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DOUBLE BASS SECOND TIME ROUND

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by gareth, Nov 17, 2002.


  1. gareth

    gareth

    Jun 9, 2002
    UK
    I was classically trained on db and played in classical orchestras and jazz big bands, trios, etc when I was a teenager into my twenties

    I then changed over to bass guitar and sold my db (mistake!), then gave up completely

    Recently I have started playing bass guitar and have amased a small collection of these including a fretless 5 string.

    Now I have a yearning to play double bass in a small jazz outfit (trio/quartet/etc)

    I've forgotten what little I ever new about double bass.

    What should I look out for?

    I,ve been offerred a mid 50's double bass, round back, ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, 3/4 size for £500 (about $750). The seller says that it has a repaired headstock and the bass has the usual scratches, dings, etc.

    Is this a good but for me?

    If I want to play jazz, what should I look out for.

    Any and all (polite) suggestions appreciated

    Thankyou
     
  2. Chris Fitzgerald

    Chris Fitzgerald Student of Life Staff Member Administrator

    Oct 19, 2000
    Louisville, KY

    Have you checked out this thread yet? It's full of stuff to look out for:

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=43093