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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: Considering first Upright bass, Zero Knowledge Ortsom, Jan 22, 2017 at 10:08 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: Which EUB to buy D Garr, Jan 22, 2017 at 2:32 PM
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    Bows and Rosin [DB]

    Bass bows and rosin issues, makers, brands, choices, recommendations...
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    Strings [DB]

    Double bass strings discussion
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    Latest: Spirocore Solo LouisF, Jan 22, 2017 at 5:03 PM
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    Accessories [DB]

    Flight cases, gig bags, stools, endpins, etc.
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    Latest: Wolf Note Eliminators Anton Avis, Jan 22, 2017 at 9:27 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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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Latest: Tune Plates and neck Matthew Tucker, Jan 15, 2017
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    Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]

    Discuss anything related to amplifying your double bass
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    Latest: Bergantino HG310 Doner Designs, Jan 22, 2017 at 5:09 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: Double time on ballads? Don Kasper, Jan 22, 2017 at 8:30 PM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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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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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    Latest: kevlarcore weedwacker strings? DaveNinja, Jan 17, 2017 at 6:21 PM
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    Latest: Country Bass Walk martinc, Jan 22, 2017 at 7:13 PM
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    Music [DB]

    Discuss double bass sheet music, new works, etudes, editions, get recommendations...
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    Latest: Favorite ballad? mtto, Jan 22, 2017 at 10:24 AM
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    Recordings [DB]

    Double Bass recordings, mp3's, YouTube finds, etc
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    Latest: Joëlle Léandre 8 CD box + book damonsmith, Jan 20, 2017 at 11:23 AM
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    Music Theory [DB]

    Chords, bass lines, melody, intervals, scales, modes, etc.
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    Latest: Question about Sight Reading Programs..... damonsmith, Jan 22, 2017 at 5:06 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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    Latest: melodious bass? Bisounourse, Nov 21, 2016
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    Bassists [DB]

    Discussion on notable bassists
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    Social Events and GTG's [DB]

    Social Events and Get Togethers for Double Bassists
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    Miscellaneous [DB]

    ... For threads that are music-related, but not specifically bass-related
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    Latest: IT HAPPENED Chicory Blue, Jan 22, 2017 at 2:11 AM
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    Bass Humor [DB]

    Bass jokes, musician jokes, gigs gone wrong...
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    Latest: Oh, Interwebz... I Lovz U! rickwolff, Dec 23, 2016
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    Off Topic [DB]

    Any totally non-music-related discussion
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    Latest: Usps tracking mystery? ? bassmastan, Jan 19, 2017 at 2:13 PM