Double Bass

Double Bass Brands we carry in-store

Acoustic Double Bass

The double bass, is the largest and lowest-pitched bowed, or plucked ( pizzicato ) string instrument in the modern symphony orchestra. The bass is a transposing instrument and is typically notated one octave higher than tuned to avoid excessive ledger lines below the staff. The double bass is the only modern bowed string instrument that is tuned in fourths, rather than fifths, with strings usually tuned to E1, A1, D2 and G2 ( the same as bass guitar ). The double bass stands around 180 cm ( 6 feet ) from scroll to end pin. The double bass player stands, or sits on a high stool, and leans the instrument against their body, turned slightly inward to put the strings comfortably in reach. 

Bass Pickup

Acoustic Pickups are made to amplify acoustic instruments. There‚Äôs a variety on the market, but we will look at the Realist Transducer for bass, standard copper element, 1/4″ input jack.

Very transparent sound colour and texture with unmatched dynamic response both arco and pizzicato. No need to re-attenuate amp settings between arco and pizz. Will sound more like the instrument it’s amplifying than any other pickup on the market.

Simple installation. No change to the instrument required.

Electric Upright Bass

The electric upright bass is an instrument that can perform the musical function of a double bass. Electric upright basses unlike an acoustic bass requires an amplifier or headphones to produce sound. This makes an electronic bass perfect for tight living spaces and low noise requirements. It requires only a minimal or ‘skeleton’ body to produce sound because it uses a pickup and an electronic amplifier.


  • Rosin
  • Bows
  • Stands
  • Pickups
  • Cleaning Kits
  • Strings
  • Sheet Music