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: 20th c.
Village / Town: Rawa Mazowiecka
Region: Mazovia
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/108
Description: flat back plate and convex top plate; f-holes without crosswise cuts; three strings
Decoration: back plate, ribs, neck and endpin painted in brown; back of the pegbox embellished with engraved cross motives
Measurements: 1320 x 415 x 133 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 Gangi / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

Oberek from Raducz; Stanisław Klejnas (1905-1988), violin, Henryk Baranowski (b. 1912), drum, Edward Kudliński (b. 1951), double bass; rec. Kazimierz 1970; Sources of Polish Folk Music

Marszałek Oberek from Osuchów; Stanisław Klejnas, violin, Bogdan Markiewicz (b. 1964), double bass; rec. Raducz 1976; Sources of Polish Folk Music

Bachelor Oberek; Stanisław Klejnas, violin, Irena Janicka (b. 1957), double bass, Wiesław Pęzik (b. 1957), drum; rec. Warsaw 1975; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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