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Double Bass

Also known as a string bass, upright or standup bass, or an acoustic bass, the double bass originated as a classical musical instrument, but now plays a seminal role in jazz, rockabilly, country (especially bluegrass), and other types of modern music. This integral string instrument is extremely versatile, since it can be plucked or bowed. And with the addition of electric versions, it’s viability is even greater.

Types of basses

Electric Basses: NS Series
Originally launched in the late 1970's by Ned Steinberger, these instruments introduced radical new concepts in electric bass guitars. Currently, the NS Series of electric string basses are virtual musical chameleons, since they can be played sitting down (with different stands, or a traditional end-pin) as well as standing up (with a strap).

Constructed with high-quality materials and workmanship, including a sophisticated electronic system and fully adjustable bridge and truss rod, NS Basses can be easily configured to fit any player or musical style. And because of their solid construction, they travel extremely well.

NS Design CR-4M Electric 4-String Bass Magnetic Pickup
List Price: $6,155.00
$4,639.00
In Stock
NS Design NXT4a Bass, Black
List Price: $3,015.00
$2,109.00
In Stock
NS Design WAV4c Double Bass, Transparent Black
List Price: $2,125.00
$1,479.00
In Stock

Electronics: Amplifiers, preamps, pickups and more

Amplifiers
You can be completely self-contained with a portable, powerful bass amplifier from Vox. Running through an external sound system? Preamps from Fishman, LR Bass and Headway allow you to adapt to any situation yet still control your own tone.

Fishman Platinum Stage Analog Preamplifier
List Price: $239.99
$179.95
In Stock

Pickups
Amplifying your existing acoustic bass is simple with pickup systems from Fishman and Johnson String Instruments that install in minutes, but maintain the resonant sound of your acoustic instrument.

D'Addario Classic Series 20' Instrument Cable
List Price: $24.99
$19.99
In Stock
Fishman BP-100 Bass Pickup
List Price: $266.99
$199.95
In Stock
Fishman Full Circle Bass Pickup, 1/4-20 format
List Price: $333.99
$249.95
In Stock
Fishman Full Circle Bass Pickup, 5/16-18 format
List Price: $333.99
$249.95
In Stock
Realist Copperhead Pickup for Bass
List Price: $280.00
$242.95
In Stock

Cables
From clips and cables, to iPhone adapters and power supplies, you can find everything you need to complete your electric bass outfit.

D'Addario Classic Series 10' Instrument Cable
List Price: $18.80
$14.99
In Stock
D'Addario Classic Series 20' Instrument Cable
List Price: $24.99
$19.99
In Stock
D'Addario Classic 20' Right Angle Instrument Cable
List Price: $21.25
$19.99
In Stock
D'Addario American Stage 10' Instrument Cable
List Price: $91.00
$54.99
In Stock
D'Addario American Stage 20' Instrument Cable
List Price: $116.00
$69.99
In Stock
D'Addario Classic 10' Right Angle Instrument Cable
List Price: $18.80
$14.99
In Stock

Bass accessories

Bags
Protecting your valuable instrument during transport is essential. That’s why we offer a full line of bass bags for your bass and bow.

Bobelock 4/4 Soft Bass Bag (black)
List Price: $383.00
$325.55
In Stock
Bobelock 3/4 Soft Bass Bag (black)
List Price: $376.00
$319.60
In Stock
Bobelock 7/8 Soft Bass Bag (black)
List Price: $383.00
$325.55
In Stock
Core 3/4 Soft Bass Bag (black)
List Price: $130.00
$120.25
In Stock

Cleaning
Guard your instrument against the hazards of dirt and dust with our assortment of gentle and safe cleaning products made just for your bass.

The String Cleaner for Guitar
List Price: $12.99
$9.99
In Stock
W.E. Hill Cleaner & Polish
List Price: $14.95
$12.70
In Stock
W.E. Hill & Sons Conservation Wax
$27.95
In Stock
W.E. Hill Peg Compound
List Price: $15.95
$13.55
In Stock
Oasis Microfiber Suede Polishing Cloth
List Price: $8.95
$7.95
In Stock
JSI/CHV Suede Microfiber Polishing Cloth
List Price: $6.95
On Sale $3.80
In Stock
D'Addario Polishing Cloth
List Price: $13.30
$9.75
In Stock
Swipe String Cleaner
List Price: $9.99
$7.99
In Stock
The String Cleaner for Violin or Viola
List Price: $24.99
$19.99
In Stock
JSI Musician's Lavender Flowers Sachet
List Price: $12.50
$9.95
In Stock
JSI Musician's Lavender Light Blue Sachet
List Price: $12.50
$9.95
In Stock
JSI Musician's Lavender Multi Color Triangles Sachet
List Price: $12.50
$9.95
In Stock

Miscellaneous accessories
Case humidifiers, music stand lights, jewelry, and other string instrument-related accessories are perfect gifts for you or the bass player in your life.

Stands, chairs and benches
Be anything, anywhere from the orchestra pit to your practice room at home the appropriate music stand, instrument stand, bench, or chair.

Boston LP-800 Tall Adjustable Musician's Seat
List Price: $299.95
On Sale $191.95
In Stock
Boston LP-900 Tall Adjustable Musician's Seat with Foot Rest
List Price: $337.45
On Sale $242.95
In Stock
Original Tush Cush, Black
$55.00
In Stock

Tuners and metronomes
The benefits of practice with a metronome are well-known for students at all levels. And you can ensure correct pitch for your instrument with a tuner.

Seiko SQ-50V Metronome
List Price: $71.99
$48.95
In Stock
Wittner Traditional Metronome: Plastic Mahogany
List Price: $81.64
$65.31
In Stock
Wittner Traditional Metronome: Mahogany, matte finish
List Price: $191.88
$153.50
In Stock
Wittner 804M Traditional Metronome: Natural Walnut
List Price: $191.88
$153.50
In Stock
Wittner Traditional Metronome: Black, matte finish
List Price: $191.95
$153.50
In Stock
Wittner Taktell Piccolo Metronome: Black
List Price: $74.36
$55.77
In Stock
Wittner Taktell Piccolo Metronome: Ruby
List Price: $70.95
$55.77
In Stock
Wittner Taktell Penguin Metronome
List Price: $147.16
$117.70
In Stock
Wittner Taktell Cat Metronome
List Price: $147.16
On Sale $94.15
In Stock
Intelli IMT-202 Metronome & Tuner Combination
List Price: $30.00
On Sale $18.95
In Stock
Intelli IMT-301 Metronome & Tuner Combination with Thermo-Hygro Meter
List Price: $65.00
$46.95
In Stock
D'Addario CT-14 NS Micro Violin Tuner
List Price: $56.35
$24.99
In Stock

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