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Best Upright Basses

Updated December 2018
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  • 20 Models Considered
  • 7 Hours Researched
  • 1 Experts Interviewed
  • 138 Consumers Consulted
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    We purchase every product we review with our own funds — we never accept anything from product manufacturers.

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    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers.
    BestReviews spends thousands of hours researching, analyzing, and testing products to recommend the best picks for most consumers. We buy all products with our own funds, and we never accept free products from manufacturers.

    The upright bass supports the low end of the string ensemble as well as many jazz and folk groups. Larger than the cello, buying a double bass can be more difficult than other string instruments since they tend to be more expensive. Depending on the player's size and skill level, there are different models you should consider. Bass sizes range from 1/4 all the way to full with 1/4 and 3/4 models being common for younger students. Teens and adults, regardless of skill level, should look at a full-size bass so the playing experience is true to the size of the fretless neck.

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