double bass question

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by chrispunx, Feb 13, 2013.


  1. chrispunx

    chrispunx

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    i've always liked rockabilly and psychobilly and know from just a bit of looking around that double basses aren't exactly cheap, but is there such a thing as a beginner set up for double bass? what should i look for in terms of size? 1/2, 3/4, 4/4? thanks for taking the time to answer a noob question.
  2. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan

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    I think you'll find that, in general/roughly speaking, 3/4 is the more commonly used size (and of course, the size of basses was never standardized, so there are smaller and larger 3/4's, likewise for 7/8 size basses and I imagine 5/8 size).

    That's about all I can say. The rest and plenty more information on bass sizes and much, much more can be found here.
  3. chrispunx

    chrispunx

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    Sorry, didn't realize there was a sticky on my question.
  4. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan

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    No worries, just trying to help (it's pretty common that that sticky gets overlooked).
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