Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum
About This Show
Contrabass Conversations features interviews and performances from top leaders in the world of the bass. Podcast host Jason Heath dives deep into what makes these world-class artists tick. With 1.6 million downloads and counting, Contrabass Conversations is the most popular podcast for double bassists. Join the community and experience life on the low end of the spectrum!
Most Recent Episode
376: how strings are made with Lyris Hung
1 day ago
What's the deal with strings anyway? We all play them, yet we often don't give much though to them. What, exactly, goes into a string? What's inside those metal windings? Our chat today with D'Addario Orchestral Product Manager Lyris Hung answers these questions and much more! Our episode is divided into three parts: Part 1 - the mystery of strings eliminating confusion Part 2 - how strings are put together core damping winding Part 3 - caring for your strings how strings are damaged how to prevent this damage ways you might be actually wrecking your strings despite your best intentions Links to check out: Helmholtz bowed string video How orchestral strings are made Jason's string comparison guide Contrabass Conversations is sponsored by: The Upton Bass String Instrument Company. Upton's Concord model is the first truly authentic New England double bass that they’ve made. Beautiful sloping shoulders (the same upper bouts as their Gary Karr Upton Double Bass), Busetto corners, Prescott ff-holes, flat maple back and sides (many grades available) with deep ribs (lined outside) and a deluxe spruce top combined with a finely detailed scroll, button and hand-cut tuners that pay homage to Prescott while keeping with their own highly-revered and uniquely New England tradition of instrument building.
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