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New to the Double

Discussion in 'Off Topic [DB]' started by mikemulcahy, Jul 11, 2001.


  1. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    I decided to walk on the other side for awhile and bought a 1959 Blonde Kay S9. I can say this much, after an hour of playing (to which I truly confess my lack of any sort of proficiency), my hands and fingers have never been so sore. But well worth the pain, I had no idea as to the deep rich tones that emits from this instrument, I can only imagine what will come out when I actually develop some technique. I will be lurking in here to glean knowledge from those more learned than I. Don't think I will post much as I don't know enough about my new instrument to ask an intelligent question.



    Mike
     
  2. You would be doing yourself a HUGE favour by getting a good double-bass teacher. Once you start getting into the double-bass, there's no going back... ...you have been warned ;>

    - Wil
     
  3. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    That is the general plan. This is not a do it yourself project. Thanks for the advice.


    Mike
     
  4. jazzbo

    jazzbo

    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    Hey Doc,

    It's been about a month. Any updates?
     
  5. mikemulcahy

    mikemulcahy

    Jun 13, 2000
    The Abyss
    Just some very sore hands and a gasket blown in my cerebellum. I found a teacher and have been practicing daily. I absolutely adore this double.


    Mike