Bass Set-up is a hands-on introductory workshop addresses the basics for a good setup on a standard ¾ double bass. You will learn basic tool skills, including sharpening and proper use of the band saw and drill press. Topics include endpin installation, tailpieces and tail wires, dressing fingerboards, nuts, fitting and adjusting sound posts, sizing and fitting bridges, installing 1/4x20 adjusters, string selection, and tonal adjustment.
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Students will gain experience to address the most common problems in bass restoration. These include 1) how to safely remove a top (preparations for conserving the shape, bracing the neck, replacing the top, and when to re-line the edge), 2) how to safely remove a neck (preparation of neck mortise and alignment of new/restored neck with a laser), and 3) How to remove/replace a fingerboard.