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So ... you want to make a Double Bass Plans
Life Size Patterns
by Peter Chandler

The plans below are designed to accompany Peter Chandler's bass making book. They are 1:1 full size, and can be shipped either folded or rolled.

Bass Construction Forum: We have a special forum on our message board for the discussion of bass construction.


So ... you want to make a Double Bass Book

Information on the Peter Chandler's bass making book can be found by clicking here.


So ... you want to make a Double Bass
PLANS AND ALBUM

 

Double Bass Plans, Each Item #70-5303 $20.00  Each
Select Plan:

Double Bass Plans, complete SET of 9 plans (One bass plan is free).

Item #70-5303.SET
$160.00
Double Bass Plans, as above, plus book ALBUM Item #70-5303.ALBUM
$245.00

Bass Making Plan, full size pattern

Note: The newer Lott and Chandler plans are not illustrated or discussed in the book. The Chandler special is Peter's own model - it has a smaller upper bout, for a bass that is easier to hold and play.

Bass Plans - Life Size Patterns for Basses
Illustrated and Discussed in the Book

By Peter Chandler

Plans for basses pictured in the book are available. These plans consist of life size drawings plus measurements needed to make a bass. Palotta shown (left). *Flat back bass with asterisk. Click on model numbers for example image.

Models :
(fractional sizes are estimated)
5303.AMATI Amati* (3/4)
5303.TARR William Tarr* (3/4)
5303.PANORM Panormo (3/4)
5303.PALOT Pietro Pallotta* (3/4-)
5303.GOFRIL Gofriller (3/4)
5303.BUSAN Busan (7/8)
5303.FR1/2 1/2 size French
5303.LOTT John Lott Senior (3/4)
5303.CHAND Chandler Special (3/4+)


Double Bass Making Plans - Model Sizes
Sizes, in mm

Amati

Tarr

Pano.

Palot.

Gofril.

Busan

Fr. 1/2

Lott

Chan.

Body length

1116

1122

1127

1055

1115

1143

970

1105

1120

String length

1046

1019

1062

1028

1056

1075

 

 

 

Low bout

660

700

675

650

687

655

605

700

660

Up bout

511

531

544

470

513

524

475

550

480

C bout

365

363

373

323

350

357

310

390

338

Ribs, Saddle

227

206

222

215

225

216

178

236

200

Ribs, Neck

156

152

122

175

185

130

142

159

150


Nominal Bass Measurements (for comparison):
3/4 size is standard for basses.

Please note that bass sizes and proportions can vary considerably from model to model, and that the above measurements are meant for reference only.
Sizes, in mm

4/4

7/8

3/4

1/2

1/4

Body Length

1160

1140

1110

1020

940

String Length

1100

1080

1060

975

900


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