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Play double bass? This category contains our Double Bass Forums, such as Basses, Bows, Music Theory, and Classifieds


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    Basses [DB]

    Discussion on the instrument: double bass, string bass, contrabass, bass viol, acoustic bass, upright bass, standup bass, bass fiddle...
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    Latest: Help identifying this bass eh_train, Mar 27, 2017 at 10:17 AM
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    Electric Upright Basses (EUB's) [DB]

    Dedicated exclusively to the electric upright bass, including strings, setup, and amplification
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    Latest: NS Design NXT Megathread Thomas Swenson, Mar 27, 2017 at 4:05 PM
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    Bows and Rosin [DB]

    Bass bows and rosin issues, makers, brands, choices, recommendations...
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    Latest: EBAY Pfretzschner bow slothlane, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:51 AM
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    Strings [DB]

    Double bass strings discussion
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    Latest: Looking for advice on lighter strings DaveAceofBass, Mar 26, 2017 at 8:27 AM
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    Accessories [DB]

    Flight cases, gig bags, stools, endpins, etc.
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    Setup & Repair [DB]

    Exploring the issues involved in setting up and repairing basses, along with luthier recommendations.
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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Latest: build me a 2-string? grinx, Mar 7, 2017
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    Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]

    Discuss anything related to amplifying your double bass
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    Latest: Ampeg A-120 power amp 70spbase, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:36 PM
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    Jazz Technique [DB]

    Jazz bass technique: left and right hand issues, advanced techniques, and any physical issues relating to playing jazz.
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    Latest: lydian chromatic concept jazzcat_13, Mar 26, 2017 at 12:44 PM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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    Latest: Sit at a bass, like a cello? Brad_Pearson, Mar 27, 2017 at 4:19 PM
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    Orchestral Auditions [DB]

    Discussion on the battle for orchestral jobs: tips and advice, how to prepare, and who got the job...
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    Latest: Principal London Symphony? DBass1989, Mar 24, 2017 at 8:01 PM
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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    Latest: Brains for Upright? RBrownBass, Mar 22, 2017 at 9:44 AM
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    Music [DB]

    Discuss double bass sheet music, new works, etudes, editions, get recommendations...
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    Latest: Hank Mobley / Camille Bertault Ed Fuqua, Mar 27, 2017 at 7:21 AM
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    Recordings [DB]

    Double Bass recordings, mp3's, YouTube finds, etc
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    Latest: If I Should Lose You - Sphere Don Kasper, Mar 26, 2017 at 7:32 PM
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    Music Theory [DB]

    Chords, bass lines, melody, intervals, scales, modes, etc.
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    Latest: Picardy Third cadence JW_Manhattan, Mar 27, 2017 at 12:15 PM
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    Double Bass Pedagogy [DB]

    Double bass teachers put their heads together on topics related to the instrument. Topics may be created by the resident teachers, or requested by others.
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    Bassists [DB]

    Discussion on notable bassists
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    Latest: JD Westmoreland TwentyHz, Mar 24, 2017 at 2:03 PM
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    Social Events and GTG's [DB]

    Social Events and Get Togethers for Double Bassists
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    Latest: NYC GIGSPAM Saturday 25 March isolated, Mar 25, 2017 at 11:22 AM
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    Miscellaneous [DB]

    ... For threads that are music-related, but not specifically bass-related
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    Latest: Concerts in NYC 3/29 & Cambridge 3/30 damonsmith, Mar 27, 2017 at 3:44 PM
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    Bass Humor [DB]

    Bass jokes, musician jokes, gigs gone wrong...
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    Latest: Entrepreneur mdcbass, Mar 22, 2017 at 8:37 PM
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    Off Topic [DB]

    Any totally non-music-related discussion
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    Latest: Don Higdon, no mas. Anonymatt, Mar 26, 2017 at 10:24 PM