double bass

photo: Waldemar Kielichowski © Institute of Music and Dance, Warsaw

Local name: basy (basses)
Classification: 3 Chordophones / 32 Composite chordophones / 321 Lutes / 321.3 Handle lutes / 321.32 Necked lutes / 321.322 Necked box lutes or necked guitars / 321.322-71 Necked box lutes or necked guitars sounded by bowing with a bow
Maker: Unknown
Date: end of the 19th c.
Village / Town: Krzemionka
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/47
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; two strings, the longer of the bridge’s feet goes through the opening in the top plate and stands on the back plate functioning as a soundpost; flat fingerboard; scroll poorly visible; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Measurements: length 930 mm, width 360 mm, deep 78-82 mm
Materials: wood
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, d – a
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Oberek from Zadowice; The Band from Zadowice: Franciszek Hofman (b. 1916, Kąpie), violin, Franciszek Radyszewski (b. 1920, Zadowice), double bass, Roman Szmaj (b. 1922, Godziesze Małe), drum; rec. Poznań 1975; Sources of Polish Folk Music

double bass (PME/1/KZ); rec. Museum of Sound

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