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General Forums [DB]

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: Shen SB80 1/2 or Shen SB190 5/8? chief bogan, Dec 8, 2016 at 1:28 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: The DEFINITIVE Palatino EUB Modification Thread GKon, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:00 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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    Accessories [DB]

    Flight cases, gig bags, stools, endpins, etc.
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    Latest: Sanderson bass cover- anyone seen one? LouisF, Dec 5, 2016 at 12:31 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: Resources for fitting a brand new bridge? BassMan5k, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:54 PM
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    Luthier's Corner [DB]

    Double Bass Build Tutorials, Guides, and Photo Essays
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    Latest: Doublebass Luthier in Salt Lake City ddcolby, Dec 8, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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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: Targeting Non-Root Notes in Walking Lines old spice, Dec 8, 2016 at 4:42 PM
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    Orchestral Technique [DB]

    Exploring technique on the "classical" double bass, from Beethoven to Bottesini
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    Latest: Health Related Issues To Playing Fergie Fulton, Dec 6, 2016 at 4:09 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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    Rockabilly [DB]

    Dedicated to Rockabilly Double Bass
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    Latest: New Member - Rock-ability DukeCC, Dec 7, 2016 at 9:55 AM
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    Bluegrass [DB]

    Bluegrass technique, performance, bassists, and more
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    Latest: Bass & Banjo....Buddies? BobKay, Dec 6, 2016 at 8:16 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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    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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    Latest: melodious bass? Bisounourse, Nov 21, 2016
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    Bassists [DB]

    Discussion on notable bassists
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    Latest: Happy Birthday Johnny Mibzo Dyani!!! damonsmith, Dec 5, 2016 at 10:39 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: New Piano in the House - Sound Clip rickwolff, Dec 8, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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    Bass Humor [DB]

    Bass jokes, musician jokes, gigs gone wrong...
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    Latest: Trio, (then Duo...) Don Kasper, Dec 7, 2016 at 9:44 PM
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    Off Topic [DB]

    Any totally non-music-related discussion
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    Latest: Don Higdon, no mas. Treyzer, Dec 8, 2016 at 3:40 AM