Archer 3/4 Size Professional Double Bass by Gear4music

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£1,199.99 RRP £1,499.99 (including VAT @ 20%)

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Product Ref: 11479

  • 3/4 Size Archer Double Bass
  • Professionally Hand Carved Canadian Spruce + Maple
  • Ebony Fittings + Antique Finish
  • Complete With Bow + Case

Archer 3/4 Size Professional Double Bass by Gear4music


The Archer Double Bass is a professional quality, fully hand carved 3/4 size double bass complete with case and bow. As a suitable double bass for all players, especially the most advanced performers, this double bass is a versatile instrument for rockabilly, jazz and orchestral playing alike with its featured adjustable bridge. Featuring ebony parts and sturdy metal tuning winders, this superior quality bass is made from select Canadian spruce, giving it a huge and deep sound, perfect for orchestral and plucked playing.

Product Ref: 11479

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  • £42.99
  • £1,547.64
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To make it as easy as possible for you to get the gear you want, we offer a range of instant finance options. If you spend £250 or more online, you can choose to pay over 48, 36 or 24 months. The majority of decisions are given instantly, so you could get your new gear sooner than you thought!

Representative Example

To help you understand how our finance options work, the examples below are based on a total order value of £250:

Finance APR Deposit to Pay Payments Total Payable
Classic Credit 48 Months 14.9% 14.9% No Deposit 48 months: £6.83
Final payment: £6.83
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 36 Months 15.9% 15.9% No Deposit 36 months: £8.65
Final payment: £8.65
No settlement fee
Classic Credit 24 Months 18.9% 18.9% No Deposit 24 months: £12.41
Final payment: £12.41
No settlement fee

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Please note: This is only available on orders placed via the website and is not available in store or via phone currently.

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Full And Resonant Sound

This double bass is a fantastic choice instrument for those that require a full and deep sounding instrument. Made from a solid Canadian maple body, this instrument resonates so well through the full range of the instrument, creating a deep and bellowing sound. Whether bowing or plucking, you?ll be sure to get a full range of dynamics out of the instrument.

Adjustable Bridge

The Archer Double Bass has been designed for the discerning musician in mind. An adjustable three piece bridge has been added to the instrument so that the action can be set to a height that suits you. Whether you?re playing orchestral music and bowing the instrument or slapping the strings in a rockabilly style, the adjustable bridge will definitely help!

Top Quality Design and Fantastic Value For Money

The Archer double bass gives so much more than the price suggests. Including an sturdy ebony fingerboard fitted to a supreme maple neck, this instrument is not only really easy to play, but it will last for years to come. As well as that, the durable metal tailpiece and robust brass tuners make this an instrument that will give musical enjoyment for a very long time, without the fear of any malfunction.

Professional Bow and Case

This double bass comes as a pack in order to get playing straight away. Included with the bass is a German style bow made from the finest Brazilwood. The bow features an ebony frog and adjuster, making it extremely hard wearing and durable. The lapping on the bow has been made from nickel silver and has a leather thumbpiece for comfort and durability. The case keeps the instrument extremely safe with its polystyrene moulded interior, covered in a plush lining. The mould is covered in a lightweight fabric and contains many handles and two wheels to make transporting the bass very easy indeed.

Press Reviews

"For all styles we could come up with, we were pleasantly surprised by the tone of the bass...the plucked tone is warm and well balanced."

"The adjustable maple bridge and even a little sandpaper applied to the underside of its feet will allow you to set it to your exact tastes. It's equally convincing when bowed, with the just the right mix of rasp from the bow and depth from the spruce, and, all in all, we're impressed."

Music Radar - a leading online publication for musicians


Double Bass

  • Body: Hand carved, Atelier built
  • Top: Hand carved select Canadian spruce
  • Back: Flamed select two-piece Canadian maple with matching ribs and scroll
  • Finish: Hand applied oil in orange-brown with slight antiquing
  • Bridge: Adjustable, Maple, 3 piece construction
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Tuning Plate: Brass engraved with nickel winders
  • Spike: Adjustable


  • Type: German style, octagonal Brazilwood bow with horsehair
  • Adjuster: Ebony with two nickel bands
  • Lapping: Nickel silver with leather thumbpiece
  • Frog: Fully mounted and lined round heel ebony with abalone pearl eye
  • Tip: Bone


  • Case: Canvas covered featherweight hard case with zips, straps and zippable sheet music pocket
  • Bag: Lightweight Canvas Gig Bag
  • Rosin: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year

Archer String Instruments by Gear4music

This range of string instruments was launched by in 2007 with a range of premium quality Violins, Cellos, Violas and Double Basses. Archer instruments by Gear4Music are built by carefully selected master craftsmen, who have many years of experience constructing top quality instruments. As a result all of our Archer instruments are built to precision and finished immaculately.

By providing our team with the finest solid pieces of Canadian Spruce and Maple, we ensure that these instruments have a full bodied sound that you would expect of a premium quality instrument. All Archer instruments come as a package, which includes an instrument, bow, hard case and rosin. With all these items included, the performer can begin playing straight away.

The Archer by Gear4Music instruments are renowned for their superior sound and offer the performer with a rich and responsive tone. They will reward any player with a timbre that will blend in to any orchestra or ensemble. Immaculate style and finishes provide the final flourish to these carefully crafted instruments. Archer strings will continue to raise the bar for both quality and price.