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The most beautiful instrument in the world!

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by UBERMUNSCHIST, Mar 5, 2008.


  1. UBERMUNSCHIST

    UBERMUNSCHIST

    Mar 1, 2008
    In my local community college I have free access to a double bass and I have three teachers that are willing to help me (for free!).

    I've been taking a piano class to read notes more efficiently, and hopefully help my future bass playing!

    I purchased a book entitled:

    "All for Strings, Comprehensive String Method Book 1 (BASS)"

    I will start this thursday and I can't wait!

    As a beginner, what should I be prepared for and what should I study first?

    What are some should and shouldn't dos?

    :hyper: <- I feel like this emoticon I'm so excited!

    - UBERMUNSCHIST
     
  2. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    Wow! You are fortunate. If the teachers are DB players, then my advice is to ask them your questions first. You've posed some quite broad, open-ended queries. Many of the previous threads here will address them. Just do a few searches and park yourself at the monitor for a good while. As far as what you should be prepared for... well... be prepared to fall in love! Welcome to the fun!!! :)
     
  3. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I was most disappointed when I opened this thread as from the title, I was expecting pics of a great bass!! :(
     
  4. drurb

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

    Apr 17, 2004
    Me too!
     
  5. mattfong

    mattfong

    Jan 14, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    Regardless, DB is the most beautiful instrument in the world so its fitting.
    Ha that was so cheese!

    Anyways OP, I agree with Drurb. It's best to talk to your teachers first.
     
  6. UBERMUNSCHIST

    UBERMUNSCHIST

    Mar 1, 2008
    Sorry. :smug:
     
  7. UBERMUNSCHIST

    UBERMUNSCHIST

    Mar 1, 2008
    Two of them are orchestra teachers and the other is a guitar teacher, that plays the bass guitar. :bassist:

    Oh, what's a "slab"?:confused:
     
  8. mattfong

    mattfong

    Jan 14, 2008
    Toronto, Canada
    a slab is a bass guitar. (a 'slab' of wood with a neck)
     
  9. I have a slab named 'The Most Beautiful Bass In The World'.
     
  10. Bass

    Bass

    Nov 10, 2003
    Canada
    [​IMG]
     
  11. uprightben

    uprightben

    Nov 3, 2006
    Boone, NC
    Congrats! Set up lessons with one of the orchestra teachers, they are the ones who can teach you the instrument. Once you have some chops under your belt, you can get the guitarist to show you around the world of jazz.

    Welcome to the dark side! Good luck!
     
  12. UBERMUNSCHIST

    UBERMUNSCHIST

    Mar 1, 2008
    Thanks Everyone!


    I'll update, as I go along.

    Hopefully you guys won't get tired of me.:bag:



    :hyper:

    Tommorow!
     
  13. Does that bass have leather riveted to it as bumpers?
     
  14. ummm looks like old tires for bumpers!!! haha! fun looking bass. I like the tailpiece but too bad the soundpost is on the wrong side of the plexiglass bridge! very inventive
     
  15. Bass

    Bass

    Nov 10, 2003
    Canada
    If I remember right, the bumbers are split tires, and the tailpiece was made in limited quantities for Norton Customs. This bass is belongs to "Strangy" from the Klingonz.
     
  16. Greg Clinkingbeard

    Greg Clinkingbeard

    Apr 4, 2005
    Kansas City area
    KC Strings
    In case you were wondering who this fine bassist might be:
    http://www.klingonz.fanspace.com/images/pages/strangy.htm

    :scowl:
     
  17. Bruce Lindfield

    Bruce Lindfield Unprofessional TalkBass Contributor Gold Supporting Member In Memoriam

    I just know I'm going to really hate that band....:p

    For many reasons! :D
     
  18. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
  19. UBERMUNSCHIST

    UBERMUNSCHIST

    Mar 1, 2008
    I'm officially hooked! :bassist:

    New question in music section.
     
  20. Don Higdon

    Don Higdon In Memoriam

    Dec 11, 1999
    Princeton Junction, NJ
    We know the feeling. Welcome to our world.
     

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