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Frequently asked questions

Do I need to buy an instrument before starting lessons?
You will need something to practice on from day one.
An amplifier is not essential to start, but should be considered within the first year.
Am I ready for a full-size instrument?
Full-size basses have a 34" scale length, that is, the vibrating length of the strings.
Short scale basses of 30" are much kinder to small hands.
Taller beginners should seek out a wider bodied bass for better control of the playing position.
At what age could anyone start playing bass?
I currently have no bass pupils less than 11 years old.Even tiny basses need thick strings to make low notes, and I suspect little fingers cannot easily control them.
I recommend that younger enthusiasts start on guitar.

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