Monthly Archives: August 2019

Volante Double Bass

Today’s #ThrowbackThursday video features Maurice Dupont and the stunning Volante double bass.

Although the biggest selling point of the Volante is that it is a travel bass that looks like a regular bass, another is that it can be set up in 5 mins… a fact that often gets challenged by people (especially when they see us doing it for the first time when we haven’t had one in the showroom for a while 😉😮).

So here’s Maurice, taking his time and not rushing, setting the Volante up in under 5 minutes.

It’s warm out there!

Unusually for a Bank Holiday the weather over the weekend was hot and sunny.

It’s been interesting how many of the visitors to The Old Dairy have commented how cool it is inside. In fact, it’s not that cold in here, we simply aim to keep the showroom at a relatively constant temperature and humidity for the benefit of the instruments.

As always, given the current weather, we recommend you take extra care of your instruments. This is particularly important if you have instruments using kiln-dried wood rather than the well-aged, traditionally seasoned, woods used by our luthiers.

It’s a good idea to try to do the following:
– Keep your instruments out of direct sunlight and away from hot humid areas.
– Keep your instruments in their cases as much as possible and ensure you dry out the silica gel packs we include regularly.
– Try not to leave your instruments in the car

We’ve done several #WednesdayWisdom posts in the past on caring for your instrument during this weather. Just click on ‘Posts’ to the left and enter humid in the search box on the right to find them.