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Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by lowblowmusic, May 19, 2011.

  1. Hey people, hope all is groovy. After 25 years as a bassist, I finally purchased an upright & figured I'd join Talk Bass.
    Have a great day!
  2. Rebop


    Jul 9, 2008
    La Honda, CA

    Welcome to the board.
  3. Welcome to the party!
    Standard advice: get a teacher, as trying to apply electric technique to the DB is a recipe for disaster, and form a relationship with a local luthier, who will become your best friend when your bass inevitably has a problem.
  4. spoonido


    Sep 19, 2007
    Sierra Madre, California
    Endorsing Artist: Hagstrom, Mahalo
    I've gotten so much help from these kind folks. Great people. One in particular!;)
  5. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    You mean after 25 years, you finally became a bassist! :bag:
    Sorry--- couldn't resist. Welcome to TB!

    Excellent advice from Kungfu. A teacher will not only set you on the right path in terms of good habits and technique but will help you to avoid injury. Grab a chair and search through the threads. There's a wealth of information archived here. :)
  6. PostBop


    Mar 19, 2011
  7. Staccato

    Staccato Low End Advocate

    Aug 14, 2009
    Welcome to TalkBass! (TB)
  8. I see you're in Virginia Beach...so am I! I started playing double bass last August. It's become a complete obsession. If you want to talk, sent me a message.

    As stated earlier, a real bass teacher should be a priority.
  9. MKoby


    Jul 14, 2004
    MD/Metro DC
    I also bought an URB after playing electric bass for 15 years.

    Find the best teacher you can.
    I took lessons from the late George Vance. I feel strongly that the method he espoused advanced my playing by years.

    Light strings, low action, French bow.
  10. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    Well, not for everyone. :)
  11. Stev187

    Stev187 Peavey MegaBass Club!

    Jan 11, 2011
    Toledo, OH
    +1. You can't imagine how much valuable info there is here until you look. It's just incredible. And I'll add my voice to those recommending a teacher. I think you'll quickly find your DB learning falls into two categories: the stuff that is the same as BG, and the stuff that ain't. There's a lot more in that 2nd category than you'd first imagine, and almost all of it is quite physical and better learned with someone right there with you. Welcome.

  12. Great info, thanks for posting this. I'm leaning towards trying my hand at upright too. Great resource from Gollihur here.

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