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: Rajca Paweł
Date: ca 1946
Village / Town: Godziesze Małe
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/436
Description: back plate and ribs carved from one piece of wood; flat top glued and nailed; 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; fingerboard and tailpiece flat; f-holes without crosswise cuts; neck and fingerboard nailed
Measurements: 1060 x 200-339 x 102 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, d – a
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Maria Jost / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

Oberek from Zadowice; The Band from Zadowice: Franciszek Hofman (b. 1916, Kąpie), violin, Franciszek Radyszewski (b. 1920, Zadowice), double bass, Roman Szmaj (b. 1922, Godziesze Małe); rec. Poznań 1975; Sources of Polish Folk Music

double bass (PME/1/KZ); rec. Museum of Sound

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