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Related Solanos side-by-side

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by .matthew e wengerd., Sep 25, 2008.

  1. We're fortunate enough to have two of the Solano Klotzes in Lakeland, Florida and they met for the first time this week.

    Zach Rogers is on the left with the fiver (the younger of the two) and that's me on the right with the slab-top four. Thanks to a certain principal bassist in the area, Solanos are popping up all over Central Florida. Lakeland has three that I know of with a fourth on in the works.
  2. Busetto City.....
    Nice Matt!
  3. Jake deVilliers

    Jake deVilliers Commercial User

    May 24, 2006
    Crescent Beach, BC
    Owner of The Bass Spa, String Repairman at Long & McQuade Vancouver
    Now that's bass porn - sisters! :D
  4. Monte


    Jan 9, 2001
    DFW Area, Tejas
    Hmm, tempting to bring mine with me on my next Florida trip (in Miami pretty often on business). I'll stop on the way and we can have the Trio Busetto!!
  5. Damon Rondeau

    Damon Rondeau Journeyman Clam Artist Supporting Member

    Nov 19, 2002
    Winnipeg, baby
    Is that a toothbrush quiver on the four? :smug:
  6. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    Yummy. And yummy.
  7. larry


    Apr 11, 2004
    Matching shirts too...


    Nice basses. :)
  8. Nice. I like the look of the slab cut top. I'm curious; is it just the photo or why are the insides of the backs so dark in contrast to the braces? I'm assuming the backs are maple... just ignore me if they're some darker wood.
  9. bejoyous


    Oct 23, 2005
    London, Ontario
    Fat bottomed girls, you make the rockin' world go round!
  10. Eric Swanson

    Eric Swanson

    Oct 8, 2007
    Boston, MA
    Bam! :)
  11. Thanks all for the kinds words! I'm not sure if Zach is a member here, so I'll pass them along to him as well.

    The neat thing about that quiver is that a local leathersmith custom made that for me based on a holster that our own Lynn Seaton got me using. The holster I bought had been oiled on the inside (for quick drawing, I'd assume) and ruined the my hair, so I had one made with a larger opening and no interior oil.

    Well, we'll ignore you then, since they're walnut :)

    I've posted a little more about the basses here.
  12. jonas


    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Kontrabass-Atelier, Lando Music (Germany)
    Do they have X-bracings on the backs?
  13. Mine does; it has an X with two horizontals (across the middle of the upper and lower bouts).
  14. Here's a partial picture of the brace.
  15. jonas


    Dec 9, 2003
    Frankfurt am Main/Germany
    Kontrabass-Atelier, Lando Music (Germany)
    Oh, thanks for taking off the top to answer my question. I wouldn't have dared to ask you for this … :D
  16. Dr Rod

    Dr Rod

    Aug 19, 2005
    has anyone compared Solano-Klotz basses made with different woods ?

    I believe he makes ribs and backs of maple, walnut and willow.
  17. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    Now, that looks familiar! Isn't that the bass I saw being repaired at Upton's shop? I wrote a note in it on the inside of the top. You have to use a mirror to read it.

    NOT! :D
  18. Yep, Drurb - That's it. I've been looking for your mark since I got it back :)
  19. Walnut, of course. That was, uh, a test. :oops:

    Any other photos of that back/brace setup? I'm kinda curious how it looks when it comes down to the second cross bar. Are all the pieces of bracing bonded together into basically one unit? I assume they are...
  20. Dr Rod

    Dr Rod

    Aug 19, 2005
    Hey Matthew, is this a KC strings extension you've got ?


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