You’ve been listening to a bit of Bootsy Collins or Mark King and have decided that you need to get into slap bass. Any bass can of course be slapped, but if you are keen to get the best setup you can for that slap bass sound we have a few guiding points. A little […]
This is the first of several posts charting history, impact and musical style of double bass. The work of a double bassist has always been a balance of rooting the music, giving it a good foundation with the occasional musical foray into percussive embellishments. Milt’s take on it can be can be summed in one
Not sure whether to start with the bass guitar or double bass, or whether you can switch easily?
You might be considering buying a double bass second hand or used, and have seen such a bass for sale, but you are not that sure whether it is going to be a good buy. Advice for buying second hand basses is a bit lacking online so I have put together what I would look
Double basses look like big beasts which should only be played by equally big people. You may be wondering whether a child can play such a big instrument. If your pre-teen or teen has their heart set on being a double bassist, should you go out and buy one?
There is an instrument that is a fraction of the size of an upright bass but sounds like a double bass. Is it possible? Is this a dream? I’d say that bass ukulele is the closest thing I have heard to a double bass that is not a double bass.