Violin Forum/Message Board Forum Index Violin Forum/Message Board
Provided by Lemuel Violins
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

rosewood or ebony fingerboards?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Violin Forum/Message Board Forum Index -> Double Bass Making Forum
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Weller Williams
Junior Member


Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Tue Oct 13, 2015 12:16 pm    Post subject: rosewood or ebony fingerboards? Reply with quote

Hello, my first post here.

Has anyone had experience with rosewood fingerboards for double bass?
I wonder if there is a difference in sound quality if not ebony. I'm building a 1/4 scale bass, and have at the moment only rosewood.

Thanks,
Weller
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chet Bishop
Super Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2007
Posts: 640
Location: Forest Grove, Oregon

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've used both, and can't say for sure that I can tell a difference, except that I am far more allergic to rosewood dust. Sad
_________________
Chet Bishop
http://www.bluefiddles.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Weller Williams
Junior Member


Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Wed Oct 14, 2015 12:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet Bishop wrote:
I've used both, and can't say for sure that I can tell a difference, except that I am far more allergic to rosewood dust. Sad

Thanks. That's what I wanted to hear, and since I've already dimensioned the rosewood I wont worry about the dust.
WW
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chet Bishop
Super Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2007
Posts: 640
Location: Forest Grove, Oregon

PostPosted: Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Curiosity rising to the bait: Why a 1/4 scale bass? I'm not sure I have ever even seen one. Is it for a child of your acquaintance, or "just because"?
_________________
Chet Bishop
http://www.bluefiddles.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Weller Williams
Junior Member


Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sat Oct 17, 2015 12:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Chet Bishop wrote:
Curiosity rising to the bait: Why a 1/4 scale bass? I'm not sure I have ever even seen one. Is it for a child of your acquaintance, or "just because"?

Because I play and make cellos, I feel that a full size bass would be too difficult for me to play, and beyond my time and ability to build. Another reason is about 20 years ago I saw this 3-string bass at the Met in NYC, and was captivated by its graceful outline.

http://www.metmuseum.org/collection/the-collection-online/search/503176

Also have a 12 year old grandson who is playing bass, so someday he can have it.
WW[/img]
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Chet Bishop
Super Member


Joined: 23 Mar 2007
Posts: 640
Location: Forest Grove, Oregon

PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All good reasons! I will look forward to seeing your progress reports.
_________________
Chet Bishop
http://www.bluefiddles.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
Weller Williams
Junior Member


Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 12:11 am    Post subject: bass pic Reply with quote

https://www.tumblr.com/blog/wellerwilliams

Hi Chet,
Here's what I have so far pre varnish.[/code]
WW
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Weller Williams
Junior Member


Joined: 11 Oct 2015
Posts: 5

PostPosted: Sat Jan 09, 2016 8:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some images of the process.
https://www.tumblr.com/blog/wellerwilliams/new/photo
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Violin Forum/Message Board Forum Index -> Double Bass Making Forum All times are GMT - 4 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group