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    Double bass broken during flight – Virgin Airlines accepts responsibility


    Australian bassist Liz Frencham arrived at Melbourne airport to find the scroll snapped off the neck of her Neville Whitehead travel bass

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    Upton Bass: Laminated or Solid Double Bass Ribs?


    ’When you get inside an old old instrument, you’ve got grafted pieces of wood, you’ve got linen cloth… it’s essentially bad plywood’.  Gary Upton of Upton Bass in Mystic, Connecticut, explains the benefits of plywood ribs on a double bass.

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    Repairing a violin crack


    Jonathan Cooper of Acoustic Artisans in Portland repairs a violin owned by Mark O'Connor. Minutes before the folk fiddler was due to give a concert in South Dakota, his violin fell from a table, leaving a crack along the entire top of the body and another on its ...