287: Bill Merchant luthier chat Dec. 16, 2016

from Contrabass Conversations - double bass life on the low end of the spectrum with Jason Heath· ·

Bill Merchant just had the mildest winter in his 40 year career. For decades, double bassists would come in to get their winter posts set during November. Now this is happening in January. "Global warming is real, people," says Bill. That was one of probably 50 topics that we covered in our conversation! ### Other topics we covered: * why most people set sound posts too tightly * the difference between aluminum and wood bridge adjusters * the effect that an endpin can have on the sound of a bass * designing a folding-neck electric upright * Bill's preferred measurements …



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