Double Bass


5. Jul. 2006, 6:55


Double bass is my new favourite instrument. It just sounds so much better and more thumping than bass guitar in my opinion. Double bass is mostly used in , and music, but it's sometimes used in popular music too. Very rarely nowadays though.

I've found a few songs that I just love, mostly partly because of the double bass in them:

Wonderful World

The Nasty

Sound Mirrors


The Crow


My Man's Gone Now


  • aradnuk

    Try some Charles Mingus .. one of the greatest bassists ever and perhaps an even better composer too.

    5. Jul. 2006, 10:34
  • piqquam

    Thanks, I tagged 5 tracks for my radio. Btw, that Koop you recommended earlier, seems really great.

    5. Jul. 2006, 11:32
  • talking_animal

    The girl who plays bass for Guillemots plays the acoustic double-bass; check out Trains to Brazil.

    6. Jul. 2006, 5:02
  • HappyAudio

    Yah, Prowler...My fave Bohren song. I agree with you, great sounding instrument.

    7. Jul. 2006, 12:50
  • piqquam

    Thanks, talking_animal, I've tagged some Guillemots songs on my work radio too. And yeah, Prowler is like the hit song of Bohren.

    10. Jul. 2006, 10:01
  • josquin

    i have some bass-playing friends, and they're all really cool... something neat about bass players.

    12. Jul. 2006, 21:27
  • uraani

    You should try The Dead Science. And if you like classical music, I'd recommend Edgar Meyer's renditions of Bach's solo cello suites on double bass.

    18. Jul. 2006, 21:10
  • piqquam

    Hey, thanks. I'll try them. Not so keen on classical music, only with certain dark/peaceful moods.

    19. Jul. 2006, 12:17
  • schizodanny

    You have an awesome journal! I loved your entry about the post-rock subgenres. Anyway, I love the double bass too. Out of the songs you listed, I only know one: The Cinematic Orchestra - Everyday. Yep, it's great. I'll rec two more: The Beta Band - It's Over dEUS - Theme From Turnpike

    5. Aug. 2006, 18:01
  • piqquam

    Hey, I loved dEUS - Theme From Turnpike. Also Charles Mingus has been great what I've heard from radio.

    6. Sep. 2006, 0:23
  • hey_mr_crow

    Fingathing! It's awesome.

    8. Sep. 2006, 2:19
  • Mulatto

    its sound is the greatest, most gorgeous sound on earth.

    1. Nov. 2006, 1:34
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