Table of Contents
- 1 Who made the first upright bass?
- 2 Who invented the F hole?
- 3 Where did the upright bass originate?
- 4 What is a stand up bass called?
- 5 Who invented bass guitar?
- 6 Why is an upright bass called a double bass?
- 7 What was electric guitar like in the 1960’s?
- 8 What kind of wood was Willie Nelson’s guitar made of?
Who made the first upright bass?
Who invented the F hole?
The earliest examples of f holes are on the earliest violin family instruments by Andrea Amati (mid 1500s) and Gasparo da Salo, and Pietro Zanetto ( both from Brescia, mid to late 1500s). These makers used fairly wide f holes, with the Brescians’ being very long as well.
What is an acoustic bass called?
In jazz, blues, rockabilly and other genres outside of classical music, this instrument is commonly called the upright bass, standup bass or acoustic bass to distinguish it from the (usually electric) bass guitar.
Why is it called a contrabass?
Terminology. A person who plays this instrument is called a bassist, double bassist, double bass player, contrabassist, contrabass player, or simply bass player.
Where did the upright bass originate?
Double Bass/Place of origin
What is a stand up bass called?
The double bass is the largest and lowest pitched string instrument used in modern orchestras. Sometimes it is called the contrabass, string bass, upright bass, or bass fiddle.
Where did the f hole come from?
Standardizing on the current f-shape started about the beginning of the eighteenth century when the development of the violin was mostly complete. The f-hole is said to have been created when violin makers carved a section out of the middle of the S-hole to indicate the position of the bridge on the body.
Who invented the acoustic bass guitar?
The first modern acoustic bass guitar was developed in the mid-1950s by Kay of Chicago Harptone started producing their B4 model in 1965 under the name Supreme; production ended in 1975.
Who invented bass guitar?
Why is an upright bass called a double bass?
The double bass is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. The origin of the name of the double bass stems from the fact that its initial function was to double the bass line of large ensembles.
What kind of guitar is the Hagstrom greenburst?
Hagstrom made some wonderful guitars with exceptionally fast necks. The greenburst is a Kawai and then a single pickup version of the Domino Baron. Below: Another of my favorite designs, the EKO 700, in two models, 4V and 3V. Equally nifty is the 500 3V.
Where did the name Regent guitar come from?
The Regent is from Canada, the name Regent was a Canadian label for GUYATONE. Below: A few more Guyatones, the second one has a set neck, may be from the late fifties. Check out the pickguard on the middle one. Awesome!
What was electric guitar like in the 1960’s?
It is hard to imagine today, but in the early 1960’s having an electric guitar in your home was rare. In fact, it was likely that your parents were steering you in the direction of accordion lessons. Yikes! The Beatles – and of course others – stopped all that. Suddenly, electric guitars were #1 on every kids Christmas list.
What kind of wood was Willie Nelson’s guitar made of?
The top was made of Sitka spruce, which came from the Pacific Northwest; the back and sides were Brazilian rosewood. The fretboard and bridge were ebony from Africa, and the neck was mahogany from the Amazon basin. The brass tuning pegs came from Germany.