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  1. damonsmith replied to the thread Funky / groove double bass lines.

    I am not that into effects on double bass, but Mosley has REALLY developed that concept. His playing is really strong and he has a great...

    Apr 21, 2021 at 5:31 PM
  2. damonsmith liked Chris Fitzgerald's post in the thread Double-bass tone... What are you looking for?.

    A strong, punchy sound on the front that is also lyrical because of the sustain. I prefer smooth, stiff strings that allow the player to...

    Apr 20, 2021 at 2:08 PM
  3. damonsmith liked Sean Riddle's post in the thread Double-bass tone... What are you looking for?.

    A strong E string is my top requirement. If it doesn't speak cleanly and have enough gravitas, then I move on. Otherwise I often...

    Apr 20, 2021 at 1:59 PM
  4. damonsmith liked oliebrice's post in the thread Anders Jormin.

    I love that band, especially the album 'Matka Joanna'. Jormin is also on the magical Stanko album 'from the green hill' - hugely recommended

    Apr 20, 2021 at 9:12 AM
  5. damonsmith replied to the thread TP fingering.

    Evan at pitch it would still be best in the lower positions. I would guess they are transposing the line into TP, so two octaves up....

    Apr 19, 2021 at 10:57 AM
  6. damonsmith replied to the thread Cheap vs. Expensive bows.

    I tired it tonight, I am doing a condensed "before bed" practice, (all 12 scales + vomits with drones, a Simandl from book 1, a...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 11:17 PM
  7. damonsmith replied to the thread Cheap vs. Expensive bows.

    Plus 1 to this. Maybe more if I have a lot of shows in a week. I've heard people say it is bad for the strings but I have found it to...

    Apr 18, 2021 at 10:18 PM
  8. damonsmith replied to the thread Eb versus D necks.

    The double bass is from violone family which predates the violin family, including the 'cello.

    Apr 18, 2021 at 3:47 PM
  9. damonsmith replied to the thread 3CD set of duos with Peter Kowald, Joëlle Léandre & Bertram Turetzky.

    Here is the first review of this, you can get it from the Downtown Music Gallery in NYC. Description Featuring three contrabass duets...

    Apr 17, 2021 at 10:36 AM
  10. damonsmith replied to the thread Potential NBD!.

    I like keeping two practice areas right now. I have a sitting area and a standing area with a bass & bow in each one.

    Apr 16, 2021
  11. damonsmith replied to the thread Cheap vs. Expensive bows.

    a bit late to this. I would say to get a decent, balanced carbon fiber bow and get used to that. Carbon fiber bows are smooth and have...

    Apr 16, 2021

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