Flat back upright bass restoration project on carved upright bass

Flat back upright bass restoration project on carved upright bass

Broken Neck repair, New bass bar, new ebony fingerboard, new x bracing on back,

This was a big project from start to finish but the results were well worth the effort.

I also made and fitted a fingered C extension to this bass.

Checking positioning of the braces
Marking out for new bracing Pt2
Marking out for new bracing
Thats a lot of clamps, Upright bass flat back bracing
Gluing in the bracing on fallback bass
Glueing in the x bracing on flat back bass
X bracing flat back bass
Making the x braces
Chalk fitting the bass bar
The start of the project, top off with Coltrane looking things over.
Gluing in cleats on flat back bass
Removing the old bracing
upright bass restoration. Carved fallback bass
Complete x bracing back glues to ribs on flat back bass restoration

Playalong downloads for jazz bass books

Playalong downloads for Constructing Walking Jazz Bass Lines  Jazz bass books are available through these links.

Blues in 12 keys Playalong Download

Book II Rhythm Changes in 12 keys

Book III Standard Lines Playalong


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Jazz bass books are now in stock.

Jazz Walking Bass Books

All Jazz Walking Bass Books books are now available from our website. Thank you for your patience while we update. More updates coming in the future.  All play along backing tracks will be moving as well. They will be available for a free download.  There will also be some other ear training exercises as well as … Read more

Jazz Blues in 12 keys

Jazz Walking Bass Books

The Jazz Blues in 12 keys – A couple of weeks ago I started a blog post on Facebook titled A day in the life. The post focuses on what I’m practicing at the moment. As I often do, Ive gone back to practicing the blues in 12 keys. It really is a great way … Read more

The Jazz Bass Blog – Just getting started

What was going to be a routine update to our website ended up being much more. Oh well it was time to upgrade anyway.  Over the coming weeks we will be expanding our new site which will be in more of a blog format. There will still be the Jazz bass resources : walking bass … Read more

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