More Upright Bass Pages and Articles
Here are some new upright bass related pages that
may have not quite been indexed into our main site yet.
cut those bass strings! A short article on why you should NOT
cut your bass strings for any reason.
Pirastro's new Evah Pirazzi Slap bass strings that come in both
pure gut or synthetic. High quality, fun to play and they
Perpetual double bass strings, both in orchestra and solo gauge,
these strings really quite impressive. Can be used for both
Classical and Jazz. A true Hybrid bass string.
Thomastik's Belcanto bass strings, both in Orchestra and Solo
-Some have asked us to write a little about the audition process
and preparation for a professional symphony orchestra. See
orchestra bass auditions.
More about bass tuning: A brief history of
An explanation and brief description of
Upright Bass Solo Strings (What the heck are these?)
More articles on upright bass strings selection. Is a nice
comparison for the different applications and needs for different
genres and styles of playing.
Choosing Upright Bass Strings.
Another new bass book is out and this one is by Orin O'Brien.
She's a veteran teacher and player (New York Philharmonic).
This she calls her
Double Bass Notebook.
More double bass for sale stuff:
Musical (bass) Chairs
Bass Luthier/Repair Stuff:
Here's a nice article about how to
re-finish your varnished bass neck easily and without too much
hassle. (Anyone can do it!)
Buzzing fingerboards? Here is short, general article on
bass fingerboards and why they might buzz. This is a
'generalized' explanation, but not meant for the typical bass player
to 'fix' their own bass. See
buzzing upright bass fingerboards.
Why we don't offer or sell
bass covers/cases with wheels.
-More about the nature and significance of a good
upright bass bridge.
An explanation about how or why bass bridges warp:
Cleaning and Polishing a bass:
Black bow hair is not better for bass bows!
Some new basses that we now carry.
A fully carved, flat back, Shen willow, SB200 bass.