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Horolsky

Small double bass

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Hello everybody!

I have a small double bass which sounds VERY GOOD. I'm in love with this instrument, so I want to know something about its origin. Will be grateful for any information!


It looks like 1st half of XX c. workshop instrument from northern Europe (I'm not sure), and the shape is unusual.

Photos are here:

 

http://www.flickr.com/photos/104475325@N07/

P.S. Please excuse my poor English!

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vathek,

yes, because of its small parameters and construction (bent top, flat back and dovetail joint of neck) I think it was made special for early music performing.

I want to convert it to 5-string violone in D. It sounds very good in lower register despite the small size. Also it is possible to convert it to violone in G like this one - http://www.orpheon.org/oldsite/seiten/Instruments/violone/vo-ger.htm, but I don't want to open it for replacing the neck.

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