When shopping for your first double bass, it is important to make sure the instrument you pick out sounds great, plays well and is also of a great value. The right bass will make sure you stick to playing and will motivate and inspire you to practice and perfect your technique again and again. Here at Normans we aim to provide you with a good variety of choice so that you can get off to a great start in your musical journey.
A very popular model among beginners, this Stentor 1950 double bass offers good quality features and an equally good value for money. Crafted from stunning, solid carved spruce front with maple back and sides the instrument is finished with chestnut brown varnish for durability and great sound. High quality brass machine heads ensure the tuning process is easy and that your double bass retains its tuning for hours and hours of practicing. This Stentor double bass comes supplied with a strong, padded, rayon canvas cover and a quality wooden bow. Perfect outfit for the keen bass player and beginners on a budget.
Full and 1/16 sizes available on request – please contact our sales team for more details
The Rocket 3/4 Double Electric Bass has been a real hit with our customers and it’s easy to see why. This instrument is easy to amplify, it is much more portable than traditional basses and it offers the lowest price among all of our other double basses. It will be a great choice if you want to practice without disturbing others or are travelling a lot, plus, this instrument will look amazing on stage! Featuring a solid maple construction with a high gloss metallic finish, this bass not only looks eye-catching but also delivers a rich, natural tone. There are removable body arms to make you feel like you are playing an acoustic instrument, P-bass style machine heads that will keep you in tune and volume and tone control knobs for sound adjustment. The instrument has a 1/4 inch jack output for headphones or amplification and a 1/8 inch mini jack input so that you can practice along to a backing track. A padded gig bag is included, however, the Rocket double bass is not supplied with a bow as it is mainly designed to be played with your fingers.
Probably the best double bass for beginners, Stentor II 1438 is renowned by teachers and students worldwide due to its great construction, excellent sound projection and playability. You will find full plate brass machine heads at the top of this bass that allow you to easily and precisely tune the instrument and feel confident that it will retain the pitch really well. The robust, well-built body of the instrument is hand-carved using solid spruce on top and solid maple for back and sides. Thanks to the quality tonewoods, rich, deep, beautiful sound is produced every single time you play and Amber brown varnish is applied for stunning looks. Supplied with a good quality wooden bow and padded rayon cover with accessory pockets, this double bass will be the perfect choice for beginner or student who is serious about learning to play.
Full and 1/8 sizes available on request – please contact our sales team for more details