Upright Bass

Known also as the string bass or double bass, its deep voice provides the foundation or “bottom” to the orchestra.The string family’s largest instrument, the upright bass can be played either in a sitting or standing position. Unlike the other string instruments, which are tuned in fifths, the upright bass is still considered part of the guitar family and is tuned in fourths like a traditional guitar. The bass can be plucked or bowed and often includes an adjustable bridge that can be raised or lowered to fit the style of music being played.

Upright basses are also available in smaller sizes down to an 1/8 and a ¾ bass is considered “full size”, though not a mathematically 4/4 size. True full size basses are very rare and very large, but are available on a Special Order basis. Most symphonic players use a ¾ and it is considered the standard “full size”.

FEATURED BASSES

STEP UP BASSES

Panetto Strings 130 Bass

PANETTO STRINGS 130

This Panetto Strings bass is hand made using aged premium tone woods making it the perfect step-up bass.

  • Fully carved with inlaid purfling and ebony fingerboard
  • Brass mechanisms
  • Hand made using Aged premium tone woods: maple and spruce
  • Includes bag and carbon fiber now.
Shen 180 SGB200 Hybrid Deluxe Bass

SHEN HYBRID ENCORE DELUXE

The Shen Hybrid Encore Deluxe bass is dressed with fine ebony and tuning machines and has a deeper rib for more commanding power in the low end.

  • Solid carved spruce top
  • Maple veneer back & sides
  • Deluxe set up with Helicore strings
  • Padded bag
  • Carbon fiber bow
  • Perfect for intermediate bass player
  • Includes optional adjustable bridge
  • Model SB200
 
Shen Hybrid SB150 Encore Bass

SHEN HYBRID ENCORE

The Shen Encore bass is considered a hybrid because of the combination of a high quality tonewood top, and durable veneer ribs and back.

  • Solid carved spruce top
  • Maple veneer back and sides
  • Deluxe set up with Helicore strings
  • Padded bag
  • Carbon fiber bow
  • Perfect for intermediate bass player
  • Includes optional adjustable bridge
  • Model SB150
Shen Rogeri SB100 Premium Scholastic Bass

SHEN PREMIUM SCHOLASTIC

This is Shen’s nicest looking laminated bass with spruce top and maple sides and back, for the budget conscious or for anyone looking to begin the world of double bass playing.

  • Premium spruce top with inlaid purfling
  • Maple veneer back and sides
  • Includes Carbon Fiber bow
  • Full ebony trim
  • Model SB100
Shen SB80 Prelude Bass

SHEN PRELUDE

  • Laminated spruce top, with maple veneer back and sides
  • Deluxe set up with Helicore strings
  • Includes padded bass bag
  • Includes a carbon fiber bow
  • Model SB80