#1
So there are many people on UG play bass. But does anyone here have any experience with the Double Bass? For those who don't know, it's one of these:

I played one properly for the first time at college this Friday. It's just like playing a fretless bass guitar. I'm not sure if they're meant to be tuned in standard bass tuning (E A D G) but it was pretty awesome. I'm thinking about buying one eventually, but I've noticed that a lot of double basses don't have an input meaning it can't be amplified (because it's usually used as an orchestral instrument). If I were to buy a decent one, I would like one that could be amplified. So basically my question is: Can you amplify a Double Bass through a Bass Guitar amp?
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#2
Yes you can. There are pick-ups available for them, the one at my school has one.
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I'd really like to try one of those
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I've played one once.

It was pretty cool, and luckily it had "frets" marked into the thing.
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#7
I have played a double bass once or twice, i managed to get a decent sound out of it but i can imagine it to be very hard to play for a long period of time.
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