Franco’s First Double Bass

On Friday I took a half day from work to go out to The Plains, Va to pick up this bass from Thomas Andres Wolf. It’s a Shen SB180 3/4 Hybrid bass.

I asked Mr. Wolf to choose strings to set it up for Jazz (although I will be a while before I feel like I can take it out. He replaced the stock bridge and strung it with Pirastro Perpetual strings. I also asked for bumpers on the side so that I can lay the bass down and a Fishman Full Circle pickup.

I’m now trying to build up some new calluses and learning to use a bow for the first time in my life. Hoping that the bass lesson I scheduled for next week gets me on onto a good practice program.