Course Description

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
  • Nuts
  • 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.

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Section Title
Bass Setup
M, T, W, Th, F
10:00AM to 5:00PM
Jul 25, 2022 to Jul 29, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Live Online (USA Eastern Time)
Section Fees
Violin Institute Apron $20.00 Optional
  • Jay VandeKopple
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