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Deepy bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by jousi, Jan 4, 2003.

  1. jousi


    Jan 4, 2003
    Good day!

    Deep sounding basses, are there any?
    I'm scouting for a new conrabass (done it
    for a while already) and I want a particularly
    deep and dark toned bass. I play jazz (with
    the bow offen) and classical and want this tool for
    it. I have tryed several (some good some bad) already.
    But are there any certain points for a deep sound?
    Ok, wood does count. Veneer is a bad choise but
    what kind of wood do you recommend?
    My teacher said that you should ask from someone
    who has better information about dark tone
    but there are no bass-makers in my area.

    So, what do you say?
  2. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    There is no particular wood, no particular type of construction which will guarantee the sound you want. I recommend that you start contacting any orchestras you have around you, or the music department of better schools. Begin a dialogue, let them know of your interest. I think they will help you more than anyone here can.
  3. anonymous0726

    anonymous0726 Guest

    Nov 4, 2001
    I would add to that: Get your hands on as many basses as you can.

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