Important Announcement: 2022 UNH Violin Craftmanship Institute will be held online.
Bass Set-up is a hands-on introductory workshop addresses the basics for a good setup on a standard ¾ double bass. It should be especially useful for shop owners who want their sales and rental basses to play well for customers, as set-up can be a crucial part of playability and customer satisfaction. In addition, musicians and music teachers may wish to learn more about bass set-up. 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
- Fitting and adjusting sound posts
- Sizing and fitting bridges
- Installing 1/4x20 adjusters
- String selection
- Tonal adjustment
A list of tools and materials required for this course can be found in the Tools & Materials tab above.
Register by May 31 and save! $999 if registered by May 31, $1,099 afterward.