These are a series of shots taken in the repair of the Double Bass at the People's Music School's Community Program at Hibbard Elementary school. The neck was refinished and then stained to best match the coloring on the bass. It was a significant undertaking that was only possible with volunteer repair hours. I am grateful to Hibbard for giving me the chance to test my concept that with adult guidance and significant training, the students could handle even significant major repairs. I used aerospace epoxies and micro-balloon to effect the repair which are not traditional methods.
Double Basses are monsters to wrestle for the elementary school kids. This particular instrument had evidence of a previous neck-set repair that had failed.