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Spirocore and Belcanto Strings - 10% OFF!


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Spirocore and Belcanto string sets are on sale for a limited time - stock up now for the factory authorized "Back to School Sale!"
Brand New Acoustic Image "Mini Clarus" Amps in Stock!
The new Clarus SL and SL-R amps are in stock -- they're amazing; tiny, under 3 lbs, pushing 650w of transparent sound through the speaker setup of your choice. With the new "Flex" style preamp, 4 bands of EQ, high- and low-impedance inputs, and a built-in DI, what more could you ask for? And they fit into our cool gig bag, which you can add for just $20 (see below!)
Get our Gig Bag for only $20!
Our popular backpack/shoulder carried gig bag has a padded inner compartment, so it is perfect for carrying small amps like the Acoustic Image Clarus (or the brand new Clarus SL), the EA Doubler or Micro, or the Traynor Small Block head. Of course, it's also great for carrying preamps, cables, tuners, extra strings, and all of your other random gear.

SPECIAL OFFER: Until the end of July, add it to any order totaling $250 or more, and the price of the gig bag drops to $20!
One discounted bag per order.
We now have GIFT CERTIFICATES!
Can't figure out the right size/gauge/color... whatever? That's okay, you can get your favorite bassist a Gift Certificate instead! Certificates are emailed to you directly, so you can print them out without waiting for the mail to arrive - so even if you're pressed for a last minute gift, we've got your back. Available in several denominations, no fees or hidden charges.

Recently Added Products
Acoustic Image Series 4PLUS CLARUS SL and SL-R instrument amplifier
Acoustic Image Series 4PLUS CLARUS SL and SL-R instrument amplifier
This item is made in USA!The new versions of an old favorite -- the Clarus SL and Clarus SL-R are scaled-down, one-channel versions of the popular Clarus amp head; with tiny size and a smaller price tag, it could be irresistible...
• 650w/4ohms • 7.2" x 7.4" x 2.1" • less than 3 lbs.
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Slap Gut/Synthetic Upright Bass Strings
Pirastro Evah Pirazzi Slap Gut/Synthetic Upright Bass Strings
Pirastro's new Evah Pirazzi Slap string has the soft feel and the prominent "click" that many rockabilly and psychobilly slappers crave -- but it's also great for standard pizz playing, as well, with a real organic vibe...

Sets AND Single Strings are available (click through to order)
Replacement Rubber Pads (Arm Covers) for Ingles SA-22 Stand for Double Bass
Replacement Rubber Pads (Arm Covers) for Ingles SA-22 Stand for Double Bass
Use your SA22 stand a lot? Sometimes the pads on the lower arms can wear out. Replace them with this kit!
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 opinions as of today and is subject to change. Like any topic, a great deal more information could be added—but the intent of these writings is to present easy to understand, quick FAQs, to address common questions and improve the reader's general knowledge. What's written here is by no means the authoritative absolute answer, I am not the world's greatest authority on bass (not even close), or on anything else for that matter. I hope the information and opinions here are helpful to you, that's the point!

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

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