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8 hours ago, Emilozjad said:

Hi Guys 

I need help identifying age of this instrument possibly origin 

Any comments would be appreciated 

 

Thank you

Michael

IMG_0306.HEIC 1.28 MB · 8 downloads IMG_3225.HEIC 1.06 MB · 2 downloads IMG_4730.HEIC 1.18 MB · 2 downloads IMG_6247.HEIC 963.01 kB · 0 downloads IMG_8883.HEIC 1.34 MB · 0 downloads

Might be better to use a different download file if possible.

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13 hours ago, Doctor J said:

I think it's in a format I can't open.

If I remember correctly it is an IPhone only format, a customer sent me some images in this format recently and I could not open them on a Windows device

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Are we sure that's a bass?

Judging from the surroundings it looks more cello size.

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What are the machine heads like in a cello? Those I can see in the pic look like those I've seen on double basses.

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Sorry to hijack the thread, but maybe someone can help me identify the age and origin of this bass...

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I think its a DB but maybe half size; you could measure it and compare it to the size guide HERE. If there's a label visible inside the bass (through one of the F-Holes) then try and get a photo of that for us as that'll contain some vital information.

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6 minutes ago, dave moffat said:

from the body shape I'd say small scale double bass

That might explain why the silk wrapping on the strings gets so close to the bridge. Presumably, full length DB strings have been used.

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8 minutes ago, Ant1972 said:

Sorry to hijack the thread, but maybe someone can help me identify the age and origin of this bass...

download (1).jpeg

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Aren't cello tuners normally at right angles to the pegbox and friction type, where these are in line with the pegbox and appear to be gear type. The body shape is far more bass than cello. Half or quarter size bass I'd say. Age or origin? No idea. 

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32 minutes ago, Maude said:

Aren't cello tuners normally at right angles to the pegbox and friction type, where these are in line with the pegbox and appear to be gear type. The body shape is far more bass than cello. Half or quarter size bass I'd say. Age or origin? No idea. 

Correct re. cello tuners. Probably a small student double bass, as you say, and of Eastern European origin. Before the Far East began mass producing stringed instruments, plywood Eastern European instruments were pretty much the default economical student instruments.

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