Category Archives: New Release

RobPin angled endpin for double bass

Rob Anzelotti’s new angled endpin design is very easy to use. The RobPin’s key feature is the “Bottom Block Rest” which takes on most of the bass’s weight. This eliminates most of the typical stresses on the socket, bottom block, … Continue reading

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Prestoflex: a new string for double bass

As you may know, I not only write about the double bass here at my weblog, I also keep me busy with a lot of other double bass related activities. One of these things is string development. Together with my partners from Presto at Gdansk/Poland, I … Continue reading

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Lundgaard amps

I confess: I’m a bit nerdy about amps, and actually own more of them than I really need. The newest amp in my collection ist the Lundgaard “Double”. These fine and rare amps are designed and handmade by bassist Jesper … Continue reading

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new issue of the Next Level Bassist

Ranaan Meyer has recently published a new issue of his magazin “The Next Level Bassist” with articles by Sarah Hogan of the St. Louis Symphony and John Patitucci, legendary jazz bassist, and a spotlight on the Pittsburgh Symphony bass section. … Continue reading

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New preamps from Headway Audio

Headway has worked over their popular preamp EDB-1, and launches the brand new and even more versatile EDB-2 this summer. Among the new features of the EDB-2 are: the 5 Band EQ is now assignable to Channel 1, 2 or both; the notch Filter … Continue reading

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Double Bass photography and books

Pim van der Zwaan is a dutch double bassist and photographer who extensively works with the double bass. At his website and Flickr, he shows some of his photos which mostly have been taken at the workshop of luthier Harry … Continue reading

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new product: Arco Clip Hook

Steve Berry from the UK has developed a new alternative to the bow quiver & free-standing, floor-mounted bow holders. Inspired directly by l’Orchestre de Contrebasses, he makes and offers for sale the Arco Clip Hook that enables a player to … Continue reading

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book review: “About the Double Bass“ – a player’s guide by Peter Tyler

Peter Tyler’s book on the Double Bass covers a wide range of topics and answers many questions that both beginners and advanced players may ask their bass luthier or teacher. Tyler, who runs a double bass workshop near London, has … Continue reading

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New Double Bass Poster

My new Double Bass poster is a great resource for every bassist: it’s a fingerboard chart and timeline, and shows the notes on the fingerboard, the notation and positions – in original 1:1 scale. It also features an illustrated timeline of the … Continue reading

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Linktipp: Christian McBride Big Band

Bassist Christian McBride will release his debut big band recording “The Good Feeling”, on September 27. Three tracks can already get previewed in full length at Soundcloud: 

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