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Double Bass Strings on Fractional Cello? It
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December 29, 2021 - 12:54 pm
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All things related to the double bass seem to be under represented on the forum.  I wonder if it were possible to install double bass strings on a fractional cello (which are plentiful) for a young student to learn how to play the double bass.  Small fractional double bass must be much less available, if they indeed exist.

No current need.  Just wondering.

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December 29, 2021 - 2:12 pm
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Interesting.

I know we took a viola and put an end pin into it and added cello strings. We gave it to my former cello instructor a couple years ago for his little niece. He said it sounded really nice. Not like a purchased one would, most likely, but he said it was pretty good and his niece loves it to play. 

I don’t know, if anything, else my husband did to the viola.  That is all I remember we did.

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