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: end of the 19th c.
Village / Town: Podlesie – Skotnik
Region: Lesser Poland (Subcarpathian)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/475
Description: very wide body; three strings, f-holes without crosswise cuts
Measurements: 1310 x 312-502 x 137 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 Jost / Zbigniew J. Przerembski
Design (PDF)

A Bride's Tune; The Sowa Family Band from Piątkowa: Wojciech Sowa (1911-1977), violin, Józef Sowa (1903-1979), violin, Józef Sowa (1904-1983), dulcimer, Piotr Sowa (1911-1997), double bass, Jan Krztoń (ur. 1937), clarinet in B-flat; rec. Kazimierz 1976; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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