a double bass
name is Bob Hitchings and I am a bass player living in Somerset,
I play double bass in a couple of amateur orchestras and I am
also a semi-pro jazz bassist.
have made a few double basses and as I was making this bass I
kept photographic record of the manufacture from the very start
so that the processes can be clearly seen.The site is broken down
into a number of pages dealing with different parts of the manufacture.
in making a double bass
BENDING THE RIBS
GLUING THE RIBS
FITTING THE LININGS
MAKING THE BACK
FITTING THE BACK
SHAPING THE TOP
PURFLING THE TOP
THE BASS BAR
CUTTING THE "ff" HOLES
MAKING THE NECK
MAKING THE TAILPIECE
DOUBLE BASS PLANS
I am not a professional
maker but as
a result of interest shown in the site I have produce a manual
of instructions. The Manual is available FREE as a downloadable
plans are available to purchase from me. They are in A4 format
and need to be carefull assembled to make full sized templates.
Click here to for more details about buying the PLANS
have made a copy of an 1821 Chamber bass. Click
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