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Cheap Student 1/2 Double Bass by Gear4music

Student 1/2 Double Bass by Gear4music

Double Bass


The Student 1/2 Size Double Bass by Gear4music is a reliable and affordable instrument ideal for younger beginners. A laminated Spruce top and Basswood sides form a hard-wearing body that produces a rich, warm sound. Four geared brass tuners are helpful for fast and accurate set-up. This double bass includes a lightweight case, rosin and hardwood bow so beginners have everything they need to start playing straight away.

Robust Student Instrument

This student double bass is a sturdy and reliable instrument ideal for beginners and younger musicians. The body is made from a varnished laminate Spruce top and Basswood back and sides, making it lightweight, tough and flexible. The inlaid purfling helps to protect against cracks forming at the edge of the instrument and allows the top to flex more freely.

The Ebonized Hardwood fingerboard prevents the build-up of moisture and ensures a long lasting instrument. The fitted Maple bridge and metal tailpiece are hard wearing and durable fittings. Easy to use, geared brass tuners on the head allow for simple and quick tuning.

Warm Tone

This double bass produces a warm and even sound throughout the registers. The steel core strings create a clear and crisp tone as the beginner develops proper playing technique. Each string has silk wrappings to help students identify the notes and to create friction against the tuning pegs.

Half Size Bass

This 1/2 size bass is ideal for smaller players and suitable for all types of music. The instrument has a resonant body that is easy to reach around. The fitted Maple bridge provides optimum height above the fingerboard, making it suitable for both bowing and plucking.

Includes Bow, Rosin and Case

The bass comes with everything the beginner needs to get playing straight away. The bow, made from Brazilwood and synthetic hair, is easy to use and robust, meaning it will withstand the stresses of students learning proper bowing techniques. A half mounted frog and Ebony adjuster make it easy to use and comfortable to hold.

The canvas covered case is easy to carry and provides reliable protection for the instrument. Wheels on the bottom mean it can be rolled around and shoulder straps mean it can be put on your back with ease. Pockets both inside and out are handy to store the included rosin and other accessories.

Features & Specifications

Double Bass:

  • Body: Hand finished laminated wood
  • Top: Laminated Spruce
  • Sides: Linden
  • Back: Linden
  • Finish: Orange oil varnish
  • Bridge: Fitted maple
  • Neck: Maple with ebonized fingerboard
  • Tuning Pegs: Brass Geared
  • Endpin: Ebony
  • Tailpiece: Metal
  • Nut to Tailpiece: 102cm
  • Nut to Bridge: 97cm
  • Body Width: 60cm (widest point)


  • Type: Round stick brazilwood with horsehair
  • Adjuster: Ebony with two nickel bands
  • Lapping: Nickel silver with leather thumbpiece
  • Frog: Half mounted and lined round heel rosewood with ABS slide
  • Tip: ABS
  • Case: Canvas covered featherweight hard case with zips, straps and zippable sheet music pocket
  • Rosin: Included

Please note - Gear4music orchestral stringed instruments are packed for transport and therefore require a small amount of setting up. For more information, please click here.

Gear4music - a revolution in competitively priced, high-quality musical instruments and equipment.

Gear4music have teamed up with some of the best manufacturers from around the world to develop our own line of music equipment. Our goal is to provide our customers with a wide choice of high quality, sensibly priced musical instruments.

Using our many years of collective experience we have developed a wide range of instruments and equipment including drum kits, acoustic and electric guitars, woodwind, brass, string instruments and speaker systems. We are proud to offer these to our customers alongside hundreds of other well-known brands. Working closely with our carefully chosen manufacturers, we endeavour to produce reliable, great sounding instruments at a price that is accessible to all. Our musical equipment is made to the same exacting standards that you expect from other highly regarded brands - this is backed up by our standard 28 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Gear4music products are produced ethically and responsibly to meet the expectations of a caring world.

Please note: the video on this listing shows the Student 3/4 Double Bass. Apart from the size, all specifications are the same.