As the largest and lowest of all the stringed instruments, the double bass has been a mainstay in chamber and orchestral settings for centuries. Its unique sound can be described as beautiful, booming and slightly haunting, which is exactly the sort of character you can expect from the professional double basses in this section. Some of the best-known and respected brands are represented here, including Engelhardt, Knilling and Ren Wei Shi. Because these are professional-level instruments, they are suited mainly to advanced student musicians and working professionals. So whether you're touring the local pub circuit with your band or a music major wanting to upgrade your student double bass, the perfect professional double bass is waiting here for you.
To name some examples, let's start with a professional double bass that's a top choice among student musicians. The Engelhardt C1 Concert Double Bass has a spruce top, curly maple back and a durable maple neck, fingerboard and tailpiece. Designed to withstand the regular wear and tear of student use, this handsome, 3/4 size upright bass has a clear, sustain that sounds amazing in live performances.
Another bass that's sure to impress both student and seasoned musicians is the Ren Wei Shi Model 705 Double Bass. Constructed from a fully-carved select spruce top and flamed maple sides and back, this instrument is crafted to produce a sonorous tone that is well balanced in all registers with a very quick response. The Model 705 double bass stands out from others in its class thanks to its premium grade ebony fingerboard and tailpiece, inlaid purfling and a pleated brass tuning machine head.
From standalone professional double basses to entire outfits that include gig bags, bows and more, there is bound to be something to suit your specific needs in this section. And while we could go on forever about what makes the double basses in this catalog so great, we suggest you dive right in and see for yourself which one is going to be best for you.