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A New History Of The Double Bass, by
This wonderful book, now out of print until further
The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass
for Opitimum Sound
by Chuck Traeger with David Brownell and William
Another great reference book to have for any serious
bass player. Even if you don't want to work on your own
bass, it sheds a lot of light on the hows and whys of
upright bass repairs. He's 'Old School' and that's
the best kind! It's really a nice, refreshing
manual for players, makers and repairers. It
really covers just about every kind of repair ever
needed on the bass (even some really technical and
obscure ones) and even lists and shows his typical work
tools. Before reading this book, I never heard of
using broken glass to shave the wood off of the bottom
of bridge feet!! 360 pages.
He also has a new, extra edition to this book called
Coda. (See below)
Coda, by Chuck Traeger. This
is Chuck's addition to his other bigger book (as shown
above here). Another fantastic book about set ups,
repairs and changing the sound. Chuck: "Optimum
sound doesn't mean maximum sound!" I love it!!
This book is 63 pages. If you are a serious 'bass
anything', get both books. You will not be sorry.
Looking At The Double Bass by Raymond
This is another cool book to have and
keep. You will see a copy of these in just about
every major bass shop.
Elgar highlights the bigger more well known (and not
so well known) makers of every school and country of
bass making. Italy, France, England, Germany
etc... as well as descriptions of the basses, photos and
measurements. It's another great reference book to
keep. With so many photos of bass (black and
white) you can see the similarities of basses and can
also help identifying makers...or rule them out.
was first printed in 1967, but was then re-printed by
Mr.Stephen Fillo. They are soon to be out of print
again. We have the last remaining stock of these, then
they are gone forever.
Baroque Double Bass Violone by Alfred Planyavsky.
Originally written in German and then translated by
James Barket. This is a "titan" book to have for
the double bass. As listed in Murray Groder's
Comprehensive Catalog of Music Books, Recordings and
Videos For The Double Bass, "it is the most complete
volume on the double bass, it's history, traditions
etc." Originally 537 pages long, this one, 216 pages,
with 46 illustrations. A very scholarly work worth
having for any college student and/or teacher.
Victor is a children's book about a little boy
that grows up in musical family and despite his parents'
trying to pick other (their) instruments, Victor knows
he wants a bass! It's a sweet book and would be a nice
gift or keepsake for any child studying the bass.