Showing Tag: "double" (Show all posts)

c.1800 English double bass in for repair

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, January 23, 2021, In : working on... 
I feel sorry for this instrument and sincerely hope that I can do it justice. Some jobs feel like a labour of love even before you start them.


Continue reading ...
 

Finally, (almost) finished! Delin Double.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Saturday, October 10, 2020, In : New build 
No 4' on this one. Make of that what you will, but many people hardly use a 4', it goes out of tune quickly in concert conditions and robs the soundboard of space for the 8' stops. My Lockdown Luxury has been to make a double without the usual 4'. I like it.


Continue reading ...
 

Delin Double underway!

Posted by Peter Barnes on Wednesday, June 3, 2020, In : New Harpsichords 
Here is my new baby! 

Of course, making the case is the quick bit.
Continue reading ...
 

Double Bass under construction.

Posted by Peter Barnes on Tuesday, October 17, 2017, In : working on... 
I am now making my second double bass. the table is now carved and is made from solid Spruce. The case sides, back, neck and scroll are Sycamore and the fingerboard is ebony.
It should be ready to play some time in 2018, by which time I hope our government will have abandoned Brexit! 
Continue reading ...
 

Reconditioning 1995 Goble Double after Zell. Dec 2016

Posted by Peter Barnes on Monday, December 19, 2016, In : working on... 
Lift in storage for two years, this harpsichord had suffered from damp. All the iron strings were rusted through!
The Harpsichord is now re-strung with Malcolm Rose's lovely wire, and ready to return to work.

Continue reading ...
 
 
 

About Me


Harpsichord Maker, restorer, repairer and vendor.