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"Pasquali"
By Ken McKay


Pasquali is a cornerless Double bass. This design began in Italy in early violin/viol making history.  I built him for solo and orchestra playing in mind but has a nice jazz voice also.
He is fully antiqued, not to fool anyone but to make him look well used and warm. The wood is distressed only a little, I find it difficult to put dents and dings in the wood that I was so careful to make look smooth. I used a formula of old world varnish components to finish the bass in a "venician red" color over a golden yellow ground.

UPDATE NOVEMBER 2009
THIS BASS HAS HAD RECIEVED  BROWN TONER COATES OF VARNISH TO ADD ADDITIONAL DEPTH.












More pictures of the finished instrument
Dimensions
String length 41 3/8 inch
Upper bout 17 3/4
Mid bout 14 3/4
Lower bout 26 3/4
Length of body 44 1/2
Body stop 23
length of neck 17 1/2
Rib depth at bottom 7 3/4
Rib depth at neck 5 3/8


His sound is...well see for yourself.


Hear the sound before and after varnish.



Here is one of Josh Allison and me jamming just for fun.
Pasquali wants to play some Ray Charles



If you would like to see how I built Pasquali, start here Building an Italian cornerless style double bass.
Thanks for following along. Please write me at kenmckay@hotmail.com.