Looking to start playing upright bass

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by mashed potatoes, Apr 24, 2004.


  1. mashed potatoes

    mashed potatoes

    Nov 11, 2003
    I play a lot of swing bass, and lately I've been thinking of learning upright. After years of playing the electric bass/bass guitar (whatever you prefer to call it), I want to expand.
    My problem is money.
    How should I get started? Would I have to take lessons to transfer my bass skills to the upright? Is buying a bass recommended, or should I rent one from a local store to learn on? What are some good starting basses?

    Sorry, I know that's sort of an earful of questions (or an eyeful on a computer monitor). Any help would be greatly appreciated :)
     
  2. ""sigh"" At the top of each DB forum there is a Newbie link. All your questions are answered in detail. After reading those you can pose more specific questions.
     
  3. bassopotumus

    bassopotumus

    Mar 17, 2004
    ;)
     
  4. mashed potatoes

    mashed potatoes

    Nov 11, 2003
    oh... sorry.
     
  5. No problem. If you hang around TBDB for a while you will discover that there is a wealth of knowledge archived and arranged by our moderators. Reading those old threads saves a lot of time and typing.