- 1 How do you store a stand up bass?
- 2 How often should you change double bass strings?
- 3 How do you clean a double bass bow?
- 4 Is Double Bass easy to learn?
- 5 How do you store a double bass?
- 6 How do you store Bass?
- 7 Why does my bow sound scratchy?
- 8 How often should I change violin strings?
- 9 How do you take care of a bass bow?
- 10 How tall do you have to be to play the bass?
- 11 How long does it take to learn the double bass?
- 12 Is violin harder than double bass?
How do you store a stand up bass?
General Storage Tips
- You can store uprights on their side or lean them in a corner.
- Should your pickup have a battery and you are storing the bass for a while, remove the battery.
- Put the endpin all the way in for long-term storage as well as for transport.
- When you store the bow, release the tension a bit.
How often should you change double bass strings?
You don’t want any nasties affecting you or your instrument. For the double bassists: You can breathe easily: your strings don’t need replacing nearly as often as your counterparts do. Some string manufacturers recommend every 1-2 years, but there are bassists out there that swear to changing every 4-5 years.
How do you clean a double bass bow?
Here is the procedure for cleaning a bass bow:
- Wipe down the wood of the bow with the polishing cloth.
- Wipe down the bow’s metal fittings at the frog, tip, and button.
- Don’t use too much rosin on your bow.
- Be gentle with the bow hairs if you clean them.
Is Double Bass easy to learn?
The double – bass is not a difficult instrument to start on, although once you get up to Grade 4 or 5 and have to do a lot of “shifting” (i.e. moving your whole left hand up and down the fingerboard to obtain different combinations of notes instead of just your fingers) it’s just as hard as anything else.
How do you store a double bass?
Double Bass Care Tips
- Store the bow under the E string but never the F hole – it eats the bow hairs.
- Place the bass in a secure position and location when not in use so that it does not fall over.
- Do not over-rosin and tighten the bow strings to produce big sound – that sound is false and can damage your bow and instrument.
How do you store Bass?
Put your bass in its case and keep it in a climate-controlled environment. You can stand it upright in a closet or lay it flat under your bed. Don’t store your bass in a damp basement or an uninsulated garage.
Why does my bow sound scratchy?
Squeaky, airy, scratchy and unclear sounds indicate that a bow is not properly gripping and vibrating the strings. Today’s excerpt from Improve Your Bowing Technique examines what causes this issue. These types of sounds indicate bow hair that is not properly gripping and vibrating the strings.
How often should I change violin strings?
Your strings should be replaced, at minimum, every 9-12 months, but there are too many variables to assign an exact timeframe. Keep in mind that the only real downside to replacing your strings too soon is the cost, while waiting too long can actually result in a number of negative consequences.
How do you take care of a bass bow?
As mentioned above, use a dry, clean, lintless cloth each day to wipe rosin dust from the bow stick and the surface of the instrument before it has a chance to sink into the finish. A clean, dry cloth should also be used periodically to wipe rosin build-up from the playing area of the strings.
How tall do you have to be to play the bass?
You have to be as tall as the bass you ‘ re playing (unless you ‘ re playing upright, in which case, you must be 5’2).
How long does it take to learn the double bass?
If you practice enough I’d say you’d get used to moving around an upright and getting the right feel for it in about 6 weeks or 2 months. But like lowend said, get a teacher, it’ll make the transition much easier.
Is violin harder than double bass?
Double bass is harder if you try to put it under your chin. Violin is harder if you try to stand it upright and bow from the side. Played in their normal ways, however, both are equally difficult to master completely. The bass, especially played pizzicato, is easier to play at a level adequate for many kinds of music.