double bass

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

Local name: basy (basses), basetla
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: Pliszka Franciszek
Date: 1919
Village / Town: Rzodkiewnica
Region: Mazovia
Country: Poland
Owner: The State Ethnographic Museum in Warsaw
Inventory number: PME 52285/1-2
Description: a wide body, almost cubical, with rounded corners; both plates very convex; f-holes without crosswise cut, three strings
Decoration: body dyed, zoomorphic pegbox (dog's? head)
Measurements: 960 x 420 x 100 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th: G – d – a (g – d – a)
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Teresa Lewińska / Zbigniew J. Przerembski

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

Shaking Polka; The Meto Brothers Band from Glina: Kazimierz Meto (b. 1922), violin, Józef Meto (b 1939), double bass, Józef Kobacki (b. 1948), drum; rec. Glina 1976; Sources of Polish Folk Music (Rawa Mazovia)

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