double bass

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

Jan Gaca (1933-2013); rec. Szydłowiec 2013; IMIT
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: Rafalski Jan
Date: 1920
Village / Town: Jagodne
Region: Lesser Poland (Świętokrzyskie)
Country: Poland
Owner: Museum of Folk Musical Instruments in Szydłowiec
Inventory number: MLIM/MS/1557
Description: back plate, ribs, neck and pegbox carved from one piece of wood; three strings; one of bridge’s feet longer, going through an opening in the top plate and resting on the back plate, functioning as a sound post; f-holes without crosswise cuts
Measurements: 1240 x 185-342 x 80 mm
Materials: wood, metal
Sound compass, tuning: in 5th, G – d – a (g – d – a)
Performance practice: basic component of traditional folk bands
Catalog card by: Zbigniew J. Przerembski

The Carter's Oberek; The Band from Marzysz: Wincenty Jamioł (b. 1917), violin, Władysław Klimczak (b. 1938), double bass, Antoni Gabrys (b. 1921), drum with cymbal; rec. Kazimierz 1988; Sources of Polish Folk Music

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

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