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TECHNIQUE: Upright Bass Fingering Charts
Recent News and Updates
MASSIVE Price cut on NS Design NXT Basses
With the new NXTa "Active" Series Basses and NXTa Active Omni Basses now on their way, the passive NXT models will eventually be discontinued. So we've jumped the gun and discounted them! The NXTa adds - simply - a rechargeable "buffer" circuit to improve compatibility with a wider range of bass amps -- but no new active EQ controls or changed electronics. Think about this: with this newly discounted price on the passive model, you'll have enough cash left over to buy a FULLY-FEATURED external preamp like the Fishman Platinum Stage, and still have $100 in your pocket!

Limited number of basses available, act soon!

Regular EUB: Amber 4-stringBlack 4-stringAmber 5-stringBlack 5-string

OMNI BASS: Amber 4-stringBlack 4-stringAmber 5-stringBlack 5-string

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Performer 3/4 size Upright Bass Bag
Performer 3/4 size Upright Bass Bag
Our new mid-level gig bag is here - thicker padding than our popular "Gollihur Bag" but not as bulky (and without the wheels) of the Deluxe Pro Bag. Excellent value, really durable and smartly appointed. Backpack straps, shoulder strap, and lots of pockets...
Estle Louis 'Ed' - Our Complete Rockabilly Bass PACKAGE
Estle Louis 'Ed' - Our Complete Rockabilly Bass PACKAGE
'Ed' is the newest member of our Estle Louis bass lineup - and the first to be a complete, step right up PACKAGE, complete with pro strings, pickup, and a bass bag -- all for one amazing price. Distinctive gloss black finish with a white pinstripe -- and even a personalized tattoo on the heel, this bass gets you right up to speed! (Rockabilly slap chops not included)
Genzler Amplification Bass Array Speaker Cabinets
Genzler Amplification Bass Array Speaker Cabinets
Jeff Genzler is breaking ground again, with these fabulous bass cabinets with a wide soundstage, thanks to his innovative use of line arrays. 1x12 and 2x10 models available
• 1x12: 350w 8ohms • 2x10: 500w 8ohms
A partially completed page entitled "The Bass Education Project" provided access to and hosted images of double bass fingerboard positions. It is no longer available on the web (though you might be able to use this archived copy at the Wayback Machine), and since this is a much-requested item, I will host them as a courtesy to my fellow players.

As you click on any of the listed positions, a separate window will open with the image inside, ready to print or review. You may also simply download the .gif images by right-clicking on each and choosing "save as" or whatever command your browser provides.

I hope that the author of that page will contact me if he reposts his project; I will be glad to link to the new net location. Meanwhile, I will host this resource.

Here is one of the charts for your reference:

The Fine Print:

The information contained herein is based on what's in my brain — and/or my observations and opinions from my personal experiences (and those of Bob, before me) — as of this moment today, and is subject to change. I'm sure that a great deal more information and detail could be added — but the intent of these writings is to present easily understood, quick FAQs, to address common questions and improve the reader's general knowledge.

What's written here is by no means any kind of authoritative absolute answer, for I am not the world's greatest authority on bass (not even close), or on much of anything else, for that matter. So, by all means, get a second opinion, and know that all the information provided here is for general informational purposes only. I am not providing professional advice; be aware that, where applicable, any information acted upon is at your own risk.

I simply and sincerely hope the information and opinions here are helpful to you on your quest for knowledge about the bass and related subjects... that's the point!

I welcome email with dissenting and additional viewpoints/information/updates that help improve my personal awareness and these content pages. If you have a question that you think belongs here, please let me know.