More classic stuff about all things bass from the early years of the blog:
Buying a Bass – This series covers several important considerations that double bass students should keep in mind when shopping around for an instrument. Where to look and what to look for are covered, as are some common pitfalls often encountered during the process.
Reaching the Low Notes – Bass players have to consider many options when deciding how to extend their range down below the E string. Fingered extension, machine extension, five-string bass….which one should a player choose? This article offers some illumination and advice on this topic.
Sorting Out Double Bass Gig Bags – Ever wonder what kind of soft case to buy for your instrument? This article covers some of the benefits and drawbacks of various popular models of double bass gig bags.
Rabbath versus Simandl – This article take a look at two of the most popular double bass methods available and compares the positives and negatives of both approaches. It also documents my initial hostility and eventual embracing of the perspectives of Rabbath (also a Contrabass Conversations guest).