I would be grateful for everyone's opinion on this.
I am a double bass player in school, and I am working on a project to create a method of transport for my school's double bass. I would love to hear from people about the products that they use for transporting their own double bass, and certain things that they love about their own methods or things that they would wish to see on a product in the future. I would also like to know more information about how people travel around with their bass across all types of public transport. I am based in UK, so I would focus a bit more on the underground tube station and train transport. And also, if you're doing a performance or a gig and require a seat, do you bring an extra stool or is there usually one provided. I will also put up a poll and hopefully you can put in some time to answer a few questions!
Again, I would be so grateful for any insight on this topic.
Thank you all very much!
I'm looking to identity a model number or general info of this Framus stand up bass. It looks to me to be a 3/4 size, hand carved (not plywood) double bass. I'm assuming from my research it's a rosewood fingerboard? Maybe ebony? Any and all info on this beautiful new additon to my collection would be helpful.
Up for sale is my Bridge Cetus, a stunning instrument that I bought new from Promenade Music in 2018. It has never been gigged or even left my flat, subsequently it is in pretty much new condition. I am selling this with regret as a result of wrist issues that due to an pre-existing condition, are making it very difficult for me to progress on the instrument.
Here are the specs taken from the Bridge Violins website:
Body: hollow moulded bodyshell, from carbon fibre and kevlar composites
Headstock and neck: The neck and headstock are carved from a single maple block. The
headstock design is a modified copy of the 1710 Stradivari Viola da Gamba head. The neck is hand coloured and finished with oils, for a fast, smooth, traditional finish.
Fingerboard: Ebony fingerboard
The Bridge pick up system is encapsulated within the bridge, designed
Tailpiece: ebony tailpiece.
Endpin: Basses use an ebony plug, notched steel rod with brass screw and ferrule, and
removable rubber protector.
Bridge Pick-Up System:
The pickup system is designed by Bridge and unique to these instruments. It uses a piezo crystal configuration giving an accurate acoustic sound with an even tone. The pickup uses all mechanical movements of the instrument to generate its acoustic sound.
Bridge Active Circuitry: has a sophisticated active circuitry dedicated to the frequency range of the instrument, uses a 9V battery giving approx 3000 hours playing time.
This bass has a surprisingly natural and woody tone for an instrument with a carbon fibre body, it's the best sounding EUB around in my opinion. You'll notice that the back plate that houses the 9V battery cavity is lined with Blu Tack; this is not to mask a defect, it was done because the back panel is made of light material and vibrated slightly when I played certain notes on the instrument unplugged. This slight buzz was not audible when it was played amplified.
Not looking for trades, just a sale please. As you can see, the soft case the bass came with offers little in the way of protection so it's collection only from the Preston Park area of Brighton. The bass comes with the aforementioned soft case, a horsehair German Double Bass bow and some rosin. These basses don't come up for sale very often - this one is in practically new condition, they go for £3,250 new. Come and try it out yourself. Message me with any questions or for additional pictures.
Here's my feedback:
Hi, I recently bought a DB, this is my first recording with it. The bass playing is really basic but this was so on the original recording, so no Jaco Pastorius award for exceptional playing here. However along with the acoustic guitar it sets the 3/4 rhythm for the piece, the bass playing the first beat in every bar with the acoustic on beats 2 & 3. The main lead instrument being pedal steel guitar.
This is my version of a track on the 80's soundtrack Apollo which was put together by Brian Eno, Roger Eno and Daniel Lanios for the film For All Mankind, which was about the Apollo missions.
Doing the video was also a lot of fun.