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double bass question

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


  1. chrispunx

    chrispunx

    Aug 11, 2010
    Utica, NY
    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

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    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

    Aug 11, 2010
    Utica, NY
    Sorry, didn't realize there was a sticky on my question.
     
  4. Phil Rowan

    Phil Rowan

    Mar 2, 2005
    Brooklyn, NY
    No worries, just trying to help (it's pretty common that that sticky gets overlooked).
     
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