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tamburitzan Bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by Alexi David, Jul 21, 2005.

  1. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
  2. Alexi, remember Bob Branstetter? Silly question...I miss the hell outta him.
    He had one of these and made a great DB out of it.
    It had a different name...i'll have to find out. See the pick-gaurd? No fingerboard and yeah the neck has frets.
    I'll send him this link.
  3. Just got a mail from Branstetter. The name is a Berda.
    I've heard this name more often than the other, but that doesn't mean anything.
  4. Alexi David

    Alexi David

    May 15, 2003
    That's right, a Berda!
  5. Mark E Chachich

    Mark E Chachich

    May 6, 2004
    The tamburitza is a family of musical instruments, or an orchestra made of these instruments. They are popular in the folk music of Croatia. The contrabass member of the tamburitza orchestra (Berda) looks somewhat like a doublebass, but is built with frets and has a flat fingboard (it is a different instrument). However, in current times the contrabass instead of the berda is often used. I grew up listening to tamburitza orchestras, the bass parts are good and got me interested in playing the contrabass.

    Mark E. Chachich
  6. godoze


    Oct 21, 2002
    so you could take the frets out and have a lined fretless berda ?
  7. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    Jaco would've done it.