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: 19th c.
Village / Town: Michałowo (near Kalisz)
Region: Greater Poland
Country: Polska
Owner: Musical Instrument Museum, department of the National Museum in Poznań
Inventory number: MNP I 512
Description: back plate and ribs carved from one piece of wood; one of bridge's feet longer, going through an opening in the top plate and resting on the back plate, functioning as a soundpost; both plates flat; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Measurements: 1005 x 350 x 75 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, d – a
Performance practice: a component of folk bands
Catalog card by: Janusz Jaskulski /

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

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

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