" of open older instruments...
     
  3. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
  4. ctregan

    ctregan

    Jun 25, 2007
    Syracuse N.Y.
    This is a newish bass that I am rebuilding, not as fascinating as a 100 year old bass, but it is interesting to see how this import was assembled.
     
  5. ctregan

    ctregan

    Jun 25, 2007
    Syracuse N.Y.
    Notice the fit of the linings and end block.
    I believe this bass was made in China and retails for $999.00.
     
  6. sXeMike

    sXeMike

    Jan 22, 2007
    Scottsville, Va
    IMAGE_00240.
    The inside(top) of the aluminum bass that I'm rebuilding(refinishing)

    outside before pic:

    IMAGE_00199.
     
  7. mjt0229

    mjt0229 Supporting Member

    Aug 8, 2007
    Bellingham, WA
    I've posted this before, but here you go:

    http://marktomko.smugmug.com/

    I took these photos of my Kai Arvi while repairs were in progress. My luthier fixed a very small rib crack (caught very early) and a top crack, and checked on a number of other top cracks before deciding they were most likely very secure.
     
  8. Gearhead43

    Gearhead43

    Nov 25, 2007
    NorCal
    Here ya go!

    634px-Double_bass_gut_strings.

    :D
     
  9. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
    Excellent! Two points!
     
  10. JKoehler

    JKoehler

    Jan 31, 2008
    Snoqualmie, Wa.
    This is my mid 20`s Juzek that I fully restored. That`s our cat Mitzi caught taking a nap. I`m just now finishing the bass, and no, Mitzi was not left in the bass.
     
  11. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Ahh excellent.

    True Catgut.
     
  12. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
    goatgut
     
  13. Cody Sisk

    Cody Sisk

    Jan 26, 2009
    Lilburn, GA
    Ronald Sachs Violins
    I want to see if someone in these forums recognizes his bass..



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    Here I made the cleats look pretty..

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  14. Cody Sisk

    Cody Sisk

    Jan 26, 2009
    Lilburn, GA
    Ronald Sachs Violins
    I can't get this forum to recognize basic friggin html, is there a secret to getting pics to show here?
     
  15. dchan

    dchan

    Nov 19, 2005
    Bethlehem, PA
    ^ Click on 'post reply' instead of going directly to the 'Quick Reply' box at the bottom of the thread. This will bring you to the 'Reply to Topic' page.

    There, above the reply space, you will see a lot of editing functions. On the left, you have your Bold, Italics, and Underline. Towards the right, two slots before the 'number sign' or 'pound sign', you will see a square with what looks like a couple of mountains and a moon. You can hover over this symbol, and it will say 'Insert Image'. Click on it.

    A pop-up will appear with the message "Please enter the URL of your image:". Just copy and paste the link, and that's it.
     
  16. Nathan Parker

    Nathan Parker

    Oct 10, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    That's the Balmforth's shop isn't it? She is such a great luthier. I was pretty stoked about her work as compared to other shops around there. I took my bass to a different luthier, and they missed a soundpost crack in the top. She found it, put some glue in there, and it's still holding. If I wouldn't have caught it when it was so small, it would have gotten quite large I'm guessing. Nice bass, by the way.

    Sorry for the thread derailment
     
  17. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Forum syntax is not HTML. It's a watered down thing that is a bunch easier.

    Look at the little edit boxes above the box your write in. The picture one looks like a little mountain. Copy and paste your URL in that box and you're done.


    If you want to write it you'll have to view the thing in text rather than wysiwyg. I'd write it here but you'd never see it cause it would process it like an image.
     
  18. Uncletoad

    Uncletoad

    May 6, 2003
    Columbus Ohio
    Proprietor Fifth Avenue Fret Shop. Technical Editor Bass Gear Magazine
    Looks like a cat inside the guts of that bass to me.

    Or maybe just a damn attractive goat.
     
  19. Matthew Tucker

    Matthew Tucker Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2002
    Sydney, Australia
    Owner: Bresque Basses, Sydney Basses and Cellos
    use it like:
    Code:
    [ img ]http://yourdomain.com/imagename.jpg[ /img ]
     
  20. Cody Sisk

    Cody Sisk

    Jan 26, 2009
    Lilburn, GA
    Ronald Sachs Violins
    Thanks for the info everyone! And thanks Matthew for reposting for me!
     

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