Sunday, August 27, 2006

An empty space

This afternoon, I have sent my dear double bass to the Luthier for some works.

After some investigations, the Luthier managed to identify that the source of the buzzing sound that is occasionally emitted from the double bass. The source was the vibration of the unnecessary long end-pin. So our decision is to cut the end-pin to a slightly shorter length. Afterall, yours truly doesn't need to play a double bass with a very long end-pin. And this should kill two birds with one stone, I can finally have a removable end-pin.

The crackline on my double bass which I was bothered about seem not to be a big issue to work on at this point in time. I just have to monitor the crackline from time-to-time, and get help when I see it aggravating.

There will also be some works done on the bridge to ease playing.

I will not see my instrument for a while. Now there seems to be a stark empty space where the double bass used to stand. Anyway, this should be for the better.

5 comments:

mistipurple said...

you miss your husband!!!! awwwww... hugs! :)

Jason Heath said...

I hope your bass is well taken care of. Buzzes are the most annoying thing in the world!

Simple American said...

Hope it does not take long. How well do feel bout your luthier? I know another Singaporean blogger is looking for one to send her cello.

oceanskies79 said...

This Luthier is good. He specialises in strings instruments and he knows his stuff well.

oceanskies79 said...

SA: If you need the contact, let me know.