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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: Galveston? basscooker, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:29 PM
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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: NBD NS Designs WAV 5 bobpond, Jun 23, 2017 at 12:59 AM
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    Bows and Rosin [DB]

    Bass bows and rosin issues, makers, brands, choices, recommendations...
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    Latest: Inexpensive Double Bass Bow Case Michael Eisenman, Jun 19, 2017 at 3:28 PM
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    Strings [DB]

    Double bass strings discussion
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    Latest: New Gamut Red Diamond Gut Strings chris merrill, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:07 AM
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    Accessories [DB]

    Flight cases, gig bags, stools, endpins, etc.
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    Latest: Hercules DB stand jleguy, Jun 22, 2017 at 6:42 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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    Latest: How high is your action? Josh Kneisel, Jun 22, 2017 at 11:46 AM
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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Latest: Another angled endpin Chris Fitzgerald, Jun 21, 2017 at 9:50 PM
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    Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]

    Discuss anything related to amplifying your double bass
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    Latest: Cabinet for Aguilar TH 500 hensonbass, Jun 23, 2017 at 1:10 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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    Latest: Spain Chick Corea fingerings Steve Boisen, Jun 19, 2017 at 2:16 PM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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    Latest: So I have to admit.. damonsmith, Jun 18, 2017 at 8:43 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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    Latest: Kansas City A Spotless Mind, Jun 15, 2017
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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    Latest: My Current Rig bigshiny, Jun 21, 2017 at 10:45 AM
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    Latest: Bluegrass Festival String Observations Bigbassguy, Jun 21, 2017 at 4:23 PM
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    Music [DB]

    Discuss double bass sheet music, new works, etudes, editions, get recommendations...
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    Recordings [DB]

    Double Bass recordings, mp3's, YouTube finds, etc
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    Latest: The record that did it ... (DB forum thread) Maple, Jun 22, 2017 at 10:57 PM
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    Music Theory [DB]

    Chords, bass lines, melody, intervals, scales, modes, etc.
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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: Ray brown stories! jmlee, Jun 20, 2017 at 3:21 PM
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    Social Events and GTG's [DB]

    Social Events and Get Togethers for Double Bassists
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    Latest: Jazz in Myrtle Beach? Jason Hollar, Jun 18, 2017 at 2:08 PM
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    Miscellaneous [DB]

    ... For threads that are music-related, but not specifically bass-related
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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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