Originally Posted by SAJAHE
This week for Easter, my church is bringing in a mandolin player and a banjo player. I think having a double bass in the mix would sound awesome, but I have some questions:
With the minor experience I have, would I be able to perform with only about four days of practice?
If you're not sure about, I would say don't try winging it. Put your best foot forward for the performance, if that means playing bass guitar, then go for it.
I'm a doubler and play both bass guitar and double bass. Though they share MANY similarities, they're really two totally different animals, and getting to a point of proficiency where you're comfortable playing out in front of a crowd takes practice (more than a few days worth).