This is our more affordable all solid upright bass and we believe that it offers a great value for money. We have searched the market for affordable double basses and fankly this is the best one we have found in this price range.
The advantages of an all solid instrument are obvious: the sound is fuller and richer both with a bow and in pizzicato. Also it will get better over time as long as the instrument is played
This double bass will allow you to start learning how to play plus of course you can use it for a very long time. All the other basses we've tested bellow this price range just had too many compromises in terms of playability and sound. On the other hand we've found basses costing almost twice as much as this one that were simply not as good.
This is not just a great starter upright bass but also a great second instrument. Don't want to take your valued solid carved top German or Italian bass on the road? We understand. Use one like this and you'll get great results.
Acoustically it has a beefy tone that's not lacking in low end and has a nice presence too. The curved back helps with projection too. Like all laminted instruments, it is not a great choice for arco playing but for all other styles it really sounds nice. The response with the bow is great for an instrument so affordable.
We offer a wide selection of pickups in case you need to amplify it. Feel free to ask if you don't know what pickup to choose.
We love the ebony fingerboard which we think is vital to withstand with the wear from steel strings. Endpin and machineheads work flawlessly.
If comes with standard steel strings. We can easily upgrade them to your favourite set depending if you are going to play classical, jazz, folk or Rockabilly style. Just ask for advice and pricing on different sets of strings.
It comes with no bag or bow but you'll find them in our Double Bass Accesories section: https://www.doctorbass.net/en/c/?idsec=1005171498
Important note: we order all Gewa Double Basses with a pro setup that is performed by Gewa's luthiers in Germany. This ensures perfect playability out of the box. This really makes a difference as there's nothing more furstrating than buying a new upright bass and find out you have to take to a luthier and spend a lot of money on the setup.
Made in China, checked and setup in Germany
Gewa Basic Line All Solid Double Bass