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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: American Gods SeayBass, May 25, 2017 at 8:54 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: Stagg EUB megathread RoadRanger, May 24, 2017 at 1:10 PM
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    Bows and Rosin [DB]

    Bass bows and rosin issues, makers, brands, choices, recommendations...
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    Latest: Ebay CF bow any good? krfoss, May 25, 2017 at 10:53 AM
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    Strings [DB]

    Double bass strings discussion
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    Latest: bowing Zyex in my Upton bass chilensko, May 25, 2017 at 11:41 PM
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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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    Latest: Should I replace my fingerboard? salcott, May 24, 2017 at 9:37 AM
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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Latest: Starting out on my first DB build. shedbuiltbass, May 24, 2017 at 3:21 AM
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    Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]

    Discuss anything related to amplifying your double bass
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    Latest: Line 6 G10 Wireless Blue Dragon, May 25, 2017 at 8:08 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: Practice is Overwhelming Shardik, May 26, 2017 at 4:05 AM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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    Latest: When playing with a soloist Andy Mopley, May 25, 2017 at 10:00 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 Rochester? Detroit? benharrisfan, May 24, 2017 at 9:25 PM
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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    Latest: Rockabilly Bass Technique Books or Videos MTN.bass72, May 25, 2017 at 8:11 AM
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    Latest: What is it with Bluegrass players? martinc, May 25, 2017 at 8:02 PM
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    Music [DB]

    Discuss double bass sheet music, new works, etudes, editions, get recommendations...
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    Latest: Tippett Ritual Dances bass part Alan Glick, May 21, 2017 at 10:20 PM
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    Recordings [DB]

    Double Bass recordings, mp3's, YouTube finds, etc
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    Latest: Best Recorded Double Bass Sound in Jazz Michael Karn, May 25, 2017 at 6:44 PM
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    Music Theory [DB]

    Chords, bass lines, melody, intervals, scales, modes, etc.
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    Latest: Different methodic approach damonsmith, May 24, 2017 at 11:55 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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    Bassists [DB]

    Discussion on notable bassists
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    Latest: Clipper Anderson - This guy is a monster... Jeff Bonny, May 24, 2017 at 10:11 PM
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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: Soul-like sound on double bass oliebrice, May 26, 2017 at 3:52 AM
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    Bass Humor [DB]

    Bass jokes, musician jokes, gigs gone wrong...
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    Latest: 3 Year-old bassist. Don Kasper, Apr 26, 2017
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    Off Topic [DB]

    Any totally non-music-related discussion
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    Latest: Not Quite a Bourbon/Whiskey Snob Thread misterbadger, May 25, 2017 at 10:20 AM