double bass

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

Jan Gaca (1933-2013); rec. Szydłowiec 2013; IMIT
Local name: basy (basses), basięta
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: Rafalski Józef
Date: 1920s
Village / Town: Jagodne
Region: Lesser Poland (Świętokrzyskie)
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 51680/1-2
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; two 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; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Decoration: dyed body
Measurements: 1030 x 325 x 93 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, d – a
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Oberek; Jan Dyba (b. 1889), violin, Wacław Dyba (b. 1919), viola, Tadeusz Dyba (b. 1921), double bass; rec. Kozłów 1951; Memories of past; ISPAN

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