Recent episodes include:
- The Genius of Phil Woods
- Rhythmic Variation in Vocabulary
- Four Note Pentatonic Patterns
- Harmonic Minor
I’m so pumped to bring you today’s episode covering the tonal differences of various woods with Seth Kimmel!
Seth is an awesome luthier located in Eugene, Oregon. I had the chance to play some of his basses at the 2017 International Society of Bassists Convention and was blown away.
We dig into the tonal characteristics of these various woods today. Totally fascinating!
The Upton Bass String Instrument Company. Upton’s Bostonian was conceived at the 2009 International Society of Double Bassists convention at State College, Pennsylvania, while world-renowned jazz bassist and Professor of Jazz Studies at the University of North Texas, Lynn Seaton and Upton Bass String Instrument Co. President and Founder, Gary Upton Birkhamshaw were playing and discussing the various instruments Upton Bass had created for the convention. They started with a blank sheet of paper, and together began jotting down Lynn’s preferences and suggestion with each model. The result was a rough outline of what would become the UB Bostonian Concert Double Bass.
Bass Violin Shop – Offers the Southeast’s largest inventory of laminate, hybrid and carved double basses. Whether you are in search of the best entry-level laminate, or a fine pedigree instrument, there is always a unique selection ready for you to try. Trade-ins and consignments welcome!
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What’s the deal with strings anyway?
We all play them, yet we often don’t give much though to them.
What, exactly, goes into a string? What’s inside those metal windings?
Our chat today with D’Addario Orchestral Product Manager Lyris Hung answers these questions and much more!
check out more gear-related episodes at contrabassconversations.com/luthiers
David Gage opened his shop in 1978 in New York City. He has played an integral role in the double bass world ever since. David has served on the International Society of Bassists board of directors in the past and provides a wide range of products and services for the double bassist.
Joey Naeger recently wrote an article for Bass World titled Fingerboard Geometry. Optimal fingerboard set-up is a major topic of interest for all bass players, and I reached out to Joey to chat for the podcast.
…and much more!