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1/10 size bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by czemliak, Jul 6, 2002.

  1. Hi,
    I am new here, so I need some help. My husband currently plays an upright in a jazz band, and my son absolutly loves it. He is 3 1/2 yrs old, the size of a five year old. When he turned two Jay and I bought him a baby cello touse as his bass. Now he is big enough for a 1/10 size double bass. But we don't know where to find one. Any suggestions that would be great.
  2. Bob Gollihur

    Bob Gollihur GollihurMusic.com

    Mar 22, 2000
    Cape of New Jersey
    Big Cheese Emeritus: Gollihur Music (retired)
    I couldn't find a retail source, though know Suzuki is a popular method for the youngest players. The following link may be of interest:

    Due to his obvious interest, he may provide a lead.

    However, I can get a 1/8 size double bass in the E-Fusion style (the body is 1/2 the depth of a regular sized bass) and can look into pricing on Monday if you are interested. It has a 31 3/4" scale length and is 56 1/2" overall. Contact me off list at bob@gollihur.com
  3. Joe Taylor

    Joe Taylor

    Dec 20, 2001
    Tracy CA
    Your missing a chance to sell another really really small bass. :) Great Cello by the way. My wife is enjoying it.

    Why not get a cello and tune it like a bass, finding stirngs might be an issue. You might have to us Viola de Gamba strings or something.

  4. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    Interestingly, Bass World magazine, most recent publication has a young bassists size chart. Here is how it goes:

    < 3'6" - 3/4 sized cello tuned in fourths with flat-wound electric bass strings.

    <4'6" - 1/8 sized bass. Small side, 1/10

    <5'4" - 1/2 sized bass or 1/4 and 5/8

    >5'4" - whatever fits your needs.

    Check out Bass World, volume 26, #1, 2002 page 79.

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