Bass man wants to buy double bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by StingrayBassBob, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. StingrayBassBob


    Apr 5, 2012
    Hi guys,

    I'm actually a bassman who want to learn Double Bass to play mostly rockabilly, blues, and later jazz (cause I still have a lot of music theory to learn)... So it would be appreciated to tell me what kind of bass I could buy in a range between 2 thousands and three thousands dollars... And also, I know that the difference between a 3/4 and a 1/1 double bass is the length of it, however is their a difference on the sound and style... Thanks
  2. RBrownBass

    RBrownBass Thoroughly Nice Guy Supporting Member

    Aug 22, 2004
    I'm sure some luthiers will come along and weigh in at some point, but you may want to think about calling it a "4/4" bass instead of "1/1". Anyone who studied fractions in grade school will know what you're talking about, but that may not keep you from getting bullied even before you own an instrument.
  3. drurb

    drurb Oracle, Ancient Order of Rass Hattur; Mem. #1, EPC

    Apr 17, 2004
  4. StingrayBassBob,

    You are going to find a lot of varying opinions on your options, as well as the differences between a full sized bass and a 3/4.

    So I will give you a few of the options that have been discussed ad nauseaum on these threads.

    First, the difference between the full sized and 3/4. There are several links that will give you more information than you want about the differences, and come from very knowledgable sources. here are a few:,,

    These three resources will just about cover your first question.

    Secondly, about a quality bass in your price range. This you will find is a pretty hot topic, but I will give you what seems to be a fair concensus from the players on this thread.

    Christopher, Sam Shen,Thompson. You should be able to find a quality bass from one of these three makers that fit your budget.

    There are many more makers, but I personally know about the quality of these, and have personally played some of their offerings.

    Good luck with your search, hope this helps.
  5. StingrayBassBob


    Apr 5, 2012
    First, sorry for not knowing how this forum works perfectly, yes I'm new with it. I understand that if everybody or every new guy on this forum did what I did, it would be a mess. However thank you for the fast responses on my full-size (4/4) double bass. I still have a lot to learn !