It's nice to see that Jeff Bollbach has joined TB. Jeff is a first-rate luthier in NY. Word is getting around, and his client list includes members of the New York Philharmonic. Jeff, I bought a bass from Neil Garber that was restored over at Kolstein when you were there. A round-back anonymous Mittenwald type, c. 1900, gamba corners and an orange varnish. Our mutual friend - and my luthier - Arnold Schnitzer always suspected you did the refinishing. You might as well say yes, because it was beautiful work. I was doing an outdoor concert, and I followed Bill Crow on stage. We exchanged pleasantries, and Bill was on his way. He looked back from in front of the stage just as the low sun hit my bass, and he came FLYING back for a closer look. It's killing me to sell it, but I have to. Anyway, I'm sure we'll learn alot of good stuff from you.