- 1 How much does a double bass bridge cost?
- 2 How do I fix the bridge on my double bass?
- 3 How much does it cost to repair a bass?
- 4 How much is a double bass worth?
- 5 How much does it cost to restring a cello?
- 6 How much does it cost to have a cello restrung?
- 7 How high should the action be on a double bass?
- 8 How do I choose a bass bridge?
- 9 What is fret dressing?
- 10 How much does a fret job cost?
- 11 How much does it cost to level frets?
- 12 Why are double basses so expensive?
- 13 Is double bass hard to learn?
- 14 How much is a beginner double bass?
How much does a double bass bridge cost?
you could pay $3-600 around here, depending on work done. A new bridge with adjusters $450, although a former student of mine got reamed to the tune of $750 Ask them why it needs a new fingerboard, and all the rest of the items individually. A new bridge and fingerboard can run $1500 in these parts.
How do I fix the bridge on my double bass?
The movement is generally slight and can be remedied by carefully pushing the top of the bridge toward the tailpiece until you regain your 90 degree angle between the underside of the bridge and the top of the bass. The feet of the bridge should be flush with the top of the instrument.
How much does it cost to repair a bass?
|Basic Repair Prices (see below for Bow repairs ) Prices do NOT include parts.|
|Bridge – refit or fix warp||$25||$40|
|Bridge – replace (labor only – see below)||$45-60||$70-100|
How much is a double bass worth?
In the United States I’d say the current price of a reasonable beginner upright bass bought new would be around $1500USD.
How much does it cost to restring a cello?
|Restring, including tuning||$5 per string (strings not included)|
|Replace and fit bridge||$65/$100 deluxe fit and carve (bridge not included)|
|Re-hair bow (horsehair)||$65/$45 for Glasser (to be paid in advance)|
|Re-glue fingerboard||$60** and up|
|Install fine tuners (without restringing )||$5 per tuner (tuner not included)|
How much does it cost to have a cello restrung?
|Install new Endpin (standard)||$20.00||$75.00|
|Refit/Adjust Current Pegs||$15.00-25.00 each||$20.00-$30.00 each|
|Fit New Peg Set (Standard Ebony Set of 4)||$100.00||$140.00|
How high should the action be on a double bass?
I generally recommend 4-7mm for an easy height. Of course, basses all respond in their own way as so do player’s styles.
How do I choose a bass bridge?
When choosing a replacement bridge, it’s not just about how it fits – it’s also about how it feels. Make sure you select a bridge that has the same string spacing and height that you are used to, or one that can be adjusted as needed.
What is fret dressing?
Joking aside, a fret dress is a process of leveling frets with some type of flat, straight abrasive surface in order to eliminate string buzzing. When frets become worn, they actually tend to splay outward rather than wear away, which means that they tend to look worse than they actually are.
How much does a fret job cost?
Typically a guitar refret will cost between $200 and $400. Obviously, student guitars can be very inexpensive; on some occasions buying a whole new neck is cheaper than actually paying for the refretting work. Can I refret my guitar myself?
How much does it cost to level frets?
It really depends on where you are and the luthier’s reputation. Here is a good price guide from a very reputable luthier shop. They are asking $90 for a fret – level, re-crown, and fret ends, PLUS an additional $65-75 to set it up.
Why are double basses so expensive?
Basses built in places with cheap labor are dependent upon the QC going on and the quality of materials being used. No QC and bad materials combine for the very cheapest ones. Plus, DBs are huge and fragile, so shipping them is expensive as well.
Is double bass hard to learn?
The double bass is a tough master – demanding strength, stamina and proper technique from its player. As the root of the orchestra, musical and rhythmic accuracy are imperative to the success of the whole – requiring plenty of practice and repetition.
How much is a beginner double bass?
Price range: Double basses are relatively expensive and your budget will determine the types of basses you should be considering. The minimum budget for a new instrument, properly set up by a luthier, is approximately 1500 USD.