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: Rosik Józef
Date: 1915
Village / Town: Ołobok
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/209
Description: back plate, ribs, short neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; three strings; one of bridge’s feet longer, going through an opening in the top plate and resting on the back plate, functioning as a soundpost; flat fingerboard; scroll on the flat pegbox slightly outlined; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Measurements: 1159 x 80-90 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, G – d – a (g – d – a)
Performance practice: a common component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Maria Żurowska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Owijak; The Band from Lututów: Stanisław Łabędzki (b. 1923), violin, Zbigniew Szczepański (b. 1957), double bass, Antoni Jarzyna (b. 1932), drum with a triangle; rec. Kazimierz 1994; Sources of Polish Folk Music (Sieradz area)

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