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.
Electronics: Amplifiers, preamps, pickups and more
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.
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.
From clips and cables, to iPhone adapters and power supplies, you can find everything you need to complete your electric bass outfit.
Protecting your valuable instrument during transport is essential. That’s why we offer a full line of bass bags for your bass and bow.
Guard your instrument against the hazards of dirt and dust with our assortment of gentle and safe cleaning products made just for your bass.
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.
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.