Posted on January 12, 2010April 13, 2023 by Dale Phillips Questions: Double Bass External Linings Questions: Double Bass External Linings Originally published in American Lutherie #97, 2009 Quincy M. from the Internet asks: Some double basses have what look like external linings, strips of wood on the ribs at the top and bottom edges. Can someone please tell me what the purpose of these strips is and also what they are called? Become A Member to Continue Reading This Article This article is part of our premium web content offered to Guild members. To view this and other web articles, join the Guild of American Luthiers. Members also receive 4 annual issues of American Lutherie and get discounts on products. For details, visit the membership page. If you are already a member, login for access or contact us to setup your account.