how to go about buying a db

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by dbgirl, Sep 11, 2001.

  1. dbgirl

    dbgirl Guest

    Sep 11, 2001
    I'm wondering if any of you can help me. I'm from England which probably doesn't help matters but anything you can tell me would be a great help. I'm now 21 and I've been playing since I was 10, up until 2 years ago, when I moved to university. My university does not have any double basses to provide and the lack of one is driving me crazier by the day. I'm looking to buy one but don't really know where to start regards type, price anything. I'm generally a bit in the dark about all this and the only thing I really know about it is how to play well and how much I love it and miss it!!!
    Please help, any info you can give me will be greatly appreciated!
  2. erik II

    erik II

    Jul 11, 2000
    Oslo, Norway
  3. Thanks, Erik. Also check out (All hail!) for a listing of luthiers, and possibly a shop near you.
  4. steve chase

    steve chase Guest

    Feb 20, 2001
    isle of wight UK
    I am going through the almost painful process of buying another bass at the moment.
    Try contacting some dealers for a list of basses in your budget before going to view them,here are some i have recently emailed who have been very helpful.
    [email protected] (Nottingham)
    [email protected] (London)
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    Tell them how much you are going to spend and they will send a list in that range.
    Good hunting.
  5. tresdirnt

    tresdirnt Guest

    May 12, 2001
    Isle of Wight (U.K.)
    Sorry this is nothing to do with the original thread but not to worry. Steve Chase I see you are from the Island, same here. You don't happen to know of any good double bass teachers on the island, I'm thinking about lessons at school (carisbrooke high). Been playing electric for about a year now, thanks, Ben
  6. steve chase

    steve chase Guest

    Feb 20, 2001
    isle of wight UK
    Hello Ben,no i`m looking for a teacher myself,i have only been playing a short time (18 months)If i find one i will email you and let you know.
    Nice to see another TBer on the Island though,especially if you are interested in DB,feel free to email me if i can be of any help.
  7. Martin Sheridan

    Martin Sheridan

    Jan 4, 2001
    Fort Madison, Iowa
    Bass Maker
    Buy the one you love, assuming it's in your price range.
    Make sure it's playable, and doesn't need any repair, since repairs can be very costly.