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. mashed potatoes

    mashed potatoes

    Nov 11, 2003
    oh... sorry.
  4. 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.