#1
why are those upright basses so expensive? u know those really long ugly (imo) ones that costs thousands? why?
#3
plus they cant really be mass produced
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#4
Well, you can get cheap ones too. I know you can get a Stagg double bass for about AUD$500.
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Umm i really can't believe you asked that question. Why is a piano (good one) a couple of grand.
Uprights should be made by experts, and then you have to pay there price. There is a lot of precision that goes into making one of those, there's like i dunno 20-30 kilos of finely crafted wood.

These in my opinion are the most beautiful of all instruments (pity i couldn't afford one to save my life)!!
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agreed, beautiful sound, amazing carved looks on the quality ones. my friend has one from the 1700's, it's an amazing insttrument.
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#9
Amazing and pretty hard to play lol...
if you wanna learn to play bass on my island,its impossible the only music school here just supports double bass.
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#10
Imagine this, if you will.

Over 700 LBs of pure string tention from 4 stainless steel strings less than 1/4th of an inch thick pulling against an arm of wood about 2" thick and pushing against a slab of wood less than 1/16ths of an inch thick.. Being rooted to a body made from extremely thin wood with a tail peice that (usually) isn't even bolted into teh body! It is just glued there!

With less than 20% of the body structure designed to keep the thing from snappign in on itself and cutting up the poor fool who plays one!

There is ALOT of tention that is contained in a Double Bass! It is a miracle of modern day wood working that those things don't snap in on themselves!
#11
because they sound so great, much better than any electric instrument once you develop your taste for bass
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Yeah, I never said they were good.

But my school has some $500 double bass, it's not bad. It's last years and years, and it's still going strong. It goes out of tune fairly easily, but you can compensate since it's fretless.
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#13
I like my $1200 double bass, sure its no hand crafted puglisi 1$6,000 wonder, buts ts better then the ones at school!
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#14
My school has one double bass, and I don't believe it's ever been used, but from the play I've had with it it's in an awful condition. And since it's my school, i know it was cheap. As already said, they're expensive because they're bloody miracles.

Gorgeous too.
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My school has one double bass, and I don't believe it's ever been used, but from the play I've had with it it's in an awful condition. And since it's my school, i know it was cheap. As already said, they're expensive because they're bloody miracles.

Gorgeous too.

Our school has one but it doesn't have strings, and the school are too stingy to buy a set so it looks like i will never get to play it. They won't even ****ing sell the thing! It just sits there taking up space
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