Looking for a decent db. help!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by bassisbest500, Aug 25, 2001.

  1. here's the deal fellas, im a young buck of fifteen years, and about fifteen dollars at any given time... ive been playing the electric bass for about two years and im progressing at an advanced pace. i plan on taking my playing as far as i can and i aspire to go to a good music school. ive been told by a few experienced players that i have what it takes to make it with the electric bass but i would like to see what i can do with the double bass also. as i mentioned before, i dont have much money and i dont have ANY experience in the field of double bass. hit me with any tips or suggestions for finding a playable bass for a reasonable price. i love the bass and i have no doubts that ill love the db just as much. shed some light into this dark hall of music

    funk on
  2. Tim Ludlam

    Tim Ludlam

    Dec 19, 1999
    Carmel, IN
    Well Mr. TROUTAIN'TBAD500, since no one has taken the time to respond yet, here goes;

    Do you have access to a double bass at your school? If so, there's your first step. As has been stated ad nauseum, the double bass is completely different than the bass guitar. I know, I know, the scales are the same. The difference is consistantly finding the note, and then properly applying the correct pressure to stop that note with near perfect intonation. All without injuring yourself, or becoming completely frustrated.

    If you do not have access to a bass in your school, find a bass dealer/luthier in your area who will rent a bass to you. That way you can find out if you even want to continue down this path.

    And most importantly, FIND A GOOD TEACHER!!!! I am not talking about the guy who teaches bass guitar at the local Sam Ash, I am talking about a professional bassist. One who has been classically trained.

    Write back in a year or two and someone will certainly direct you on finding a good quality bass at a quality price.