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New Bass Day

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Jim Dedrick, Sep 28, 2020.


  1. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD
    I've finally pulled the trigger on a new instrument. Its an old 1850ish Tyrol Flat Back that has been fully restored by a very reputable luthier here in the DC area. Much bigger body and depth than my other DB. So much tone... Everyone so far that has heard it or played it really loves what they hear.

    I don't think these pictures do it justice.
     

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  2. statsc

    statsc Supporting Member

    Apr 23, 2010
    Burlington, VT
    Looks just like mine, only in nicer condition! I love this bass; enjoy!
     
  3. Sam Dingle

    Sam Dingle

    Aug 16, 2011
    Tallahassee
    Nice!
     
  4. Seanto

    Seanto

    Dec 29, 2005
    USA
    Very cool!
     
  5. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD
    Thanks. It does look nice now. There are so many recent repairs. I’ll have to ask him if there are any before pictures.
     
  6. Scott Lynch

    Scott Lynch Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2002
    Delaware, USA
    Nice Jim!
     
  7. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Congrat, Jim! Great looking (and I’m sure sounding) axe! Any chance you have dimensions for it?
     
  8. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD
    Thanks Phil

    Overall body 44 3/8”
    Width at upper bout 22”
    Width at center 15”
    Width at lower bout 27 1/4”
    Upper rib depth 9” down to 7”
    Lowe rib depth is 9 1/4”
    Mensure is 40 1/2”
     
  9. Joshua

    Joshua WJWJr Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Aug 23, 2000
    Connecticut
    Very sharp!
     
  10. RSBBass

    RSBBass

    Jun 11, 2011
    NYC
    Congratulations!
     
  11. Wow, gorgeous. Love the tuners. Nice string length for such a substantial size bass too.
     
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  12. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD
    Thanks Elberon, Yes- they shortened the string length on the rebuild. It’s pretty easy to reach the bottom of the fingerboard now. Still some adjustment as the top of this Bass is bigger than my other bass. Also went from Eb to D neck.
     
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  13. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan Supporting Member

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    Nice! I had a feeling those were the dimensions just by looking at it. My Kennedy model bass has almost the same dimensions.
     
  14. Keyser Soze

    Keyser Soze Supporting Member

    Sweet! Congratulations!
     
  15. geoffbassist

    geoffbassist UK Double Bassist Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 17, 2006
    UK
    Founder - Discover Double Bass
    Beautiful instrument. Congratulations
     
  16. AGCurry

    AGCurry Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2005
    St. Louis
    Hard to believe this bass is 170 years old.
     
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  17. Jim Dedrick

    Jim Dedrick Jim Dedrick Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2016
    Port Deposit, MD
    They did really great work on this instrument. All the old cracks and seems really add to its character. IMO it is really cool to think how may players have touched this instrument, where has it been, and what did they do with it. Guess if I could figure that out the value might increase....
     
  18. How far back can you trace the ownership? I mean, it could have been played in premier performances of famous major works. Can you tell if it’s a converted three string? What region of Europe is Tyrol, like northern Italy southern Germany? Questions, questions.
     
  19. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
    Nice bass!

    Did that restoration include a refinish?

    ...or, did you just buff it up for the glamour shots?
     
  20. Ric Vice

    Ric Vice Supporting Member

    Jul 2, 2005
    Olivette, Missouri
    Stunning instrument, the restoration work is some of the best I've ever seen. I thought it was a new instrument for a second. I believe Tyrol is in the Austrian Alps.
     

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