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Joseph Conyers Plays Aaron Reiley’s Convention Bass

Mr. Joseph Conyers (Asst. Principal Bass- Philadelphia Orchestra) plays an excerpt from Mozart’s Symphony #40 on the freshly constructed bass crafted by Aaron Reiley of Guarneri House.  This bass won several awards at the ISB Convention in San Francisco: Silver … Continue reading

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String Satisfaction

I haven’t been looking for playing satisfaction in my strings for over 3 years now since moving to Texas.   I have been quite pleased by my mix of Flexocor solo strings and Flexocor (G/D) and Orig. Flex. (A/E) for … Continue reading

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2 Simple Things You Can Do to Protect your Instrument

Just a quick post, but hopefully helpful for some.  These are two inexpensive things I have done with my bass in recent years to protect my investment. 1) Use a fish tank air tube (available at any pet store) to … Continue reading

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New ‘Passione’ Strings (Pirastro) for Bass

I haven’t written about bass gear lately, but this is probably worth mentioning.  It seems as though Pirastro has relatively recently added another type of string to their line of high quality bass strings.  I use Pirastro exclusively and love … Continue reading

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Doublebass Repair: neck-graft

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“Popping” the top off a double bass

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American Made Double Basses from Upton Bass

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