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: Rafalski Jan
Date: 1925
Village / Town: Jagodne
Region: Lesser Poland (Świętokrzyskie)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MS/S/22
Description: modeled on the cello, back plate almost flat, constructed from two pieces
Measurements: 1140 x 510 x 85 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Inscriptions: J. Rafalski / Jagodne / rok 1925
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, C – G – d – a
Performance practice: a common component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Maria Żurowska-Gangi / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

Letki; Wojciech Wesołowski (b.1875), violin, Piotr Pietrzaba (b.1894), double bass; rec. Radlin 1952; Memories of past; ISPAN

The Carter's Oberek; The Band from Marzysz: Wincenty Jamioł (b. 1917), violin, Władysław Klimczak (b. 1938), double bass, Antoni Gabrys (b. 1921), drum with cymbal; rec. Kazimierz 1988; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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