DB info

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by StingrayKid21, Oct 9, 2001.

  1. StingrayKid21

    StingrayKid21 Holding down the low-end since 1996.

    Oct 7, 2001
    Portland, OR
    Hey. I am new to TalkBass so I figured I would ask my fellow bass players for some info. I have played bass guitar for about 5 and a half years and I really want to learn to play double bass. I don't really know what to look for, but I've seen a wide range of prices. Is there a particular scale that is common, or does it just depend on the person playing? I would like to avoid spending too much money because I am also saving up for another 4-string. Any info would be greatly appreciated!!

  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY
    Start with the following link,


    and then do some reading in the archives, especially of the Basses (DB) forum. There are a lot of threads about this very subject, and a simple search should yield a lot of results. Come back with specific questions after you've done this, and everyone will be happy to help.

  3. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    By "particular scale," are you referring to bass size? If you are, the most common size is 3/4.