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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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    Ortsom Latest: NBD Ortsom, Sep 29, 2016 at 6:43 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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    mellotrondon Latest: Zorko Bass mellotrondon, Sep 24, 2016 at 8:43 PM
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    Bows and Rosin [DB]

    Bass bows and rosin issues, makers, brands, choices, recommendations...
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    Jon Stefaniak Latest: Approaches to camber in French bows Jon Stefaniak, Sep 28, 2016 at 5:12 AM
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    Strings [DB]

    Double bass strings discussion
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    Accessories [DB]

    Flight cases, gig bags, stools, endpins, etc.
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    avantflow Latest: Zoom Q2HD vs Sony HDR-MV1 avantflow, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:21 AM
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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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    powerbass Latest: Sanding Down the Bridge powerbass, Sep 29, 2016 at 9:38 AM
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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Tiern Latest: Looking for beginner advice Tiern, Sep 27, 2016 at 4:30 PM
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    Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]

    Discuss anything related to amplifying your double bass
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    Ric Vice Latest: Audiokinesis Hathor 1203 for Upright? Anyone? Ric Vice, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:36 AM
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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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    stevebass4 Latest: Need help with switching stevebass4, Sep 29, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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    Jon Stefaniak Latest: French bow - thumb placement Jon Stefaniak, Sep 29, 2016 at 10:37 AM
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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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    mrLahey Latest: Baltimore results? mrLahey, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    babaseen Latest: Shadow RB Pro System babaseen, Sep 15, 2016
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    brianrost Latest: Practicing brianrost, Sep 27, 2016 at 8:30 AM
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    Music [DB]

    Discuss double bass sheet music, new works, etudes, editions, get recommendations...
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    bassmastan Latest: Montag Sonata bassmastan, Sep 28, 2016 at 9:42 AM
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    Recordings [DB]

    Double Bass recordings, mp3's, YouTube finds, etc
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    Chris Fitzgerald Latest: New Paul Warburton Trio. Chris Fitzgerald, Sep 29, 2016 at 12:16 PM
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    Music Theory [DB]

    Chords, bass lines, melody, intervals, scales, modes, etc.
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    Hahaha Latest: Hear & Name That Chord! Hahaha, Sep 23, 2016 at 2:29 AM
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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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    Steve Freides Latest: Standing position question Steve Freides, Sep 23, 2016 at 5:19 AM
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    Bassists [DB]

    Discussion on notable bassists
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    oliebrice Latest: Peter Warren?? oliebrice, Sep 29, 2016 at 11:19 AM
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    Social Events and GTG's [DB]

    Social Events and Get Togethers for Double Bassists
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    VegasGutPlucker Latest: Bass 2016 Prague VegasGutPlucker, Sep 18, 2016
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    Miscellaneous [DB]

    ... For threads that are music-related, but not specifically bass-related
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    Steven Ayres Latest: How do I ship a bass? Steven Ayres, Sep 27, 2016 at 9:58 AM
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    Bass Humor [DB]

    Bass jokes, musician jokes, gigs gone wrong...
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    Off Topic [DB]

    Any totally non-music-related discussion
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