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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: Why not make Upright Bass Necks Bolt ons? Adrian Cho, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:04 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: New Bass Day, BSX Allegro Max George, Apr 30, 2017 at 12:19 AM
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    Bows and Rosin [DB]

    Bass bows and rosin issues, makers, brands, choices, recommendations...
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    Latest: YA Carlsson - Kolstein inquiry damonsmith, Apr 30, 2017 at 1:54 PM
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    Strings [DB]

    Double bass strings discussion
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    Latest: Evah Pirazzi strings megathread part III martinc, Apr 30, 2017 at 3:46 PM
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    Accessories [DB]

    Flight cases, gig bags, stools, endpins, etc.
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    Latest: Cases for detachable neck basses vvv2277, Apr 26, 2017 at 11:24 PM
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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: Kevlar Cable tailpiece wire? Mgaisbacher, Apr 30, 2017 at 5:22 PM
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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Latest: Tapping for adjusters Matthew Tucker, Apr 22, 2017
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    Amps, Mics & Pickups [DB]

    Discuss anything related to amplifying your double bass
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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: low mass bridge PauFerro, Apr 30, 2017 at 2:22 PM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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    Latest: Firebird Octaves the_Ryan, Apr 30, 2017 at 10:22 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: Charlotte Symphony evanhillis, Apr 5, 2017
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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    Latest: Simple slap for wedding gig Dana R Gregory, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:03 PM
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    Latest: Tammy Powers robgrow, Apr 20, 2017
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    Music [DB]

    Discuss double bass sheet music, new works, etudes, editions, get recommendations...
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    Latest: What are these pieces from neilG, Apr 29, 2017 at 2:29 AM
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    Recordings [DB]

    Double Bass recordings, mp3's, YouTube finds, etc
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    Latest: Jazz trios with no piano? jcfarmer2, Apr 24, 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: Modal tune? Don Kasper, Apr 30, 2017 at 3:41 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: Standing position question Who da Ville, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:59 PM
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    Bassists [DB]

    Discussion on notable bassists
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    Latest: Anybody ever had a tragedy at a gig? Sam Sherry, Apr 30, 2017 at 4:44 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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    Bass Humor [DB]

    Bass jokes, musician jokes, gigs gone wrong...
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    Latest: 3 Year-old bassist. Don Kasper, Apr 26, 2017 at 9:00 PM
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    Off Topic [DB]

    Any totally non-music-related discussion
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    Latest: Happy Record Store Day 2017! Bisounourse, Apr 24, 2017 at 4:56 AM