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  1. Thread: Bass comparisons

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    Only thing I can point out as a double bass...

    Only thing I can point out as a double bass player is that a plastic acoustic-electric DB that "makes very little acoustic sound unless plugged in" is unlikely to be representative of a Kay with gut...
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    Or look up Jesse Fuller's "Footdella".

    Or look up Jesse Fuller's "Footdella".
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    What kind?

    What kind?
  4. Thread: Small to big

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    Even rather tiny people play guitar with success....

    Even rather tiny people play guitar with success.

    Key is setup. Too many steel string guitars come from the shop with action unplayably high at the nut. There's absolutely no excuse for this but...
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    Bass player here. You've got three options. ...

    Bass player here.

    You've got three options.

    1) Acoustic bass guitar will be just loud enough to project with a couple ukes. Fortunately one of the cheapest (Dean EAB or EABC) is also one of...
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    Well, I'm going to assume the question is...

    Well, I'm going to assume the question is actually about guitar since it's in that subforum.

    For guitar I find running the strap to the headstock pushes the body further to the right than I like. ...
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    My point is that what you're wanting to do, is...

    My point is that what you're wanting to do, is learn how to play BASS. Personally I would take some lessons with a professional bass guitar instructor. This will get you off dead center quickly as...
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    Thing is, the role of a bass player is totally...

    Thing is, the role of a bass player is totally different from what a ukulele player is doing. You're going to be playing single note bass lines. You're no longer making chord shapes or strumming.
    ...
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    Bore out the old screw hole, glue in a dowel,...

    Bore out the old screw hole, glue in a dowel, face it off even with the surface, drill the new hole exactly where you need it.
  11. Thread: What to do....

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    I simply do not believe that there are 1.5...

    I simply do not believe that there are 1.5 million pounds of musical instrument strings discarded each year. It just isn't happening.
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    OP, you need to make actual measurements. ...

    OP, you need to make actual measurements. Typically you'll need to measure and adjust string height above the frets at the first fret (adjusted by the nut slots) and at a fret further down, maybe...
  13. I have a friend who uses one of those "band" type...

    I have a friend who uses one of those "band" type pickups that goes around the fiddle. It sounds very good and it's completely removable. However, you have to be careful because any kind of bump or...
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    Watch a real Guitarron player and you'll be...

    Watch a real Guitarron player and you'll be astonished that anyone gets away without serious repetitive stress injury. They grab pairs of strings with RH thumb and middle finger, pull them straight...
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    Yeah, but unfortunately it's a 3/4 upright.

    Yeah, but unfortunately it's a 3/4 upright.
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    Weldwood Contact Cement.

    Weldwood Contact Cement.
  17. I'd just define it as "patina" and leave it alone.

    I'd just define it as "patina" and leave it alone.
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    Well, I'm no expert, but if the unamplifed sound...

    Well, I'm no expert, but if the unamplifed sound is good, why not just use one good condenser mike, straight into an amp (pre-amp if needed) that has a reverb capability, and use just a teeny bit of...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA63kmTqfNw ...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pA63kmTqfNw

    Still the king!
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    Options: 1) Use the next size up wood screw....

    Options:

    1) Use the next size up wood screw.
    2) Get a threaded insert (these are brass, have wood threads on the outside and machine screw threads on the inside). Drill out for the minor...
  21. Thread: Flat sawn wood?

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    I have seen some very fine double basses made...

    I have seen some very fine double basses made with flat sawn tops. Can't get much bigger than that. Cannot speak to things like seasonal variation or warpage. Most DB are made with quartersawn...
  22. Robby Krieger of the Doors.

    Robby Krieger of the Doors.
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    If you are just getting started in bluegrass...

    If you are just getting started in bluegrass guitar, you'll probably mostly be playing in jams. There are always a ton of guitars there so adding yet another loud as heck dreadnought isn't...
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    If you're going to use it in the "coaxial"...

    If you're going to use it in the "coaxial" alignment, it occurs to me that a big file handle, or the handle from one of those multi-bit screwdrivers might provide even a bit more torque, as these are...
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    Isn't a wooden recorder "plant-based" by...

    Isn't a wooden recorder "plant-based" by definition?
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