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  1. Bottesini method book and solo double bass vol 1 and 2
  2. [quote name='fatgoogle' timestamp='1409082035' post='2536206'] There are many bow makers making bows with snakewood and experimenting with other woods due to the lack and expense of pernambuco wood. Sue Lipkins i think only makes her german bows out of snakewood. [/quote] And what wood is yours?
  3. carbon bow up to about £700+ don't waste your money on something that isn't pernabuco
  4. I know kent music council do rental scemes pay like £100 a year for a double bass etc
  5. any Case with a onyx wheel brah
  6. Pete I know you're not a troll! I was just saying if you do get powder rosin I can tell you some tips on using it. Via pm!! @Jake - cheers mate! Innovation 140b are really nice have to play close to bridge and straight for the g string as it's quite thick! But I love then they are the bomb I paid £90 inc delivery and they opened my bass up a new level! I had belcantos pretty much standard strong sets! but for half the price and a great set can't go wrong to be honest! http://www.innovationstrings.com/inn_products.htm
  7. Set of innovations b140 and goldflex is what I use. http://www.ackermanmusic.co.uk/pirastro-goldflex-rosin.html?utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=price_comparison&utm_content=224451&utm_campaign=google_shopping&gclid=Cj0KEQjwmayfBRDo25CR9un4hvEBEiQAv9fBbWZ9JUoEJnhoiC6ks_4u-fGx-oIpB5OAVHSRR_RC8ksaAtdZ8P8HAQ If you want any tips pm me. Prefer to help people who are interested in bass as opposed to trolling what I have to say.
  8. I personally wouldn't look for answers in a book. Experiment. There is no harm in it sounding crap as the positive side crap... is... you now know what not to play etc... I probably would start with knowing the triads of each chord with their inversions and how each triad relates to each other. then add passing tones for the musical side... as step 1.... Then I would extend them to full chords/ then experiment with a few lines for musical purpose... Whilst working on the bread and butter you can still add your favourite jam... -f
  9. focus on straight bows >.< and an open sound.
  10. It's quite hard to understand information over the interwebs... as jake has pointed out. It might be worth taking these ideas away to a recommended bass tutor on how to play in Thumb position with posture and full the shabam!!! From what I know and shizzle... Don't collapse your fingers when playing. when you see your tutor ask about finger shaping in the dusty end... And practice 3 octave scales. = )
  11. Lift iron drink whey! Get swole as fk
  12. Really good! Much better than bel cantos
  13. Duncan McTier for me all day long
  14. I've got a set of 140b innovation strings and it's opened the bass up! Previously had bel cantos on there and it was nice but even with low action the bass would still have a tight and compact sound projection. I really like the A string and E. The g needs a good extension of the right arm to get the string to sing. You can't get away with playing within the mid section you really have to have a straight bow at the bridge for it to get a good sound! I think they're a great string to really think about your technique and inform you of taking shortcuts as they don't work on these strings lol!!! At £88 a set.... You can't go wrong!!!
  15. It's made of solid rubber so no inner tubing. My tutor has used his for the past 12+ years. It's simple and I live in an area where I have to push the bass up very steep hills! Across 2 years I've had No problems what's so ever. Might I add the wheel is simple so if something does become loose or break it's easily replaceable! Only con is you have to order it from America... I like things simple and require 1 min max time to put together! I personally wouldn't go for the buggie as I like to keep things simple and focus on playing as opposed to gear! On another note I got some innovation strings and they're quite good! They definitely require a straight bow at all times up in the dusty part but they seem cool! E string and a string were killer from the packet ..
  16. Bought myself some 140B's... Loved them when I first heard them and the price is perfect...
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