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Double Bass Accessories

  • Bass Buggie
  • KC Strings Stand and Stool
  • Petz Premium Rosin
  • Fingerboard Care Set
  • Double Bass Gigbag
  • K+M Stool
  • Double Bass Bows
  • H-Clamp microphone holder
  • Concord Bow Case

Bass Buggie

The Bass Buggie is the fastest and easiest way to transport your bass. It is mounted to the bass in seconds. It adjusts to any size; two ball bearing wheels let you move your bass easily and straight. The flexible body (molded plastic) allows shock absorption. Unlike an endpin wheel, the Bass Buggie offers many advantages.

  • adjusts to any size (up to 27cm rip depth)
  • rolls easily and straight
  • can make the bass stand upright on its own without support
  • does not put pressure on the lower block and prevents impact to the lower block from bumps in walkway
  • allows endpin to stay in place while in use
  • it is light and sturdy (weights ca. 1 kg only)

139,– €*

buggie-PolserThe Buggie Cushion provides for extra cushioning in very rough terrains (or if your bass soft case doesn't have a thick padding). It attaches to the Bass Buggie body with industrial strength velcro, included with the cushion.

Bass Buggie + Cushion

150,– €*

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H-Clamp microphone mount

With H-clamps, practically any microphone can be mounted on your double bass (or cello/guitar/...). Inspired by the design of the clamps used at the luthier's workshop, they H-clamp is mounted to the ribs. The choice of the edge of the body as the fixing point for the H-clamp is important for several reasons. It is convenient from the perspective of positioning microphones unobtrusively, but more important, the edge is the strongest part of the structure and the point at which clamping has least effect on the resonances of the sound box's panels. The H-clamp can therefore be tightened very securely and yet have no discernable impact on the sound of the instrument. The H-Clamp's components are machined from aerospace grade materials by an experienced manufacturer of high performance components for aircraft and aeroengines.

  • easy to install
  • new options for microphone positioning
  • lightweight, but rigid
  • colour: black
  • Model H-Clamp Live Bass: adjustable from 198 to 228 mm rib depth
  • NEW: now also suitable for cello and guitar, due to two-piece shaft.

97,– €*

  • Model H-Clamp Live Bass +:
    suitable for large basses with 195-258 mm rib depth (and also for guitar and cello/rib depth 84-144 mm)

110,– €*

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Bow Quiver

Bow quiver, made of black or brown leather. Mounts to the tailpiece by means of leather straps.

41,– €*

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K+M bow holder

Bogenhaken This versatile hook mounts to the music stand (ø up to 30mm) and holds French or German style bows during breaks securely. Made in Germany by K+M.

12,50 €*

Humitron – Humidifier for Double Bass

Humitron_300The Humitron humidifier helps to protect the instrument from damage due to excessive dryness. A soft tube encloses an open cell sponge. Simply soak in water, wipe off excess water, and insert in ƒ-hole.

11,90 €*

String winder

Changing a set of strings may be a very demanding task. But things can be so easy. This string winder helps you to wind the strings more effortless and much quicker.

(It's also great to have handy when traveling with our Eminence RN Bass. With the string winder, it only takes some seconds to loosen the strings for detaching, and to tune up after assembling the removable neck.)

New reduced price!

4,20 €*

K+M foldable double bass stool

StehhilfeThis stool, made by well-known German manufacturer K+M, lends the right support for your back every time you play. The ergonomically shaped seat will perceptibly relieve pressure on your back and prevent premature tiredness. The seat, which is covered with black fabric or imitation leather, can be freely adjusted to any angle. The height can be adjusted from 600 to 900 mm to suit every individual. The practical and beneficial foot rest can also be height adjusted. The robust construction of the legs and the integrated foot end caps ensure the stool is sturdy and safe. The stool can be folded flat for transport.

  • height 600-900 mm
  • seat size380 x 350 mm
  • weight 5,6 kg
  • seat with black fabric or imitation leather (please specify)
  • optional backrest available (+ 61 Euro)

145 €*

K+M stage stool

km14091-500The comfortable stage stool has a ergonomic saddle seat that convinces through its extraordinary seating comfort. The height adjustable foot rest is in the form of a ring. The large circular base with the rubber ring provides reliable stability. The height of the stage stool is easily adjusted from 590 to 840 mm with the help of the integrated pneumatic spring.

  • height 590 to 840 mm
  • seat size 410 x 400 mm, imitation leather
  • pneumatic spring
  • weight 9,8 kg

295 €*

Rubber Mute

DämpferRubber mute, mounts to the double bass bridge.

12 €*

Wooden Mute

holzdaempfer_300Ebony mute, mounts to the double bass bridge. Size aprox. 7 x 8 x 2,5 cm.

23 €*

Wolf tone eliminator

WolftöterA possible reason for wolf tones are the string afterlengths (between bridge and tailpiece). This wolf tone eliminator gets attached to the strings to dampen the unwanted resonances from the afterlengths.

7,40 €*

Moser-WolftoeterThe MWT20 is made of solid brass by Franz Moser. It not only fight the wolftones efficiently, it also looks very classy. Weight 20g, ø 18 mm.

18,50 €*

Concord double bass stand

Stand_bausatz2_400The double bass stand that we use in our showroom is now available as a DIY-set. The two CNC-machined MDF plates (medium density fiberboard) and two soft pine bars come unvarnished. For assembly, you just plug the bars into the plates. If needed, you can glue them in and paint the stand, or just keep it unvarnished.

41,90 €*

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double bass stand „bass-stand II“

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This stand consists of seven wooden parts, made of birch plywood. They get stuck in a very smart way: with the bass on the stand, they can't get loose. A support at the back prevents the bass from falling over, and serves as a bow holder. The endpin can stay in playing position (up to aprox. 25 cm).
The stand is sized for large basses with deep ribs. It's easily mounted and detached.

Available unvarnished and stained black.

199,– €*

kcstrings Doublebass stand and stool

kcs_Stand-overview-rightThis stand is also a very comfortable stool. It’s made in the USA of CNC machined formaldehyde free MDF and has rubber-coated edges to protect the instrument. With it’s interlocking design, it's easy to assemble and disassemble.

  • 2,5 cm thick foam seat
  • Rubber-coated edges protect your bass
  • Made from strong, exterior grade, formaldehyde free, medium density fiberboard
  • Interlocking design for maximum rigidity and strength
  • Easy to assemble and disassemble
  • Enables even young children to comfortably play the bass
  • Height from the floor to top of the Bass Stand seat: 74.5 cm
  • Clearance from floor to the bottom of the bass rib is 16.5 cm (maximum clearance for the endpin when the bass on the stand)
  • Weight 8.6 kg

195,– €* (currently out of stock)

Dennis McNutt’s Bass Cradle

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Dennis McNutts Bass Cradle is strong, stable and lightweight. Fold up the legs, throw it in the bag (incl.) and toss it over your shoulder for easy portability.

  • black aluminium
  • size 87 x 60 x 75 cm
  • height 86 cm
  • folded size: 125 x 48 x 14 cm
  • weight aprox. 1 kg
  • incl. bag

62 €*

“Bass Bar” bass stand

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bassbar3This double bass stand, designed by bassist Pete Moore, is a tripod with a horizontal bar to lay down your bass. The bar and tripod separate for ease of transportation and storage. Sturdy steel construction, rubber feet and ends with protective neoprene covering on the bar. Suitable for all bass sizes.

  • steel construction
  • Neopren covering
  • small transportation size (aprox. 46 x 12 x 13 cm)
  • weight aprox. 1.9 kg

57,– €*

 

Needle file

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These round needle files are called “rat tails” in German, and that's what they really look like.
They are conical and suited for string notches of double bass bridges or saddles, from 1 to 4 mm ø. Length 20 cm.

9,90 €*

sound post setter tool

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Maybe you know this, too: you change the strings of your bass, and – clack! – the soundpost falls over. And unfortunately, no luthier around to fix it before the next gig … but with some practice, skillfull hands and the right tools, you can fix it on your own. The S-shaped sound post setter is the traditional violin maker's tool for setting the sound post inside the bass.

32,– €*

Fingerboard Care Set

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This set comes with a brush of natural bristles, a bottle of linseed oil, and a synthetic cleaning pad. Remove dirt from the fingerboard with the cleaning pad. Other than steel wool, it does not rust or fry out. It's also useful for smoothening a coarse neck.
Linseed oil helps to protect the wood from humidity and gives a nice, smooth shine. (Use sparingly; rub a few drops with a paper towel or cloth onto the fingerboard.)
The brush is great for quickly clean and polish strings and fingerboard.

21,50 €*

Super Nikco Instrument Polish

nikcoSuper Nikco polish brings back the shine to dull varnishes. Put on some polish with a soft cloth, and rub until all residues have dissolved. Shake bottle well!
Super Nikco Polish. (price per 100 ml: 10,-€)

5,– €* bottle 50 ml

Joha High-Gloss Preserving Polish

joha_polishThis polish is made by Joha, a german maker of violin varnishes. It cleans and maintains an instrument’s varnish safely and effectively. Built-up layers of dirt are dissolved and removed and the gloss returned. Well-suited for cleaning antique instruments. (price per 100 ml: 12,–€)

Joha High-Gloss Preserving Polish

6,– €* bottle 50 ml

Nail file

nail fileThis nail file helps to keep your fingers in shape. It has a compact size that fits your jeans' pockets, and gives your finger nails a pleasant size and shape quickly. Use the coarse side to shorten the nails, and the fine side to give a smooth edge. The rounded shape of the file prevent from injuries efficiently.

  • length 9 cm
  • Made in Solingen/Germany
  • rounded shape prevents from injuries
  • coarse and fine side

6 €*

Wristies

wristiesWristies are made oft soft fleece fabric, and keep your hands and wrists warm without covering the fingers. They are great for open air gigs or rehearsals in badly heated rooms.
Available in Large, Medium und Small sizes.

19,– €*

Bassbib

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Fashioned of either rugged leather or elegant black velvet, this bass bib will hug your bass in cool style, fit the curve of the bout and provide generous coverage to prevent scratches and scuffs to the varnish. Fastened securely beneath the fingerboard with a Velcro closure, the bass bib will stay in place!

Bass Bib (A) – Black Velvet, lined with luxurious bridal satin, features a handy accessory pocket and pencil holder

56,90 €*

Bass Bib (B) – brown leather

56,90 €*

Bass Bib (C) – black suede leather

56,90 €*

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Cables

For a good sound amplification, a really good quality cable is very important. We stock cables made by German manufacturer Sommer, known for good material and production quality.

Cable lengths for passive pickups shouldn't be longer than necessary. We recommend maximum cable lengths of about 3 m.

Spirit XXL The Spirit XXL (length: 3 m)
Due to the special stranding technique, the large wire diameter of 1 x 0.75mm and the double shielding (semiconductive lead + copper shielding) it hardly has any competition on the market.
A high end cable for a reasonable price!

21 €*
Spirit XXL The Spirit XXL (length: 6 m)
(see above)

24,50 €*
Spitit XXL Silent The Spirit XXL Silent (length: 3 m)
With wire diameter 1 x 0.75mm and double shielding (semiconductive lead + copper shielding). Plugs: Neutrik NP2C-BAG and NP2C-AU SILENT (gold plated) plug – to prevent the "cracking" when the cable is plugged in.

35 €*

 

Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound

by Chuck Traeger, David Brownell und William Merchant, ISBN 1-892210-06-1. (English)

This is probably the most comprehensive and complete book on double bass setup, repair and sound optimization. Written by Chuck Traeger, who was proprietor of "the" professional bass shop in New York City for many years. Much informations on fitting bridges, setting soundposts, neck grafts, making purfling, fitting patches etc.

Chuck Traeger"Chuck Traeger, who became a bass repairer in New York after a successful career as a jazz bass player, appears to have covered in this book nearly every possible type of double bass repair. . . Each type of repair is described thoroughly and in great detail. The manual includes information on bass-specific techniques such as fitting a low C-extension on the scroll and sound adjustments for jazz players; and general string-instrument techniques such as fitting adjusters to a bridge, high saddle, making purfling and fitting patches. There is also a section on bows which takes into account the budget and quality of the instrument, and many other low-budget techniques (including ironwork, rethickness-ing, and plywood bass repairs) are also discussed. Traeger understands the acoustic properties of the bass and considers these in his approach to all aspects of bass maintenance and repair. I found especially interesting his opinion on the differences in sound between the Italian, French and German schools of bass making, and his approach on how to optimise the instrument's sound. . . I would recommend this book to anyone wishing to learn more about the double bass' construction and sounds. . . "
Stefan Krattenmacher, luthier (“Double Bassist" magazine)

"A better title for the book might have been the "Encyclopedia of Bass Repair" ... This has to be the greatest bargain I've ever seen in luthier books... . Anyone who repairs or wants to repair basses can not afford to be without this book... ."
Bob Brandstetter, Kansas City bassist + luthier

88,– €*

Coda to “Setup and Repair of the Double bass”

CodaNew Sound Setup Discoveries & Repair Tips, by Chuck Traeger; ISBN 1-892210-02-9

Chuck Traeger has continued his research into what makes a double bass sound and play at its maximum potential with this CODA to his magnum opus, "The Setup and Repair of the Double Bass for Optimum Sound." Contained herein are new sound setup discoveries and repair tips. The book also features pictures of ten signed instruments by name makers, photographed by Bill Merchant.

From the Prologue by Chuck Traeger:
"About the title, the dictionary definition of the word "coda" is:
music; A: a concluding passage, the function of which is to bring a composition to a cogent and well-proportioned close. My wife, June, suggested this title because that is exactly what I am doing here. This booklet is the conclusion of my research and my writing. It is not that there is no more to be done. It is that at eighty three I am running out of the time to do it."

27,– €*

A New History of the Double Bass

PaulBrunPlease note: this book is currently out of print and not available.
This book by author and double bassist Paul Brun is one of the few books available that cover the history of the double bass.
Paul Brun: “After 25 years of research and focussed thinking, a definitive picture of the general history of the double bass has emerged. The most thorough study of double bass history to date, A New History of the Double Bass presents my new findings in a well-organised, highly readable fashion. Posing a significant challenge to inherited ideas, this beautiful, copiously illustrated volume opens a new era of double bass knowledge.“

  • Hard cover, 336 pages (English language)
  • Dimensions (in cm): 17 x 24,7
  • Weight : 790 grams
  • ISBN 2-9514461-0-1
  • With 58 illustrations and numerous musical examples.
  • click here for Table of Content

(Currently not available)

Double Bass fingerboard chart (poster)

Grifftabellel This poster is a great resource for every bassist: is shows the notes on the fingerboard, the notation and positions – in original 1:1 scale. It also features an illustrated timeline of the double bass’ history, important bassists and makers from the 16th to 20th century.
(click on poster for larger image)

  • size: DIN A1 long (42 cm width, 119 cm length)
  • high-quality printing on 250g/m2 paper, with glossy UV varnish
  • shipping as a tube (without folds) in a small parcel

9,50 €*

* All prices incl. VAT (7%/19%), excl. shipping.