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: Skalski Piotr
Date: ca 1930
Village / Town: Przystańska Kolonia (near Kalisz)
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/435
Description: back plate, ribs and part of the neck 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; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Measurements: 1082 x 267-345 x 90-120 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, d – a
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: MLIM / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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

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

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