Some gigs for whatever reason end up being a more intimate affair and your trusty drummer friend isn’t going to be there. It is not going to be the same experience for sure. If you are a new bass player what does this mean for you? This post goes through the pro’s and cons of playing […]
The bass on the left is a regular scale 1961 Fender Precision, which could be quite heavy for a child. The bass on the right is a Jerry Jones Longhorn bass which is preferred my own daughter as it lighter with its hollow body and a short scale neck. It’s great to get kids into
Buying a New Double Bass In this guide we assume you are buying a double bass for the first time and have decided on buying a new double bass. There are other guides on this site for specific situations. For example, there is a separate guide for buying a used (second hand) double bass, as
Amps are pretty simple to understand. All you have to do is plug an instrument in, turn the amp on, and start jamming. Yet, you will have noticed that the amps at the local music store are either advertised as “guitar amps” or “bass amps.” Now you’re a little confused. So, does a bass guitar
With the advent of Youtube, Zoom and other online teaching platforms students have a greater choice of options when it comes to learning the double bass. Can one actually progress their playing using these online resources and what are the advantages and disadvantages of online teaching in comparison with face to face traditional music lessons
Not sure whether to start with the bass guitar or double bass, or whether you can switch easily?
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?