Double Bass

The Double Bass or Upright Bass, as they are sometimes called, is the lowest-pitched instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. Usually bowed, the Double Bass is used in classical music but is also popular in Jazz and Rockabilly, where the plucking technique is often favoured.

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About Double Bass

Finding the right size Double Bass is crucial for comfortable playing. The best way to measure is to find either the overall height of the performer or to gauge approximate size of the instrument necessary by age.

Overall Height
    4/4 Size - suitable for taller adults - approx. 182cm and over
    3/4 Size - suitable for most people - approx. 167 to 182cm
    1/2 Size - suitable for smaller adults and children - approx. 162cm

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